Ohjeeez 2012-06-29 11:34:52
Just assembled mine – got here from Amazon/Fedex in perfect shape for $140
(thanks to the heads up in here) and, reading the owner’s guide, they suggest,
“To barbecue: arrange the charcoal grate and charcoal chamber on the middle
ledge grill strap. Set aside no-handled cooking grate and water pan. Place
handled cooking grate on very top ledge of strap.” Which I did.
Is this an acceptable way to use the WSM – separately – as a conventional Weber
One-Touch kettle? I spoke with their customer service and they said no, the
WSM can’t really be used for regular barbecueing, so on the last day of
February, to get the $29 discount, I ordered a One-Touch.
Set up as described above, it looks like it could double as a conventional
One-Touch. Should I cancel the One-Touch?
Kevin s. wilso 2012-06-29 11:34:58
Very odd that the documentation says one thing and the customer
service person says another. I’d call back and ask another customer
service person. Seems unlikely that the documentation would include
those instructions if you couldn’t use the unit for grilling. (I
assume that when the documentation says “barbecue” and you say
“regular barbecuing,” you mean grilling.)
There’s something to be said for convenience. If you have room for
both units–and don’t mind spending the money–it would be handy not
to have to disassemble and reassemble each time you want to grill.
Kevin S. Wilson
Tech Writer at a university somewhere in Idaho
“Who put these fingerprints on my imagination?”
Bbq 2012-06-30 00:28:37
If you can afford both, don’t cancel. My experience with Multiples in 1
type stuff, it only does one thing well. The other things it is capable
of doing, it may do, but not well.
My one touch was $80, not allot of money. My WSM was $140. $220 tied
up in 2 pieces of equipment I will use for 20 years or more is peanuts.
H***, a refrigerator don’t last that long.
Oncler 2012-06-30 00:28:39
The WSM works very well as a grill……..I do it a fair amount. If you are
grilling for a lot of people, then you may not have enough room. I can grill
3-4 rib-eyes easy, but would not want to do a larger party….I’m cooking
for 2 adults, and 2 growing boys…..
D*** thompson 2012-06-30 00:28:40
Yes, it can be used as a conventional grill that way.