Perhaps three times a year I would throw the cover of the barbeque into the washing machine. A couple of years ago it started to break up. We bought a new cover, still branded the same as the barbeque and after two years, it is starting to break up. Clearly not the quality of the old.
The ignition for the barbeque is playing up. Sometimes I have to use a battery operated stove lighter. I believe these ignitions are cheap to replace but can I be bothered? An acquaintance recently bought the same barbeque as we have, and I picked it up and it weighs much less than ours, allowing for the weight of fat in the tray and char on the grill. Again, not the quality it once was.
The barbeque drip tray suffered badly from dishwasheritis after about 12 years and began leaking fat. It stopped going in the dishwasher and I now line it with tin foil and very gently handwash it when I change the foil. I must have left the foil changing a bit too long and it disintegrated a little on a very hot day recently, out oozed the fat, in a fairly liquid state because of the heat. What a mess. It went on the tiles and into the evaporation tray too. I won't let that happen again.
Now, as you can see, the plastic coating on the clothes horse is breaking down and we need a new one and I want one exactly the same. I can find similar, but smaller. Everything else we have looked is not right for one reason or t'other. It is drawing a very long bow, but anyone seen one the same as this locally or in a large chain store? We have looked pretty hard.