bobemeril wrote: > I hate to admit I agree w/Sheldon on the covers.My gas grille is at > least 17 yrs old,and has been outside through rain, snow,and hail. > I've replaced the burners quite a few times,replaced the glass front > with a peice of metal[because it suddenly rained when I had it cranked > up all the way hot years ago]. My gas grill has no idea what a cover looks like. It has been on the patio for a5 or 16 years now, rain or shine, summer and winter. I replaced the wooden knobs a few times and then spend the extra $2 to get the synthetic type. which have not needed replacement. I have replaced the burner twice. The second replacement was cast iron and has proved itself worth the extra cost. I have replaced the bottom grate twice. The valves got a little sticky last year but a shot of WD40 loosened them up. I broke a knob when the valve stuck but got a cheap replacement. So far, the things that I have replaced that had to be replaced because of weathering were cheaper than a cover. The body and frame are still in great shape.