[ANSWERED] How Long Does a Grill Last? 

Grilling is a comprehensive and popular form of social entertainment, especially in the United States. Needless to say, you can’t do a better grilling without a better grill. And if you’re wondering about the properties of a better grill – they are compact with the best grilling features and last longer. 

That’s why when a customer is up to buying a new grill, they ask about the grill’s lifespan and reliability. And this is actually pretty normal to ask as he/she’s going to spend a lot of money on the grill. Typically, an average grill can last for five to fifteen years. It can be more or less depending on the outer impact and maintenance. 

As we’re about to share some important information regarding a grill’s lifespan, it’ll be worth it to take a few minutes and read the entire article. 

How Long Does a Grill Last

What Is the Lifespan of an Average Grill?

When you’re buying a grill, it’ll cost somewhere between $250 to $750 for an average one. And as you’re thinking of spending that much money on your grill, maybe you’re expecting that the grill should last its best, or in other words, longer even with a little maintenance. But you’ll agree too that most times things don’t go as expected. 

All we’re meant to say, even though you buy an expensive grill, you can’t guarantee that it’ll last for its labeled lifespan. Because the lifespan mainly depends on how often you’re going to use the grill and the way you’re maintaining it. But there are some other factors too. Have a look at them –

Factor 1: Usage of the Grill

If you’re a regular grill user and habituated to cleaning the grill after every use, it’ll last almost the lifespan of 10-15 years. On the other hand, if you’re an occasional grill user and also habituated to cleaning the grill after every use, it’ll last more than 15 years (up to 25 years).

Now, if you do grilling frequently but don’t prefer to clean the grill after every use, it won’t last to its expected lifespan. Because without any cleaning, the grill tools get greasy and sticky food residue accumulation. Such things downgrade the grill’s performance and put a strain on the tools. On the contrary, if you do grilling casually without cleaning the grill, it’ll also put an impact on the grill, and as a result, the grill won’t last long.

Factor 2: The Grill’s Material

Another thing that matters, in this case, is the grill’s quality. Low-cost grills are made of low-quality material and high-cost grills are made of high-end material. For example, a $250 grill won’t have the same quality material as a $500 grill. Similarly, the $500 grill won’t have the same quality material as a $750 grill. That means, the higher the price, the better the material and quality. And the better the material and quality, the longer it’ll last. So, it’s clear that the grill’s material also has an important role in the grill’s longevity.

NOTE: Low-quality grill can last for 2-5 years. With better quality, it can range within 10-15 years. But with better maintenance, the lifespan can raise up to 25 years

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to make a grill last longer?

The main condition for making a grill last longer is to take very good care of it. If you clean it regularly, properly maintain it regardless of the seasons, protect it from outer impact (you can use grill protection), and replace the wear out grill parts; you can ensure a better lifespan of it. 

Do grills rust easily?

If you use your grill more frequently then there’s a higher chance that it’ll get rust eventually, unless it’s made of high-end material and you take proper care of it. When there are a lot of food residue sticks and accumulated on your grill, it causes rusting it with ease. So, make sure you’re cleaning the grill regularly.


Lastly, it can be said that most grills have a lowest lifespan of 2-5 years and a highest lifespan of 15-25 years. If you want your grill to last for its maximum lifespan, you need to use it moderately, keep it safe from any damage and clean it properly after each use. As simple as that.

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