There are all kinds of great grill covers out there that you don’t have to settle for something in just black or gray. This isn’t 1960, or even 2000 for that matter. There are grill covers for almost anything you want on the outside… college teams, pro teams, and several other creative colors, logos, and styles.
Before you purchase one of these cool grill covers with your favorite college team or baseball team, there are a couple of things you might want to remember when buying one of these things.
- You can expect to pay about twice as much as a regular, black grill cover. They will range in price between $40-$60. At Lowes the other day they had a Texas Longhorn grill cover that was $47. The material was not quite as nice as the Brinkman cover I have at home right now, but it was pretty decent. They have some others online that seem to be a bit higher quality that you might want to check out, but just remember that logos cost more money. I’ve seen some grill covers by Walter Drake for $85. For some, the price doesn’t really matter if you are getting what you want.
- Get the right size. Too many people get one that is too big or too small. This is the one point that I would say that you can’t budge on. You need one that will fit the shape and size of your grille or you will have just wasted a wad of cash.
- Most of the time the material is not what it should be. I have seen some that are just a little thicker than a trash bag. It was kind of ridiculous how thin the material was. If the grill was a bit warm, it would have melted right to it. Some companies want to take advantage of sports fans and charge more while giving them less. My suggestion is to go online, rather than going to your local hardware store, and do a search for what you want. Read the reviews and see what others have said. Amazon is great for giving reviews. For example, I just went to Amazon and typed in “Texas Longhorn Grill Covers.” It came up with several results from 2 to 5 stars. Just do your research.
- You can get some pretty cool covers. For example, you don’t have to just get the logo on the side of your grill cover. Some of them come to look like the entire football or baseball jersey. My friend owns the New York Yankees grill cover. As much as I don’t like them, it is pretty cool on his deck. Check it out here.
The practical side of you says, “Just get the black grill cover. After all it’s just a cover.” The other side of you that wants to take a bit of pride in what you like and wants something that doesn’t look like everyone else’s out there, it is saying, “go for it. A few extra bucks and I get what I want.” Either way, you need a grill cover. Just make sure you are getting one that is going to last… and not one that your wife is gonna say, “I told you so” when it rips on a windy day, or gets snagged and ripped while you are pulling it on or off.