We're about a month or two away now from that time of year when the fair-weather grillers pack up their barbecue for the season and flock in to find a cover. The odd time this becomes a two-visit process instead of one because someone forgot to measure before coming in.
We've decided to help you save some time and gas by putting together this quick How To post about how to measure your barbecue for a cover. While most manufacturers make tailor-made covers for their barbecue models, sometimes they aren't available for older grills or they're more expensive than one wishes to pay.
How To Measure Your Barbecue For A Cover
- Measure the width of the barbecue. Most covers are based on the width of the barbecue, making this the best starting point. Be sure to measure from the farthest end of each side. Yes, this sounds like a no-brainer but some side shelves are contoured.
- Measure the depth of the barbecue. With the lid closed, measure the distance from the front to the back of the barbecue. Don't forget to include the knobs or lid handle in your measurement.
- Measure the height of your barbecue. Yup. You guessed it. This is how tall your barbecue is from the ground up to the highest point. Okay fine, if you want to measure from the top to the ground, we won't judge.
- Note: Typically you want to find a cover that will at least reach the top of the wheels of your barbecue.