Good but could be great
I've had this grill for about a year and overall love using it. The size is great and even if you aren't cooking for a crowd you really appreciate the extra room. Everything I love about my 22 but with more space. This is really the perfect size grill for the average person with a small family. My only complaints are that while this is an awesome grill it has some weak points that Weber doesn't seem to want to address. For one, as everyone says the legs are not sturdy enough on this. It works ok but based on the wobble it has I have no doubt it will eventually fail and weber will be replacing it under warranty. I'm glad it has such a great warranty but why not improve this and reduce warranty claims? This grill is much bigger than the 22 and needs legs that are beefier to account for this. Second, the charcoal baskets included are also the same as the 22 kettle. Again this is a much bigger grill and needs bigger baskets. I used the baskets once and then never again opting instead for my slow n sear from my 22 kettle. They are completely useless in a kettle this size and don't even hold a full chimney between the two. Third, the ash sweep is from a 22 kettle and again this being a much larger grill the sweeper doesn't reach half of the ash. A small thing but makes cleanup more work. Overall I love it but this grill has too many carryover parts from the 22 to get 5 stars.
a whole new world
i've used many grills in my life, from those old round cheapos, to the mid-level fancy from a big-box hardware store (the blue one). i've even used a gas grill someone gave me once. but nothing i have ever used prepared me for this weber. i've had it less than a month, used it 4 times, and it's already completely changed the way i grill. it's my first time with a weber - so there is a learning curve. i'm still learning how this puppy works, all of its tricks and ins and outs. and i'm loving every minute of it. even tho my tuna steaks were a bit dry (100% my fault) i will never use anything but a weber again. a breeze to put together. note: if you get the 26 inch, the sucker is heavy, so be warned. i can't wait to find out how burgers work on this bad boy.
Awesome grill holds temperature so good
Awesome grill holds temperature so good! Best grill I have ever owned every home should have one.
Large useful grill
I like the cooking space on this grill. The dampers control the temperatures very well. This is my first kettle with a one touch cleaning system. I like that feature a lot.