Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sgreen0204 For the "Charcoal Griller", this is the best!
The Touch-N-Go ignition system is great! No more lighter fluid! Evenly cooks anything with the indirect heat feature. The storage underneath for the charcoal is a great feature as well. The craftsmanship overall is excellent!
January 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rock Best Grill Ever Made
This is Clearly the best grill ever made. It offers the convenience of a gas starter with the definate advantage of charcoal grilling. Everything about it is perfect. If you buy another type of grill.. you will be sorry once you see and use this one. Simply Awesome
February 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigAloha Very pleased with the Platinum Performer
Straight-forward assembly, fired up first time, easy clean-up. What we learned is, you have to pay closer attention to a charcoal grill than you do a gas grill (have only used the latter for years). The propane burner helps get the coals to where they are ready, reliably and more quickly without fussing with lighting them bu-u-u-t, ya still gotta pay attention. If you don't, you will have to cook longer.
May 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ramjam Awesome grill
Best grill we have ever purchased. Great design and charcoal basket holds more than a full bag.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy1 Love the Platinum grill!
The gas starter makes this grill so easy to use and gets the charcoal going super fast!
May 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RASHJT1958 I will never own a Gas Grill Again.
The gas igniter is amazing. I am ready to cook in less than 10 minutes, Using wood smoke is a breeze and delicious. What I thought would be a difficult assembly was not . I did this in an hour. The two times I got stuck I went and watched the assembly on you tube problem solved. The taste and flavor of food is so way beyond anything you can achieve with gas. The cooking surface is surprising I cooked 16 hot dogs and 12 hot sausages with room to spare. did this in 25 minutes start to finish. Then smoked a chicken with what was left. When you use the indirect cooking in the grates the grill will maintain 350 with vents open. When you spread out the coals sky is the limit as far as heat. Best grill ever made. Easy to use, Easy to put together and makes grilled food better than you can imagine.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gofeo Overall excellent value
I have been cooking with a gas grill for about 10 or 12 years and before that I did use a Weber. I did not like the hassell of lighting and dealing with the charcoal. I would have the smell of lighter, the time it took to get coals ready, This Weber has eliminated all that and I am happy to have the taste of charcoal cooking back again. The product was easy to put together and use the portable timer works well. Thing I would design different would be the storage for lid when working with cooking area. It blocks access to grill area. Have adapter to use regular propane bottle. These are things I can overlook for the overall use of the product.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Definitely worth the money
I have purchased many different grills. All in the $300 range, usually more elaborate stainless gas grills or smokers. I have never been happy with the performance of any of my grills. My friend told me to buy a Weber and I will never want another grill.
I prefer charcoal but I hate chimney starters. This propane ignition system is awesome. Light it for 5 minutes then turn it off. 15 minutes of open top and full draft and the coals are ready to cook. Temperature control is very nice. Usually half way on inlet and outlet will yeild about 300 degrees. As others have stated this grill seals so tight the coals will go out and can be reused.
The charcoal bin stays dry and is a nice touch. I store my gloves in it also.
My only real complaint is the timer is kind of a lame accessory. I use my own timer anyway so it doesn't matter. I just thought it was cheesy and didn't add anything to the grill.
This is the best grill I have ever owned. Going on 3 months now and I have never over cooked anything. It still looks brand new.
I like the charcoal baskets also for indirect heating also. Great for slow cooking for long periods of time. The hinged cooking surface allows refilling the baskets on the fly.
July 9, 2013