The unique flavours and taste that are created through BBQs with charcoal have made outdoor cooking a favourite pastime all over the globe for years but it was when Weber BBQ released their first iconic Weber Kettle BBQ that things really changed. It is the prehistoric technique of cooking over fire that brings the caveman out in each of us. Weber BBQs turned the BBQ market on its head with a simple but revolutionary concept - the best way to grill is by keeping the lid down during the cooking process. Charcoal BBQs haven't been the same since and cooking over charcoal is the real and authentic BBQ experience.
A Weber Charcoal BBQ is designed as an all-weather cooking machine and is built to withstand the harshest of conditions, it never needs to be brought inside. With popularity across the globe in places far hotter and colder than the UK, a Weber BBQ is plenty tough enough to withstand a British winter. Rest assured that a Weber BBQ is ready and waiting for you to cook your favourite BBQ foods all year round, come rain or shine, or snow for that matter!
Key differences between the various charcoal BBQ ranges:
The Weber Compact Kettle BBQ offers fantastic value for money for the casual BBQ user, equipped for direct grilling – both the 47cm and 57cm can handle many of your BBQ favourites like hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken pieces and fish fillets.
For indirect cooking on your BBQ (roasting, baking, etc.) you'll want the extra lid depth of a Weber Original Kettle BBQ. The Original Kettle Barbecue offers a lot more versatility than the compact range which makes it a great choice. They also feature the One Touch cleaning system which allows you to clean the ash from your grill in minutes with ease – a must have feature in our books.
The Weber MasterTouch BBQ range has every feature you could possibly want or need from a stand-alone kettle BBQ. Hugely versatile, combining direct grilling and indirect BBQ cooking functionality with it's superb Gourmet BBQ System. GBS allows you to remove the central section of your BBQ cooking grate and replace it with a range of accessories such as a pizza stone, griddle, wok, Dutch oven; it really helps you take your BBQ cooking to the next level. There is very little you cannot cook with a Weber MasterTouch Charcoal BBQ.
If you're looking for added comfort and ease of use at the grill, then consider the Weber Performer range which includes features like a built-in side table and GBS cooking grates. The deluxe version even incorporates a gas ignition system which really does take a lot of work out of the charcoal ignition process.
At the very tip of the scale is the Summit Charcoal Grill, simply stated it is the best Weber Charcoal BBQ ever made. Packed full of features, including a revolutionary air insulated body, it's the pinnacle of what's possible from a Weber and no less than you would expect from 60 years of innovation. The Summit Grill Centre incorporates the fantastic grill within a heavy duty worktable, meaning you can prepare and cook everything to perfection outside.
When it comes to choosing a charcoal barbecue, there's really only one choice that is guaranteed to provide you with reliable, enjoyable cooking for years to come - Weber.
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