The Weber One-Touch Silver 22.5 Grill manages to impart flavors that are absolutely delicious, no doubt about it. It does, however, have its shortcomings.
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The lid has a small hook to latch it to the kettle (when you want to check the food, add charcoal, etc.), but you have to be careful that the hook catches; otherwise, the top crashes to your patio or deck. Also, wind can catch the lid in its hooked position and blow it off. A neat feature is the aluminum plate beneath the kettle: it temporarily stores ashes before a breeze scatters them all over your patio furniture. Finally, there's no place to put utensils like the spatula and tongs. Weber has a little add-on device for this purpose, but it puts a gap between the kettle and lid, according to those that have used it, and allows too much oxygen seepage after grilling (thereby burning up all the charcoal). What would be so tough about a few small hooks welded to the side of the kettle for holding utensils? Finally, collecting the ashes is a mess. I resorted to using a large cookie tin to hold beneath the kettle before opening the vent/clean-out slats (a variation of which is what I guess the more expensive model has).
OK, enough griping. This thing grills food that is amazingly tasty, and that's what's important. You really can't go wrong here if good eats are your goal.
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Amount Paid (US$): 79