Weber Original 22″ Kettle Grill Review

by | Nov 12, 2017 | Reviews

Weber Original 22″ Kettle Grill

Our Rating:  
Weight 32.2 lbs
10 Year Limited Warranty  
Cooking Surface 363 sq/inch
Price $

If you live in an area with over 200 sunny days a year, and if you’re at an age where you want to throw a couple of gatherings now and then, Weber’s Kettle Grill is and would be the grill of my choice. Sometimes people spend fortunes on those huge grills, which to me, seem more like a daunting challenge than fun. But that’s the best thing about it. The 22-inch diameter bowl and lid deliver a huge cooking area. From experience I can say it easily fits more than 10 burgers at a time.

My Experience with the Weber’s Kettle Grill

For one of my kids birthdays I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to push out the food fast enough. It was push and shove but in the end no one went hungry. Though I have to admit that It helped that they were mostly 5 year olds.

Deciding between a charcoal grill or propane grill was a no brainer for me. No matter what anyone else says, charcoal rules. The food just tastes better. It takes a bit of getting used to and some practice, but it pays off big time. Sure, the additional hassle of cleaning, involved with charcoal cooking, can be a pain. But Weber’s Kettle Grill has a great mechanism that really makes it all worthwhile. And luckily, I have a helping hand with cleaning up. If I do the cooking I can’t be expected to do all the cleaning as well. Right?

At first I was a bit hesitant about the stability of Weber’s Kettle Grill. Loading it with charcoal and pounds upon pounds of meat. Could it handle it? The legs seemed a bit wobbly. As it turns out the grill has a push pin system that really puts your mind at ease. Which is definitely something to strive for when working near an open flame. It has a thermometer which helps a lot and which seems to be pre-drilled. Which would mean that you can change it if need be. Most of the elements seem to be interchangeable for that matter.

It’s a huge bonus that the Weber’s Kettle Grill has heat proof handles. Compared to let’s say to my uncle’s old grill. Actually, when I asked him for advice that was the one of the first things he mentioned as a must have. It was fairly easy to assemble, even for someone like me. And when I assembled it…

The Verdict

Now you’re maybe gonna want to stop reading at this point. But I have to mention the look of it. Weber’s Kettle Grill is just pretty. Black as night with a homey old style look. Like something from an old home made video. But I also need to be objective. If there is anything I could change on it would be the wheels. Although taking all things into account it’s a compromise I can live with.

You don’t get to buy that many grills in a lifetime. Almost like when buying a car. So you need to pick wisely taking a lot of different factors into account. Maybe you don’t like the way it looks, maybe it’s too small for the kind of barbeques you like. For me Weber’s Kettle Grill is spot on. Easily the best buy in it’s range.

Billy StewartBilly Stewart

Founder of BarbequeSmoked.com

My dad is a true mans man, and has owned a number of grills. Ranging from gas to charcoal. Growing up with him allowed me to see what different types of rubs, spices, brines, etc went into making the best BBQ. Although my dad was a truck driver, and I had a degree in Information Technology I knew that I wanted to do something about grilling and our recipes.  That’s where Barbeque Smoked comes in.

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