The Weber Smokey Joe Grills come in two different types, the gold line and the silver line. Both are charcoal grills giving you that old fashion flavor we all grew up with. This is the grill for those who like to party or like that old fashion flavor on the go. It is shaped and cooks just like its big brother, the 22 ½ inch Smokey Joe. With Weber’s original design in this portable grill you know you can’t go wrong.
Most of the features of the Weber Smokey Joes Gold and Silver models are the same. They both come with a 14 1/5 inch diameter grate that is porcelain enameled to lock in the flavor of your meat and make this grate last a life time. They come with Weber’s standard glass reinforced nylon handle to keep the heat away from your hands while removing the lid.
With a vent on the top and bottom you can control the temperature and flame height. Both the Gold and Silver weight about 9 pounds when empty, making them one of the lightest grills around. Also being so small these grill are very portable. You can fit 3-4 burgers on at once, or a steak or two depending on how thick your steak is. Both also feature a 10 year warranty, and cost about the same.
There are two differences between the Gold and Silver Smokey Joes. The Gold Grill comes with a lid that locks into place, and also a holder for the lid for the times you do not need to have the meat covered. This is a handy feature and frees up a hand to turn the meat, or add your favorite sauce. The Silver Smokey Joes actually comes with an ash catcher whereas the Gold does not. And you will find a great Weber smokey joe grills sale via the link to the best price smokey joe grills I supplied earlier, great stuff, and an amazingly cheap price for this quality item. One of the best value cheap charcoal grills available currently.
What I like:
These grills are simple. They are straight forward Weber charcoal grills. The oval shape helps the smoke surround the meat and gives it a get smoky flavor. If you have limited space or do not feel like you will grill often the size of this grill is perfect for you. It is extremely light and portable. Living in an apartment or with an unfinished small backyard does not need to stop you from having a home cooked meal.
Even though Weber made these grills a little smaller they did not skimp on the quality of the product. They use the same grates as in the larger version, as well as, the same coating of the grills that cost hundreds of dollars. Because of its size, you can save a lot on coals. It does not take much to get the grill heated and for it to stay hot. If you are only cooking for two people you do not need to have a huge grill for 20 people. It would be a waste of money and space if that were the case. It is wonderful that Weber has made products for people no matter where they are at in their lives.
What I do not like:
I wish you had the option to expand the length of the legs. I always have a problem with grills that are less than two feet off the ground unless it is solely used for camping or fishing. If this were just my backyard grill I would be constantly tripping over them.
I also do not understand why Weber removed the ash catcher with the Gold model. I love the lock for the top and the handle to hold the lid when not in use, but why remove a nice feature. Now when you empty the ash out you have to have a separate ash holder. It just does not make a lot of sense to me.