We love grilling and use our grill Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall. My Hubs has been known to be outside grilling in the middle of a snow storm.
The problem is, our Pennsylvania weather is really hard on grills, even though we have it under our covered patio with another cover over it. It still rusted.
The outside of the grill still looks GREAT, but the flavonizer bars and the cooking grates are getting very rusty.
I tried steam cleaning these and it got the grease and dirt off, but not the rust. I even brushed them with a steel brush.
This grill isn't that old and for the price we paid for it, I could have had a new grill every year. Yes, it would be a cheap brand, but so what?? It would look fresh and clean instead of old and rusty.
I hated the thoughts of buying a new grill and said to my Hubs... too bad we can't just buy some parts and pieces for our grill instead of buying a new one. He said, you can. They sell Grill Parts and Accessories to fit almost any grill out there.
So just letting you all know... don't replace your grill until you try to change some of the pieces and parts!!