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Weber® Original Kettle™ Premium 26 Inch Charcoal Grill

Part No. 22402.3201 | Weber® Part No. 16401001
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The classic Weber Kettle adds a bit more grilling space and convenient features to make your next grill easier. With its distinctive dome shape and iconic status, the Weber Kettle Grill has become synonymous with backyard parties and classic chargrilled flavor. But what about when the crowd grows and you need to put more food on the grill? The Weber Original Kettle Premium 26 has all the great benefits of its smaller sibling, but with a 26.75in grill grate and 508 square inches of total cooking space it can feed all your friends and family.

  • Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid.
  • Hinged stainless steel cooking grate allows you to easily add charcoal or stoke the fire.
  • Tuck-Away™ lid holder keeps the lid upright while you tend to food; the lid handle has a protective heat shield.
  • Monitor cooking temperatures on the built-in thermometer.
  • Enjoy easy cleanup with the Weber One-Touch™ cleaning system and high-capacity ash catcher.
  • All-weather features include rust-proof aluminum vents, heavy-duty fiberglass-lined nylon handles, and crack-proof wheels.

Don't forget to purchase a Grill Cover to keep your Weber charcoal grill looking as good as new. We also carry a variety of Weber accessories that make charcoal grilling more enjoyable, such as Charcoal Chimneys, Hardwood Charcoal, and Wood Chips and Chunks to add extra flavor to your foods.

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BBQ Bob

Weber® Original Kettle Premium 26" Expert Review

When I think of a Weber Kettle Grill, I don’t typically think of of generous cooking space. However, the Weber Original Kettle Premium 26 offers an impressive cooking area and added features that will please large families and those who like to entertain.

Reasons to Buy

The Weber Kettle is a nice medium-sized charcoal grill, but sometimes I want, and need, more space than is allotted by the standard 18 or 22 inch kettles. Thankfully, the Weber Original Kettle Premium 26 obliges with an expanded cooking area that offers a bit more freedom and flexibility. With 508 square inches, the Premium 26 has enough extra cooking area to allow me to feed larger crowds, while also providing the space I need to maximize two-zone cooking.

Because it’s really just a larger version of the 22 inch Premium Kettle, the Weber Original Kettle Premium 26 has all of the same great features, like hinged grill grates and removable Ash Catcher. However, on the 26 the grates are upgraded to stainless steel and there are one or two extra features. My favorite is the Char-Basket Fuel Holders, which make it easy to set up distinct direct and indirect cooking zones. The other notable inclusion is the convenient Tuck-Away lid holder, which safely cradles the lid the lid while you’re working over the grill.

Ultimately, one of the biggest selling points of this grill will be its lineage. Despite it’s larger size and upgraded features, this is still the same Weber Original Kettle Grill that Americans have been cooking on for generations. With a 60 year track record, it’s a tried and true workhorse of the backyard barbecue.


Reasons to Keep Shopping

With it’s size and extra features, this may be more Kettle Grill than the typical buyer had in mind. Anyone looking for the standard Weber Kettle experience—efficient, reliable, affordable—should look to the Weber Orignal Kettle 22" or Weber Original Kettle Premium 22". On the other hand, if you want a kettle grill with even more features, the Napoleon Rodeo Professional has a hinged 3-position cast iron grate and heat deflector. Lastly, if you have a large crew to cook for, I suggest the Weber Ranch Kettle, which has a massive 37.5 inch cooking grate.

  • Cooking Area:
    3.5
  • Ease of Use:
    3.0
  • Warranty:
    4.0
  • Included Accessories:
    3.0
  • Grilling:
    4.0
  • Smoking:
    3.0
  • Durability:
    3.0
  • Mobility:
    3.0
  • Fuel Type: Charcoal
  • Configuration: Freestanding
  • Primary Cooking Grid Width: 26in.
  • Primary Cooking Grid Depth: 26in
  • Primary Cooking Grid Size: 508 Sq. Inches
  • Overall Cooking Grid Size: 508Sq. Inches
  • Cooking Grid Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Exterior Material: Porcelain Enameled
  • Features: Analog Thermometer
  • Overall Height: 42in.
  • Overall Width: 32in.
  • Overall Depth: 24in.
  • Ease of Use: 3
1 Grill bowl and lid with handle and heat shield
One-Touch cleaning system
1 Grill grate
1 Charcoal grate
Thermometer
Tuck-Away lid holder
2 Charcoal baskets
Leg and wheel kit
Weber cookbook

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