Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black [Review]
The smokey taste of skewered and grilled meat is always something to look forward to on weekend afternoons. But if you can actually own a grill that will let you cook barbecues every time you crave for it, what’s stopping you to doing so? In fact, the Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black is manufactured for that simple need. It is a cute grill station with lid and side panel, which can double as stand for holding trays and food containers. Underneath is a ash catcher, also known as the CharBin that makes maintenance a lot easier. A rack is also purposefully added under the grill.
Product Features of Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill
- 40 inches by 50.25 inches by 28.5 inches size.
- 22.5 inches in diameter grilling bowl with steel, black-coated lid.
- porcelain-enameled grilling bowl and lid.
- 363 square inches total cooking area.
- Electronic Touch-N-Go gas ignition system.
- Aluminized steel One-Touch cleaning system.
- High-capacity CharBin, a removable aluminum ash catcher.
- Removable LCD timer for cooking purposes.
- Built-in lid thermometer.
- ASIN: B0098HR1I0
- Item model number: 1481001
- Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 50.2 x 40 inches
- Item Weight: 91 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 91.1 pounds
- Batteries 1 AA batteries required. (included)
- Origin: USA
The Pros of Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill
Aside from the above mentioned product features of this grill, it is good to note that this product is compact and very organized. Its colors are elegant, the side panel is very useful for keeping the mess off your food, and there is an LCD that provides you with the progress of the grill’s temperature. And though the concept of the grill is to go back using charcoal and enjoy a smokey smell and aftertaste on the food, there is no need to use kerosene, lighters and used papers to start creating fire. That is the primary function of the Electronic Touch-N-Go gas ignition system. So the Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black is a one button push to creating fire on the charcoal, a true state of the art concept.
The small bulk of the Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black is also something very endearing. This is a grill that is just perfect for small cooking and grilling purposes, say a light bbq snack for a small group of friends or even for your dinner alone. The 22.5 inches porcelain enameled grilling bowl and lid is just perfect for practical cooking and grilling, especially if you are making a dinner for one or two only. This pairing will help concentrate the heat inside the bowl thereby shortening the cooking time.
These pros and product features, however, don’t come as a surprise anymore. The product is a Weber and the manufacturer is known for creating and designing the best types of grills all the time. The Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black is set to continue that trend. It is beautifully crafted, functionally structured and powerfully built to ensure every customer’s ultimate satisfaction.
The Cons of Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill
Weber products always embody quality and the Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black is nothing different. It is the kind of residential grill that anyone would be happy to have although it is not perfect. There are a few flaws as well. One of which is the side panel that could have been an additional cooker or warmer than just a surface for miscellaneous use. Although it doesn’t hurt, it can be an idle surface when cooking or grilling outdoors.
And then there is the price. The Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black is compact but it is priced a bit higher compared to competition. It is a setback for most grill and BBQ party lovers because they might totally discard branding and go for a grill that have the same dimensions but lower price.
Customer Reviews and Scores
As expected from every Weber product, the Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black is also a best seller, outselling its competition to say the least. It has achieved 4.8 stars out of 5 stars!, plus the most positive reviews. Most of the comments says that this grill is totally awesome—the one-touch ignition system, the ash catcher, and the beautiful cosmetic appearance. Everything in this Weber outdoor cooker and grill seems perfect for almost all its actual purchasers and users. Of course there are also a few comments that are not as happy as the others but they are mostly griping over the high price of the product. If only Weber can pull their tag price down, then everybody will be so happy to own one of this Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black.
Overall, the Weber 1481001 Performer Platinum Charcoal Grill, Black proves to be one must-have. And though the price may be a little overwhelming, don’t be discouraged and go for this quality product. Others may be comparatively inexpensive but they won’t offer the same benefits that this Weber grill can, so always choose wisely.