The Weber 751001 One Touch Gold 22.5 inch Charcoal Grill has a classic design that is sure to remind you of childhood cook outs and 4th of July celebrations. Somehow Weber has managed to take the design of old and make minor updates to completely revolutionize their charcoal grill.
Weber’s One-Touch Gold grill is the charcoal grill over old with some convenient extras. The design is sleek and the food is outstanding. With heavy-gauge porcelain enameled base and lid rust is no longer an issue and will also heats evenly. There is a large 22 plus inch cooking surface in a kettle shape to keep flare-ups to a minimum. You are able to cook 12 burgers very easily on this grill with plenty of room to flip and rotate when needed.
There is a convenience to this grill you will not find in other places. The nickel-plated grate has two built-in hinges that will allow you to lift the grate and add more charcoal easily and safely. When you do not need these two hinges there is a very nicely located hook by the bowl you can hang from to make sure they do not get over heated and are easy on your hands.
Also, like the Weber grills of old this is durable. Between the porcelain coated steel bowls and the aluminum vent there is little need to worry about rush or overheating. Even the ash catcher is made to last and resist rust making any outdoor area safe to store the One-Touch. Even the tripod base helps to keep the grill upright in rough weather. This comes in handy when you live in windy areas of the country. Yet, the all-weather wheels make the grill remarkably easy to move from one location to another when needed.
Probably the best feature of the Weber 751001 is the easy to clean system. There are lever-activated blades that will sift ash out of the kettle and into the ash catcher. You can then simply dump the ash catcher and never get your hands dirty.
Things I like:
Who doesn’t remember seeing a grill much like this when they were growing up. I sure know I was taught to grill on a very similar grill to this. Unlike most products now-a-days this grill is solid and built strong. I am sure there are people who have the older version of this grill from 15 years back and don’t really even feel the need to get a new grill because theirs works so well still. Even if you love your old grill this will be a nice upgrade for you without too much of a change.
With such a solid grill you know Weber did not skip on the good materials. The grills do not get much easier to put together than the Weber One-Touch Gold. The metal grate for the charcoal will allow the air to come up and keep the charcoals hot. The grate itself is also smartly designed to allow you to flip it so that you can add more charcoal if you need to. The hooks on the grate make it extremely easy to move and you do not have to worry about burning your hands.
What I don’t like:
There is one minor oversight when it comes to this grill. The handle on the lid can get extremely hot when it has been sitting on the grill for a while. Although it is nice to know the grill holds heat so well, it might be a not so pleasant surprise the first time you go to lift the lid. This can be avoided by wearing a grilling mitt when removing the lid.