Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day the Weber Premium Charcoal Grill. I have owned a lot of grills, both gas and charcoal and this is my all time all around favorite. While I do appreciate the instant light and go of my gas grill if I have 30 minutes to wait for the coals to ash over I go to my Weber more times than not.
Consider the orginal Weber Kettle Grill was made from an old buoy in 1952 and in 1956 was redesigned to look much like today’s grill. Since 56 it has had some changes here and there but it is still pretty much the same. Folks that is 60 years! When something is around 60 years, one must conclude it is because it works.
The grill I recommend is the mid level model, the Weber Premium Charcoal Grill and mainly due to the upgraded “one touch cleaning system”, which should be called the no touch system in my view. No need to ever get covered with ash. Just turn the vent handle back and forth and remove the catcher, dump and replace it, done.
I grill at both high and indirect temps with my Weber, I smoke with it, I have done skewers over strait coals, I have even cooked meat directly on the coals. Honestly if I needed more space for grilling at 149 shipped free on prime, I would just buy a second Weber Premium Charcoal Grill and call it a day.
A word of advice, if you take care of a Weber Kettle it will last a very long time. Meaning someday your grill may be coveted by something called a “Kettle Head”. What is a Kettle Head? A collector of these grills, they even have their own very active forum. And when you see them find and restore older gills they always seem to crave anything besides black.
I am not saying your grill will become a collectable some day but if you want the ability to sell it you will find Kettle heads prefer colors like bronze and green. Personally I got bronze because well, it just looks cool and I like to be different.
Grilling is my favorite way to cook and the simplicity of the Weber is a great way to go. If you have been considering a charcoal grill I have to say nothing really stacks up to the Weber Premium Charcoal Grill from a value to cost ratio. Best part is how easy to assemble it is, it is really just a one beer job.
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P.S. – This is a special encore item, because Weber is for a limited time bringing back red in this grill. This is one of the most sought after colors by Kettle Heads, personally I still prefer bronze, but given that the red is back (at a premium by the way) for a very short time, I decided to bring this item back around. You can find the Red Kettle Here.
Currently you can pre order it and it will be released on Nov. 15th, Weber has not said yet how many will be released or for how long it will be available. But it is the perfect Christmas gift for the griller in your life, I am sure the timing by Weber is to that end!