One of the best grills affordable gas grills around is the Weber Spirit series: this is the gas grill that revolutionized grilling. It has 2 or 3 stainless steel burners with 26,500 0r 30,000 BTU-per-hour inputs and an electronic ignition system and a 450 or 529 sq. in. cooking area. As you surely don’t want to leave this beauty unprotected in the backyard, the first accessory you should buy is a Weber Spirit grill cover.
Don’t be surprised if the Weber Spirit cover costs a lot more than an ordinary Wal-Mart cover: the difference in price is reflected in quality, usability, and durability.
You can read lots of regretful reviews from those grill owners who spent a lot of money on a Weber grill, but did not want to pay the price for a proper grill cover, and bought a flimsy one instead.
Why Weber Spirit Grill Cover?
Weber Spirit cover is a full-length, weather-resistant cover, made from heavy-duty vinyl that doesn’t crack in sub-zero temperatures.
Those who buy a Weber Spirit BBQ cover will be surprised how well it fits on their grill, but it is not like a glove: it doesn’t stick to the grill and it can be put on and taken off with ease, even on wet days. Users are very satisfied with the performance of the grill cover in severe windstorms: there are stories about the whole grill being moved by the wind, but the cover doesn’t come off.
There are people who had their Weber Spirit grill cover for 5 years, and it still looks like new. The Weber grill also looks like it was when they bought it, despite the fact that it was heavily used. Customers are also really satisfied with the design of the cover, and almost all of them are saying that it does worth the money.
There are several Spirit and Spirit II models around, so sometimes it is not obvious which model you should get.
There are Weber Spirit and Spirit II, Series 200 and Series 300 gas grills. All covers are 26-27 inches deep, and 42 inches tall, but the width varies from 30 inches up to 52 inches. That is the reason why it is important to get the right cover to your Weber Spirit model.
The cover hangs almost to the ground, so it protects the legs, fuel tank, and bottom of the grill itself.
Weber Spirit E-210 Cover
It is important to keep in mind that the first generation Spirit covers will not fit the current Spirit II models.
Old Weber Spirit E210
If you have the compact first-generation Weber Spirit 210 grill with folding side tables, the Weber 7105 is the right cover.
Cover dimensions: 29.5″ L x 25.8″ W x 42.8″ H
It will NOT fit the new Spirit II E210.
Current Weber Spirit II E-210
Weber 7138 cover fits the current Spirit II E-210 model with front-mounted knobs and 2 burners.
Cover dimensions: 48″ L x 27″ W x 42″ H
Spirit 220 and 300 Covers
Old Spirit 220 & Spirit 300
For the fixed table Spirit 220 and 300, you need the larger Weber 7106 cover. The original cover for this grill is quite pricey these days, so you may opt for a cheaper alternative from other manufacturers.
Cover dimensions: 52″ L x 25.8″ W x 42.8″ H
New Weber Spirit II E-310
Weber 7139 cover fits current Spirit E-310 models with front-mounted knobs as well as old Spirit 200 Series models with side-mounted knobs.
Cover dimensions: 51″ L x 27″ W x 42″ H
If you still can not decide which cover fits your Spirit gas grill, please leave a comment below and I will help.
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