Pros: Larger grilling area, lid support system when lid is off, large ash collection bucket
Pros: Price is great.
Cons: Legs need to be modded to make it more stable.
Pros: Proven design with wonderful flavor.
Cons: How can there be a con for this?
“Best cost performance grill out there. No issues of heat leakage. You can control temps very well. Althought I have a Char Griller, I love the smokey as its quick and easy and easy to control temps the way I need them for cooking. ” --TexBiff
“ I bought this grill on a whim back in April because our LP grill was dead. 3rd LP grill by CharBroil that I've owned that's just fallen apart. The Performer just looks cool to begin with. But when you dig a little deeper, you realize that it really is form meets function. From the lid holder on the side to the charcoal bin to the ash catcher, this charcoal grill has it...” --indyadmin1974
“ For all kind of purposes this is the best bbq you can find. Started out with a smaller weber bbq and got this one as my second one for more space to do some smoking for larger pieces of meat. ” --DutchSmoker
“I was able to upgrade my unit to use the other collection pan. Pit perfectly on it and no problems. I got this used from a friend. He got my smokey Joe and I got the 22 1/2. Now that I upgraded the unit to the nicer ash pan, I just need to drill the lid for a thermometer.” --ammaturesmoker
“I bought the Weber 26.75" grill mainly for the larger grilling area. I have owned Weber's 22.5" grills for over 50 years now, I'm on my 3rd one now, but now needed more grilling area, and the 26.75 filled the bill. I can easily grill for a party of 12 to 15 now, or smoke 2 spatchcock chickens, or spatchcock a 18# turkey. To be honest about this grill, I've used it more to...” --jesse624
“I grew up with my grandfather cooking on this model of grill. His food was always better cooking on it compared to the gas one he later had to switch to since the retirement community he moved into did not allow charcoal or wood. I remember for my 8th birthday he cooked Tri-Tip in it. I can still smell that wonderful roast cooking in that. ” --ammaturesmoker
“I have 4 Weber grills and this is my "go to" option when grilling for a crowd. I have grilled complete meals on it including; Steaks, asparagus, corn, potatoes, mushrooms and kept it hot to throw some grilled peaches and bananas/raspberries with a caramel rum sauce for desert. Holidays are easier allowing room for the Turkey and plenty of sides” --Wino8310
“I have one in stainless and love it. We have to downsize though and with six barbecue/grills on the patio I am forced to sell it. Anyone interested? I am in South Florida if interested. http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/app/5126096806.html This is the original Barbchef Stainless Charcoal grill that is in high demand but no longer manufactured though it has a...” --777Driver
“ I bought one of these many years ago and swore I never would by another since it was such an open grill with smoke pouring out of it. Lowes had one at deep reduction, the last in store showroom model, and I decided to buy it. Why? Well I had become a member to this site and found it was not too hard to close up opening with high temp sealer and fire rope. So $45 later I have a fairly tight...” --MountainHawg
“I can grill six porterhouse steaks at one time with this thing. Cooks very well. I would recomend this grill to other people. ” --Laughingpanther