lthenderson wrote:Luke Duke wrote:lthenderson wrote:Blueskies123 wrote:lthenderson wrote:
I have learned the hard way to never use a cover. My expensive stainless steel grill rusted completely out within two years. The cover traps warm humid air next to the grill all summer long. Once I lost the cover... and got a new grill, things have been going much better.
Huh? I suspect you had a really cheap grill. You will not have this problem with a Weber?
The original stainless steel grill cost twice as much as a Weber Genesis so no, I don't think it was a cheap grill. The replacement cost about half what a Weber Genesis costs, isn't stainless and is most definitely a cheap grill. It has also lasted longer without a cover.
Just because it was expensive doesn't mean that it wasn't cheap.
True. Also assuming something you've never seen must be cheap because it isn't a Weber and doesn't support your argument doesn't make your argument correct either. I'm merely saying that putting a cover on a grill outside, regardless of it's worth, probably hastens its demise... in my experience.
From what I can tell, it depends.
Do you live in a salty climate? That will make things worse.
Was the cover crappy quality? Cheap covers that are bad quality and/or not well-fitting to the grill can let rain in and then trap the moisture. A quality cover shouldn't (dare I say won't) do that.
I would however say something is amiss with a quality stainless steel grill rusting out in 2 years. Cover or not, that makes no sense.