Have the Measurements of My Charcoal Grate Changed?

Have the Measurements of My Charcoal Grate Changed?

Some sharp Weber fans have noticed a small change to the packaging of our charcoal grills, which has left some of you wondering if the measurements of our charcoal grills and grates have changed. 

The answer to this question is no they have not!

For years, we have referred to our charcoal grills by their exact measurements, 18.5”, 22.5” and 26.75”. Recently we made a switch, the measurements of our charcoal grills have not changed but the way we label the packaging has. The new packaging for our charcoal grills read 18”, 22” and 26”. But not to worry! The actual measurements of our charcoal grills remain the same: 18.5”, 22.5” and 26.75”.

What are your thoughts? (1)


Aravindhan R

Recently bought a weber 18inch, Jumbo Joe. The charcoal grate that came with the packaging has some kind of grease applied to it. Is this normal? Why does Weber send pre-applied grease to the charcoal grate? Thanks.


Alyssa McGruder

Hi Aravindhan! That's just packing oil, nothing to worry about. A good 15-20 minute preheat will burn it right off. Thanks and congratulations on your new grill!


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