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Weber 1421001 Performer Charcoal Grill, Black

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #2 in Charcoal Grills


Pros: Propane Charcoal starter, ash catcher, lid holder all built in

Cons: Expensive, on the small side

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 all.


I think the best feature in my opinion is the propane charcoal starter.  I have a Weber Charcoal Chimney which I use for my small Weber Kettle and my new WSMs.  The propane starter on the Performer is what sold me on going back to propane.


The side table is great too!  I do all my prep on this table even if I'm not using the Performer.


There are some downsides to this grill though.


The biggest is the price.  When I was all done, I ended up spending close to 400.00 on this grill.  I could have bought a mid range Weber propane grill for that (and I almost did...)


The other downside is the setup.  This thing took nearly an hour to put together because the directions weren't quite clear on several steps.  That and one of the holes was off just enough to be a pain.


That being said, it's a charcoal grill.  The food is spectacular on it.  I can use it for indirect cooking and even smoking if I want.


If you're looking to replace your propane grill but don't want the hassle of lighting charcoal and trying to prep your food and then run to the grill, this is the grill for you.


Pros: Enough work surface. Fantastic features. Profane gas powered ignition system. Versatile use.

Cons: It has a digital 99 minutes timer.

Quote: http://www.oureviews.com/weber-15501001-performer-deluxe-charcoal-grill/
 Weber Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill is the best of its kind that were introduced to the market. It is famous all over the world due to its capacity, quality, and versatility. It is different from other brands on the market for several reasons. It is the most iconic charcoal grill ever made.


Pros: Easy to lite. Simple to grill. Easy to operate controls.

Cons: None.`

I have had this Weber performer for 25 yrs and have replaced the cooking grill, bricket grill and the ash catcher bucket once. If I ever have replace parts again.......I will. I love this grill and I use it all summer and most of the winter.


Pros: Does everything very very well

Cons: no power button on the included timer

I received this grill as A Birthday present this year and have had it for 4 months. I love absolutely everything about it. I do have one question for Weber though. Why would you design a cooking timer that you can not turn off without taking the batteries out? No power button electronic device??? Silly, but that is my only complaint. I did not get the propane assist model but doubt I would use that very much anyway. I like my charcoal chimney and really love the little charcoal baskets that come with it. It is amazing how little charcoal I go through now as opposed to my 20 year old Weber Kettle. which still works fine by the way and has never been covered up ever. I would recommend this to anyone. I also have a 30 year old Genesis gas grill and it is still perfectly good too. Weber...you are the best.  


Pros: Table, igniter, charcoal bin,

Cons: None.

Never thought I would buy a charcoal grill, but after buying this, there's no turning back!

It's charcoal grillin made easy.


Pros: built in charcoal starter, easy clean, even heat, good quality

Cons: nothing

 I absolutely love this grill. I tried other grills for a while, and came back to Weber. They are built top quality. Of course, eventually everything wears out. But, with Weber, you can buy any replacement piece for years down the road. Whenever a friend asks "what kind of grill should I buy" I always recommend Weber. They'll sometimes reply "they're expensive", but really it has more value since it lasts for a very long time. I've tried grills costing half the price, but they're burned through in a few years. And, they'll discontinue parts for it.


Pros: Great for basic grilling

Cons: Hard to keep at high temps

I used this for chicken, burgers and steaks. Was never able to maintain a high heat for searing. Still works well and is the secondary grill to my BGE


Pros: easy start up

Cons: Propane igniter will get gunked up eventually, but easly cleaned when taken apart.

This is one of the best grills to have if you do you grilling on a driveway or a place without a lot of work surface. The table work area makes most two man jobs easy with one person. There are 3 Weber Perfomers in my immediate family alone.-AL


Pros: propane start, work table, thermometer, charcoal bin

Cons: A bit pricey

This is just a really great grill that takes some of the inconveniences out of grilling.  The propane starter works great and the work table is extremely convenient.  Other features like the charcoal bin, lid holder, thermometer, and ash catcher arevery nice as well.  I definitely have no regrets about spending a little extra to get this premium grill. 







Weber 1421001 Performer Charcoal Grill, Black

The Weber Performer Charcoal Grill features a Touch-N-Go gas ignition system that ignites charcoal briquets with the push of a button. Organizational features enable you to keep your focus on the food, including an attached work table, a weather-protected charcoal storage container, a wire bottom shelf and three tool hooks. This grill is built to last, as demonstrated by the heavy-duty steel cart frame, heavy-duty plated-steel hinged cooking grate, no rust aluminum vent, a glass-reinforced nylon handle, two crackproof all-weather wheels, and two locking casters. Its One-Touch cleaning system with a removable black aluminum ash catcher allows for easy clean-up. Comes in black, green, and dark blue.

Batteries Included0
BindingLawn & Patio
FeatureMeasures 28-1/2 by 50-1/4 by 40 inches
Height40 inches
Length28.5 inches
Weight91.5 pounds
Width50.25 inches
List Price$429.00
Package Quantity1
Product GroupLawn & Patio
TitleWeber 1421001 Performer Charcoal Grill, Black
Material Typestainless-steel
Material Type Set Elementstainless-steel
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

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