Barbecue Covers

What to Consider When Choosing a Cover for Your Barbecue

If you don’t have the protection of a shed where you can put your barbecue once the winter months draw in, the next best option is to invest in a cover. The last problem you want after investing so much money in your equipment is to get to find your pride and joy has started to rust or is covered in debris because it’s exposed to the elements.

The good news is that there are a range of different covers are available to buy from your local store or online. All you need to decide is which is the best for your barbecue equipment.

Char-Broil 140 565 - 3 & 4 Burner Gas Barbecue Grill Cover, Black.
Price: £44.02
You save: £15.97 (27 %)
2 new from £44.020 used
  • Designed to Fit - Char-Broil 3 & 4 burner gas grills
  • 7x stronger Rip-stop Fabric - means this cover it is extremely durable and weather-resistant.
  • UV Protection - Produced with 600D x 300D polyester and PE coating with UV inhibitors to resist fading.
  • Side-closure straps - securely fastens the cover to the grill.
Outback 4112 COV3 Modern Classic & Spectrum 3 Burner Flatbed BBQ Cover
Outback 4112 COV3 Modern Classic & Spectrum 3 Burner Flatbed BBQ Cover
Price: £34.99
1 new from £34.990 used
  • Size L:1420mm W:620mm H:770mm
  • UV proof heavy duty canvas
  • easy cleaning
  • double line stitching
  • Velcro straps
Charles Bentley Universal Gas Charcoal Fully Waterproof Premium Bbq Cover Medium 3-5 Burner
Price: £14.99
You save: £10.00 (40 %)
2 new from £14.990 used
  • Materials: Waterproof polyester canvas 300 x 600D
  • Dimensions: H71-116 x W122 x D71cm
  • Weight: 1.5kg
  • Features: Easy wipe waterproof finish, heavy duty, fully lined and stitched, velcro straps to secure the cover
Excelsior 3 Burner Barbecue Cover by Outback
Excelsior 3 Burner Barbecue Cover by Outback
Price: £34.00
1 new from £34.000 used
Outback Meteor 3 BBQ Cover
Outback Meteor 3 BBQ Cover
Price: £30.59
You save: £9.40 (24 %)
3 new from £30.590 used
  • Double Stitched
  • Durable & Heavy Duty
  • UV Proof & Shower Proof
  • Outback Branded Black Cover
CALISH Barbecue Cover Heavy Duty - Extra Large (Black)
Price: £15.99
You save: £13.00 (45 %)
2 new from £8.990 used
  • Durable - Flame resistant, weather resistant, rip resistant, anti-wind, dust-proof, waterproof, anti-UV, suitable for all year round.
  • Heavy duty - Oxford fabric with a high 420 denier. Dimension:67x24x 46 inch(LxWxH).
  • Convenient storage - Equipped with a zippered storage bag.
  • Extremely easy to clean - You can just hose it down with water and let it dry in the sun.
  • Made from waterproof & breathable woven fabric - will reduce the chance of condensation build up. Elasticated hem to keep your cover snug and secure.
Fire Mountain 4 Burner Gas BBQ Cover
Price: £29.99
1 new from £29.990 used
  • High quality material that is water resistant and protects against UV
  • 100% polyester, an easy wipe clean material
  • Air vent to stop the build-up of moisture, with Velcro and toggle tie at the bottom for maximum coverage
  • Comes with a handy storage bag with handle
  • Dimensions: 74cm (H) x 155cm (W) x 61cm (D)
Fire Mountain 3 Burner Gas BBQ Cover
Price: £24.99
1 new from £24.990 used
  • High quality material that is water resistant and protects against UV
  • 100% polyester, an easy wipe clean material
  • Air vent to stop the build-up of moisture, with Velcro and toggle tie at the bottom for maximum coverage
  • Comes with a handy storage bag with handle
  • Dimensions: 74cm (H) x 130cm (W) x 61cm (D)
Ready to Grill Camouflage Universal Grill Cover
Price: £33.54
1 new from £33.540 used
OMorc Gas Grill Cover, 58-Inch 3-4 Burner - Medium 147cm
Price: £17.99
1 new from £17.990 used
  • 【Wide Compatibility】 Heavy-duty grill cover measures: 58 x 24 x 48 inch(147 x 61 x 122 cm). Designed to fit grills with 3 to 4 burners, up to 58-inches in Length. Check your grill's dimensions for proper fit. This gas grill cover fits most brand like Holland, Jenn Air, Brinkmann and Char Broil
  • 【Rip resistant & Waterproof】 Made of amazing hydrophobic material and bound edges give full protection for the bbq cover from cracking. 600D polyester fabric which is Waterproof. UV resistant design provides exceptional durability to sunlight.( UV Protective Standard: ASTM D6603 - Tested by SGS )
  • 【Heavy-Duty & Durable Material】 This barbecue grill cover is made of 600D polyester fabric which is weather-resistant, dust-proof, Our grill cover can protect your grill from the elements of forces, such as wind, sand storms, sun and rain etc
  • 【Secure Fit & Easy to clean】 There are padded handles and Velcro straps to keep grill cover secure on the grill . The convenient side Velcro straps at the bottom can help tighten and prevent the gas grill cover from being blown off. Simply hose with water and the dirt will disappear soon. Dry up the gas grill cover in the sun for next use.
  • 【WARRANTY】: Please be advised that OMorc has 12 Months Warranty and 60 Days Money Back Guarantee.

Choosing the Right Material

• Polyester: It’s highly lightweight and easy to clean which is why this material is popular with many barbecue enthusiasts. When it rains you can expect the cover to dry quickly and it’s guaranteed to make your equipment 100% waterproof.
• Canvas: A more traditional barbecue cover, canvas is again a popular option primarily because of its durability. You’ll need to apply some treatment to make it waterproof if it doesn’t already come with this protection. Canvas is often a cheaper option than some other covers and works well in most climates.
• Vinyl: This is also waterproof and very easy to maintain. You need to choose the heavier option as it will last longer and will provide more protection. Lighter varieties can last for a time but lack the durability you might want in an outdoor cover.

Quality Matters

With any barbecue cover you should always look for quality over price to be on the safe side. A gas barbecue can be an expensive investment and you’ll certainly want to protect it properly. While the cover is one thing, you might also want to buy a product that has some useful value-added extras. For instance, if you’re inclined to spend a little extra money you can get barbecue covers that have tailored designs from some online retailers.

Added Features: Do You Need Them?

You might think that you just want something simple and hardy to protect your barbecue but some of these extras can make a significant difference and are worth considering:
• Straps: Particularly if you live in an area that can get a little stormy, the last thing you want is your barbecue being thrown across the ground and getting damaged. Added straps mean you can tie your equipment to your building or some other sturdy structure to keep it extra safe.
• Pockets: Other covers have a range of pockets where you can store your utensils and other things such as spare regulator caps for your gas tanks. Great if you want to make sure you don’t lose your barbecue accessories.
• Vents: If you live in particularly humid conditions, allowing the air to get in and around your barbecue is important as it can prevent condensation building up, especially with vinyl and polyester covers, which can cause rusting.

Maintaining Your Cover

All modern barbecue covers are easy to maintain. Vinyl and polyester varieties generally just need a wipe down. Canvas covers can go in the washing machine if they get a little too dirty over the winter months.
Buying a cover will not only protect your equipment from the vagaries of the weather all year round, it will ensure your barbecue remains in good condition and lasts a lot longer than if it’s simply left to face the elements unguarded.