Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15
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 John Best Charcoal Grill Available
I've had this grill for about three weeks and absolutely love it. I have used it a few times a week thus far, and it's perfect for entertaining. I prefer charcoal grilling over gas, and Weber is top of the line. I love the work surface on the grill cart, and the cart itself moves with ease. The detachable timer is handy when starting the fire. I can light the gas, go inside with the timer, then come back out and shut off the gas when it beeps. Easy to put together. Cleans up nicely. Charcoal bin conveniently keeps charcoal stored and dry while also keeping it out of sight. Beautiful blue color. It's an expensive investment, but I couldn't be happier with the purchase.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TNBoy Weber has always made a grill that was sturdy, reliable and dependable. This one continues that tradition.
I have enjoyed the great features of the Weber Kettle grill for many years. There are 2 things about the grill that I do not like.. waiting for the charcoal to light and lack of a way to adjust the distance from the charcoal to the cooking surface. This grill takes care of one of those problems. With the propane lighter, the charcoals are ready in 10 minutes rather than 45 to 60 minutes using the chimney lighter.
This grill is well worth the price to me. I expect a lot of grilling this summer and for many summers to come.
June 25, 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 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 Ekam720 Excellent everything!
This grill is awesome! I wanted one that would start faster than a conventional charcoal grill, but I didn't want gas, so I was thrilled when I came across this model. It's a great value for what you get. I've cooked on it several times so far and it's been able to handle whatever I've thrown at it. I'm very happy with this purchase if you couldn't aleady tell.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DDDave FANTASTIC GRILL
This was purchased as a a gift for my son, I have this same grill that my children purchased for me 5 years ago. I absolutely love it, my wife loves it and all my kids love it.
Charcoal is the only way to go.
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August 14, 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