You'll also need a sturdy thread and a sewing machine that is capable of sewing through layers of the fabric that you choose.
The basic process starts by dividing your grill into simple sections and measuring these sections to create a form-fitting cover. You're basically upholstering a slipcover, but it's for your grill instead of for your couch.
Try to keep it simple. If your grill has a large grill hood and then a shorter side section, you may want to create separate pattern pieces. However, there's no reason to painstakingly cut out a form-fitting pattern for every handle and knob.
Adding a drawstring along the base or sewing on some straps will help keep animals out and prevent
the cover from blowing off.
Not feeling the itch to make your own? We don't blame you. Thankfully, grill covers are an accessory that is affordable and easy to find. Here are some suggestions of leading brands that we recommend as sources for quality covers.
Blaze Grills - Blaze grills is committed to making high-quality outdoor kitchens a more affordable option. They offer several different grill covers to suit the different models of grills that they carry.
American Outdoor Grill - The AOG brand offers a collection of portable and built-in grills made from commercial-grade stainless steel. Their cover options complement the different grill configurations that they sell.
Broilmaster - Broilmaster has been in the grill business since 1966. Their black cover options include covers for the grill head or full head and cart covers.
PGS Grills - With over 40 years of experience, PGS Grills offers aluminum, stainless steel, and fully commercial gas grills. They carry a selection of weatherproof covers.
Everdure - Everdure is known for their gas and charcoal grills that combine technology with aesthetic. They carry full-length covers designed to fit the sizes and shapes that they offer.
Care and Maintenance
This section could be titled "care and maintenance of your care and maintenance product." Seriously though, even though covers are a major factor in maintaining your grill, the covers themselves can use a little TLC to keep them in top shape.
Cleaning a grill
Hopefully, your grill cover came with instructions on how to clean it. If not, you can google suggestions for cleaning the type of material your cover is made from. Soap and water are usually sufficient either for spot cleaning or for a more thorough wash. (Although, you should avoid water as much as possible with vinyl.)
Stay away from harsh chemicals and make sure your grill cover is completely dry before you put it back on the grill. If you want to go the extra mile, you can spritz on an anti-mildew spray to keep the inside corners or other parts of the cover from harboring fungus.
One last tip is to wipe off any bird droppings as soon as you notice them. You might be surprised how quickly they can damage or stain your cover.
Finally, something that ships via normal parcel post! No need for special freight options or pallet shipments, just order your cover and it will come in the mail. In the unlikely event that your cover arrives with defects or shipping damages, contact the seller or manufacturer so that they can help make things right!
Shipping and receiving a grill cover
The solution to the infamous rust problem on grills is pretty straightforward. You don't want to keep replacing rusty grills or running a rodent hotel. A cover keeps your grill clean, dry, and ready to fire up again and again. Grill covers are worth the investment!
But, if you're going to have a grill cover, you may as well have one that does its job. Well made, well-fitted, weather-resistant covers are what it takes to help make your grill last.