Weber 1401001 Performer Silver Charcoal Grill, Black
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- 22.5-inch diameter porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with a cooking area of 363 square inch
- Plated steel hinged cooking grate
- Aluminized steel One-Touch cleaning system with removable, high-capacity, aluminum ash catcher
- Tuck-Away lid holder, rust-resistant aluminum damper, and one glass-reinforced nylon handle
- Assembled dimensions are 42-inch by 39-inch by 28.5-inch
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|Item Dimensions||42 x 39 x 28.5 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1401001|
|Shipping Weight||67.3 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
So I had to buy a new grill. My two biggest complaints from my old grill - I hated having to put the lid on the ground whenever I needed to open it, and I hated not having a tray next to the grill for putting stuff on and pulling it off.
Well, what are the two biggest changes with the Performer? A tray and a lid holder. Holy Christ, my prayers have been answered.
I highly recommend spending the extra $$ over the regular one for this, it fixes the two things that'll drive you insane with the regular one. Sanity gets super expensive as you get older, so you might as well save some now.
The only negative is that I eat more burgers and steak now. So my pants don't fit very well anymore. Hmmm..
For the most part assembly was easy. And, I am a 74-year-old very arthritic woman married to an 84-year-old man with cognitive issues. if we could do it, anyone can! The only part that gave us a problem was putting on the table, and that nearly did us in. It definitely requires getting on your hands and knees, something I can no longer do. It was the only part I needed help from my husband to complete.
Once assembled, we had a heck of a time getting the ash container on. At first we just couldn't do it. Customer Service was very sweet but not at all helpful. Several neighbors were humiliated by their inability to do it for us. Finally I had a PhD friend who was also stymied, but being a very practical person, she turned the grill on its side. When she did that, I realized that in moving it outside, the support for the lid holder had moved to one side. This caused the ring for the ash container to be off true, and it would not fit. When I returned the brace to the center where it belongs, the can fit perfectly.
However, we still find it nearly impossible to put on after taking it off for emptying. Perhaps with time it will loosen or we will figure out the moves better, for for now we still must turn the bbq on its side to get the darned thing back on. This is the reason I docked it to 4 stars. Something that must be done often shouldn't be so darned hard!Read more ›
- The packing group for the requires-assembly bits and pieces was a work of genius. Easy to open, nothing spills out, nothing catches on anything else... kudos to Weber's Kings of Kardboard.
- replace the old tripod wheels & stick with a set of wheels and casters.
- put a folding table surface (brilliant!) on the thing so basting isn't a balancing act and it folds down so the storage area required is substantially the same as the existing kettle (not true for the others in the performer line, but the table bits in those can bear more weight)
- got rid of the old, disk-like ash-catcher that (for us) attracted the dog and raccoons to lick any drippings there. The new ash-catcher is deep and sealed from probing critters.
- instead of a tack welded (?) hook on the lid to hold it (always slightly tricky), there's a lid-catcher with what look like Delrin® free-turning bolsters that will not scratch the lid.
- the airflow/ash cleaner thingie no longer uses a wingnut mount for the lever, it looks swaged in place with two metal loops.
- there's a temperature gauge in the lid!
- It's a premium product (here because it's good and bad)
- they dropped the little charcoal dams that you put in the coal bed surface... good news is the ones from the old Weber kettle work fine. These are great to have if you're doing a Thanksgiving turkey in the center and want side heat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
crap not even a year and the inside where you cook that holds the grill rack already needs to be welded back together . Cant grill on this anymorePublished 7 months ago by Gisela Solis
After our weber kettle that we had for more than 20 years finally wore out, I wanted a grill that was built to last and was stable and easy to roll from indoor storage to outdoors. Read morePublished 13 months ago by pk
Awesome purchase, the whole family can taste the difference.Published 13 months ago by Joseph Allen Fullerton
This is the first Weber grill that I've ever purchased. I'm used to using those grills. It's like driving an old beat up car and then getting a brand-new. Read morePublished 13 months ago by RICHARD AICHINGER
grill get a little to hot on top to handle luv the tablePublished 13 months ago by Sheila P Garrett
Excellent charcoal grill. One problem is the method this grill uses to hang the cover. The older Weber grills had a spot welded tab on the hood that hooked onto the base. Read morePublished 13 months ago by P. Cooper