Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 28
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by marble Quality control of grill parts not so great
Now that we finally have the grill together it is fine but getting there was time consuming. The side tables that arrived with the grill were not properly prepared when it came time to attach the metal rod that would hold the grill lid in place when you open the grill. The places that the screws were supposed to be placed to make the attachment had no threads like all the other areas that used screws. If we had purchased other screws and tried to make it work I'm afraid it would have never held. I called weber and they sent two new side tables which were properly set up for the attachment but this took over a week and two phone calls to get the new parts.
June 26, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by temora weber platinum
Received box and cover within 5 days of purchase. Took approx. 1hr to assemble. I found the picture diagrams easy to understand as long as you look at EVERYTHING, especially where things are supposed to line up. Had a little problem assembling the ash catcher because the lever was not between the correct holes. Had I left it there, I would not have been able to open and close it, since it would have hit the legs on the stand. Lift it up and over the mounting holes, so that it positions to the side of the barbecue and not the front. Other than that I've had no problem, but then I've only just christened it with a few burgers. A little more practise and I'll be ready for a party.
June 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grillininmn2011 High quality. Great features. Awesome food.
I've been grilling with Weber for years and had the 18" models for about 18 years because it was just my wife and me (they last forever!). We moved and decided to upgrade and looked at a lot of models. Wanted a little bigger grill to entertain and cook more in the indirect mode so we finally got this one. It has bells and whistles that don't stop and are actually worth the $. I used to think I could cook ribs, but OMG who needs a restaurant. With the ribs, steaks, chicken, chops, roasts, and veggies I've made she actually doesn't want to eat out any more. And the quality is top notch, even for Weber's already high standards.
May 17, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nederland74 Easy to put together high quality
I was really torn for a while on whether to get this one or the 27 inch. I really do not BBQ enough for the need of the 27 inch. I also realized I really liked the tables on the sides that you get with most gas grills. The four legs on the base really give the gril a secure and stable feeling. Along with the legs being painted with a non-rust coating. Got tired of buying 300-500 dollar gas grills that would just wear out, also missed the charcoal taste. I do not care what anyone says you cannot get the same flavor with a gas grill. I have never been so excited to use a gril as I have been with this one. Steaks, ribs, chicken have all been amazing. The bonus feature on this one was the temp gauge.
February 22, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonTX One-Touch Platinum 22.5 In. Charcoal Grill
What a great grill! The grill came in and it looks like the packaging had shifted and that caused the lid to be chipped. A simple call to Weber and a replacement lid was promptly shipped and received within 1 week. It is impossible to beat Weber's customer service. I now own 5 Weber grills/smokers. I have cooked with other brands but I always prefer Weber. As far as this grill goes, the 2 best features are the lid slide feature which allows it to be a wind break for lighting the charcoal as well as the ash catcher (I use lump charcoal and it is nice to not have small pieces of lump falling on the patio). I also enjoy the cart and tables with this model. It makes for a sturdier setup than the gold one touch.
April 17, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RichmondGrllster I love this Grill!
I was looking to replace my generic kettle style grill last year with a Weber and was considering both the Silver and Gold versions, but didn't like the relatively low height of the grill surface above the ground (due to the tripod leg configuration) or the lack of side prep tables. I almost bought one with the side table attachment, but didin't. Boy am I glad I waited! This grill has everything I was looking for and even a thermometer in the lid. Assembly was a breeze and the styling and aesthetics are great. Consistently great food comes off this grill time after time..
May 3, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rapala66 This is a very nice charcoal grill. Simple design easy to use.
I went with the Weber grill because of its tried and true reputation. After receiving it I am pleased with my decision. Gas grills don't cut it for me I like the charcoal taste. If you want a simple no bells and whistles grill with nice work tables on each side this is it. Very easy assembly and nicely built.Great aluminum ash pan that won't rot out in one season. As an engineer there are some things I would have done different but that is the case on everything I buy. I would definitely recommend it if you want to have simple great tasting barbecues......
May 28, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BellevilleGuy Weber Kettle 22.5 OTP
I went for the Platinum model in order to get the lid holder and the side tables. The lid thermometer was also a bit of a selling feature. I wasn't keen on the front-mounted handle originally (as the top-mount seems to give the lid better balance), but after using it for a week, I'm pretty happy with the setup. So far, I've cooked chicken, steak, frozen pizza, and a roast pork shoulder, and the results have been wonderful. If you`re coming from the world of propane BBQs, the charcoal process is quite different, though, and you`ll want to do some on-line research before diving in head first. I thought about the performer with propane ignition as well, but for the $80 difference at the time, I decided I could hack it with a chimney starter instead. So far so good.
May 28, 2011