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Weber 22.5-Inch One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill Reviews

ILBBQjunkie

A classic!

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Pros: simple, yet elegant design

My first Weber kettle I purchased in 1975 and used it for 3 decades.  I replaced it with a 22 inch One-Touch a few years back.  The ash catcher and vent/cleanout design is great.  Only complaint is the handle is just spot-welded to the lid.  The weld rusted and the handle broke off despite keeping it covered when not in use.   To Weber's credit, they replaced my lid for free! 
socaljoe

An American Classic

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Pros: versatile, dependable, easy-to-use

So much has been said over the years about the Weber kettle, there's not a lot more I can add to what's out there, except my personal experience.  It's been an American backyard classic and staple since George Stephen fashioned the first one out of buoy parts at the Weber Metal Works factory in 1951.  The dome-shaped lid makes for efficient heating and prevents flare-ups, and the large round cooking grill accommdates most of what you'd need to do for a family and friends gathering.   I've been grilling and smoking for more than 15 years, most of my adult life, and the 22" Weber has never let me down.  I just replace the cooking grill every few years, and I'm good to go.  I've done...
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seanpeter

None Other

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Pros: Can grill AND smoke.

Cons: Could use more head space for some cooks - beer can chicken, long ribs.

I've been using the Weber 22 for 20+ years, on my second unit - and this family grills a lot, 2-3 times a week year round.  I tried a gas grill for 1 year between my Webers, it drove me to tears.  On unit 2, had to replace the clean out wipers... Dealing with Weber web site a breeze.  I feel like it will got another 10 years.
fisherman93

well worth the money

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Pros: accurate thermometer, relatively easy to use, fairly easy to clean

Cons: a little tricky to put the ash catcher on for assembly, thermometer doesnt allow for cold smoking

i recently bought a weber to use as a smoker as well as a grill, and i was not disappointed!! unlike the previous grill i got from Wal mart, this one is of much sturdier design and was packaged well for shipping. it came out undamaged and spotless with an extra part for when i messed up (i skipped a step in the instructions, and had to destroy the part to fix the issue) so even though i had an accident with it, it is a very stable platform that will perform almost whatever task you could use a grill for.
BDSkelly

The Classics Are Always In Style.

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Pros: My dad taught me how to grill on one.

Cons: Dads not here now but the grill lives on!

Dad's was red.  Mine is green. The Weber kettle is a true classic. They've been with us for years.  Always the highest quality manufacturing. Customer service is outstanding. These grill are the best you can buy at any price. I wish I could give them 6 stars!  Brian
gtme2

Best Grill on the market

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Pros: This Grill is the best you can buy, no need to buy any other

Cons: if you bought something else, you've been coned

I love this grill with all my heart, Just ask my wife. Its easy to use with the one touch system. just read the book that comes with it and follow the instuctions and you will be on your way. Also makes a great smoking grill also. Look at my 2 buddies hangging out on it.Thier so happy to be hagging out on the Weber and nothing else.                            D.Terry
smokinbiker

lid hook

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In place of the hook on the lid I bought the Slide Aside sid mount lid holder Works great
cliffcarter

I like It a lot

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Pros: grill and bbq capabilities, plenty of space, ash catcher

Cons: the hook on the lid takes some getting used to

Had the silver for years and went to get another and found this for the same price. A great deal. They are easy to assemble and just as easy to use, overall my favorite grill.
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