BBQ and plancha cover buying guide

BBQ and plancha cover buying guide

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

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Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

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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!

Important features

  • Shape
  • Size
  • Watertightness
  • Materials
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Why use a cover for your barbecue or plancha grill?

Whether you have a indoor or outdoorbarbecue or plancha grill, it is essential to use a protective cover when your appliance is not in use. Covers keep your appliance safe from:

  • the elements;
  • dust;
  • UV rays;
  • temperature changes;
  • frost.
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Different types of protective covers

Protective covers for barbecues and plancha grills come in a range of different materials.

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 covers

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.

Oilcloth covers

Protective covers made from oilcloth are especially ideal for cold spells due to their insulating properties and waterproofness.

PEVA covers

Chlorine-free and strong, this material is environmentally friendly and can be recycled easily.

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BBQ and plancha covers: more features to consider

Other points to consider when purchasing a barbecue or plancha cover include:

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Drawstrings or zips

More information

Need more tips on outdoor cooking? Follow the links below for advice on grill-related accessories and more:

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Guide written by:

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter, 187 guides

Sebastian, self-taught DIY-er, Exeter

Redo a roof with wooden beams? Check.Advise Mister everybody in the DIY shop? Check.Redo the bathroom plumbing? Check.Fit together, build the walls, paint a partition, throw my hammer in a rage thinking that it will fix the problem? Check. The DIY motto ? Learning is better than delegating… well, it's also a question about your wallet! The satisfaction? The beer at the end of the job! What do the best have in common? The influence of Gyro Gearloose, Mac Gyver and Carol Smiley depending on your generation, a good dose of curiosity, a average hand-eye coordination and a taste for risks… and if it doesn't work, try again! Advise you? I'll do my best!

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