Stainless Steel looks attractive, but needs an inner lining lid protection as the stainless steel tarnishes under heat. So it’s a poor material to use on a barbecue, but it looks nice. So the answer here is it looks pretty but it’s not the best lid material. Whilst we’re on the subject of lids, always feel the weight of the lid to determine the quality. A big heavy lid denotes high quality whereas a flimsy wobbly lid won’t last very long. The clear reaction of people when they feel the weight of the BarbeSkew BBQ porcelain enamel lid is “Gosh that’s heavy!” – which denotes the high quality specification of the BarbeSkew BBQ.