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BBQ Newsbite: Weber Grills Launches a Brand New Grill: Summit Charcoal Grill

Posted By: Richard Wachtel
Published: April 6, 2016

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For the last couple of months, there has been some serious promotions from Weber Grills about a new type of grill and finally the time is here to let you know all about it.

Our great friends at Weber Grills have launched a brand new type of grill and here are the details of this brand new product from the Weber Grills Press Release:

Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of outdoor gas and charcoal grills and grilling accessories, announces a new charcoal grill that combines the form and functions of the classic Weber kettle grill with the company’s beloved Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker smoker to create a completely new grill option from Weber.

Weber Summit Charcoal Grill

The new Summit® charcoal grill and Summit® charcoal grilling center (MSRP:  $1,699 and $2,299 respectively) will be available at select specialty retailers beginning April 6, 2016. Consumers can visit to find a dealer in their area.

“We are so excited to bring these new grills to our customers—providing true convection cooking that only Weber’s trademarked round shape can provide,” said Kim Lefko, Chief Marketing Officer, Weber-Stephen Products LLC. “Charcoal grill owners interested in smoking, and gas grill owners who long for the taste of charcoal now have the best of both worlds available to them.”

Designed to provide ultimate control and hold steady temperatures for more than 10 hours of cooking, the Weber Summit charcoal grill will incorporate many unique features including multi-zone heat options, a hinged diffuser plate, a two-position fuel grate, an insulated lid and bowl for less charcoal consumption and better heat retention, and a slow cook/smoke bowl damper set-up that allows for three bottom vent positions.

In addition, the Weber Summit charcoal grills come with a Gourmet BBQ System cooking grate—a hinged cooking grate that features a removable center piece designed to fit a variety of Weber accessories, including a wok, griddle, and a poultry roaster.

The Weber Summit charcoal grill features 452 square-inches of cooking space, Snap-Jet gas ignition for easy lighting, a Rapidfire lid damper and built-in thermometer, a bottom wire rack for additional storage and the One-Touch cleaning system for easy ash removal. The Weber Summit charcoal grilling center will also include a stainless steel tabletop, wire basket and tool hook, along with a CharBin storage container.


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Some features of the Grill: 

  • RAPIDFIRE®DAMPER: All Weber charcoal grills feature a lid damper designed to take temperature control to the next level. The Rapidfire® design does this and more by hinging open to maximize airflow. That means coals heat up quicker, and being able to raise temperatures mid grilling faster than you can say, “medium rare.”
  • HINGED DIFFUSER PLATE: The durable stainless steel, air insulated diffuser plate deflects heat away from food keeping temperatures low and consistent. This is incredibly important when smoking and cooking in other low and slow applications. A hinged door provides easy access to load additional fuel for your fire.
  • ONE-TOUCH  CLEANING SYSTEM: A One-Touch Cleaning System means barely lifting a finger to keep your Summit Charcoal Grill in top condition. By moving the vent lever right, ash is swept across the open vent slots and into the removable ash bucket. Dispose of the ash, replace the bucket and you’re good to go.

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