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Original Kettle Series



Original Kettle Charcoal Grill 18"

  •  Original Kettle Charcoal Grill 18" View

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Cheers to the Original Kettle, a grill that was made for every backyard. For the memories made and the ones soon to be created. Once the coals have gone out and dinner is served, relax and let the conversation flow.

Item #441001

  • Dimensions - Lid Closed (inches)
    36"H x 18.5"W x 23"D
    Diameter (centimetres)
    Primary cooking area (square inches)
    Total cooking area (square inches)
    Fuel type
    Glass-reinforced nylon handles
    Durable all-weather wheels
    Rust-resistant aluminium dampers
    • Features
      Plated steel cooking grate
      Heavy-gauge steel charcoal grate
      Porcelain-enamelled bowl and lid
      Bottom wire rack
      Lid handle with heat shield
      Angled lid hook inside grill lid
      Removable aluminium ash catcher
      Aluminized steel One-Touch cleaning system
      Spring clip/push pin leg assembly
  • Bowl and lid
    10 years, no rust-through/burn-through
    One-Touch cleaning system
    5 years, no rust-through/burn-through
    Plastic components
    5 years, excluding fading or discolouration
    All remaining parts
    2 years
  •  Original Kettle Charcoal Grill 18" View

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Original Kettle Charcoal Grill 18"
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Ignite the coals and grill for the entire family on this classic charcoal grill. Plenty of space for grilling up steaks or a burger for anyone who stops by.

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Serves 4-5 people

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Create mouth-watering chicken enhanced with flavours you can only achieve on the grill, or take this accessory to the next level. Prepare anything from nachos to chocolate fondue or even a luscious cake. We'll leave it up to you and your imagination.

Original Kettle Charcoal Grill 18" is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 72.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It just keeps on grilling and grilling My dad had a Weber kettle grill that my mother kept for at least 10 years after he died, until she moved to an apartment. After going through a number of gas grills ourselves for a few years, we finally bought this 18in charcoal grill, basing it on the premise that fewer moving parts is more when it comes to grills. I can't even say how old it is, but it's at least 20+ years old. We've replaced the inner grill (grate?) a few times over the years, because that's what takes a beating. It will last forever!
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weber 18" Original We went back to an "old fashioned" grill when our old kettle grill finally went belly up. We are so glad we did. It is just my wife and I now and this is the perfect size for all or grilling needs. The only thing I wish this had was the Premium options of the ash catcher and thermometer. I could even do without the thermometer. The ash catcher would be a great add on for this grill. Other that that it is a great grill and we love cooking on it. We also have a Weber gas grill but we love the charcoal weber for our burgers, corn on the cob and all our grilling needs.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great burgers I wanted a grill I could store in our shed and wheel out when we wanted a steak or burgers. This baby does the job perfectly. My one caveat, I wish it had a built in thermometer in the cover. Other than that, it's easy to use and easy to store. While I screwed up the assembly and had to request extra wheel hubs, which were quickly provided, the assembly isn't difficult. A good product; unless you prefer something bigger or a gas grill, this is a good way to go. Our first barbecued mea, burgers. lThe burgers were really delicious.
Date published: 2018-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best BBQ I've ever owned,the first with charcoal I purchased this wonderful 18" kettle right before the 4th of July holiday,took around 25 minutes to assemble,Ive grilled hot dog,italian sausage,carne asada,and I love the flavor of grilling with charcoal,I couldn't be happier,the ash tray/system it came with, works great.bye bye propane! As long as u keep a bag of charcoal handy,you can grill anytime and not worry about driving somewhere and waiting in line for propane. I Will enjoy this grill for many years to come.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My 2 cents great grill, great size for making efficient use of charcoal. My 2 cents: (1) would like to see a premium version of the 18" offered. including a temperature gauge built into the lid and the premium shielded ash catcher as standard. (2) I'd like the lower grate to incorporate tabs to hold the water bowl / drippings catcher from my Smokey mountain 14".... and offer that drip / water pan as standard equipment with premium version and aftermarket item for the classic 18" Weber kettle. Alex
Date published: 2019-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from new vent closure I am loving practicing! I did "indirect" cooking with my ribs! I love the flavor. It's fun. I had no idea about the charcoal lasting but it did and I didn't need to cook them quite as long as I did. Used Apple Rub and really very very good. I wanted a reasonably priced grill and Weber is the best. I don't care for the wires that balance the catcher for ashes, that is a bit flimsy and maybe should have gone larger but 18" was perfect. Oh well, still am very glad I bought it.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Products to use! We have the original Kettle Weber 18 in. and the Smokey Joe 14 in. Both have been excellent . The Smokey Joe has been to many places with us on camping trips to Michigan's Upper Peninsula . Over the last 16 years the Smokey Joe is starting to shoe it's age ! I have been looking at the Jumbo Joe 18 in. Not to say the little Joe will be discarded the Jumbo Joe will be the new member of the Weber family .Weber charcoal grills and Kingsford charcoal briquets were made for each other .
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cooks just as good as my old one I purchased this grill along with a 22” premium to replace my old ones ( had them for over 25 years! ). I use both of them at home and when I need one to be more mobile around the yard, I tend to use the 18” because of it’s ease of mobility. I have added the charcoal holders, premium handle for utensils, and the premium grill grate for opening while cooking. This cooks just as well as my old Weber did, and is much easier to clean the ashes out of! Very satisfied with my purchase.
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter grill I finally bought Weber kettle after avoiding them because I thought any old grill could work just as well, but Webers really are the best! This 18" grill is perfect for individual meals or a small family to cook on. I have cooked entire meals including side dishes on this 18" grill and nothing beats the flavor you get from a charcoal grill! If you only cook small meals like burgers, dogs, chicken breasts, steaks, etc. this is the grill you want!
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my Weber! Only my 2nd in decades! I love my Weber charcoal grill. It forces me to slow down the process of cooking and actually interact with my food. I know how to coax flavor out of the charcoal. I always use the natural ones- the ones you see in Newark, NJ BBQ places, they know what to burn and what gives the best flavor!. I'm a cook, the grill was my favorite station in the restaurant biz. The Weber is so easy to master and your food will reward you for years to come.
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to grill for appetizers. This is a great for grilling most anything, but I find I use it more for appetizers more than anything else. I set it up for indirect cooking, and fire up some MOINK balls, poppers, or cheese stuffed mushrooms. I've used it for chicken, steaks, burgers, fish, and beer bread, but it seems like I like it most for the appetizers. I like this grill so much I gave one to my son, who uses it as much as I do.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grill, lightweight, easy to store. I purchased the 18" grill in October and I absolutely love it. It is a smaller grill than I normally buy but it performs better than bigger ones. Because of the smaller design you use less charcoal, it is easier to control the air flow and heat. The grill cools quicker that my other grills which makes it easy to store when you live in an apartment/condo. I would definitely buy another 18" Weber grill.
Date published: 2019-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It’s a bigger version of my Weber Smokey Joe Found it on sale for 50% off so I bought it because of my Smokey Joe that I’ve used for 20 plus years. I’m single so that’s all I need. I also have another Smokey Joe that I bought for $15 that had been used once. Bought it as a spare in the event my original finally gives it up, which doesn’t seem likely. I bought the 18 inch at 50% off and found a rotisserie collar for it so I’m going to fire it up this weekend and do a rotisserie chicken and then a rotisserie pineapple with coconut milk, sugar, and cinnamon. With Weber’s reputation and my experience with Weber grills, I’m confident that both will turn out GREAT! I also have a Weber Smokey Mountain 18 inch that I’ve used once and it also does a fantastic job. In my opinion Weber makes the best simple, inexpensive grills on the market and their 10 year warranty can’t be beat. Sell you pellet grill and buy a Weber. You won’t be disappointed.
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My only complaint I bought this model at least 15 years ago. I wanted to get the one with the ash bin. She said when that one wears out I can get a new one. That was 10 years ago. Maybe one day. We grill at least 3 times a week. I smoke with it. I buy a new cook grate every year. Coal grate every couple years. The web site has alot of good info and recipes.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ok I live on a base in Germany. I bought a charcoal grill - super excited to grill! It was missing 2 key pieces. Beyond disappointed. I had bought food specially to grill too. Fast forward 3 weeks and the parts still aren’t here. Boo! The good news is that Weber grill people were very helpful- but as of yet - all the parts aren’t here.
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nothing beats the original Bought this last year "used" just to try charcoal grilling before I spend money on a 22".......barely used by previous owner...put on a new grill top and bought a cover for it.....good as great, best chicken and steaks I ever cooked...I now own a 22" kettle and a rebuilt 1995 Weber other brand can compete.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blue Is My Favorite! This grill may never come out of the box! Some grills are collector's items for the owner alone, and this one is mine. It has a brand logo on it and it is blue. The 18 inch kettle is perfect for small patios and decks, but the height is just right. I really love that Weber makes grills for everyone: same features, different sizes.
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grill on the market I've had the same vintage Red Kettle grill since the mid 90's and still use it today. The quality and durability of the grill is second to none and along with proper care and feeding this powerhouse of a grill has cooked up many a happy barbecue and may it continue to do so into the future. I love my Weber.
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Original Kettle It has performed flawlessly....nothing did cook up a tomahawk prime rib steak perfectly....I wish I had invested in a ash catcher like the ones on the performer kettle grills....possibly I can replace the ash tray with a catcher in the future. For the is priceless.
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just another great Weber I have used nothing but Weber charcoal grills for over 40 years. I use them until they fall apart. Which is quite awhile. Wouldn’t use anything else. I would like to have a handle on both sides of the kettle for easier pick up. Other than that, I wouldn’t ever consider not buying a Weber
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Back to charcoal! I had a pretty nice gas grill for years but the upkeep can get a bit wearisome. When it came time for a new grill, I went back to Weber. I forgot how easy it is to grill, not as much maintenance and there's definitely something about charcoal cooking that makes food taste great!
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too hot to handle Generally works fine, a very basic grill. My only real gripe is that once the charcoal is hot and ready to cook with, the plastic handle gets so hot that you cannot pick up the lid without burning your hand. Seems that the handle should be a little more insulated from the lid.
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size for small families I am usually cooking for only one or two people and this is perfect. I almost never used my larger grill because it just took up too much space in my yard and was too much trouble. This is perfect - - I use it several times a week. No muss-no fuss!
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little grill Love going back to the roots of grilling. My second weber charcoal grill...smaller than my other one, but helps when I have more people over. My 22" is my primary ans this one also allows me to cook different types of meats at once. I love Weber!
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Customer Service Received my grill from a raffle. It turned out to be a display model. It was real but didn’t include all the parts. Weber customer service was above my expectations. Missing parts received at no additional cost to me. Thank y’all very much.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weber present This Weber Grill was given to me as a gift to replace my old Weber grill that got a hole in it. I have own a Weber grill ever since I started grilling and would not have another brand. I am a Webernite. I also have a small gas Weber grill.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Charcoal Grill Easy assembly and ready to grill to no time. Perfect size for small family. Holds heat well. Very well made. Will definitely be upgrading soon but, I went with the 18 inch to see if they were as good as all the hype. No disappointment!!!!
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Grill I bought this grill in addition to my weber gas grill for the charcoal flavor. I couldn't be happier with it. I like this grill so much, I am upgrading to the master touch so I can have 2 gas webers , 2 charcoal webers. I love my weber.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Get Enough I have had this little grill for about three weeks. In that time there has only been 2 days where I did not cook something on my grill. I love it. My only wish is that the side-opening grill grate came standard on the 18.5 model.
Date published: 2019-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spare parts Bought parts from Amazon and there were bits missing. Called Weber, who sent the missing parts without asking for any written validation of the purchase. The woman on the phone simply believed me. Excellent, as always.
Date published: 2018-10-22
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