Weber One-Touch Charcoal Grills Review

Dedicated to making grilling fun and flavorful, Weber has been building high quality grills since 1952, when they invented the first charcoal kettle. Now, Weber’s legendary charcoal grills have become a backyard icon.

The Weber One-Touch Charcoal Grills Series features 4 models which you can easily compare in the table below. These four models are:

    • Weber One Touch Silver 18.5″;
    • Weber One Touch Silver 22.5″;
    • Weber One Touch Gold 22.5″;
    • Weber One Touch Gold 26.75″.

Cooking Performance & Features

The closed lid cooking systems is a signature of Weber products. The damper system allows for easy heat control without lifting the lid. Made of rust-resistant aluminum, the damper is not only functional but also durable. The Gold models also feature a built-in thermometer for easy checking the heat inside the grill. However, for perfect cooking we would recommend the use of a special thermometer.

The total cooking area of the Weber One Touch charcoal grills varies between 240 sq.in. on the smallest model (the Weber One-Touch Silver 18.5″) and 504 sq.in. on the largest one (the Weber One-Touch Gold 26.75″).

Made of heavy-duty plated steel, the cooking grates are durable, easy to clean and can hold enough heat for giving your stakes great sear marks. The Weber One-Touch Gold models feature hinged grates, which are great for easy access to fuel without lifting the whole grate or removing food from the grill. Adjusting charcoal quantity as needed is super easy.

The Weber One-Touch charcoal grills feature heavy-duty plated steel charcoal grates, durable and capable of withstanding the high heat of any charcoal fire. By using the charcoal grates you can set up your grill for direct or indirect heat, according to your preference.

The One-Touch cleaning system makes cleanup easy and hassle free. Rotate the handle and the three blades in the bowl move ash through the vents in the bowl and down into the ash catcher. The aluminum ash catcher lifts out for easy ash disposal and cleaning. The Weber One-Touch Silver grills feature an open aluminum asher, while the Weber One-Touch Gold models feature a fully enclosed ash catcher which keep ashes from blowing around and is easily detached for quick and clean ash removal. This not only allows for easy ash cleaning but helps you cook longer, preventing the build-up of ashes that blocks vents and suffocates the fire.

Another advantage of the One-Touch cleaning system is that it also acts as a second damper. The same vents that allow ash to fall easily out of the bowl help bring oxygen up to the fire. Closing the One-Touch cleaning system and the top damper allow you to choke out the fire easily.

There is also an optional rotisserie kit for the Weber One Touch, which expands cooking options even further.

Construction

These sleek Weber units feature a heavy-gauge porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with glass-reinforced nylon handles, rust-resistant vents, durable all-weather wheels. The ash catcher is made of aluminum and the One Touch cleaning system is made of aluminized steel. The grills are easily assembled.

Made in the USA by Weber.

Help & Support

All the Weber charcoal grills are covered by a 10-year limited warranty, as follows:

  • Cooking /charcoal grates – 2 years warranty;
  • Stainless Steel One-Touch Cleaning System – 10 years warranty;
  • Bowl and lid against rust trough or burn through – 10 years warranty;
  • Nylon handles – 10 years warranty;
  • Thermoplastic/ thermoset parts – 10 years, excluding fading;
  • All other parts – 2 years warranty.

The Weber website has an extensive FAQs page that features information about gas grills and charcoal grills. You’ll also find product manuals, general tips on grill maintenance and grilling itself on this site. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, there is a search feature to help you find it quickly.

Summary

Versatile, durable and easy to cook anything on them, there is no wonder why the Weber One-Touch grills enjoy an evergreen popularity from one generation to the next. Check out below the accessories which can extend your cooking options.

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Weber One Touch Silver 18.5″ Charcoal Grill

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I’ve owned a number of under $100 grills, and there’s no comparison to the quality of my new Silver 22.5″ One Touch. I certainly could afford the Gold but in truth, the Silver is a better grill for far less money. As always I read all the reviews, good and bad, and then make up my mind. I chose the Silver and honestly, the few criticisms I read here were not justified once I actually bought and used this fine grill… (read more)

Overall I am still happy with the purchase, I love looking at that grill. It’s probably gonna grown on me more and more as years pass by. Based on price I decided to get the Silver version, but the Gold might be worth looking at. Afterall you get a much better ash-pan… (read more)

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