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While April showers bring May flowers, summer showers bring unexpected downpours to BBQ parties. Rain, as well as snow in the winter months, can cause rust on your favorite grill and ruin your grill's life in the long run. Thankfully there are quite a few popular grill covers consumers can purchase that are both heavy-duty and water-resistant, improving the longevity of your trusty gas or charcoal grill. Here are our picks for the best grill covers currently on the market.

What are the Benefits of a Grill Cover?

Want your grill to last more than a season? Invest in a high-quality bbq grill cover. While it may seem like an extra expense, a simple water-repellent grill will not only increase the lifetime of your grill, it will also save you the hassle of cleaning off the exterior of your grill. Dust, pollen, bird droppings and even curious critters can get into your grill without a cover.

What Size Grill Cover Should I Get?

When it comes to choosing the best grill cover for your grill, you have two options: 1) Purchase the manufacturer-recommended grill cover for the perfect fit or 2) purchase a universal grilling cover according to the size of your grill. The second option is usually a little more budget-friendly but requires the griller to measure the grill before purchasing.

The 5 Best Grill Covers of 2021
Expert Grill Heavy Duty 3-4 Burner Gas Grill Cover

Under $15, the Expert Grill Heavy Duty Gas Grill Cover is a great universal-fit gas cover. According to reviews, many customers were worried about the durability of the product due to its low price. However, all those customers raved about the heavy-duty waterproof properties of the fabric. Walmart even offers a 3-year warranty on the product.


Fits most 3-4 burner grills
Loop straps and hook closure can be adjusted for a proper fit
High-performance UV and water-resistant fabric


Not sized for a specific grill brand, making a secure fit harder to achieve.

Classic Accessories Veranda Water-Resistant 38 Inch BBQ Grill Cover

This Classic Accessories cover is one of our top picks when it comes to stylish storage. Made with weather-resistant polyester fabric, this tan cover fits barbecue grills 38"L x 22"D x 44"H.


The heavy-duty polyester fabric have interior bound seams for strength, high-density stitching for durability
padded handles for comfort
Can fit on popular brands such as Weber, Charbroil, Jennair, Cuisinart & Napoleon
Air vents reduce inside condensation and wind lofting


Does not cover wheels or legs

Char-Broil Small Grill and Smoker Performance Grill Cover

A normal grill cover will be too large on a small grill or smoker. This Char-Broil cover is designed to fit small gas grills, charcoal grills and smokers up to 32 inches wide.


Uv protection from UV Rays
Long fastening straps for a tight fit


Can be cumbersome if too large for your grill.

Weber Genesis II 300 Series Premium Gas Grill Cover

Designed to fit the Weber grill, this heavy-duty grill cover is made to protect your Weber Spirit from all the elements. Tear-resistant, this grill accessory is the perfect gift for the griller in your life.


Fits Genesis II and Genesis II LX 300 series grills, and Genesis 300 series gas grills
Fasteners keep the cover in place in high winds



65" W x 21" D x 39" H Heavy Duty 3-4 Burner Gas Grill Cover

Tailored to fit grills with and without side tables, this cover keeps the grill clean, dry, and looking like new by reducing its exposure to outdoor elements like wind, rain, snow, dust, and dirt. Easily clean with a damp towel.


Tear-resistant material to prevent cracking from cold
Buckles to fit around wheels to secure cover to grill
Side handles to help remove the cover from the grill


Not sized for a specific grill brand, making a secure fit harder to achieve.


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