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Original Kettle 22"

Reviews (18)
363 sq in Total cooking area
39.5 (H)x25 (W)x22.5 (L)" Dimensions
363 sq in Total cooking area
39.5 (H)x25 (W)x22.5 (L)" Dimensions
Benefits
  • Grill Overview
  • One-Touch™ Cleaning System
  • All-Weather Wheels
  • Aluminum Damper
  • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Lid Handle
  • Rust-Resistant Aluminum Ash Catcher
  • Lid Hook
  • Plated Steel Cooking Grate
  • Porcelain-Enameled Bowl and Lid
Benefits
  • Grill Overview
  • One-Touch™ Cleaning System
  • All-Weather Wheels
  • Aluminum Damper
  • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Lid Handle
  • Rust-Resistant Aluminum Ash Catcher
  • Lid Hook
  • Plated Steel Cooking Grate
  • Porcelain-Enameled Bowl and Lid
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Grill Overview

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One-Touch™ Cleaning System

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All-Weather Wheels

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Aluminum Damper

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Glass-Reinforced Nylon Lid Handle

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Rust-Resistant Aluminum Ash Catcher

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Lid Hook

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Plated Steel Cooking Grate

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Porcelain-Enameled Bowl and Lid

Average Overall Customer Rating

Rating: 5 stars

100% of reviewers recommend this grill

Durability

4.9

 
Cooking Performance

4.9

 
Value

4.9

 
Overall Quality

4.8

 

Aug 17, 2015

Rating: 3 stars

Original Kettle 22" features: Shocking Elimination

Weber was proud of the Indirect barbecuing method of the kettle style grills when I purchased my first 22" grill in 1976. I bought another one in 1993, and I still use it even though it's been banged around a lot. My wife and sons gave me a 22" Weber for Fathers Day 2015. UNFORTUNATELY the most important Weber "Original Kettle" feature that used to enable indirect cooking, the HINGED GRATE, is NO LONGER PROVIDED. NOW, you have to buy the PREMIUM model?? Terrible decision by Weber. To this day I remember reading the brochure with my original 1976 22" grill, about how the hinged grate permits you to add charcoal briquettes about hourly, by simply lifting the hinged openings on both sides. It was not PREMIUM. It was the original. How does the cook do it now??? I have lift the firey hot entire grate, meat and all, and set it on the ground, while I add coals....and then restore it onto the grill. Sadly, Weber decided the indirect cooking enabling feature is NOT a good idea for the regular 22 inch grill....and that was THE most important feature. Weber abandoned a most necessary feature for indirect cooking of duration duration of more than one hour. Now I must deal with this crazy, clumsy, and almost dangerous situation. It's bad enough that the 21st Century steel grates are flimsy compared to those of the late 20th Century, and the porcelain coating on the body is now incredibly thin compared to years past. Bring back the sturdy, hinged grates for ALL your kettle models. Don't sacrifice quality and abandon innovation like so many other American businesses have done.

Would you recommend this product? no

William R

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

A few months

Durability: 4
Value: 4
Performance: 4
Quality: 2

Jul 19, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

Neither rain nor snow...

My parents had one for years so when I bought my home in 1983 the next day I bought the grill and still have it. The wife has suggested that we get a new one but that gets a flat-out no. Next I'll be traded in! I cook everything on the grill, even make it a smoker without any accessories. Smoking, direct or indirect, it's all good.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Charley C

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jul 18, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

Fantastic Grill!

My new (about 1 and half year old) Original Kettle 22.5 compliments my 18 year old Genesis Silver gas grill. I use the kettle mostly for indirect cooking of steaks, chicken and ribs. The kettle also gets occasional use cooking paella. I use a moderate amount of coals and a lower the temp, along with an 18" paella pan and it comes out pretty close to using an expensive paella burner, but with a bit with the added benefit of flavor from the smoke. I recently purchased a 20" pan and expect it will also work well, but haven't tried yet.

By the way, I can't say enough good things about Weber service and support. Any support or replacement part is resolved by a simple call. I can't think of another company that provides this level of service.

If I had to do the purchase again, I'd probably spend the extra money and go with the Premium or Master-Touch for the ease of cleaning with the closed ash catcher, but this doesn't take away from the value of the Original Kettle.

Summary: Solidly built grill that will probably last decades, cooks great and is backed by the gold standard in customer support.

Would you recommend this product? YES

John Y

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jul 17, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

only charcoal

I have had gas and other types of grills, nothing cooks as consistently as this grill has for over 20 years. in my younger days I tried everything to get things as good as my father when he used his weber grill. First I bought the smaller kettle, still have and still use. I have had my 22.5 kettle for over 15 years and still love to use it. everyone wonders why my chicken is so good, it is the grill I tell them. I cook all kinds of dishes and meats. Love,Love,Love my Weber Kettle.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Betsy B

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jun 20, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

OLD SOUTH

BOUGHT MY FIRST KETTLE IN 83 - BOUGHT MY SECOND IN 99 - IT'S STILL GOING STRONG. BOUGHT THE SPIRIT GAS GRILL FOR WHEN EXTRA PEOPLE SHOW UP OR THE GRAND KIDS WANT HOT DOGS. AMERICAN MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY.

THANKS FOR A GREAT PRODUCT

Would you recommend this product? YES

MICHAEL T

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jun 11, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

One of the top grills in my backyard.

As a food critic, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and come summer, even more time cooking in my backyard. The Weber Kettle is my go-to daily grill for everything from hamburgers and steaks to low and slow briskets and ribs. The flavor profile it imparts on the food is vastly superior to any of my gas grills (which I only use for quick grilling or large parties) and other than smoking or very particular low and slow cuts of meat, it even gets more use than my Big Green Egg and my smokers. For the price, you really can't go wrong, and I would argue with anyone that the Weber Kettle is easily one of the top three charcoal barbecues on the market today.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Jared S

How Often:

Every day

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

May 28, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

My 22" Bar-B-Kettle is ready for another 30 years.

I purchased a 22" Bar-B-Kettle in 1985 and at first it saw cooking duties 3-4 times a week. This kettle grill was my main source for cooking outdoors. I have cooked everything imaginable on it, from the basics like hamburgers and hot dogs to steaks and more complicated things like spare ribs and prime rib, sometimes not always to perfection but still always good.

Starting in about 2002 my Weber saw the countryside as the wife and I used it when we traveled in the RV. It has cooked in every state east of the Mississippi except 1 (Louisiana). 2014 was it's last year on the road (maybe). It led a pretty rough life "on the road", some dings and enamel chipping from being bounced around but it never failed to perform.

In early spring 2015 my 30 year old got a maker over, almost a total restoration. A new exterior paint job, new handles to replace the wooden ones and a new cooking grid and one upgrade, a thermometer in the lid. I use it now about once a week and it is ready for it's next 30 years. Wish I could post some photos along with this review for everyone to see my "old faithful Weber".

Would you recommend this product? YES

Walter C

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

Durability: 5
Value: 4
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Feb 1, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

Still going strong

I have had this grill for a little over 10 yrs now. It was the first grill I bought back in my twenties. The last few years since my children came along and we couldn't go out as much anymore I really got into grilling more complex food (that really isn't complex when you start paying attention) and learning the grill design, as in airflow, heat management, temp, time etc... The grill will function exactly as you tell it to when you really figure it out. It is a great design. I have gotten to the point of cooking so much on my grill that I bought a performer so I could have the work table, but dont be alarmed. The silver is right beside me with the sides going. My girls fill the chimney with paper and help season the veggies. They are just as apart of the experience with me as everything else. I guess before I get off subject to far, the Weber experience is more than just grilling great food. It's an experience to share with loved ones.

Would you recommend this product? YES

travis n

How Often:

Every day

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jan 10, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

Great memories around the grill over the years.

I bought my first Weber grill back in the 80(s) while in the Army. I've had several over the years because I couldn't take the grills overseas or return with them because they had to be so clean to be shipped via Army Transportation. So when I got to where I was going I always bought a Weber from the PX.

I know my Italian neighbors especially loved it when I left and they inherited the one I had in Italy in the 90(s). They enjoyed it when I cooked out. It was a great way to find common ground and enjoy great food.

Now, I've passed the Weber loyalty to my sons who also have Weber Kettles. I imagine my grandchildren will have them as well. We cook several times a week on the Kettle and they're always out helping me.

Thanks Weber!

Would you recommend this product? YES

Dwain P

How Often:

Every day

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Oct 6, 2014

Rating: 5 stars

THE BEST!!!

We got our grill kinda accidentally. We just moved in to a new place and the tiny backyard was overgrown with weeds. When my husband got done cutting them back, he says, "Look what I found!" And there it stood, the black Weber kettle bbq! The lid was on it and it was standing up in the corner of the yard and we couldn't see it thru the weeds earlier! Looks like somebody dropped the lid at some point because it only fit one way on the bbq. I cleaned the dirt and spiderwebs off and we've been using it ever since at least twice a week!! I'd say the people before us had it for probably at least 7 or 8 years and we've had it now for 16 years!!! Its just as sturdy as ever and its got at least another 15 years to go!!! Wouldn't buy anything other than a Weber!!!!

Would you recommend this product? YES

Stacey L

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Mar 28, 2014

Rating: 5 stars

Second generation

I purchased my dad a Weber Kettle grill for Fathers Day in 1978, and it is as good a grill now as it ever was, and still gets used often. My wife just recently bought me one of my own, and it has been used more often than not since it arrived. Got a brisket on it now, about an hour from done. I also bought the chimney for starting coals, and the charcoal baskets for distributing the heat. All high quality, and awesome performance. Thanks for YEARS of great products.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Paul W

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

A few months

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Aug 3, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

Dick S

Our 22.5" grill is 40 years old and still in great shape. I use it mainly for indirect cooking, but did some burgers tonite and they were great. Really a well built grill and easy to use and clean.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Dick S

How Often:

Once a month

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jul 11, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

One awesome and easily portable grill

Ok... I am a Weber junkie. I have owned 2 Weber Gas grills... Only because they last so long. My Gensis 1000 died after 14 years and it is replaced by my workhorse EP-320. Some how did is little charcoal guy get into my life. We inherited a house from my mom in law.... Or at least my wife did... And I became with her property manager. We intended to rent during the school year (it is near university) and enjoy in the summer. So I bought the charcoal guy for the quote summer house. Well turns out we got a really good grad student as a tenant who rents all year and has for the last 4 ... So much for the house on the lake. The income is needed. So the charcoal guy joins the EP320 on the back deck. I use both... A lot. But I found. I have really mastered the art of crispy and not over done chicken on the charcoal guy. It's a great grill, and like the gas grills makes a good cook happy. I wish the legs were a little more substantial . It's the only thing in my entire history of Weber that I though was only made "good enough" as opposed to really well made. Buy this you won't be sorry.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Jim N

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jul 8, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

Best. Grill. Ever.

I bought my One Touch Silver back in 2000 and use it relatively often. Over the years this grill has gone with me to events that my organization has hosted, and I've hosted several barbeques and other events at my home where this grill has served me well. I haven't needed to replace a single part in all these years, and my grill is still working great!

Would you recommend this product? YES

Kathy A

How Often:

Once a month

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jul 2, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

Now one of my favorite cooking appliances .....

My love affair with cooking over charcoal is rekindled. I used to use a Smokey Joe back in college and later graduated to a gas grill for convenience. Last month I purchased a One-Touch Silver charcoal grill at the urging of my girlfriend, and I am very impressed. She loves the taste infused by an open charcoal based system. I was hesitant because charcoal and I had grown apart. But it all came back in a flash. The chimney starter was a boon – no fuss, no muss, and a great evenly distributed fire. Suffice it to say that the food came out perfectly.

I will add that the product is very well designed and engineered for easy assembly. The one-touch system makes cleaning effortless. I hope to get many years of service and cooking pleasure out of my new grill.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Cecil F

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

New

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jun 24, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

My First Weber Grill

I really love to cook on the grill. Before my Weber I had a gas grill and even though I cooked a lot on it I never really knew that I
was not very good at it.
Got married recently and my wife had a gas grill as well and I still love to cook on it but something was missing.
I had one of those square charcoal grills before but again never used it right and I always wanted a Weber grill and I can't remember why I just didn't go out and get one.
My wife surprised me this year with a Weber 22.5 Silver for Father's Day which rekindled my love for barbeque cooking again.
Getting the grill was awesome and she bought me some of the Weber Grilling books to go with it.
Since I love to learn and try new things, I have been using the direct heat cooking and 2 of the indirect heat methods.
I am not the Grill Master yet, but I know that the combination of the books and trial and error, I will go far with what I learn and having the right tool for the job is essential.

The right tool IS the Weber Grill !!!

Would you recommend this product? YES

Brian E

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

New

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jun 24, 2013

Rating: 4 stars

New Fan of Weber

I used this grill for the first time last weekend, it was a breeze to use, the only thing I would like to change on it is the cooking grate, I wish it had a hinge for ease of adding more charcoal, but if you have an extra set of hands to help, its not a deal breaker. I think I will replace the grate, but still love the grill for ease of assembly and cleanup, etc. My food was done so fast, I almost burned some things, lol.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Ruth O

How Often:

Once a month

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

New

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jun 8, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

I love this grill. This is not my first Weber, and it will not be my last.

I really enjoy this grill. This was a replacement for an Alaska Seafood edition Weber I enjoyed until it was time to let it go. I do have a suggestion to the Weber folks. Just include a thermometer in the kettle cover on all of your grills. Honestly, it would improve the entire product line. Anyway, I love this grill. It works! It has great ability to control the temperature of the coals. I am slow cooking some ribs as I write this.

Thanks for keeping production in the USA. It mattered to me when it came time to purchase. I wish more of your accessories were also domestically made. I would pay a few bucks more for a quality product that was made in USA out of domestic materials.

Thanks from NH.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Raymond M

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

A few months

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 4
Quality: 5
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