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How are you going to cover your new Blackstone?

Picked up the 28" this week.  Looking for sources for a cheap and durable cover.  Appreciate the help!
LBGE, 28" Blackstone
Johns Creek,GA
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  • HntnhrdHntnhrd Posts: 704
    Mine is under a roof but thinking about the blackstone cover just to keep grime off it. Some have used tarps to be waterproof and someone I believe cut down a peice of corian countertop as a hartol cover
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,275
    I bought  a very durable cover for my rebuilt Weber Performer with SS table, 5 or so years back, from Academy. It is still in great shape. Went by there to see if they had that in a size that would fit the 28" BS, but alas they did not.

     Bought the Blackstone cover from Amazon and will see how long it lasts. Reviews were mixed. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • CtTOPGUNCtTOPGUN Posts: 487
     I have the Blackstone cover. It is not waterproof. I tried some spray on waterproofing and also leave a melting cover on the griddle to "tent" the cover a bit. These tricks helped, but not perfect. I occasionally have to repair rust spots. I plan to get a nice thick sheet of plastic cutting board material made to fully cover the griddle this season. I can use the prep area for my Egg and gasser or kettle cooks and it should end all water related issues. I liked the Corrian top I saw on the forum but figure the plastic may be more useful as I can actually cut directly on it without bringing out another board.
    LBGE/Weber Kettle/Blackstone 36" Griddle/Turkey Fryer/Induction Burner/Gasser/28" Blackstone Griddle

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  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,641


    I'm the guy with the corian cover - link to thread below.  

    Swirling snow would most likely find it's way in, but thankfully all we have is rain.  Rain, no matter how hard doesn't touch it.

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1184521/ot-blackstone-griddle-hardtop-cover-prep-area-pics#latest


    Phoenix 
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,885
    edited February 2017
    Blackstone cover for my 36 did not keep rain out. I tried tenting it so the water didn't pool but it still leaked. I fixed it with a cheap blue tarp under the BS cover. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,371
    Like a jimmy hat.
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,731
    I bought the BS cover as well. Looks similar to the Large BGE cover. 
    Wait and see what happens...

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  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,307
    Currently in the garage with the blackstone cover.  If i end up needing to keep it outdoors, I will likely construct some sort of support similar to @Spring Chicken

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  • i got a blackstone cover and i will probably be keeping it in the garage...side note, it gets delivered today
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,275
    Haven't opened the blackstone cover yet, but if it's not waterproof it's not of much use to me. Back to Amazon it goes. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,885
    edited February 2017
    caliking said:
    Haven't opened the blackstone cover yet, but if it's not waterproof it's not of much use to me. Back to Amazon it goes. 
    The problem on the 36 inch is there is a seam that runs right down the middle that lets water in.  I tried seam sealer but that didn't fix it. It is really silly design. If they had just made it where there was no seam over the griddle I think it would work perfectly.  The $8 blue tarp actually works fine though. Not the most elegant solution, but I just set the tarp over it and the BS cover holds it in place and it looks better. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • oldgeezeystaxoldgeezeystax Posts: 215
    Did I see someone covering their BS with one of those plastic folding tables or am I just making that up?
    Frederick, MD - LBGE and some accessories
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,997
    edited May 2017
    Did I see someone covering their BS with one of those plastic folding tables or am I just making that up?

    I didn't feel like googling for the old thread, but If memory serves, they had a large piece of plastic and cut it to size. 

    I place upside-down foil trays on my cooking surface to prop the cover up.  Been outside since I bought it. No issues.


    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,641
    johnnyp said:
    Did I see someone covering their BS with one of those plastic folding tables or am I just making that up?

    I didn't feel like googling for the old thread, but If memory serves, they had a large piece of plastic and cut it to size. 

    I place upside-down foil trays on my cooking surface to prop the cover up.  Been outside since I bought it. No issues.



    Sounds like you were thinking of mine.  It was corian - see picture about 8 psts up

    Phoenix 
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,997

    blasting said:

    Sounds like you were thinking of mine.  It was corian - see picture about 8 psts up

    Lol.  I'm an idiot.
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • SardonicusSardonicus Posts: 1,708
    edited May 2017

    Since we have the Surround Table, Blackstone's cover will fit only when the STable is collapsed.  
    We prefer to leave the table intact, so a larger cover is needed.
    THIS arrived today:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E5L7CHE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

     . . . we'll see.  It's a bit over-large, but a coupla pub stools will occupy the excess.

    @Blasting 's solution is far, far neater (AND more utile), but it seems that ambient moisture might still be an issue.
    Or not.

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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,036
    There's a gazillion covers out there for all kinds of things. I'm sure one could find a better cover than the OEM Blackstone covers.

    I have no idea as to the exact width of the 28" griddle but something like this might be good. There is no seam across the top of the cover and it is wide enough that it should go on/off fairly easily:

     https://smile.amazon.com/Patio-Armor-SF40302-Storage-Bench/dp/B007PZBE80/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1495826087&sr=8-5&keywords=deck+box+cover
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  • LvnthedrmLvnthedrm Posts: 130
    Did I see someone covering their BS with one of those plastic folding tables or am I just making that up?
    That would be me. I needed a table anyway so gave it a shot. So far it's doing the job. BTW, nice avatar....been a fan since they were on 33rd street.


  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,641
    Lvnthedrm said:
    Did I see someone covering their BS with one of those plastic folding tables or am I just making that up?
    That would be me. I needed a table anyway so gave it a shot. So far it's doing the job. BTW, nice avatar....been a fan since they were on 33rd street.



    My apologies, I thought it was mine they were referring to.  That's as simple as it gets.  I like it.  
    Phoenix 
  • oldgeezeystaxoldgeezeystax Posts: 215
    Lvnthedrm said: 
    Did I see someone covering their BS with one of those plastic folding tables or am I just making that up?
    That would be me. I needed a table anyway so gave it a shot. So far it's doing the job. BTW, nice avatar....been a fan since they were on 33rd street.


    Bingo. I like blastings solution a lot but I like the ease of the plastic table. I don't even have a bs yet but I'm getting ready to pull the trigger, my buddy at work got the $199 Amazon prime deal and I keep hoping that will happen again. 
    Frederick, MD - LBGE and some accessories
  • LvnthedrmLvnthedrm Posts: 130
    blasting said:
    Lvnthedrm said:
    Did I see someone covering their BS with one of those plastic folding tables or am I just making that up?
    That would be me. I needed a table anyway so gave it a shot. So far it's doing the job. BTW, nice avatar....been a fan since they were on 33rd street.



    My apologies, I thought it was mine they were referring to.  That's as simple as it gets.  I like it.  
    No apology necessary. As @oldgeezeystax says, your solution is great and much more custom. My initial plan was to remove the legs so it sat much like yours but when it arrived I just threw it on top to see how it went and so far its worked.
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