Keeping your BBQ skills at the top of their game isn’t all that is needed to be classed as a BBQ Master: protecting that BBQ with a good cover during the off-seasons is as important as giving it a good scrub before you start cooking. With our choices in the best BBQ Covers you should be right as rain for the coming months.
What Should You Think About When Choosing Your BBQ Cover?
The best BBQ covers are hard wearing and durable. Waterproofing is almost vital, depending on where you live and how wet it gets in the rainy season. There are lots of other special features in BBQ covers – probably more than you would think – but the main considerations ought to be durability, waterproofing and size.
Why size? Because grill covers tend to be sold separately to BBQ’s and, let’s be honest. We buy BBQ grills eagerly at the start of the sunny season, not thinking about how we are going to store them come autumn. Cut to a few months later and we are scrabbling for something to secure them with. We hop on Amazon, order a cover out of panic and it comes in three sizes too small. We are left out of pocket and the manufacturers are rubbing their hands together, while waiting for us to order the bigger size…
If this sounds like you then you are in the right place. If it doesn’t sound like you then our guide to the best BBQ Covers available today will help you make a good decision before you commit to purchase, unlike those of us who are a little less patient…
About our Best BBQ Covers!
Our top choices in BBQ covers have been selected using our in-depth knowledge of the best brands in BBQ, combined with strength, reliability, longevity, waterproofing and any extra special features that really help them stand out from the crowd. If you are short of a BBQ cover then you are almost guaranteed to find what you are looking for in our lists… so whatever you do: don’t stop reading!
The Top 10 Best BBQ Covers To Keep Your Grill Safe And Secure
A good BBQ cover works harder and does more for you than you could ever first believe. If your grill is made out of Iron then it is more of a necessity than it is an accessory – but all good grills deserve a good grill cover to keep them safe and sound throughout the colder months… or even just to protect it from the dust in your outbuilding.
We selected our top picks in the best BBQ covers to give you a clear indication of what’s hot – and what’s not – this season.
The Top 10 Best BBQ Covers Money Can Buy!
We didn’t want to just choose the best ten covers, we wanted to give you some choice per category, instead. To that end, we split our categories up a little to give you a few options suitable to your existing model of grill… Although some BBQ Covers might just be good enough to have you wishing for a bigger grill!
The Best BBQ Covers That Stand Up To The Elements
This cover comes in a variety of sizes, just one reason to love it. You can have it in 30L, 52L or 54L sizes but all are the same heavy-duty black PVC with a Denier Polyester lining. Obviously that PVC gives it the edge in waterproofing, and the heaviness of the whole product itself lends well to weatherproofing. It doesn’t have a lot of special features other that Velcro straps to adjust the fit and some nylon/rubber handles to make it easier to lift – but once you put this cover on it isn’t going anywhere; and it’s pretty affordable to boot.
Homitt make reliably heavy duty BBQ covers and this model is no exception. It comes made to fit most grills and in either 58, 60, or 72 inch sizes, with a special cover kit including tools in the 60 inch size. It is made from 600D Oxford fabric which gives it the edge in durability, as well as coming with hook and loop straps to tie it on against high winds. It is wind and waterproof, UV resistant, fade resistant and has an inner cover that adheres to the shape of your grill. It’s not too steep on price either… especially if you take into account how long it will last.
The Best Brand Specific BBQ Covers
This is a cover that comes in either a 2 burner, a 3-4 burner or a 5 burner size, so if you have a Char-Broil stove of most types this cover will fit it – just make sure you select the right size choice to match your grill! What we here at BBQ Chiefs like most about the Char-Broil is the price. It is very affordable for a highly durable cover that should be tailored to your grill.
The Char-Broil is waterproof to 18mil, has a protective liner and UV protection as well as fade resistance built into the fabric. It’s black, it looks suave and it has adjustable side straps to help secure it in bad weather. A sound choice for those who own a Char-Broil grill.
Perhaps oddly, the KingKong has been designed to fit the Weber Spirit 200 and 300 series of gas grills. Why? Weber are a fantastic brand but notoriously expensive, and KingKong wanted to make sure that everyone could get a good grill cover for the best possible price. This model is made from heavy duty vinyl, is crack resistant, waterproof and UV resistant and comes with a set of BBQ cooking tools thrown in to sweeten the deal.
Best BBQ Covers That Aren’t Black
Although we have linked to the medium sized version of this model it runs from extra small right through to XXXL. It is a sleek dark gray and, while originally intended to fit Weber grills, it fits numerous other models including Char-Broil, Jenn Air and Brinkmann. It has elastic hem chords which make it conform to any base structure. We also love the limited lifetime warranty they give with this cover. It is water resistant and comes with vents, UV coating and a laminated finish to add to the weatherproofing.
Again; Classic Accessories have covered the board with different types of grill cover. The Veranda series are bigger and longer than the Ravenna, and don’t necessarily rely on the elastic cording as the only security. The Veranda series are made to fit different grills so make sure you choose the right one to match yours before you purchase.
They have double stitched seams, come in a fawn and brown color that looks very natural and shouldn’t stand out in your yard, have all the weather resistance features you would expect – and even come with in-built storage pockets. You tend to pay a little more for this model but it is because of the high durability, 3 year warranty and click closed straps to secure it from the wind. Plus it looks good, which is always a bonus…
Best Small BBQ Cover
Although this isn’t a brand we have heard of before the reviews are too good to argue with. This cover is so affordable it is actually cheap, will fit almost any BBQ grill that is 30 inches or less and is fade resistant, water proofed thanks to a PVC coating on its heavy duty polyester fabric and is easily washable. It has Velcro straps to adjust in case it is too large and it even comes with a year’s warranty. There isn’t much not to like already, but then they went and threw in a 60 day money back guarantee in case you order the wrong size. A+ from us.
Best XXL BBQ Cover
Another brand we don’t know much about; the Seven Sparta is massive, heavy, built to fit most makes of grill and is fully waterproofed thanks to a PVC coating applied to an already tough 600D Oxford fabric. This is even a candidate for best weatherproofing in a BBQ cover as it is up there with the Homitt in terms of materials used. As well as being possibly more waterproof than any other model it has air vents and Velcro straps to attach. The makers also threw in a nice money back guarantee in case you don’t like it when it shows up.
Be warned though… it’s going to be heavy!
Most Affordable BBQ Covers
As well as this 60 inch model, Sunpatio do a whole range of very affordable, very highly rated BBQ covers that seem well built and pleasing to the eye. The Fadestop material they use is also UV resistant and aids against cracking, tearing or other damage. This model comes with fastening straps to secure against the wind and a full year’s warranty in case something does go wrong. It is also notoriously easy to fit, which is a big plus when a lightning storm suddenly forces your party indoors.
The Sunpatio also has a vinyl underlining to aid in waterproofing, sports easy cleaning with a damp cloth and comes with that fabulously protective 600D fabric that should last a good few years. It’s great value for money and the money you pay isn’t very much.
This all-weather cover is great value for money and is one of a whole range of similar products. They aren’t black, which gives you a little choice by comparison to the Sunpatio. It has a nice set of handles for easy maneuverability, has double sets of fastening straps for adjustment and is made from a durable, high density water repellent 600D Polyester fabric that has been coated with vinyl for extra weatherproofing. That’s quite a lot of cover for your money.
The Unicook also has double-stitched seams, a 90 day money-back guarantee if it doesn’t fit and cleans so easily all you need to do is hose it down or wipe it with a cloth. For the price you pay this model has excellent feedback, and we can’t recommend it highly enough.
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