How to Maintain Your Grill if You Live Near The Coast

How to Maintain Your Grill if You Live Near The Coast

If your grill is located in a coastal or humid area or if chlorine is present in your environment additional maintenance will be needed to prevent rust and keep up the appearance of the exterior stainless steel parts. Below are a couple of helpful tips:

1.  At the first sign of staining, discoloration, or surface rust we recommend cleaning with a stainless steel cleaner, such as Noxon 7 to remove the rust, followed by the Weber Stainless Steel Polish to preserve the shine. Continue to use the stainless steel polish periodicaly to keep your grill looking its best.

2.  Once a week we recommend wiping down the grill with a wet towel or rag and then drying completely.  This will remove any harmful salt or chemicals from the grill’s exterior.

3.  We suggest only covering your grill in the event of inclement weather. 

What are your thoughts? (6)

03.10.17

Jim F

My charcoal grill has made some great meals on this island, but it's not even a year old yet and the temperature gauge on the lid is rusting away.

03.09.17

Sean Mathy

Hi Jim! We’re sorry to hear that happened to your thermometer. Please reach out to us at support@weberstephen.com or call 800-446-1071 and we’d be happy to take care of this for you. Thanks!

02.21.17

Katherine O

Reading the responses above is very confusing. (Especially the last comment to Dan B. Sean: do you or don't you recommend covering the grill in a coastal environment?
Thanks!

02.21.17

Sean Mathy

Hi Katerine,
Sorry if the responses haven't been clear! In a coastal environment, we recommend only covering your grill during inclement weather. Keeping it covered at all times can trap salty air between the cover and the grill, promoting rust. I hope that helps! - Sean

01.14.17

Dan B

Weber's recommends covering the grill "only inclement weather", does this mean that uncovered with occasional rain is OK?

01.13.17

Sean Mathy

Weber grills are made to withstand the elements so a cover is not always needed. That being said, we recommend using a cover tol keep the grill cleaner, protect it from the elements and from fading/weathering from being left in the sun.

11.22.16

Michael S

I live in Vancouver BC and the winters are very wet and cold. Should I cover my Genesis bbq or just leave it uncovered all year.

11.21.16

Sean Mathy

If you live in a salt air environment and don’t plan on using the grill for an extended period of time, we would suggest covering and storing indoors. If you plan on using the grill during those winter months, it is perfectly fine to cover your grill just please remember to wipe down the exterior once a week!

08.16.16

Bruce S

I live on the Third Coast and this little tidbit was an interesting revelation. I mean it makes sense but it always seemed like the cover would protect against salty air. Thanks for the tip.

08.16.16

Sean Mathy

Hi Bruce! I'm glad this was helpful to you. Thanks for reading and grill on! - Sean

08.03.16

Bruce D

I live only blocks from the Pacific Ocean and have always covered my grill after every use. I am curious to know why you "suggest" only covering your grill in the event of inclement weather?

08.03.16

Sean Mathy

Our grills are designed to withstand the elements with or without a cover. That being said, a cover will keep your grill cleaner between uses and protect it from the sun. If you live in a salt air environment leaving the cover on all the time can trap that salty air between the grill and the cover causing additional maintenance. I hope this helps! Thanks and grill on! - Sean

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