Is it ok to leave your grill outside all winter?

Dear Cleaning Lady:

Winter is on its way – I’ve always wondered, can I leave my gas grill outside all winter or do I need to bring it inside?


Rebecca in Rochester

Dear Rebecca:

You can safely leave your grill outside all winter – and use it (bundle up!) –  as long as you buy a tight-fitting grill cover to keep out the elements, as well as rodents and other unwanted visitors. I can testify to the safety of using a grill in snowy conditions as my father would cook Christmas Eve dinner for 30 on our grill every year, more often than not in a snow storm. Happy grilling – one less dish to wash!

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