Jumbo Joe Charcoal Grill 18" is rated out of 5 by 141.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jted from Great 18 inch grill Being disabled I needed a grill that I could handle yet large enough to grill and smoke. These are shots of the last rack of ribs.
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by Matt73 from disappointed I purchased a Jumbo Joe that had obvious finish problems on the interior of the bowl where two of the legs connect. Basically exposed steel, the coating just wasn't there. I contacted customer service and they were very polite and promptly shipped out a new bottom bowl at no cost whatsoever. However the bowl I received had exactly the same problem as the one that came with my jumbo joe I originally purchased. So the customer service is great, for sure. But they have manufacturing and quality control issues. This is my third Weber and I was hooked, until this. Now I am just disappointed.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by jon916 from Versitile grill I absolutely love my Jumbo Joe. Even though I have the larger 26" Weber kettle and a large pellet grill, I find myself using my Jumbo Joe more often than the other larger grills. I've made everything from burgers, wings, whole chickens, ribeye steaks, short ribs, baby back ribs, and lobster tails. Once you figure out how much charcoal to use and how to adjust the vents to achieve the desired grill temp, this grill can run a consistent temperature for hours given it's smaller size. I can't recommend this grill enough.
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deerebuff from A Great Portable Charcoal Grill I had an older version of the Jumbo Joe which I gave away to a friend years ago. Now that I am in need again of a portable charcoal grill, I looked at the new Jumbo Joe. Major improvements over my older one. Vents on the top and bottom like the bigger kettle grills instead of the sides gives great air control. I combined this grill with the ABC charcoal basket and now have a portable smoker. Made beef short ribs in it and they turned out awesome! This one was made in the USA, which might eventually be a collectors item. Only down side is the plated steel grates. Not a big fan of grates which will rust. I would have paid extra for stainless steel. A cover for it would have been nice feature.
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hood33 from Weber quality- to go! We’ve been RV camping as a family for several years. During that time, I’ve put many miles on a Weber Smokey Joe that has served up many delicious meals and reignited my passion for live-fire cooking. But sometimes, larger meals or bigger crowds called for more room on the grill. I added the Jumbo Joe to the family and I am sure glad I did. It is solidly built like all my Weber grills, but still portable enough to fit in the RV storage bin. It has enough capacity to provide perfectly grilled meals to even the hungriest group of friends and family at the campground. While the Jumbo Joe won’t replace my One Touch Kettle at home, it does give me the ability to grill just like home- wherever “home” happens to be.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by DieselDoug from The Portable Bomb! Very glad to find Jumbo Joe back in the line up. We just moved near the beach in FL and Joe has jumped in getting the beach meals underway. Joe is just the right size to handle the needs of a few--and still remain portable. Assembly was easy and quality is good; anticipate many good outings!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sugar 65 from Great for Outdoor Functions I bought this grill this past summer . Just the right size for an afternoon at beach or late dinner in the park . I loved using this grill , it is actually a very useful. I cook chicken, burgers , zucchini , corn on cob . Sometimes you just want a burger from good old charcoal grill . Well let me tell you , we had so much fun with this grill . Easy clean up and storage , fits right in the trunk with your bag of charcoal and beach chairs and your cooler !!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by W.G. from More Grill Than I Need, But Oh So Nice I received this grill as a gift last summer, and it's extremely nice. I cooked for years with a 14" Smokey Joe and easily fed 4 people on the small grill, the 18" cooking surface of the Jumbo Joe feels like overkill in comparison. That said, the Jumbo Joe has a couple of features that feel like luxuries: a lid-holder and cooking grate handles. The ability to lock the lid for transport is a nice bonus as well.
Date published: 2019-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dame from Great take along with plenty of grill space! I received this as a birthday gift from my wife to supplement our Performer Platinum kettle. It’s a great take along for outings such as camping and going to the beach. We have a family of 6 and has plenty of space to cook on and easily feed us all. Packs up nice and easy for transport. I picked up one of Weber’s smaller chimney starters to go with it and they go together perfectly. The Jumbo Joe always delivers and does an amazing job at whatever you cook on it!! Thanks again Weber for making such a great product, as always!!!
Date published: 2019-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by geoff from Awesome grill, wish I bought one sooner I bought my Jumbo Joe before going camping last summer, since the previous time we did a family camping trip all our food was either boiled or cold. I figured with two Weber grills already (full size kettle and gas), my wife would give me grief about buying another Weber, but she thought the Jumbo Joe was the best thing we ever bought for camping. The size is amazing - physically small but big grate, and it cooks exactly like you would expect from a Weber kettle. Plus it has the quality you would expect from a Weber
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beau from Awesome charcoal grill for small quick cooks! I bought this last fall and have been impressed with its versatility. I love the Jumbo Joe for smaller cooks, and have also made some of the best steaks my wife has ever had doing the reverse sear method on it! And She is a catering manager for her profession. I also have taken it camping and it Never fails!
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by weber4ever from Good portable grill This grill works for what I purchased it for, but isn't high quality like other Weber grills. My 18" WSM and 22" Premium kettle are better built. The 18" Jumbo Joe has thin and flimsy legs. When I received it, the lid was warped. But Weber's customer service is still the best in the world. When I contacted them they shipped out a replacement lid immediately. So although it isn't as well built as other Weber grills, it is still a Weber, which is superior to other charcoal grills. I would defintely buy another.
Date published: 2019-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobbieH from Portable and functional I bought this about a month ago. Added a thermometer. Did thick beef tenderloins for about 15 minutes, came out perfect. Used the jumbo joe at a tailgate party before an event last night, everyone loved the sausages. Great purchase. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave R02 from Go Buy g or go home! I love my recent purchase of my JJ, it’s compact and yet portable for a quick backyard cook or camping cook! My wife loves that we can cook for 4-6 adults with our Jumbo Joe! Thanks Weber for an outstanding product! Weber Customer for life!
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heavyfnd from The perfect portable grill This is such a perfect size for portability and functionality!! It's big enough for cooking a meal for the wife, kid, and myself! If not, then we'll use the 22" kettle in tandem with the Jumbo Joe! You can't go wrong with Weber products!!
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by porkboy from great size to take camping It's a great size to take camping. very good air flow My first Smokey Joe had the vents on the bottom which I liked very much. Then the design changed moved the vents to the side which I didn't care for, but I still liked the grill. After a couple of Smokey Joes later, I seen an ad on their web site for the Jumbo Joe. It looked like the perfect grill for camping vents on the bottom and an ash catcher. So its the perfect grill for camping. Size and function I give two thumbs up.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nolch01 from Perfect Size Portable for Family Use As with all of the Weber grills I own this has all of the typical quality and features. Love the large pan to hold ash and the locking handle to help with portability. Great for camping, tailgating and picnics as well as small cooks at home. I own both Smokey Joe versions as well as a 22” Master Touch. The 18” is a great size for portable family use. Cuts down on charcoal use compared to the 22”. Added a hinged grate and charcoal basket for longer indirect cooks.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carmen82 from Perfect size Amazing grill perfect size with lump charcoal able to get to 600 degrees this has replaced my 22 kettle for primary grilling. Portable easy to assemble and rock solid heat retention. I highly recommend the cast iron grates by craycort. They cost as much as the grill but are worth every penny. Travel with grill is easy and puts out enough food for 2-4 people depending on type of food. Also uses a lot less charcoal than bigger grills. Outstanding product!!!!!!!
Date published: 2019-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by STLBBQ from Great portable kettle Take all the greatness of a Weber kettle with you. Tailgates, camping and picnics are even better with food cooked on a Jumbo Joe. It's compact but still provides room for indirect cooks so you can get excellent results. You'll use very little charcoal too. I even use the Jumbo Joe at home if I'm just cooking a couple steaks, leg quarters or sausages instead of firing one of my larger Weber kettles. The Jumbo Joe is the best portable charcoal grill out there.
Date published: 2019-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jumbo Joe Fan from Awesome grill I purchased a original jumbo Joe years ago. I traveled a lot with a crew doing image implementation on existing or new car dealerships. We went from New York to the keys. Montana and the Midwest. We cooked our evening meals instead of eating out to save money. That grill cooked everything we made to perfection. Nothing but complements. I still have and use that same grill today getting just as many compliments as before.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by tjpontt from Perfect Size Portable I absolutley love my Jumbo Joe. Already own the Weber propane and didnt have room for another stand up grill so I went with Jumbo. The extra cooking space is essential (vs smokey Joe). The plastice handle came off when i first purchased. I called Weber and they immediately sent out new part...no questions asked. Based on the product in the customer service, I would highly recommend this grill and any Weber product.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gene L from Cooks Well This pit cooks well. Although they need to provide locking nuts for the leg attachments. This is a portable unit and from the vibration in the bed of my truck loosened the leg brackets completely from the pit. Needless to say I lost parts. I called Weber and they sent replacements at no cost. This pit would have gotten a 5 if not for this issue. I give Weber a 5 for sending replacement parts at no extra cost.
Date published: 2018-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris L from Perfect for boating, Camping or just a few goodies I am a loyal Weber owner. I have 6 Webers and love each and every one of them like my own children. If you are considering a grill, Weber is the only way too fly. As well, I caught it on Sale at Lowe's for $29.00 end of season special. I also purchased the Black Performer with drop table for $121.00 on my birthday Sept 5th. Look for deals...They are out there especially now since summer is coming to an end.
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by DonH from Mixed initial impressions I've owned Weber grills in the past which were typically larger. This product doesn't have the quality that I'm accustomed to. The ash tray is difficult to clean and storing the lid on the side is cumbersome and scratches the enamel. The hardware is cheap; stainless steel would be much better and not cost much more.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDCS from Great Replaced yet another Jumbo Joe which we use a lot, these things last about 5 years with heavy use. If weber would make the legs a better material they may last longer cause that is always what goes first with rust. I cover and keep mine up too so its not like it is out in the weather. Its a great grill but Weber needs to keep making a quality product and not go with cheap material for some parts.
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick The Griller from Bigger Is Better! I’ve been using my Smokey Joe for well over 30 years...if I could grill it I did it on the Smokey Joe...I even did a few Thanksgiving Birds on it...over the years and as my family grew my wife kept telling me I needed a bigger grill but I just kept grilling on the smaller Joe...until...I saw the new Jumbo Joe! I love having a LOT more real estate on the grill...I don’t have to batch cook anymore...I also love that I can still take this grill with me and go to the tailgate or camping...I like the way the lid locks and also now has a lid holder and the removable ash catcher tray makes cleanup SO MUCH EASIER!!! I’ve been using Weber products for 30 (going on 40) years and would never look or think about buying any other grill...I would tell anyone who asks they should buy the Jumbo Joe...you’ll get years of use and a lotta bang for your buck...now get outdoors and start grilling something!
Date published: 2019-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ondwater from Great grill Let me start out by saying that I own 4 Weber’s (Smokey Joe,jumbo joe,performer, and a older spirit propane. Love them. Best customer service around. Great product. Wish the top grate didn’t have the handles and that they had a vent adjustment that won’t burn your fingers. I have adapted and it’s not that big of deal, but something to improve on. Thanks for making a great grill
Date published: 2019-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaboKev from Perfect size! I have owned Weber grills all my life. I'm a charcoal grilling guy. Bought the 14" portable Joe 10 years back for camping but too small when cooking for 4 people. So for years I put one of my 22" grills in the camper for our trips. Kind of a pain but it worked. THEN the 18" Joe came along! So much versatility, quick to clean up and easily fits in the camp trailer. Thank You Weber!
Date published: 2019-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris in Tennessee from Perfect for the RV and more Love this grill. I already loved the capabilities and techniques of a Weber kettle, but dragging our 22" kettle along on our trips wasn't always practical. This grill fits the bill, small enough to be practical, but large enough to smoke some ribs or a shoulder on. I wish it had a built in thermometer and a protective knob on the vents, but those are custom features I can add.
Date published: 2019-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by WZYWG from Compact Perfection Seriously you can do anything with this little guy. I definitely recommend using this with the charcoal baskets and chimney starter and you are good to go! I've been using one for years. I've grilled everything from burgs to kebabs, crab legs, steaks, pork chops, chicken, veg, tender loin, and many more items. Easy to control. I store it in the garage so it doesn't get weathered, and built a grill stand out of cement blocks for it. The lid holder is awesome for carrying it in/out. Add a remote thermometer like the iGrill 2 and you are ready to smoke. Reverse seared ribeyes using the cold grate method on this grill are second to none. Fuel consumption is extremely efficient! I am always amazed at how little fuel it takes to get smoking. One charcoal basket lasts a long time. I recommend smoking chips instead of chunks since there's not a lot of room between the grates. I just add more chips through the cooking grate as needed. Amazing results.
Date published: 2019-09-23
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