Weber is arguably the largest and renowned charcoal-grill manufacturer out there. You cannot look at any list of the best charcoal grill in the market without a Weber grill being on top or towards the top of the list. This is because Weber grills are equipped with second-to-none features that make grilling experience sweet, easy, and memorable.
In fact, to most people, saying ‘Weber’ is the same as saying ‘grill.’ However, there are lots of brows being raised concerning the ridiculous price of the Weber Summit charcoal grill. With the price range starting from $1500 to over $2000 for a table-mounted version…this is no doubt an over-the-board amount, right?
Interestingly, the Weber summit charcoal grill combines excellent features of a large kettle grill with a powerful smoking capability of the ever popular Weber Smokey Mountain, including all the bells and whistles you can ever ask for. But the question is, do all these features make the cooker worth such a ‘lifetime-investment’ amount?
I will not be surprised if you have started calculations already on the number of gadgets you can get with such a whopping amount.
A particular argument even made a summation that for less than half of that amount, one could get a good Weber Performer Grill and the largest Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker. So, why squander money on the Weber Summit? Well, let’s go on to see what this cooker can do; maybe by then, you can conclude whether it worths spending that much on or it is just a waste of money.
The Features of the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
- Gourmet BBQ system stainless steel hinged cooking grate
- Snap-jet individual burner ignition system
- Air-insulated, double-walled Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid
- Built-in lid thermometer
- Removable, high-capacity, aluminum ash catcher.
- Stainless Steel one-touch cleaning system.
- Stainless steel tabletop
- Briquette measuring cup
- 425 square inches of grilling or smoking space.
- Stainless Steel handles
- Stainless Steel hinged diffuser plate
- Smoke/low and slow vent setting
- Two position fuel grate.
- Open cart design
- Rapidfire lid damper
- A heavy-duty steel cart frame
- Bottom wire rack
- Easy open lid hinge
- Stainless Steel wire basket
- Diffuser plate storage area
- 2 durable all-weather wheels
- 2 tool hooks
- A 10-year warranty
It is no doubt the evolution of The Weber Summit Charcoal Grill has paved the way for more inventions of charcoal grills but believe me, none is found to be standard as this. Whether you are an amateur with no grilling experience, a pro or a professional, this is a grill that will provide you a hundred percent satisfaction and give you the kind of grilling result that you desire.
Most grills are built in the traditional ceramic body, but this cooker is built with an air-insulated system in which a sealed space is lodged between an inner and outer body, thereby retaining heat. This system makes it possible for the cooker to provide low and slow cooking for 10 hours and even longer, without refueling.
Easy to Clean
One of those things that bother grill users is cleaning after making a huge mess because some grills are very difficult to clean, but not this cooker. The Weber Summit and all its components are built in Stainless Steel; just a touch and the stains on them are gone.
The Weber summit Charcoal grill is designed with not just any kind of cooking rate; instead, it features a Gourmet BBQ system hinged cooking grate that steadily holds and cooks your food deliciously. This grate cannot rust, peel or contaminate your food as it is built with Stainless Steel.
With the snap-jet individual burner ignition system, you will not have trouble putting on the cooker- just a push of a button; boom! Your cooker is on. The ignition is both gas and charcoal-fired. Whether it is turkey, chicken, ribs or what have you, you have a total cooking space of 452 square inches where you can roast, grill, smoke or do whatever you want to your foods.
This cooker comes with handles, a tabletop, a measuring cup, hooks for holding grilling equipment, lid, and bowl so that all you will be needing will be handy and you do not get disorganized while cooking. The lid is easily opened.
It is also equipped with 3 Char-basket charcoal fuel holders which come in two dimensions. When the lid is opened, each fuel holder is 62.2″ high, 56.6″ wide and 35″ deep but when the lid is closed, the fuel holder is 47.7″ high, 56.6″ wide and 35″ deep.
Luxurious in capability
Equipped with all kinds of grilling-easy equipment
Easy to start and operate
Durable and hassle-free cleaning
On the pricey side
Having taken a look at the components of this charcoal grill, you will agree with me that all that this grill entail, speak a lot about its durability, uniqueness, and possibility of being expensive.