Guide written by:
Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter
Whether you have a gas barbecue, a classic round model or a plancha grill, protective covers are essential for keeping your appliance safe from the elements. Aimed at extending the service life of your grill, covers come in a range of materials and sizes. Read on for our top tips to find the right one for you!
Why use a cover for your barbecue or plancha grill?
- the elements;
- UV rays;
- temperature changes;
Different types of protective covers
PVC coated covers
For medium sized barbecues and planchas, dome-shaped covers with a PVCcoating are recommended. Although this material is light and waterproof, it will not withstand heavy rain conditions and may eventually let in a few drops of water.
Polyester provides some protection against knocks and scratches. It is also a great choice for those looking for easy maintenance. If coated with polyurethane, this material is water repellent meaning it will not let in any water. At the same time, polyester covers are also breathable. This helps to prevent the appearance of rust and mould.
Protective covers made from oilcloth are especially ideal for cold spells due to their insulating properties and waterproofness.
Chlorine-free and strong, this material is environmentally friendly and can be recycled easily.
BBQ and plancha covers: more features to consider
- ease of installation and maintenance;
- the presence of drawstrings or zips.
Drawstrings or zips
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Guide written by:
Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter, 187 guides
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