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Weber 741001 Silver One-Touch 22-1/2-Inch Kettle Grill Review

Weber 741001 Silver One-Touch 22-1/2-Inch Kettle Grill
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Kettle grills have been a mainstay in the world of American barbecue for decades and true to tradition the Weber 741001 Silver One-Touch 22-1/2-Inch Kettle Grill has a lot to offer. With 363 square inches of cooking space and Weber’s patented One-Touch® cleaning system, the Weber Silver One-Touch is the perfect grill for deck, patio, or back yard. Over the course of many years the name Weber has become synonymous with legendary quality, this kettle grill can cook everything from burgers to steaks with perfection.

In the Box

Inside the box is a kettle grill in kit form, albeit one created from a wide range of top quality parts. Every piece of the Weber Silver One-Touch is made from the best quality materials available. Both halves of the kettle are made from thick, heavy duty steel that has been coated with shiny black porcelain enamel to protect it from both the heat produced by the charcoal and the elements to ensure it will provide many years of rust free service.

The 22 1/2 inch diameter stainless steel grate features a hinged section on either side designed to allow the user to add more coals to the fire without the need to lift the grate out of the grill mid cooking session. The charcoal grate is made of extremely heavy duty steel to ensure it does not burn through and that it will not warp out of shape. The stand is made from durable aluminum legs and heavy duty wheels. Among the included parts are:

  • Porcelain enamel coated top and bottom kettle halves
  • 22 1/2 inch stainless steel cooking grate
  • One-Touch® cleaning and ash removal system
  • Heavy duty legs and wheels
  • Aluminized steel ash catcher
  • Assembly and owner’s manual
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First Impressions

The Weber Silver One-Touch is simple to assemble thanks to the well thought out and easy to understand assembly manual. From start to finish, assembly should take less than an hour. All parts are made from top quality metals and are finished in such a way as to ensure no one gets cut or injured during the assembly phase or when being used.

The vent on top makes it easy to light a fire and to maintain an even cooking temperature throughout the cooking process. The kettle design allows a healthy buildup of smoke to add more flavor to any meat being cooked. At the same time the glass reinforced nylon handles ensure no one gets burned taking the lid off to check on the meat being cooked.

The One-Touch® cleaning system serves two purposes, the first is to help remove ash in the bottom of the grill with a simple back and forth twisting action. The other is to create airflow when cooking as it can be used as a vent. When combined with the vent in the lid, the entire system makes controlling cooking temperatures simple.

Performance

Easy to light and great to cook on, the Weber Silver One-Touch makes weekend barbecues a treat. The 22 1/2 inch grate provides a full 363 square inches of cooking space. This is more than enough space to cook enough burgers for several people along with more than their fair share of hotdogs or brats. The kettle shape serves to route the heat all around the food and cook it more evenly. Overall cooking performance is exceptional as can be expected from any grill that comes from the world leader in grill and smoker manufacturing.

Final Thoughts

For those who need a little more space than the standard 18 1/2 grill can provide, the Weber Silver One-Touch at 22 1/2 inches in diameter has a lot to offer. All components are made from top quality materials and designed to provide a sturdy grill that is sure to last. This charcoal grill makes an excellent choice for use on decks, patios, and out in the backyard.

As with all Weber products the Silver One Touch rates exceptionally well with customers. Customers love the quality of the grill, how it heats evenly and does not burn food. They also liked the size of the grill which was large enough for a small turkey according to one customer. For how well it rated the grill also had a few complaints. Customers caution that if you purchase this grill you should always use an oven mitt to remove the lid, because the plastic handles get to hot. Also several customers had issues with the ash pan letting ashes blow all over the area around the barbeque. All around this is a well bit barbeque that has a few quirks you can work around provided you are aware of them. For the price and because it is by Weber this grill can be recommended.

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