Monday, April 9, 2012

Windy Grilling

Sometimes when we grill we have to come up with creative ways to keep the wind from blowing out the flame on our grill.

Ever had that issue?  What do you do?  How do you cook outside when the wind is blowing more than a gentle breeze?

We love to grill but if it is windy out side it makes it tougher to get the job done.  Sometimes I put the grill down on the ground, or behind the Roadrunner to block the wind.  Sometimes I open two of the bay doors on the RV and set it between them to get out of the wind.  I have also tried taking plastic covers from our storage bins and placing it in strategic positions near the grill in order to block the wind.

Then we parked near Bob and I saw how he did it.  Looked almost too easy.  So here are my 5 easy steps to successful grilling in the wind:

1. Get package in the mail and confirm it is not bent.
2. Use pliers, screwdriver (if needed) and knife to open package and remove staples from card board.

3. Read instructions and product information of The Grill Guard.
4.  Use encolosed safety pin to score protective cellophane around rivets and remove cellophane.
5.  Unfold, insert cotter pins along the bottom sides and place grill inside.
My operational test and evaluation of the Grill Guard was a success!  It worked great and I am sure we'll be doing a lot more cooking on the grill in windy weather.


  1. Randy...

    Do you order this in the mail??? Is that what the package is. Not sure what the package is?? Maybe I lost something.

    Joe and Sherri

  2. We had the same problem this past winter in Mission, TX. Our friends could not believe we didn't have a grill guard. They gave us there's to borrow. What an awesome item. We plan to buy one. Great item. Glad you are now a happy griller! Hope you enjoy your week. ~wheresweaver

  3. Randy we've had the same problem with the wind on many occasions. Took a look at the site, but at $64.95 I'm thinking of making one myself. Will let you know how it goes. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Looks like a gadget we need to get! (oh, boy, just what we need, another gadget in the bay! worries Eldo) but this looks really great!

  5. great idea..going to have to see if we can get one here in Canada!

  6. Joe - you can order it at Total for us was under $95. Very pricey but I think it will be worth it. We will see.
    Steve - I agree - its not cheap. I couldn't figure how to make one that folded up like a pancake so decided to take the plunge. Good luck on yours!

  7. We looked into the Grillguard but just could not justify the cost.

    What we do on those too windy days is change our meal plan for an indoor meal instead. Works for us!

  8. I am with Jerry and Kim...we can't afford that much to block the wind. Not a bad idea just a little on the...I can't afford it side.

    Joe and Sherri

  9. If it's really windy, Den cooks on the charcoal grill, where you have more control over the heat..and the wind just "adds to the fire"...Gas grills are a little more sketchy...We only use that one to cook steaks and pork chops...

  10. Hmmm seems interesting... but like the others said, a bit pricey. Might watch for one on sale on line or at an rv store?