Intro to the Weber Grill
- Holds up to five burgers made with a Weber burger press
- Compact and lightweight for grilling on the go
- Porcelain-enameled lid and bowl retain heat, and won't rust or peel
Holy cow, is there ever a lot to like about the Weber Smokey Joe portable grill. Alright, I will begin by admitting that I am a huge fan of Weber products. But in this case that shouldn’t make much of a difference, because this little grill is absolutely nothing like any other Weber product I have ever seen or used! This is a classic, charcoal, old-school grill that is totally simple to use and incredibly easy to move around and travel with. This grill gets top marks for portability, simplicity, price, and general quality.
The cooking grate on this diminuitive grill is only about 14-14.5 inches in diameter. The grill weighs in at less than 10 pounds. If you are looking for a portable charcoal grill, I am fairly certain that you have no need to look any further. It is simple to learn to use, and it is not difficult to gain mastery and total control of cooking on this little thing. As far as portable grills go, this is certainly one of the most beautifully simple of the sort that uses charcoal. It’s easy to use, easy to pack, easy to clean, and easy on the wallet! Usually, this grill is available to be purchased at a price that is well below $50, even closer to $30! For a brand like Weber to release such an affordable product without sacrificing any of the quality that is associated with their brand is an incredible thing.
This grill, in my opinion, is wonderfully unique amongst the competition. Not only that, but it comes with a limited 10-year warranty– this kind of warranty is to be expected from a brand like Weber, but 10 years is going above and beyond, for sure.
This thing is very small in size, but it is totally worth being excited about in a big way. It cooks very well, and it is so low maintenance when it comes to cleaning and packing. It is also very durable. As a Weber product, it is well built and well designed, and I honestly see no weaknesses in the grill.
Does it have less frills and gimmicks than your average grill?
Of course it does! And, in my opinion, that is what makes this grill so darn likeable. Its charm is in its simplicity, and the fact that the effectiveness is not at all jeopardized or minimized by how easy this product is, through and through.
If you’re looking to spend less than $50 on a portable outdoor grill, you should be counting your lucky stars that Weber makes the Smokey Joe!