As a longtime fan of all things Weber, I have been waiting for weeks to see their latest and greatest -- something that was being billed as the #grillofalifetime. Today the time came to see this insulated bad boy up close and personal, with the full download below. Also be sure to check out the end of this post for a video review from the always on point Max Good of AmazingRibs.com! The Amazing Ribs team also has a complete write-up here.
Having never cooked on it, I have to reserve my own judgement for now but I love all of my 15 other Weber products and I love my ceramic cookers so it sure seems like a sweet mashup! Now on with the show...
WEBER INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION CHARCOAL GRILL
New Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Unveiled Today
Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of outdoor gas and charcoal grills and grilling accessories, announces a new charcoal grill that combines the form and functions of the classic Weber kettle grill with the company’s beloved Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker smoker to create a completely new grill option from Weber.
The new Summit® charcoal grill and Summit® charcoal grilling center (MSRP: $1,699 and $2,299 respectively) will be available at select specialty retailers beginning April 6, 2016. Consumers can visit www.weber.com to find a dealer in their area.
“We are so excited to bring these new grills to our customers—providing true convection cooking that only Weber’s trademarked round shape can provide,” said Kim Lefko, Chief Marketing Officer, Weber-Stephen Products LLC. “Charcoal grill owners interested in smoking, and gas grill owners who long for the taste of charcoal now have the best of both worlds available to them.”
Designed to provide ultimate control and hold steady temperatures for more than 10 hours of cooking, the Weber Summit charcoal grill will incorporate many unique features including multi-zone heat options, a hinged diffuser plate, a two-position fuel grate, an insulated lid and bowl for less charcoal consumption and better heat retention, and a slow cook/smoke bowl damper set-up that allows for three bottom vent positions.
In addition, the Weber Summit charcoal grills come with a Gourmet BBQ System cooking grate—a hinged cooking grate that features a removable center piece designed to fit a variety of Weber accessories, including a wok, griddle, and a poultry roaster.
The Weber Summit charcoal grill features 452 square-inches of cooking space, Snap-Jet gas ignition for easy lighting, a Rapidfire lid damper and built-in thermometer, a bottom wire rack for additional storage and the One-Touch cleaning system for easy ash removal. The Weber Summit charcoal grilling center will also include a stainless steel tabletop, wire basket and tool hook, along with a CharBin storage container.
For more information, visit http://www.weber.com/grillofalifetime.
About Weber: Weber-Stephen Products LLC, headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world’s premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and award-winning cookbooks and mobile applications. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 60 years later, the privately held company’s products are sold worldwide at select national home centers, specialty hardware stores, patio stores and other retail outlets. Weber’s social communities include www.facebook.com/weberbbq, www.instagram.com/webergrills, www.twitter.com/webergrills, www.pinterest.com/webergrills and www.youtube.com/user/GrillwithWeber. Visitwww.weber.com for more information.