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Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black

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  • 22.5-inch diameter porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with a cooking area of 363 square inch
  • Electronic Touch-N-Go gas ignition system
  • Aluminized steel One-Touch cleaning system with removable, high-capacity, aluminum ash catcher
  • Removable LCD cook timer and built-in lid thermometer
  • Assembled dimensions are 40-inch by 50.25-inch by 28.5-inch
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Fuel Type Charcoal Charcoal Charcoal Charcoal
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Material Steel Steel Steel Steel
Color Black Black Black Black
Length 28.5 inches 28.5 inches 22.5 inches 24.4 inches
Height 40 inches 42 inches 38.5 inches 42.28 inches
Width 50.25 inches 39 inches 27 inches 32 inches
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 50.2 x 40 inches ; 91 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 92 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0098HR1I0
  • Item model number: 1481001
  • Batteries 1 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,138 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Color: Black

The Performer Platinum Grill features an exclusive Touch-N-Go gas ignition system that ignites charcoal briquettes with the push of a button. Especially handy is an LCD countdown cook timer with a large readout . The timer attaches to the grill or can be easily removed if you’d prefer to take it inside or keep it with you. The grill’s classic porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with a One-Touch Cleaning system and high capacity ash catcher make clean up hassle free. Storage options are plentiful with the CharBin storage container which protects your charcoal from the elements and the built-in Thermoset work table that provides a great work surface for preparing your next grilled masterpiece. Also features a wire bottom shelf, no-rust aluminum vent and a glass-reinforced nylon handle.


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Customer Reviews

I have always loved the Weber kettle charcoal grills.
Richard D. Glass
For someone who loves the taste of charcoal, but doesn't want to mess with a chimney starter, lighter fluid or newspapers...this is the grill for you!
Janna B.
The grill is excellent quality - great colors as well.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

425 of 436 people found the following review helpful By Brian B on July 5, 2013
Color Name: Black
I've had this grill for a few weeks now and have used it ten times. I love it. But there are a few things that might be helpful to know:

1. I'm a grill newbie and debated for a LONG time about whether to get gas or charcoal. I wanted something hassle free so that I would use it frequently (I'm lazy) and all my friends said I needed a gas grill. But I couldn't resist the charcoal grill flavor and bought this instead. Wow, it is easy to use and easy to clean! I don't regret not getting a gas grill at all.

2. That said, gas is definitely easier if you don't want to think about grilling. To use charcoal I got online and studied two stage heating and where to place coals etc. This is pretty interesting and I enjoyed learning about cooking with charcoal. Note that although this grill makes it easy to cook with charcoal, learning to cook properly takes some studying to do it right and have amazing steaks (and once you learn the basics it becomes second nature). If you just want to fire up a grill for some burgers and steak without watching a bunch of YouTube videos and reading BBQ blogs, gas is the way to go.

3. The Weber propane lighting system isn't as good as I expected. Some reviews talk about how big the flame is and whatnot, but I disagree. The charcoal holder is an oblong shape and the flame only covers the center of the holders. Thus, the middle charcoal is ready to go very quickly and the coals on the edge aren't even hot yet. After about ten minutes I find myself using the tongs to move the charcoals around a bit so that I can put the edge pieces on top of the hot ones. I was expecting the flame to cook all the coals while I was in the kitchen prepping the food and not having to play with coals half way through, but that isn't the case.
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109 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Redryder on December 25, 2012
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
The grill was very easy to assemble. It took less than an hour and it was ready to go. It's very easy to use. You just put charcoal in the baskets, push the button on the gas ignitor, let the coals get cooking for about 5 minutes or so, turn off the gas and let the coals get up to temp. Then add your meat and cook. The work surface is plenty big enough to place platters, etc. I can't find a single negative about this grill.

UPDATE 4/1/13
I have used the grill upwards of a dozen times and it is still functioning flawlessly. One thing I really like is that when I am done cooking, I just close the top and bottom vents and the charcoal extinguishes. This allows me to reuse some of the charcoal the next time I grill.
Here is what I have found as far as time it takes to get from ignition to cooking. I turn on the flames and let them go for about 5 minutes to get the charcoal started. I then let cover the grill and let the charcoal sit for about 20-25 minutes to get up to temperature (around 300-350 degrees if using one basket) At that point, it's time to start cooking.
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65 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Will McNeal on March 18, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Because I have moved a lot, I have probably gone through close to 8 Weber ONE-TOUCH Silver charcoal grills but have always been happy with them. Recently, I purchased my first house so i decided to go all out by ordering a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 22.5 and this Weber Performer Platinum. I must say, the Weber Performer has exceeded my expectations! Here are a few positives:

1. Never before have I had such easy coal ignition. This is enough reason to give praise to the Performer Platinum.
2. The table-top is spacious and is great for prepping or beer placement.
3. The storage space provides one convenient location for coals, woods, and other stuff.

Negatives:
1. Missing the beer refrigerator :)

If you can afford it, my recommendation would be to spend the extra money for the Platinum. Now that I have purchased this grill, there's no going back to the ONE-TOUCH. Hope this review helps.
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Timothy on May 3, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I've always heard good things about the Weber brand, but this is my first. I'd been looking at this one for a while when I caught a review from America's Test Kitchen. Solid construction on Weber's first-rate name, this has a very sturdy work table, and the propane igniter for the charcoal is a great little bonus that I didn't think I'd use that much (I'm a big proponent of chimney starters), but use it all the time now. The thing I noticed almost immediately was the air flow control into the kettle. The lid seals magnificently, and the air flow regulators do a good job of opening things up or locking it down so tight the coals will extinguish before they turn to ash.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Lulabelle on June 2, 2013
Color Name: Green Verified Purchase
Let me start by saying that I am no master of the grill, but because we just rebuilt our deck and I hate cooking in a hot kitchen in the summer, I decided it was time for a grill where I could make dinner on a regular basis.

We have had several Weber kettle grills over the year, a couple of the little Smokey Joes, and multiple cheap gas grills.  I wanted something substantial (but not a big outdoor commercial kitchen) that could be reliably used for a number of years.  I am so glad I went with my instinct and selected this model.

The guys at Weber must have done a lot of market research to come up with the little pluses in this unit that add up a pleasant grilling experience.  The ash bucket, the charcoal storage bin, the propane charcoal ignition system, the grate with lift-up sides for adding more coal, the little charcoal holders for direct heat, the just-right sized work surface, the thermometer in the lid... and, surprisingly my favorite feature is the silly little digital timer that pops in and out of the table.  Most of us have more timers than we need already, even on our phones, but it is just so convenient to have a simple one sitting there waiting for you on the grill.  I carry it around in my pocket like a geek.

I have cooked two meals on it so far to rave reviews, even though I feel like it will take more practice to really understand how to get the temperatures I need (when I need them).

I had my handy fifteen year old put the unit together for me.  He had no problems, although I'm sure it took most of the afternoon, what with breaks for X-box and other kid stuff.  The only negative was that the plastic work surface came out of the box with a small scratch, -- Oh, and to be really picky, it was a pain to remove the glue from the Weber label stuck to the plastic.  
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