Weber Performer series VS classic kettle

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by rhaugle, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. rhaugle

    rhaugle Smoke Blower

    Looking into replacing my charcoal grill and curious on peoples thoughts between the Weber Performer (with the table and gas starter and more options) and just a classic weber (master touch) kettle. Is it worth the extra $200? Currently I do not have a prep table near my grill, however I could make one fairly quickly. The gas start system seems to be pretty neat!
  2. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are paying extra for the stand and fold out table. I looked closely at them but couldn't justify the difference. If you like your BBQ to look pretty then it is possibly worth it.

    I also saw one of the new Weber Summits in use at Grillstock last weekend on the Weber stand. It looks quite meaty but when I asked the Weber guy hoe they justified the incredible cost he was honest and said that it was because it was a Weber and "people are prepared to pay a premium". It has a few gadgets - like the gas starter - but I didn't see much that would justify the large price difference. It was twin skinned so would use less fuel - but you can buy a lot of charcoal for the £1,200 difference.
  3. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just saw a very tempting special offer for the Summit. I thought I would share it so you could all benefit [​IMG]

  4. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a performer I bought it used but like having the side table,I never use the gas lighter I need to justify the gas grill somehow.

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