Once you learn how to keep grill cover from blowing off, you will have a more pleasant time with your grill. The grill covers tend to get carried away especially if you live in a windy area.
Imagine walking around the neighborhood looking for your grill cover? It’s not fun at all. In some cases, you may not find the cover and you may be forced to buy another one.
To make matters worse, you may go this several times. These covers do not come cheap not to mention the time that you will be wasting looking for them or going to shop for another one.
This is something you can avoid if you learn how to keep the covers in place.
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Ways Of Keeping Grill Cover From Blowing Away
Check out some of the ways you can make sure the cover stays put.
Wrap them with bungee cords
Using bungee cords will prevent your Weber Genesis grill cover from going off with the wind.
- Find two cords and tie them together so you can have one long cord.
- The bungee cord should be able to stretch so it can effectively wrap the cover on the grill.
- Wrap the bungee cord around the grill and cover and that’s it. Your grill cover will stay in place.
You can also use this method to protect your patio furniture cover from being blown off.
You can see how it is done in video below.
Tuck in the lid under the grill cover
This is perhaps the simplest way of securing your grill cover. It is important to make sure that the cover you are using fits the grill well because if it’s too small, there won’t be anything left to tuck and if it’s too bad, it can be loose.
- Place the cover on the grill as you normally do.
- Lift up the sides of the grill lid a little bit and tuck in the edges of the cover. The tucked-in part will keep the cover secure.
Use a strong magnet
If you don’t feel like dealing with straps or anything related to tying your cover on the grill then this is the perfect solution for you. A strong magnet will hold your small cover (e.g., the Weber Q grill cover) and prevents it from being blown away by the wind.
You can get the magnet from a dead hard drive. The magnet will stick to the steel on your grill.
The only thing that makes the magnet lose its hold is a hurricane or a tornado. Therefore, you’re good to go with this.
Use the Gust Guard to secure your covers
If you do not want your covers to go anywhere, you can use a Gust Guard. This guard was originally invented to help protect car covers from being blown by the wind. However, you can use them to protect your grill cover and furniture covers too.
- Start by wrapping your car, grill or furniture with the cover.
- Attach the clamps on the item on the grill.
- Fasten the bungee cords. Your grill, furniture or car is now secure.
If you always find that you have to go back to your car or barbecue and cover it again after a storm then this is the perfect solution for you.
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Bonus tip: buy the right size of cover for your grill
Sometimes, your cover may be blown off by the wind because it is not the right size for your grill. A cover that is too small means that it won’t fit the grill properly.
The fact that some sections of the grill cover will be left hanging means that it will be easier for it to be lifted off the grill and blown away.
If your grill cover is larger than the grill itself then it will also fly off because it will be loose.
That is why it is advisable to consider the size of your grill when buying a cover. You can get the size by taking measurements of your grill or looking at the different sizes of grill covers.
When taking measurements, make sure you do that from all angles to get its length, width, and height. However, you should pay more attention to the length because you need a cover whose length is a bit longer than that of the grill.
Looking at grill cover sizes can also help you to see which one would fit your grill well.
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We love our grill covers and they serve us well given that we don’t need to always carry our grills indoors when we’re done cooking and bringing them out again the next day.
However, the covers are subjected to some harsh elements because they are outdoors. One of those elements is the wind which usually carries off the cover leaving you to search for it or go back to buying another one.
If you know how to keep grill cover from blowing off, you will do be at peace and you can go on with your activities without being worried about losing your cover.
There are various ways of achieving that and you can choose which one works best for you. You can even try out a couple to find the perfect method.
Say goodbye to losing grill covers and hello to peace of mind.