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Ranch® Kettle

Reviews (6)
1104 sq in Total cooking area
42 (H)x37.75 (W)x44.75 (L)" Dimensions
1104 sq in Total cooking area
42 (H)x37.75 (W)x44.75 (L)" Dimensions
Benefits
  • Aluminum Dampers
  • Stainless Steel Hinged Cooking Grate
  • All-Weather Wheels
  • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Lid Handle
  • Large Cooking Area
  • Tool Holders
  • Tuck-Away™ Lid Holder
  • Ash Catcher
Benefits
  • Aluminum Dampers
  • Stainless Steel Hinged Cooking Grate
  • All-Weather Wheels
  • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Lid Handle
  • Large Cooking Area
  • Tool Holders
  • Tuck-Away™ Lid Holder
  • Ash Catcher

Average Overall Customer Rating

Rating: 5 stars

100% of reviewers recommend this grill

Durability

4.8

 
Cooking Performance

4.8

 
Value

5

 
Overall Quality

4.8

 

May 23, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

The Ultimate Grill

I purchased my Ranch Grill over 20 years ago, when we were putting on horse shows and used it for a concession. After we stopped doing that line of work, the grill served us well and was used all the time for parties, and particularly for large events.

So here are the points of relevance from my perspective...

1. If you are not a serious "Grillmeister," and you don't have parties in excess of 6 people on a regular basis, then get the 26" grill and you'll be perfectly happy. If, on the other hand, you have to barbeque for more than 6, and/or also have a mixture of chicken, beef, pork, seafood, veggies on all at the same time, then this is the grill for you.

2. If you want a grill that you'll never have to replace, and that will be with you for decades, this is the grill for you.

3. If you want a grill that despite its size, can be handled by a teenager, and is perfectly designed for its purpose, this is the grill for you.

4. Finally, if you want to grill knowing that no matter what your neighbor drives, how big his house is, how smart his kids are or how beautiful his wife is, he'll envy you this grill until he gets one himself, then this is the grill for you! ;-)

Final notes: I saw a criticism of the wheel in one of the other reviews. So here's my take on the issue. In my experience, this truly is the best grill ever manufactured, however, the front wheels are inadequately designed and should really be replaced with something as sturdy and industrial as the rest of the grill. I had both the front wheels break over the years, and simply replaced them with a 2x4 that balanced the grill out across the wheels. Nevertheless, it didn't diminish my warm thoughts about this grill.
Also, when eating at the Weber restaurant in Chicago metro, I saw that they also used this grill, but they had a separate level they could put food on. I would have liked to see that accessory offered to non-commercial users as well.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Kenneth 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

Feb 18, 2015

Rating: 4 stars

Big Boy!

My first outing with this Big Boy was to cook for 30+ people. I guava smoked a large bison meatloaf, grilled about 10#’s of veggies, 10 shrimp skewers, and over 18#’s of rib eye steaks almost at the same time! No one had to wait for their food and everything came out perfect! I’m already planning the next event which will be an “Endless Summer” clambake that I know will be a breeze because of the amount of cooking real-estate the Weber Kettle has.

Couple of things that lower the rating: 1. The grill was delivered with a defective wheel which keeps falling off when I roll it into storage; 2. There is no factory cover for this beast but I found an outdoor patio table cover that fits almost perfect from Lowe’s; 3. The price is a high even though the grill is huge. You can buy two 26” Weber grills for much less but I knew what the price was when I ordered it so that one is on me.

Finally, I wouldn’t recommend it to my friends because they all got to see it and they know where they can come to borrow one, not to mention they don’t have the storage space for something this big!

Would you recommend this product? no

Derrick T

How Often:

Once a month

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

New

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

Apr 17, 2014

Rating: 5 stars

the best grill

nothing else to say the best there is

Would you recommend this product? YES

Willie P

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

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

Mar 19, 2014

Rating: 5 stars

Great for huge parties.

Great grill for huge parties. I have smoked 12 slabs of St Louis cut ribs and have smoked up to 60 lbs of pork butts. Love the grill.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Paul C

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

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

Oct 24, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

If you cook for a LOT of people this is the grill you want!!!!

After cooking for 30+ people using 2 One Touch Gold 22.5" at the same time and looking for more space to grill THIS is the BEST grill you can have, it´s just BEAUTIFULL!!!!

Would you recommend this product? YES

Felipe S

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

Less than a year

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

Oct 1, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

Ranch Kettle the Champ of all Charcoal grillers!

Greatest Grill for family events and tailgating parties..

Would you recommend this product? YES

ROGER T

How Often:

Once a month

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

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

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