The original and best
From burgers to chicken to slow-smoked ribs, this Weber model’s time-tested design produces great results—at a terrific price.
The Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill 22″ is a classic for good reason. It’s compact yet big enough to cook an entire elaborate meal for a family, a simple spread for a party, or even a whole Thanksgiving turkey. From 12 well-seared burgers to an entire cut-up barbecue chicken to a perfectly cooked whole chicken and a killer rack of wood-smoked baby-back ribs, it produced beautiful meals in our test—and needed no expertise or fussing on our part to do so.
Though the basic design has barely changed since 1952, Weber has added helpful details over the years to improve the overall cooking experience; this latest iteration, for example, has convenient hooks on the side handles for hanging your spatula, tongs, or other tools. But what really sets the Premium version apart from the standard 22-inch kettle is the enclosed ash catcher, which makes cleanup easy and eliminates concerns about stray embers. Assembly is dead simple, and the construction and materials are sturdy. Add its solid warranty and well-regarded customer service, and the Weber Kettle Premium Grill is the best value going.
Source: NY Times – Wirecutter