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Storing the BGE outside or in?

rmowreyrmowrey Posts: 6
edited 11:49AM in EggHead Forum
I live in an area that see's -35 degree lows in the winter, with lots of snow and ice, and 105 degree highs in the summer. What is the best way to store the BGE between uses?


  • I have had mine outside in FL for 14 years. I keep it covered when not in use, and it's been fine, hasn't even rusted.

    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • SeaBassHWDSeaBassHWD Posts: 44
    I just bought a new XL BGE last weekend and currently am storing it in the garage. I'd like to know this question too. Just for some background, my backyard has a lot of spiders! They basically took over my other grill with webs, nests, etc. For a grill I spent $1k on, I'm thinking about keeping it in the garage even though it's such a bi$#*.
  • Mike in AbitaMike in Abita Posts: 3,302
    Although I don't go through the temp swings you do. I am pretty sure the egg will hold up to it, ask Little Steven and his bunch of Canadian cookers. I have the XL, MED and Mini. Not one of them gets moved from there curent positions. I am a fairly large guy 6'3" 270 lbs but I flat out refuse to move my XL without totally taking it apart. Frankly I don't see the need, I do cover them though.
  • NU2BBQNU2BBQ Posts: 98
    I live in New Hampshire and mine stays outside year round. In the winter I do cover it to keep it from freezing together but other than that it still looks great. Oh ya I've had it for about 5 years now.

    There nothing like firing it up on a cold winters day and having great BBQ.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    118° for a few days mid summer and -28° for a few days mid winter. Sitting in the sun, rain, snow, hail and strong winds at times. Mu large has been out in that for almost 4 years now. All are still nice and green. I never have covered the eggs and they are just fine.



  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,016
    I keep mine on a covered porch so it's easy to use in the rain and snow. Never cover it and it is holding up fine. I keep it on the porch due to hail the size of softballs that occurs around here at the drop of a hat. Can't see ceramic takin kindly to that. Windshields certainly dont. :)
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    i've kept my mini in so it wouldn't get stolen and i've left my large out exposed for six plus months with no ill affect.

    i cook on my eggs alot. i hear if you leave them outside, uncovered and don't cook on them alot, they can retain moisture and sweat, which i guess could have some effect on your temps, possibly. just guessing on the last part.

    my small i just got, i pull in every time i use it and i've decided i'll start pulling my large in all the time as well.

    whatever you choose to do, you will be fine.
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,172
    I keep eggs outside, under Weber kettle covers. Works pretty well, keeps the water out. My mini doesnt have a cover though. The previous owner left it outside for five years without ever firing it up once, and it still looks good. Although, a swarm of hornets started flying out of the fire box the first time I lit it with my mapp torch. Yeah, they didnt make it very far ... :evil:

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3, Blackstones

  • Mines been outside uncovered since 97...
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 779
    I've cooked in 105 summers and 5 degrees in winter. Mine lives on my deck, under an EZ Up in summer and with a cover in winter. It doesn't care. It just rocks :-)
  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    WRAL-TV Studios
    Temperature 97°F
    Dew Point 75°F
    Relative Humidity 49%
    Heat Index 110°F

    That is the current temp. It's going up to 101-103 today. Egg is doing fine out there. LOL. We don't get the cold here in NC. I leave it outside 24/7. I do cover it 90% of the time.
  • rmowreyrmowrey Posts: 6
    Thanks for all the replies, I.m going to leave the BGE sit in it's new area of the patio year round.

    Thanks again.
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