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26 in. Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill in Black with Built-In Thermometer

  • Porcelain-enameled lid and bowl retain heat for superior grilling
  • Aluminum dampers help control the temperature inside the grill
  • Includes a removable ash catcher and built-in lid thermometer
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Product Overview

The Original Weber Kettle has been a charcoal-grilling staple for decades. It is designed to maximize airflow and heat retention, which allows outdoor chefs to cook foods to perfection. This premium 26 in. charcoal BBQ grill in black offers a tremendous 508 sq. in. cooking platform on which to absorb the unparalleled flavor infusion that only a briquette fire can provide. A hinged stainless-steel cooking grate allows you to easily maneuver coals for direct or indirect cooking without lifting up the rack, while a built-in thermometer keeps you on-point for heat management. After you've savored a delectable meal, simply swivel the three damper blades in the kettle basin to funnel coal dust into the removable ash catcher.
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  • Stainless-steel hinged cooking grate with built-in handles supplies 508 sq. in. of cooking space
  • Weber 26 in. premium kettle and lid constructed with high-grade porcelain-enamel for longevity and durability
  • Weber charcoal grill 1-touch cleaning system includes 3 aluminized steel rust-resistant dampers, which regulate airflow while cooking and sweep ash after grilling
  • Weber Orgininal Premium Kettle Includes large-capacity removable ash catcher to easily dispose of charcoal remnants
  • Turn your Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill into a smart grill with the Weber Connect   smart grilling hub
  • Weber charcoal grill lid has a handle with heat shield, built-in thermometer and adjustable damper with 4 air vents
  • Weber Kettle bottom-feeding air vents are regulated by 3 arched, swiveling damper blades
  • Repositions easily upon 2 premium rubber-molded wheels
  • Weber Original Kettle includes (2) char basket charcoal fuel holders for indirect heat grilling, (1) tuck-away lid holder and (1) steel charcoal grat
  • 10-year limited warranty on lid and bowl
  • Compatible with Weber grill cover #7153 to protect your grill in inclement weather
  • Need help assembling your grill? View our assembly guide video here and download the BILT app for step-by-step instructions.
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Assembled Depth (in.)
24.4 in
Assembled Height (in.)
42.3 in
Assembled Width (in.)
32 in


Accessories Included
No Additional Items Included
Assembly Required
Fits No. of Burgers
Fuel Capacity (lb.)
Grill Color Family
Grill Grate/Surface Material
Stainless Steel
Grill Material
Grill Wheels
Grill/Smoker Category
Grill/Smoker Features
Adjustable Air Vents,Heat Thermometer,Removable Ash Catcher,Tool Holder
Grill/Smoker Fuel Type
Ignition Type
No Ignition System
Outdoor Living Product Type
Charcoal/Wood Grill
Primary Cooking Space (sq. in)
Product Weight (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Overall Grill Warranty
2 Years

Questions & Answers


I am aj my question is how can i order one of the 26in grill

Asked by Aj January 27, 2021

Hi Aj, thank you for your question and for your interest in a Weber charcoal grill! We suggest contacting your local Home Depot as they can assist you with this better. Thank you!

What is better , Stainless steel grill or Chrome plated steel grill?

Asked by William July 14, 2020

1. Delivery too longer than expected. 2. The dome lid doesn’t seal very well, was hard to control temperature. I have placed a high heat gasket around the lid and seems to helped. 3. Wondering why the temperature gauge is opposite the vent holes. But nonetheless, I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you,

Is this weber available at Burbank or Sylmar?

Asked by Maw June 27, 2020

Hello Maw, thank you for your interest! Please contact the specific store location or Home Depot's customer service for more information on inventory and availability. Thank you!

Just got my new Weber 26 inch and I have a question about registering the unit. How? It's asking ...

Asked by Grillindude May 20, 2020

Hello! Congratulations on your new grill! The serial number is composed of 2 letters followed by 7 numbers, and it is located on the lid damper. Thanks!

about how many chimneys of charcoal will I need to do some direct grilling, if I plan on using the entire grill at the same time?

Asked by Alexis December 23, 2019

I would suggest two. It will easily get hot enough for steaks or burgers for four using only one chimney.

Lid and vent location

Asked by Moe May 13, 2019

Don’t rely on the lid temp gauge. Get a probe thermometer and stick it through a potato so that the tip is exposed and not touching anything place it on the grate closest to the meat. Use that as your main temp guide. You can then learn the offset between the probe and lid temp gauge. I just cooked two yard birds and put the probe in between them. Came out perfect. So far they had the best skin on any of my bird cooks.

I just received and assembled this grill and it seems the lid doesn't fit like it should... there...

Asked by CC April 8, 2019

My kid fit perfectly which was opposite my 22 incher which had fitting issues. I would call Weber and see what they will do for you. They gave me a new lid for the 22 (when it was new). The 26 never had a problem. Sorry you’re experiencing this and good luck with a new lid.

How many racks of baby backs can you smoke

Asked by Danny December 31, 2018

As many I want just indirect hot coal smoke chipthrown on when hot bricks present and more of each as what I meant however many I want

Are there going to be any late fall sales on this grill.

Asked by DoubleA August 25, 2018

webers all always pretty much the same price. they never go on sale. they put a fake price higher then sell it "on sale" at the normal price

Is there a grill cover available for this 26" grill?

Asked by coils May 16, 2018

Yes. I bought one with my grill

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 577 reviews
  • 95% recommend this product
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Well Worth It!
This grill is very well built. You get what you pay for.
by Red Dawg
26” kettle
Can’t beat the size. Perfect for those running out of room on their 22”.
by Chrisbcajun
Disappointed - Not good for smoking
Long time user and fan of the Original Kettle 22". Was excited to upgrade to the 26" for large family events and because its big enough to smoke 3 racks of ribs, large pork butts, etc.... The grill is fine for gilling. However, my first time smoking ribs was a big disappointment. I used to smoke on my 22"s and they sealed just fine, but the 26" does not seal and so you cannot control the temperature. It leaked from the lid and from the damper. Smoking meat requires a high degree of temperature control typically between 225 and 250 degrees and I could barely keep it at 300 degrees with the damper fully closed. You can actually see that the damper is not flush with the grill lid and so unable to fully close. This same condition prevents you from being able to extinguish the coals. I grill 3 or 4 times a week, sometimes more, so its important to be to be able to extinguish coals. The original kettle does not specifically call out its ability to be used as a smoker, but again, the 22"s smoke fine so I expected the same quality from the 26". One other thing, not as critical, the nuts and bolts that attach the lid holder from the inside of the grill actually make it more difficult to place the grill grate. You have to navigate around the nuts and bolts to place the grate into position.
by Motz
Response from Weber grills Jun 5, 2021
Hello, thank you for being a long-time Weber fan and taking the time to submit your feedback. We are sorry to learn about the trouble you are experiencing with smoking on your new grill. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and pass it to the designated team. Please, if you continue to experience this issue, we encourage you to reach out to our support team. We are always ready to help. Thank you!
Size matters 26”
Great quality of the materials, easy to assemble, and love the size of it. With this grill you can easily feed 15 people no problem!
26 inch Weber grill the best grill out there
Awesome grill holds temperature so good! Best grill I have ever owned every home should have one.
by MartinCaleb
SO HAPPY I Got One Of These been wanting one foev
Awesome results so versatile! GREAT new size,I Love It!
by Larry Jr
Big grill
This is the grill I never knew I needed. Originally bought the 26 because I really liked the color.(Glen Blue) But after having used it for awhile I found out how nice it was to use, and that I didn't have to break out both 22s to cook up a large batch or crispy wings. Added a large charcoal basket and expanded the versatility. Like it so much I got a second one.
by BangDupp
Just right with room to spare
Growing up barbecue was always about the charcoal and the choice of wood with which to smoke a desired cut of meat. The 26 inch kettle is perfect for a small family and has the room and versatility to handle feeding a larger crowd. The various after market attachments allow me grill what it love and brings me back to my childhood every time it’s fired up. I couldn’t be happier.
by Pheenyx
Best product on the market. I love all my kettles.
This is my 4th kettle and I couldn’t be more happier. These Weber’s are the ultimate cooking /smoking machines on the market.
by Roadkill Grill
Nice Grill
Received this grill and was surprised at how much bigger it is than my 22”. It runs just as consistent temps as the 22”. I was able to cook a 15 lb brisket on it with plenty of room to spare
by Bradley S
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