Finding the right grill for you and your needs can be a bit tricky.
You have to consider all of its specifications and features and decide if it has what you need.. or if it’s missing a must-have feature in your opinion.
In this article I will be going over everything about the Weber Original Kettle 22” Charcoal Grill.
From its basic specifications and features to some of the things I like and don't like about it.
Such as its generous 363 square inch cooking space. This means you’ll have enough room to cook roughly 13 burgers at a time, should you be lucky enough to have 13 hungry mouths to feed around your grill. Having this much cooking space makes the 22 inch kettle a great grill for a family get together and backyard barbecues.
You’ll come to find that this grill is an easily portable grill for outings or a great one to move around your backyard while entertaining guests.
About Weber Grills
The founder of the Weber company is none other than George Stephen.
He first invented what seems to be a revolutionary kettle grill back in 1952. He was driven by a passion that isn’t surprising to any modern man, grilling steaks. Back then he worked for Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago, Illinois and was inspired by the shape of a buoy.
He knew, even back then, that the key to success in grilling was a rounded cooking bowl that actually had a lid. So he took a buoy and cut it in half, after adding three legs to the bottom of it and a handle to the top, he was done. The rest is now simply history.
The company uses the same mindset and goals to accomplish everything that they do, the goal of a perfectly grilled steak is everywhere. It is in the company's heritage, legacy, and future.
Nowadays Weber is one of the most well known and trusted names in the BBQ/ grilling world, and for good reason. They make a genuinely good product at an affordable price.
- 1Weight: 32.3 pounds
- 2Dimensions: 39.5 x 22.5 x 27 inches
- 3Primary Cooking Space: 363 Inches Square
- 4Total Cooking Space: 363 Inches Square
- 5Fuel Type: Charcoal
- 6Wheels: 2
- 7Grates: Steel Plated Grates
- 8Legs: 3
- 9Made In The USA
Ease of Setup
Setting up this model of grill is pretty easy, Weber also have very easy and simple to follow set up instructions. For most, it seems to take less than half an hour. Or around 1 beer.
Please keep in mind when setting it up to pay attention to the details in the instructions, the instructions are thorough and will answer all of your problems. However, should you run into any problems there are plenty of videos online that can help you out.
Ease of Use
The Weber Original Kettle 22’ Charcoal Grill is incredibly easy to use. It’s also easy to assemble.
When you get ready to start grilling you’ll find that the hinged grate on the grill allows for the easy addition of more coals making replenishing them much simpler.
The tight seal that the lid has gives you even heat and flavor distribution during the cooking process.
Now if you truly want to get an idea of what this grill is and how simple and easy it is to use, try watching some videos of people using it and decide for yourself!
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning the Weber Original Kettle 22” Charcoal Grill is really easy.
This model has a One-Touch cleaning system, which is an enclosed ash catcher. It’s something that the original does not feature.
The ash catcher can hold a rather large amount of ashes before you need to empty it, and removing and reattaching it is a breeze with the spring loaded handle.
While this grill does seem to have very durable wheels, it’s been decided among some that the three legged design might be somewhat of a hindrance to the durability of the grill.
That being said this grill does stand up to everyday wear and tear, it also has a rust resistant aluminum damper that is especially handy when it comes to wetter weather.
The two glass reinforced nylon handles add a bit more durability when it comes to mobility.
The warranty for the Weber Original Kettle 22” Charcoal Grill covers the bowl and lid for 10 years and the One-Touch cleaning system for 5 years, neither are covered for rusting through or burning through.
The plastic components are covered for 5 years and does not extend to cover fading or discoloration. All remaining parts to the grill are covered under a two year warranty.
For more information please take a look at the Warranty.
Do You Get Value For Money?
Once you consider everything about a grill, before you decide if it’s right for you, one important question remains.
Will you be getting enough value to make it worth spending your money on it? With the Weber Original Kettle 22” Charcoal Grill, I’d have to say you definitely get decent value for money.
While it isn’t the most durable grill out there, it does hold up pretty well. It’s also a very portable grill which makes it great for those that like to be on the move or entertain in different areas.
Once you consider everything that makes up this grill I’d say you might agree that you’re getting a good deal.
What I Liked
What I Didn't Like
Overall this grill is a pretty great deal.
You’re getting your money's worth without emptying your wallet. You also get a great range of features such as the steel plated hinged cooking grate, which makes adding charcoal or refilling it super easy.
While it isn’t the most durable grill in the world it does hold up to everyday use and it’s pretty great in the elements as well.
It is also really easily portable, which makes this grill a great one for anyone that likes to take their grill camping, tailgating, or simply likes moving it around the yard when entertaining.
While there are some downsides such as the lid thermometer placement and the placement of the lid hook, I feel like they are outweighed by the assortment of features that come along with them.
This is one grill that is not only easy to clean, transport, and refill, but it’s also big enough to cook for everyone in the family.
All in all it’s a pretty good grill that will give you good results and last a long time.