Here we are going to take a look at the Weber Original Kettle 22 vs Premium. Although these Weber kettles look similar, they have some different features. So we’ll take a closer look at The features of each kettle and the differences.
The exterior of the Original Kettle is made of Porcelain enameled steel, allowing the grill to resist corrosion. The two exterior handles are made from glass reinforced nylon which is perfect for withstanding the elements. For temperature control, the lid has a no-rust aluminum vent; this helps you to create the perfect grilling environment whether you are searing or smoking the food. Inside, is a plated steel cooking grid with a handles on either side for easy removal. Below the cooking grid is the charcoal grate which separates the coal from the ashes at the bottom of the grill. Underneath the grill is the Weber’s Patented One-Touch cleaning system. In addition to precise airflow control, these blades sweep the bottom of the grill, making cleanup hassle free. The ash falls into the collection pan underneath the main grill, which is easy to remove. The whole kettle is mounted on a tripod with weather crack proof wheels.
The Weber Original Kettle Premium all the same elements as the Original but has some great added features. On the lid is a built-in thermometer that makes it easy to monitor temperature. Underneath the lid’s handle is a heat shield, to protect your hand from the heat rising from the grill. The side handles feature BBQ tool hooks for you to hang your tools. Inside the cooking grates are hinged on 2 sides, allowing you to easily add charcoal and smoking woods without having to remove your food from the grill. Below the cooking grid is the charcoal grate and cleaning system like in the Original. But, below the grill, is where the Premium shines, here we have the high capacity ash catching system. All you need to clean out the grill is to swipe the lever. The ashes fall into the catch-all container, which you can empty out as needed.
Weber Original Kettle 22 vs. Premium
In conclusion when comparing the Weber Original Kettle 22 vs Premium, the added features of the Premium are worth the extra price. I especially like the ash catcher which makes clean up a sinch. I also really like the hinged grate which makes adding charcoal and smoking woods so simple.