Weber kettles 22″ overview

I guess Weber started selling kettles round about 1980 (needs further analysis)
Due to this fact I will only talk about kettles you could find in Germany.

Except the cheap kettle version “Bar-B-Kettle” all available kettles have the One-Touch System.
The Bar-B-Kettle uses the so called Daisy Wheels to control the air flow.

One-Touch is simply the one armed system to control the airflow and due to that the temperature and the ash sweeper to wipe out the ashes.

All Weber kettle are porcelain-enemaled.

Here is a list of different models and their features:

  • One Touch Plus
    Offers: 22″ with temperature gauge, lid holder “Tuck-Away”
  • Master Touch (Generation 1 [1992-1999])
    Offers: 22″ with removable temperature gauge, lid holder “Tuck-Away”, aluminium ash-catcher, flip-style grate, wooden handles
  • Master Touch (Generation 2 [2015-up to now])
    offers: 22″ with build in thermometer, lid holder “Tuck-Away”, aluminium ash-catcher, flip-style grate, plastic handles, longer legs
  • One Touch Platinum
    offers: 22″ with build in thermometer, lid holder “Tuck-Away”, aluminium ash-catcher, flip-style grate, mounted on steal chart frame, one (older) or two mounted worktables
  • One Touch Gold – Since 2015 named “Original Kettle Premium
    offers: Aluminium ash catcher, build in thermometer and flip-style grate
  • One Touch Silver – Since 2015 named “Original Kettle
    offers: Aluminium ash pan
  • Performer
    offers: Mounted on a rolling chart, flip-style grate, gas-ignition system (Touch-N-Go), build in thermometer, lid holder “Tuck-Away”, aluminium ash catcher

Cheap beginners versions:

  • Bar-B-Kettle
    Not a collectors item.
    offers: Simple grill grate, Daisy wheel temperature control (3 Daisy wheels), aluminium ash pan.
  • Compact-Kettle
    Not a collectors item.
    offers:  Simple grill grate, one Daisy-Wheel on the bottom for temperature control, aluminium ash pan.