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Cover

BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 471
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I'm sitting here watching my L BGE get soaked in a torrential downpour and thinking I should get a cover to prolong the life of the side shelves mostly. Don't want to spend the arm and leg that BGE is asking for, so I found this site. Anybody have any experience with this cover? Does the ventilation in the official cover actually do anything?

http://www.the-cover-store.com/grill_brand_page.aspx?brand=Big Green Egg

Thanks.

Comments

  • Jrod72Jrod72 Posts: 67
    No experience with that company but do have the BGE cover for my XL with table and will pay the money again to replace it when the time comes! Well worth the extra money. Great quality and my bge guy told me they are using a better material from years ago. Go Boilers!!
  • chad408chad408 Posts: 140
    I have a really big table so just bought the dome cover for a built in cant wait for it to come in should be here by friday
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    I have the BGE XL cover and it's well made. Even has a heat vent built into it if you put it on a little warm.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
    Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @SSgt93
  • Jrod72Jrod72 Posts: 67
    Sgt93 how hot is your egg when you put your cover on? Just wondering.
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,441
    I have had a BGE cover for four years now and it shows no sign of stopping. Worth every penny I paid for it.
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Sgt93 how hot is your egg when you put your cover on? Just wondering.
    I put it on when the temp is below 200 after cooking
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
    Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @SSgt93
  • BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 471
    So is the vent for heat? I thought it was to prevent mold. If that's the case, I'll go for a cheaper one cause I can wait for it to cool off.

    Boiler up Jrod!
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,834
    I have a BGE cover I bought about 3 yrs ago.  Have had no problems with the cover
    Large, small and mini now in Rowlett Tx
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    So is the vent for heat? I thought it was to prevent mold. If that's the case, I'll go for a cheaper one cause I can wait for it to cool off.

    Boiler up Jrod!
    I'm sure it does a little of both. For my Webers, I went with the cheaper covers and they didn't last for crap. Of course I am in IL where we get "the seasons".  I bought the better covers and they are OLD and still going.  The BGE cover is great quality.  My dealer charged me around 60 bucks for the XL cover. Well worth it.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
    Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @SSgt93
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    Also remember that these BGE's are obviously not cheap.  A few bucks now will help to keep her looking good if she is in the elements.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
    Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @SSgt93
  • ncbbqncbbq Posts: 257
    edited June 2012
    I just use a cheap one from Lowes that I used for my bullet smoker before I got the egg. I also used that minwax helmsman finish on my side tables just to prolong their life a little and protect from stains.
  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    I just use a cheap one from Lowes that I used for my bullet smoker before I got the egg. I also used that minwax helmsman finish on my side tables just to prolong their life a little and protect from stains.
    Good idea on the miniwax. I think I stained the wings on the first cook though.
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
    Follow me on Twitter & Instagram: @SSgt93
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