Recently I had occasion to buy a BBQ Grill Cover as a gift for a friend. He has just received a new grill, so I thought about purchasing a grill cover. It was a little tricky trying to find out details without letting him know what I was buying as his gift.
First, I needed to know the size of the grill. Each brand and each style have different dimensions, so it is very important to find out the length, width and height of the grill you want to cover. Next, I wanted to find out some of his favorite things, as grill covers come in about every color and pattern you can imagine. Sports teams are a popular cover, as well as college teams, and even some states have covers.
There are some covers available at your local hardware store or discount stores, maybe even department stores. There are also many websites that offer grill covers for sale. The internet is a good place to start looking for ideas, because it will save you time and gas of having to go to all of the different stores. I found some covers on-line that I liked and thought my friend would like as well, so I checked at some of the stores and found that one of the stores carried that style.
It is important to read about what material the cover is made from since some of the materials will not hold up as well as others. There are people who post reviews of products–yes, even grill covers–on the internet and they are helpful to read over before purchasing a cover. I did discover that some of the sports covers, specialty covers, etc. are not always made from a high quality material and will fade, shred and fall apart if the grill is in the sun or harsh weather.
It is nice to have a BBQ Grill Cover with Velcro straps or some other type of fastener on the sides to hold the cover in place on the grill. It keeps the cover in place when it is windy out. I am glad that the grill cover I purchased is still working well, has not fallen apart and is doing its job.