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The entire purpose of a Blackstone cover is to protect your Blackstone griddle from the weather and keep it from rusting. Oiling is critical, but it is not enough.
If the Blackstone cover has a hole in it or is leaking, it will cause extensive damage to the griddle that cannot be repaired.
Once the rust sets in, it is too late because it will continue to eat away at the metal and can also ruin the food cooked on the griddle.
We will have some tips that can help keep your cover in tip-top shape to keep your griddle safe from weather damage and what you can do if your griddle gets wet from the Blackstone cover leaking.
Do Blackstone Covers Leak?
The most common reason a Blackstone cover will leak is that it is not adequately cared for.
Oiling the griddle regularly is essential, but it can start to leak if the cover becomes dry or cracked. It is also necessary to make sure the cover fits snugly on the griddle.
If there are any gaps, water can get in and cause the cover to leak. It is critical to always check for leaks in the hardtop cover or lid and the softcover covering the entire griddle.
Another reason a Blackstone cover might leak is because it was not made correctly. If the cover is not waterproof, it will leak. Sometimes, the company will put a water-resistant coating on the cover, but it is not always practical. If you have a cover that is starting to leak, it is best to contact the company and ask for a replacement.
Check the warranty. Most Blackstone covers have a one-year warranty, but some might have a longer or shorter warranty.
The material used to make the cover is another factor that can cause the cover to leak. If the cover is made from a thin material, it will not be as effective at keeping water out. The thicker the material, the better it is at waterproofing.
Blackstone covers are usually made from PVC or polyester. These materials are both durable and waterproof.
PVC is a synthetic plastic that is often used in plumbing. It is solid and resistant to chemicals, rotting, and mold. PVC is also UV resistant, so it will not fade in the sun.
Polyester is a type of fabric that is often used in clothing. It is lightweight and breathable but can also be waterproof. Polyester is also durable and easy to clean.
How Can You Prevent a Blackstone Cover from Leaking?
If you have a Blackstone cover that leaks, there are a few things you can do to try to fix it. First, check the seams and make sure they are sealed. If there are any gaps, water can get in and cause the cover to leak. You can use a sealant or tape to close any gaps.
Make sure the cover is clean and dry before you apply the sealant.
If the seams are not the problem, check the material for holes or cracks. If you find any, you can patch them with waterproof material. Make sure the cover is clean and dry before you apply the patch.
If your Blackstone cover is still leaking, it might be time to replace it. When you purchase a cover, try not to get anything too cheap. Low prices are usually a sign that the product will not last long.
Remember how much you love that griddle and how much you love to cook on it. They are not cheap to replace, and you want to get as much out of your cooking appliance as you possibly can.
Try and get the Blackstone labels to go with the Blackstone products so that there is assurance that you are getting your money’s worth and protection needed to keep the griddle safe from damage.
What Happens If Your Blackstone Griddle Gets Rained On?
If your Blackstone griddle gets rained on, you should first try to dry it off as soon as possible.
Water can damage the griddle and make it harder to cook on. It will also be more difficult to clean if the griddle is wet. Some parts that may get damaged are the flat surface where you cook.
The burners underneath may get damaged as well. When this happens, the burners can rust and cause a lower flame or no flame. This is the most dangerous scenario because the propane can seep out, making it hazardous for an explosion.
Once you have dried off the griddle, check for any rust or damage. If there is any rust, you will need to remove it before using the griddle again. Rust can be removed with a wire brush or sandpaper.
If the griddle is damaged, you will need to replace it. If there is only a tiny spot of rust, you should be okay to fix it, but make sure you heat the area to the highest setting and oil it once it is cured.
If your Blackstone griddle does get rained on, don’t despair. Just make sure you dry it off as soon as possible, check for any damage, and remove any rust.
Remember to keep it covered when not in use, and it will last a long time! Check it before each use. With a little elbow grease, your griddle will be as good as new.
Robert is a certified Pitmaster, with over a decade of experience in smoking the best meats you’ll ever feast upon. He also has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. When he’s not researching technical topics, he’s most likely barbecuing in his backyard.