You want to buy a Weber gas grill, but you want to be sure it will last for years to come. So how long can you expect a Weber gas grill to last anyway? We’ve got the answer!
In this TheGrillingDad.com guide, you will learn:
- How long a Weber grill can be expected to last
- How to prolong the life of your Weber gas grill
- And much more!
How Long Do Weber Gas Grills Last?
Weber gas grills are one of our favorite grill brands, and for a good reason too. They are made with quality materials that not only give you an amazing grill experience but they are built to last.
While all Weber gas grills are just a little bit different, you can expect yours to last about 3-10 years. Of course, the final number depends on how well you take care of your grill as well as how often you use it.
Want to learn more about what can help your Weber gas grill to last longer? Then read on as we have all the information about Weber gas grills.
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What Determines How Long a Grill Lasts?
There are several factors that dictate how long you can expect a grill to last. While Weber grills are made of quality supplies, these only go so far, and your use of the grill will have a huge impact on how long yours works.
Grills are designed to be stored outside, but only in mild climates. If you live somewhere where it snows in the winter, it is better off to store your grill inside when it begins to get cold.
Additionally, rain can be very rough on grills and cause the metal to rust. If you live somewhere rainy, it may be a good idea to have an indoor spot for your grill year-round.
For those who don’t have room in their garage or shed for their large grill, don’t panic, as a cover can go a long way towards protecting your grill from the elements.
Cleaning your grill is an important part of its care. While you don’t have to deep clean it after every use, you should plan to clean it on a regular basis and at least at the end of the grilling season.
Those who don’t ever take the opportunity to clean their grills will find that it doesn’t last nearly as many years as they had hoped.
Use is a complicated subject when it comes to grill life. On the one hand, if you never use your grill and just leave it sitting outside, it will likely only last you a few years. Grills are meant to be used and regular use keeps them in tip-top shape.
But, at the same time, if you use your grill every night for dinner, that’s quite a lot of wear and tear on the grill, and in this case it may not last you as long either. The sweet spot is somewhere in the middle, where you use your grill enough to keep it in shape, but not enough to wear it down.
Just because you walk outside one day and can’t seem to start your grill doesn’t mean it is done. It’s likely that a single part of your grill may have gone bad and needs to be replaced.
While part replacement can help your grill to last longer, it’s important to note that you need to use Weber parts on your Weber grill. If you start switching out parts with those designed by another maker, this will lower the lifespan of your grill.
Editor’s Note: If a part on your grill breaks, always check to see if there is a warranty. Some parts of your grill may have a warranty that is longer than the grill itself so it’s worth a shot!
How To Make Your Grill Last Longer
Now that you know some of the reasons your grill may or may not last for a long time, it’s time to look at some ways you can help your grill to last longer.
1. Store Your Grill Inside
We get that it’s a hassle, but this is the number one way to prolong the life of your grill. If you don’t have a garage, an awning or porch roof can go a long way towards protecting your grill.
2. Buy a Cover
No matter where you store your grill, you should order a grill cover. This can protect your grill from the elements, as well as getting knocked around in your garage, (seriously, you could knock a dial off!)
3. Clean Your Grill Once a Week
We recommend cleaning your grill once a week, especially if you’re like us and use your grill 2-3 times per week. This cleaning should include a scrub of the grates with a grill brush, and a wipe down of interior and exterior surfaces.
For occasional users, it’s best to get in the practice of cleaning your grill after each use because it isn’t good to let food sit on the grates for weeks and months at a time.
4. Deep Clean Once a Year
At the end of the summer season, you should perform a deep clean where you take apart your grill and scrub all of the parts. Let them dry before you assemble them and put them into storage for the winter.
5. Watch for Rust
The main way that a grill dies is when it starts to get rust. Once rust starts eating away at the metal part of your grill, there isn’t much you can do to save it.
Keep your eyes peeled for signs of rust and if you do spot any, plan to treat it right away before it spreads to other parts of your grill and makes it unusable.
6. Keep Your Grill on a Patio
One thing that many people forget is that chemicals can be harsh on your grill. Keep your grill off the grass, or anywhere else which has been treated with pesticides. Also, you should only use a dedicated grill cleaner, or some basic dish soap when cleaning your grill.
7. Use Foil
When cooking on your gas grill, consider cooking on top of a layer of foil. This will help keep the grill cleaner, as well as lower the wear and tear on your grill.
While you might think this lowers the taste of your food, know that with a gas grill you weren’t going to get the charcoal flavor anyway and that foil may actually help your food to cook more evenly.
You won’t get those grill marks though so keep that in mind before you start cooking everything on aluminum foil.
8. Buy Grill Accessories
Many grill accessories are made specially for extending the life of your grill. For example, if you don’t use a grill brush and instead scrape the food off the grates with steel wool this can damage the grates and lower the life of your grill.
It can be hard to justify buying a bunch of grill accessories but these truly do help your grill to last longer. Think of it as a bit of an investment!
Final Thoughts on How Long do Weber Grills Last
Overall, if you spend your money on a nice Weber gas grill, you should expect it to last you for at least 3 years, but you can have it last you for up to 10 years depending on how you care for your grill.
If you take all of the precautions we listed here, and store your grill properly, chances are you can enjoy your Weber gas grill for many years to come!