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Weber Original Kettle Premium 22 Charcoal Grill Review

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Weber Original Kettle Premium 22 Charcoal Grill

$175
8.9

Construction Quality

8.5/10

Temperature Control

9.0/10

Features

8.5/10

Versatility

9.5/10

Durability

9.0/10

Pros

  • Excellent Cooking Abilities
  • Easy Ash Removal and Cleaning
  • Versatile Cooking Capabilities
  • It's a Classic

Cons

  • Three Leg Design is a Little Unstable
  • 22-inch diameter cooking surface (363 square inches)
  • Glass-reinforced nylon handles that are heat resistant and long lasting
  • Aluminum vents
  • Three leg design
  • Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid
  • Plated steel cooking grates
  • Large, Removable Ash Catcher
  • 10-year warranty
  • Made in the United States by the Weber Stephen Products Company

Full Review – Weber Original Kettle 22 Premium Charcoal Grill

The Weber Kettle grill is one of the most versatile pieces of outdoor cooking equipment ever invented. This 22 1/2 inch diameter charcoal grill gives you plenty of space to indirectly grill a turkey and even more space to sear steaks. But more, you can smoke on this grill because of the great vent design which gives you a level of heat control many gas grills don’t have. Of course, charcoal is more of an art than a science so this is the kind of grill that not only lets you experiment it literally forces you. I know people who have been experimenting with their Weber Kettle for decades. This grill will last that long if you take care of it.

The Weber Original Kettle Premium comes with a removable ash catcher and lid mounted thermometer. These are very convenient features, though not necessary for great grilling. For those not interested in these features, the Weber Original Kettle 22 costs about $50USD less and still cooks just as well. On the other hand, the Weber Master Touch 22 is loaded with features for $50USD more.

The airflow control on this grill is excellent. The second you take the last burger off this grill close down the vents and let the lack of oxygen kill the fire. This will stop the remaining coals from burning any further. Once the grill is cool give it a shake and pull off the ash catcher and you’re ready to go again. The coals left behind can be relit for the next cookout.

Plain and simple, these grills last for many, many years, grill great, and give you as much versatility as you’ll ever need. There’s even an optional rotisserie kit available for this grill.

Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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