The Bottom Line
The Weber Charcoal Grill is the most successful product of its type ever made. It is sold worldwide and recognized for its versatility, quality, and capacity. The Weber Performer is the $250USD version of this iconic charcoal grill. This model comes mounted on a cart with a fold-down table, a digital timer, and Weber's Gourmet BBQ System cooking grate. It is, simply put, a great charcoal grill, capable of so many cooking styles and capable of creating that authentic cookout experience.
- A full feature Weber Kettle Grill
- Large work surface
- Very versatile potential
- Digital cook timer is simply a 99-minute egg timer
- 363 square inches of cooking space
- Includes Weber's Gourmet BBQ System cooking grate
- Removable LCD digital cook timer
- Porcelain powder coated steel lid and fire bowl
- Aluminum vents and ash catcher
- Plastic, powder coated steel and stainless steel cart construction
- Roll top lid
- Made in the United States by the Weber-Stephen Products Company
Guide Review - Weber Performer Charcoal Grill
There is little more to be said about the Weber Charcoal Grill that hasn't been said in the past 60 years. This is the most recognized, respected, and desired charcoal grills on the market, worldwide. The Weber Performer comes on a wheeled cart with a load of extras. The cart is small and the table folds down as opposed to the Performer Deluxe which also has a gas-powered ignition system for lighting charcoal with the touch of a button.
This model comes with Weber's Gourmet BBQ System cooking grates. This steel plated, hinged grate has a removable center section that can be replaced with a wide range of accessories to give the grill greater versatility. From the pizza stone to an Ebelskiver pan. Of course, all these accessories are sold separately and range in price from $35USD to $55USD.
Basically, this is the Weber Master Touch with a wheeled cart and a fold down table at $50USD more. Frankly, this makes it a better choice than the Master Touch due to improved stability and a workspace (or at least, a place to set a plate). While the little table is nice, it is the four-legged cart that improves this version. The traditional three leg design on mode Weber Kettle Grills is a little flimsy and due to their top-heavy design, can be more easily tipped over. This cart alleviates that problem.