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Summit® Charcoal Grill Series

THE EVOLUTION OF CHARCOAL GRILLING

Weber

Summit® Charcoal Grilling Center 24"
Black

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Experience the evolution of the iconic Kettle where charcoal grilling meets low-and-slow smoking. With a push of a button, coals are lit and the smell of barbecue will soon embrace the neighborhood. Whether smoking, grilling, or even baking, the Summit® Charcoal Grilling Center is the answer to any craving and the ultimate backyard kitchen.

Part #18501001

  • Dimensions - Lid Open (inches)
    62.2"H x 56.6"W x 35"D
    Dimensions - Lid Closed (inches)
    47.7"H x 56.6"W x 35"D
    Diameter (inches)
    24
    Primary cooking area (square inches)
    452
    Total cooking area (square inches)
    452
    Fuel type
    Charcoal with gas ignition (disposable cylinder sold separately)
    Swivel locking casters
    2
    Durable all-weather wheels
    2
    Tool hooks
    3
    Char-Basket charcoal fuel holders
    2
    • Features
      Gourmet BBQ System stainless steel hinged cooking grate
      Snap-Jet individual burner ignition system
      Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid
      Built-in lid thermometer
      Stainless steel tabletop
      Open cart design
      Heavy-duty steel cart frame
      Bottom wire rack
      Removable, high-capacity, aluminum ash catcher
      Stainless steel One-Touch cleaning system
      Briquette measuring cup included
      Rapidfire lid damper
      Air-Insulated double-walled porcelain-enameled lid and bowl
      Stainless steel hinged diffuser plate
      Two-position fuel grate
      Smoke / low and slow vent setting
      Easy open lid hinge
      Stainless steel tabletop
      Stainless steel wire basket
      Diffuser plate storage area
  • Bowl, and lid assembly
    10 years, no rust through/burn through
    Stainless steel cooking grates
    5 years, no rust through/burn through
    One-Touch cleaning system
    5 years, no rust through/burn through
    Plastic components
    5 years, excluding fading or discoloration
    All remaining parts
    2 years
    • Combustion by-products produced when using this product contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

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Summit® Charcoal Grilling Center 24"
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CAPACITY OF THESummit® Charcoal Grilling Center

This charcoal grill and smoker with a gas ignition was made to feed everyone. Grill a bunch of ribs, take it low-and-slow, or be creative by using a GBS insert. Place serving trays on the side table, charcoal in the bin, and tools from the hooks so that everything you need is at your fingertips.

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Serves 6-8 people
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GOURMET BBQ SYSTEM

Explore endless grilling possibilities with the Gourmet BBQ System. The array of GBS inserts, such as a pizza stone, wok, and griddle, open up a new world of opportunities to perfect dishes you would have never imagined creating on a grill.

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Summit® Charcoal Grilling Center 24" is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 128.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insulated grill area We both this in the fall with the expectation we could grill in the winter. Well we were very pleasantly surprised! Being able to grill in temperatures at or below zero is fantastic! Grilled a turkey for Thanksgiving at 4 above zero F was a great test! We grill out a couple of times a week and although we use more charcoal, it is worth it! Everything about this grill rocks! The only negative is the igniter system. It can be finicky and in the super cold you have to start the charcoal on the lower grate and then move it up for direct heat. This is the last grill I plan on buying and don't have one regret!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Weber Summit Charcoal Grill I have owned this about 6 months now and I have been very impressed with the quality and ability to keep the heat a very steady temperature. I have several Weber grills, and I hate to say this out loud, but I actually sold my 22 Smokey Joe - this grill is that good. I have to tell you how effortless it is to keep the temp stable. I only have one complaint - the charcoal starter is useless. I am looking at adding a side burner on it, just to light my Weber chimney with.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The last grill that you’ll ever own I’ve been quite impressed so far from grilling beef tenderloins to smoking brisket and baby backs. Having previously owned 2 WSM (small and large) and a performer, this grill combines all of those great features into one. The best thing other than precise temperature control and outstanding results, is the ease of cleanup. I didn’t have that convenience with the WSMs. The only modifications I would recommend is putting adhesive pads under the Charcoal container so it prevents surface scratching when moving to and from its storage location. Also, I believe there is a better engineering solution to make the ash catcher container easier to remove when it needs to be emptied.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great grill I've had this grill for about a month now having had the performer for almost 10 years. Still has many features of the performer that I didn't like....the difficulty in attaching the propane tank, the ash catcher. I like the stainless steel platform attached to it, a lot easier to maintain the temperature, the ignitor works so far, (had three on the performer, finally gave up and just used a match to light the propane.) Overall, I'm satisfied with this grill despite the high cost. I have some recipes I want to try with the smoker. I'll be doing that before the end of summer.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pleasure to cook almost anything on it. I have owned my Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center for a year now. Is the most versatile and steady charcoal BBQ and grill I've ever used. It holds temp in any weather and can be set up to cook almost anything. Set up for BBQ it will easily run 8 hours without tending to the coals no matter the weather. The ability to store everything on the cart and have the mobile work service make it a complete cooking system all on it's own is fantastic. The all stainless grate system, improved air control with the gasket and better vents, and air insulated design should be an excellent set up for decades to come.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible company I have owned Weber grills and smokers since 1969. This has included the Weber kettle charcoal grill, the Genesis gas grill, a 22” Smokey Mountain smoker, the Performer charcoal grill, and the 24” Summit charcoal grilling center. I’ve owned the Summit for 2 years and have used it extensively. It is by far the best Weber product I have owned and I enjoy using it as much as possible. The Summit is very well made and is extremely easy to use. I use it as a grill, but most of my cooking efforts revolve around smoking cuts of beef and pork. The Summit’s ability to hold a relatively constant temperature over a long period of time makes things so much easier. Very impressive product!
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grill of a Lifetime! Bought this and put it together/easy. Smoked some Butts, Racks of Ribs, and a Brisket so far. Works super great. Love the GBS and diffuser plate. Would have given a 5 star rating but the fit & finish of the door that accesses the propane tank was a bit crooked on both the horizontal and vertical plane. I have to see if that can be adjusted. Otherwise I love it. Temperature is easy to control & easy clean-up. At $2,000+, I think it's overpriced. Should be in the $1K to 1.3K range. For the higher price, accessories should come with the Summit Charcoal Grilling Center. The Charcoal bin is a little cheesy and has cheap feel. The lid does not provide a good seal and the bowl, used as a scoop, should actually be a scoop versus a bowl. It's kind of flimsy. Should include a tool for lifting the diffuser plate when hot or for lifting the hinged sides when hot to add fuel or wood chunks/chips.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it After 40 years of Weber grilling (always charcoal), I rewarded myself with this beautiful Weber Summit. It is the Rolls Royce for me. And with the propane starter the days starting the charcoal with a buddy burner and newspaper are behind me. This grill, with the double wall construction and thermostat allows the griller greater control in keeping temps consistent. I purchased this beauty in August, and everything has turned out beautifully including my Thanksgiving turkey.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little more work ... a LOT more flavor and fun I've had a Weber gas grill for what seems like forever and always loved it. But it felt like a good time to elevate my game and try some new things like low and slow smoking. After researching options, the Summit had everything I wanted: nice big cooking service, the ability to light the charcoal quickly with the ignition system, quick cleaning, and - of course- the way it holds heat. Yah, it takes a few more minutes to load up the charcoal and get things good and hot but it's so worth it. Everything I've cooked on it tastes amazing. Took a try or two to get the slow cooking down pat, but once I did it's now a breeze. All in all, couldn't be happier with the choice. Lives up to Weber standards!
Date published: 2019-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best equipment I have owned Being a outdoor cooking enthusiast I have tried nearly every type of grill and smoker on the market including pellet, gas, and charcoal varieties. The Weber - Summit Charcoal is the first unit I have owned that is fully capable of using hot & fast and low & slow.cooking styles equal to the best of breed grills and smokers in each class. The insulation and adjustable fuel shelf are key attributes that enable precise adjustments for smoking and grilling styles. This is by far the best grill I have owned.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beyond expectations. Loving the grill. Find myself using my Traeger less and less. Love the heat retenion and conrol features. Gives you a little more involement with your cook instead of the set it and forget it style. Make cooking personl without much hassel.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this grill Replaces a Weber Performer Premium I was already happy with. This grill is amazing in it's ability to maintain temperatures using a limited amount of fuel. You have to be an addict to grilling/smoking to pay this much for a grill but to me it is worth it. I have smoked the best Prime Rib ever for Christmas using this machine. I converted the lp tank I have from the Performer and I wish that Weber had provided a connection to allow this since getting a custom connection was fairly expensive.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This was my sixth Weber grill over the last 50 years and the best by far! It combines the taste of charcoal with the convenience of gas and the fact that it's also a great smoker is an added bonus. My son is now enjoying my Smokey Mountain Cooker and the gas grill that served me well for many years is now being used by the migrant workers at one of the local farms. It will serve them well, as it did me, for many more years. You knocked it out of the park with this one!
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily the best grill I've ever owned I've smoked beef briskets and pork shoulders, grilled steaks and chicken on my Summit Charcoal and can say with confidence this is the best grill I've ever owned. It can do a low and slow smoke (brisket was on the grill for 12 hours at 250 degrees) or I can get it really hot to put a great sear on a bone-in ribeye. Don't know how it could be improved? I've owned everything from a Weber Kettle to a Weber Genesis gas grill and this Summit Charcoal is the best!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Grill but not Perfect Grills and Smokes great. Like all grills there is a learning curve to get used to as the Summit Charcoal cooks slightly different then the classic kettle. Why a 4 and not a 5 My initial usage of the grill was delayed as I needed to wait for the axle rod to get shipped (missing from original packaging) and the kettle had some scratches near the grill grate area. Still is has cooked a great turkey, ribs, pulled pork, steaks...starting to get hunrgy:)
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grill Ever I own three different Weber kettles and own or have owned several gas grills including Weber’s but also TEC, Genairre, Charbroil and others. I also own a Primo Ceramic grill and have experience grilling on Big Green Eggs. The Weber Summit combines the best of all of them. Easy to light and use. Low maintenance and uses real charcoal. It can get hot quickly and hold temperatures just like an Egg. It easily bests the ceramic Komodo’s when you need to reduce temperatures. And cleanup is seamless with Weber’s ash dispensing system. The lid is easy to open and close with a heavy duty hinge that makes the lid feel sturdy but light weight to use. This is by far the best grill I have owned or used. It actually makes me want to grill more. Did a Turkey at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas. Family is asking for a Turkey during Super Bowl. Love this grill.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice grill !!!!! Nice grill!!! Bought this to replace a performer grill I had for 20yrs. Have issues with thermometer steaming up and also smoke coming from igniter tube(when smoking ) gumming up gas orifice . Plugged up numerous times. Overall a nice grill !!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent cooking temperature I got this as a. Birthday gift, couldn’t be happier! It lights very easily and holds temp during smoking or cooking extremely well, very little fluctuation. Lots of room and the table, ignitor and charcoal holder is a great added feature.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does everything Great Since the day Weber introduce this grill of a life time, I wanted one.Did my first long cook, grill was rock solid on temps for 10 hrs,air dampers are sensitive which is good once its dial in its there..Plus it looks good on my deck
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Grill.... I love this thing and I love Weber. It will do everything and has a good amount of cooking space. With that said there are a few things that could be improved. The drawer does not work well. The ash system spreads ash all over the bottom shelf every time you use it. Too many fancy nooks and fancy to clean easily. A pass through hole in the base for temperature probes. A little easier way to add charcoal during a cook. A better thermostat. All in all though I is an awesome grill and I am glad I got it.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really is the “Grill of a lifetime” Gotta say I love everything about this grill. Smoke, grill direct or indirect..does it all..beats the Egg like it’s Sunday Breakfast! Only problem I have is now my other Webers feel left out :(
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It does everything really well Overall I’m extremely happy and proud of what Cam be done on this grill/smoker. Fantastic versatility and very well thought out design. I was a newbie charcoal guy looking to start smoking meats when I made the plunge 18 months ago. In addition to smoking I wanted to grill over charcoal weekends. Well I found it’s really not that long to get the grill heated and ready and the charcoal taste is so much better I have not used my gaser more than twice in over a year. Issues: - gass assist stopped working 2 months in. I know weber will work with me and ultimately take care of it. I’ve been lazy because using weber cubes is super easy. enhancement requests: - Casters design pools water above the wheel where it connects to the legs. 1 weel is starting to rust. - Make all 4 wheels casters not plastic. Plastic wheels seem sturdy enough but the optics of plastic look cheaper than what is the overall value of this grill
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this grill Cook on it every night since we got it. It was an Anniversary gift we got together. Been married 23 years
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection I've had mine for a little over a year. Bone-in prime rib on Christmas is the new tradition!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Multiple functions, but not a good smoker. This is a good grill but not good for smoking. It is not able to hold temperatures below 250 degrees unless there is a very sparse amount of fuel, in which case fuel must be added frequently. And adding fuel while cooking is inconvenient to say the least as the lid has to be opened(affecting temperature) to do so and in spite of features designed to allow adding fuel with out disturbing the food, it is not easy to do so. I smoked on it once and sold it. I suggest a Weber grill or a smoker, but not this product to do both.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grill Bought this grill a Little over a year ago and it is being used all the time. I have noticed a little bit of rust starting around where the bottom shelf and the legs meet. I hope it doesn’t get to bad at $2000 It shouldn’t be doing this. It’s a great grill. I just hope it holds up like my other Weber grills have.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Grilling Station!!! Took the advise of Youtube Baby Back Maniac and bought this unit. It has all the little things that make grilling / smoking convenient. Well built, sturdy unit. I wish it would have come with a cover and coal rake but other than that very satisfied!! (Thanks Weber for free book on the unit as well!!)
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grill I have ever owned!!! First, if you are considering purchasing this grill, Just Do It!!! I waited two years and wished I had not. Second, the only charcoal grill I have ever used is a portable Smokey Joe for tailgates and BBQing in the park. The Summit charcoal grilling center makes it really easy to cook on charcoal instead of my Weber Genesis E-310 (which I still own along with my Q and my Silver B.) Third the real reason for purchasing this amazing grill was that I wanted to start smoking foods. Since I have gotten this grill, I have smoked baby back ribs twice, brisket once, short ribs twice. The grill is easy to control and I can get the temperature right where I want it and keep stable for up to 12 hrs. Best Weber grill yet...
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too many corners cut for the price It is a great grill, but at this price point, I didn't expected higher standards. The drawer should be on ball bearing slides, the plastic wheels look completely out of place and having the charcoal bin scrape across the painted shelf is unacceptable.
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing addition to our backyard Took some hard work to convince my wife to buy this charcoal grilling station after spending a fair amount on a high end gas BBQ a year earlier. A week later and having cooked a brisket, salmon, chicken wings and ribs, my wife now says it's the best purchase we have ever done. The versatility and ease of use is second to none. This thing should be marketed as a Komodo rival and not as a smoky mountain/kettle hybrid. The quality of this unit is top notch and the price is reasonable considering what you get. Similar Komados with a table are similarly priced.
Date published: 2019-07-04
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