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Weber 1351001 One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill Review

Weber 1351001 One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill
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For many years the kettle shaped charcoal grill reigned supreme as the domed shape help to build up a heavy smoke that infused the meat while it cooked at an even temperature. The Weber 1351001 One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill, 22.5-Inch continues this tradition by providing a total of 363 square inches of cooking area on a 22.5 inch diameter stainless steel grate. Constructed of high quality materials and built to last, the Weber One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill is the perfect choice for anyone who loves to grill with charcoal.

In the Box

Anyone who buys the Weber One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill should be prepared to put the entire grill together. Once the box is opened, the entire grill must be assembled from parts and a hardware kit. Fortunately there is a detailed instruction manual that lays out the entire process. The shiny black porcelain enamel finish is intended not only to look good, but also to protect the heavy gauge steel top and bottom from rusting. The kit includes:

  • Black porcelain enamel thick gauge steel top and bottom
  • Aluminum removable ash catcher assembly with One-Touch® cleaning system
  • Aluminum damper
  • 2 x glass reinforced handles
  • Leg assembly with wheels
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First Impressions

From the moment the box is opened the quality for which Weber has become famous is obvious. The fit and finish of the top and bottom pieces are a good indicator of the overall quality of this grill. One of the biggest problems faced with charcoal grills lies in what to do with the ashes once the cooking is done and the fire is finally out. The One-Touch® cleaning system ensures the ashes end up in the removable ash pan rather than having to tip the grill over as is required with many other brands.

While many grills require a large number of charcoal briquettes, the Weber One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill will cook almost anything on approximately two dozen briquettes or less. The vents on top and bottom allow the grill to work like a chimney for lighting the coals, negating the need for smelly and toxic lighting fluid. Among the best features are:

  • 22 1/2 inch diameter porcelain enamel coated bowl and lid
  • 363 square inches of cooking area
  • Aluminized steel One-Touch® self-cleaning system
  • Removable ash pan
  • Glass reinforced nylon handles

Performance

While it would be easy to use one the many different types of “chimney” to light the Weber 1351001 One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill, there is no need to as the design of this grill creates its own chimney for easy lighting. The unique kettle shape encourages the buildup of heat while using minimal amounts of charcoal. With no more than 15 to 25 briquettes it only takes approximately 20 minutes for the grill to reach cooking temperature.

As the coals will provide steady heat for up to an hour, the One-Touch® is capable of cooking just about any type of meat to perfection. In fact during this time, it is possible to cook more than one load of burgers or brats. More important the dome shaped top creates the perfect smoker and with carefully controlled vents it is possible to slow cook meats and smoke them to perfection.

Final Thoughts

For those who are used to buying cheap charcoal grills every year or two, the Weber 1351001 One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill, 22.5-Inch, Black has a lot to offer. The huge cooking surface area and dome shape provide plenty of even cooking for burgers or a couple of chickens. Superior quality materials are used throughout to ensure this grill will provide many years of exceptional service, all at a very reasonable price.

When it comes to reviews on Amazon a product cannot do much better than the Weber One Touch Grill. Customers love how easy this grill is to light, how evenly it cooks and said assembly was fast and easy. There were very few negative comments on this grill and the vast majority of them were complaints about shipping rather than the grill itself. One reviewer was unhappy about the construction and quality of the grill, but there were far more reviewers that praised the grill as being well constructed. This grill can definitely be recommended for those who are looking for a compact charcoal patio grill.

Weber 1351001 One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill, 22.5-Inch
Weber 1351001 One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill, 22.5-Inch, Black Check Price
Weber 1351001 One-Touch Gold Kettle Grill, 22.5-Inch, Black Check Price

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