Weber-Stephen Products Performer Charcoal Grill Reviews

Weber-Stephen Products Performer Charcoal Grill

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Weber Charcoal Grill ...They just keep getting better !!

May 3, 2011 (Updated May 4, 2011)
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Pros:Nothing but great things to say about this grill.

Cons:Could of put stronger back wheels on it, no need for plastic tires.

The Bottom Line: They just tweaked up this grill with the ash collector and the charcoal cube fuel compartments, brings a new meaning to grilling.


  I just can not believe how expensive charcoal grills have gone up in prices in the last 2 years. I was looking at other Weber models and most of them you can put a down payment on a car. I was looking to spend a couple hundred dollars so it came down to two decisions, buy the same old round Weber pot grill that I just sent to the dump after 10 years or get this Weber Performer Charcoal Grill Model: 1427001. I asked them to check the whole store and see if they had a black one because it would look better on my deck, but to my great luck they only had green left. They gave me a $49.00 discount on it because I gave a little stink about the color. But once it was set up at the house, I put some hanging Ferns on each side and the color green blended great. I even went out and bought a green and white striped tablecloth from the deck table and some green Jasmine candles to finished off the decor.  



The dimensions are: 40" high x 50 1/4" wide x 28 1/2" deep and there is so many nice features that go along with this grill. The preparation table on the side of the grill is very spacious that you can even put the plates on it that you're serving your guest. Simply cook and serve. When you lift off the lid to check on whatever you're cooking the lid even has a holder attached to the mainframe. The 22 1/2 diameter grill bowl gives you the room to cook your meat on one side and your steamed veggies or bake potatoes on the other part. 


 The charcoal placement compartments on the sides hold about 30 cubes each. Once you have to cubes in place to start you press on the Propane Gas Starter (Touch and Go System) gets your coals hot fast, for me it's just under 10 minutes when I look at the thermostat on the grill lid and when it's 150 degrees I throw my meat on the grill. With the charcoal fuel holders at the sides of the grill the ashes slide down to the ash collector on the bottom of the grill. Truly makes clean up very easy and simple. ( Uses 14.1 to 16 ounce propane cylinders only).  



The body of this cart is made of steel. I like the caster wheels on the front because they are locked into place and won't budge on my deck when windy rainstorms hit. The back wheels concern me because they are rubberized plastic tires with a gray plastic Weber logo wheel covers. There is a three tool hook plate where you can hang your grill brush, spatula and fork at. Right behind that is a tub that can hold the remaining charcoal from the bag. For myself I leave the charcoal in the bag and put it in the bin, at first I used it as a trash can. The new style vents are made of non-rusting aluminum. I liked the new handle design, the welded brackets are 2 inches high and the nylon glass enforced handle is never hot when you grab it to lift the lid.  


Overall, I really have enjoyed the two times I've used this Weber-Stephen Products Performer Charcoal Grill Model: 1427001. When cooking my steaks I found out searing them directly over the coals for a couple minutes, then putting them in the center not only keeps those juices inside but gives you that backyard grilling flavor. The other time I cooked chicken breasts they barbequed so good I felt like I was king of the grill. Don't use the preparation side table as a cutting board, it's not made for that. I am very happy with this purchase even though I was frugal about the price, but the outcome of the two times I've used this grill has made it well worth it. Yes, I even bought seat cushions for my patio chairs to match. This grill comes in three colors, green, dark blue, or black.  


Thanks for reading !!!!


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 300.00

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