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Buy a Grill Cover Online

Updated on January 2, 2013

There is nothing that says "summer" quite like enjoying a freshly grilled burger or juicy steak cooked outside! An outdoor BBQ grill can become a great extension of your kitchen and give you some delicious cooking opportunities that you just can't get inside.

Good outdoor cooking starts with keeping your grill in top condition. Personally, I am much less likely to want to cook outside if the grill is a mess and I have to spend as much time cleaning it as cooking on it.

When you consider the fact that most people store their grills outdoors or in the garage, they tend to collect dust and dirt rather quickly. Exposure to the elements can also cause the condition of your equipment to deteriorate in a hurry. Sometimes it seems like you can't win when it comes to outdoor appliances because rain and moisture can lead to rust and excess sun will likely cause fading.

This is a situation where a durable, high quality grill cover can really save the day! You can significantly extend the life of your outdoor BBQ and make sure that it's always in ready-to-use condition by keeping it covered at all times when it's not being used. This small investment can making grilling a lot more enjoyable and keep your equipment in top shape for years to come!

Where to Buy

Fortunately, there is a cover made for just about any make or model you can think of. Whether you own a traditional Weber, a portable model, round charcoal style, or have a built-in island grill, there is a cover available to suit your needs. Rather than run around from store to store trying to find what you are looking for, I recommend that you buy one online instead.

A quick search should point you in the direction of exactly what you want and give you access to reviews and competition from several sellers as well. In my opinion, this is a great way to save money since there are usually some good deals out there that aren't available at your local hardware store. Below you will find some of the most popular brands and styles that others are buying this season.

The Weber 7553 Premium Cover for Genesis Gas Grills

This heavy-duty grill cover is designed to fit Weber genesis gas grills in the E or S series. It uses extra strength vinyl and easily slips over the top of your unit to protect it all the way down to the base. This has recently become one of the best-selling products on the market after a design change that removed the side vents that were present in older models. This effectively eliminated customer concerns about water leakage and dust getting through from the outside.

This product can stand up to harsh conditions and give long-lasting protection. Since the style change, it has consistently received top-notch reviews from consumers.

The Veranda BBQ Grill Cover

Veranda is well-known for making some of the best grill covers you can buy! They offer a full range of size options from medium to extra-large to fit nearly any BBQ. They are water-resistant and do well in extreme heat or cold without getting a weathered look. The earthy toned pebble color finish helps it to blend in with its surroundings and not look out of place.

If you have other things such as patio furniture you need to protect and maintain, this would be a good choice as they also make a full line of sturdy outdoor furniture covers. My favorite feature on this particular product is the adjustable hem cord which is great for securing it to your grill and making sure that it doesn't take off on those windy days.

A few other important features of note include interlocking seems to prevent ripping or tearing and a large zip front pocket that you can use for storing all of your utensils and accessories. I started using their covers a few years ago in my back yard and have been nothing short of thrilled with how they have performed and stood the test of time. If I had to recommend something based on my experience, this would be it!

The Mr. Bar-B-Q Platinum

This product will fit most average size backyard grills. This is the closest thing you will find to a "universal" product for a medium-sized BBQ. It measures 59 by 19 by 42 inches and uses a material that is highly resistant to heat so your BBQ can quickly be covered following use. The ultra tough fabric holds up well in both heat and cold and high heat and will resist cracking. The smooth surface makes the cover easy to clean with a simple wipe from a cloth or gentle spray from a garden hose. The product is very affordably priced considering the quality and the manufacturer backs it by a lifetime guarantee.

The Weber 6553 Premium Cover For the Q 300 and Q 320 Grill

This year, a lot of customers are opting for the somewhat smaller Q series portable grills and don't need a topper that is as large. The Weber 6553 premium offers an excellent solution as it fits over the cart as well and secures tightly with a front drawstring and strong elastic side banding.

One good feature here is that it still allows the wheels to stick out so it can be moved or stored somewhere out-of-the-way. This cover gives good protection from dirt, wind, and water for your cart style unit. The product is another good value play as you can usually find one online for under $20.

Don’t Forget the Accessories

No backyard BBQ is complete without all the right tools and accessories for the perfect cookout. Be sure to remember important and useful utensils such as a brush and scraper, a sturdy tool set, and perhaps even a light if you plan on doing any cooking after the sun goes down. I recently got a light from a family member as a gift and was surprised at just how useful it is.

A few others that are optional but do come in handy at times include a meat thermometer, basting brush, and kabob set. If you really want to do it right, think about ordering some premium steaks or fresh seafood for an extra special grilling night! One of my favorite things to prepare outside is a surf and turf dinner with a tenderloin and a large lobster tail with lemon and butter. You just can't go wrong with a meal like that!

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