Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-Inch Charcoal Grill Review

Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-Inch charcoal grill is among the best selling charcoal grills. With 363 square inches of cooking area it’s large enough for small-to-medium size gatherings yet isn’t too large if you want to cook for few persons without wasting too much fuel.

Cooking with Weber Original Kettle Premium 22” Charcoal Grill

Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-Inch charcoal grill cooks great. It easily gets to 500°F and holds temperature well.

Air flow and temperature can be controlled with dampers which are large enough to provide enough air flow to cook with the lid on. With hinged cooking grate you can easily add more coal when neccessary.

So how does the food taste? It’s delicious! Mostly it has to do with the fuel you use. Almost everyone will agree that food cooked on a charcoal grill taste a lot better than when cooked on a gas grill as charcoal gives food a specific flavor. There are some ways that you can recreate the flavor with gas grill to some degree (i.e. liquid smoke, charcoal oil, smoked paprika) but nothing is quite as good as the real thing.


Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-Inch charcoal grill features porcelain-enameled lid and bowl as well One-Touch cleaning system that makes clean up fast and simple.

Lid has built-in thermometer and heat shield for handle to keep it safe to touch. It also has angled lid hook that allows you to hook lid on the side of the grill so you don’t have to worry about placing it on the possibly dirty ground or on surface that could be damaged by heat.


It’s no secret that Webber kettles are affordable and last forever (figuratively). Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-Inch charcoal grill is no exception. It’s well build, sturdy and should stand the test of time.


Assembly is rather simple however instructions could be more detailed. There are no written directions only pictures. They are informative enough that you shouldn’t have any significant issues assembling this thing but some written instructions might help those that might get confused at some step.

Assembly takes around 30 minutes to complete.


Weber Original Kettle Premium is exceptional charcoal grill for the money. It’s affordable, well made, works great and has many useful features.

Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-Inch 14401001 Charcoal Grill Specifications:

  • Cooking area: 363 square inches
  • Cooking grid diameter: 22 inches (57 centimeters)
  • Porcelain-enameled lid and bowl: ✓
  • Lid handle with heat shield: ✓
  • One-Touch cleaning system: ✓
  • Heat gauge: ✓
  • Side tables: ✗
  • Warming rack: ✗

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