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Weber Performer

Weber Performer

Premium Kettle, Kettle
3.8 from 6 reviews

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3.8

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    Filfilfil

    FilfilfilAdelaide

    Works well and runs off a normal gas bottle too

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    Love this and the gas light of the brickettes in a chimney is so much easier. Not sure why people are worried about the disposable bottle, I bought a converter hose and have the best of both worlds!
    Getting use to the vents and air control takes some practice but once known the results can be spectacularl. It can get nice and hat for fastcooking or laying out the brickettes in a snake has created low & slow cooked (read 20hrs) smoked pulled pork and spare ribs that still get mentioned years later!
    Put in the time and you will get the results!

    Date PurchasedMar 2015
    1 comment
    Weber
    Weber Barbecues A.Weber

    Hi, thanks for your review and support. Happy barbecuing!

    The Purple Hamster

    The Purple HamsterSydney

    • 26 reviews

    Perfect charcoal BBQ

    published

    We bought one ten years ago. The gas ignition stopped working long ago and the small gas bottle is impossible to buy anymore, but it's actually not difficult to get a charcoal BBQ going with firefighters anyhow. I'm amazed after ten years how the enamel is still fine and the whole shebang just works. I almost want it to fall apart so I can buy a new one, but no sign of that yet.

    Date PurchasedMar 2007
    1 comment
    Weber
    Weber Barbecues A.Weber

    Hi, thanks for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts, and sorry to say that we don't think your Performer will fall apart anytime soon either! Enjoy, and happy barbecuing!

    Great and ideal design, only when it works!

    published

    It is a great BBQ, same old Kettle now with Gas ignition which is a great feature any BBQ junkie like me would like. No question, Weber kettle is unbeatable, the taste of food comes out of it is great. I paid top dollar for gas ignition however after only TWO uses, the gas opening "knob" stopped working which is a big disappointment and i had to go back to same old BBQing techniques. I will be calling Weber and i am sure they will rectify it but i was expecting this type of quality only form cheepies from Bunnies!
    Great Taste
    Gas troubles, bad quality gas ignitor design

    1 comment
    Weber
    Weber Barbecues A.Weber

    HI there,
    This is no good at all - I hope you have called our customer service line and got it sorted - if not please let me know and we will.
    Cheers, Dave@WeberAustralia

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    mitchamus

    mitchamusNew South Wales

    • 25 reviews
    • 1 like

    Good

    published
    1 comment
    Weber
    Weber Barbecues A.Weber

    Hi, thanks for your review! If you have any questions, please call us on 1300 301 290. Thanks!

    emski72

    emski72Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

    • 15 reviews

    I love this BBQ

    published

    I love this barbeque - the work bench makes all the difference. The only thing I don't like is the fact that you have to use disposable propane canisters for the ignition... would be much better if you could hook up to an LPG tank
    work bench / prep area and one touch system with ash catcher below
    only disposable canisters for ignition

    1 comment
    Weber
    Weber Barbecues A.Weber

    Hi, thanks for your review and support. Happy barbecuing!

    phs_84

    phs_84Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

    • 8 reviews

    Good

    published

    very good unit very handy and easy to use, but the gas can thing was a really bad choice on webers behalf.
    built in stand and side table & coal storage, + of course the smoke favoured cooking easy light and walk away coal start system, easy clean up system too
    this really let's the weber performer down is the really bad idea of running the type of disposeable gas cans it takes, there expensive and hard to find. they really should have used other gas cans or even better LPG bottles, really the worst cans they could have picked to use, check for avalibility and cost of gas cans befor buying this model, WEBER REALLY NEED to make an adaptor for the gas cans to use other can types !!!

    1 comment
    Weber
    Weber Barbecues A.Weber

    Hi, thanks for your review and support. Happy barbecuing! we appreciate your feedback and have taken it onboard.

    Questions & Answers

    Steve Mg

    Steve Mgasked

    Performer

    Were the issues about this Weber ever resolved? I.e hard to find disposable gas cans. Because I would like to give them a try. They seem a good idea. How about it Weber?

    2 answers
    Weber
    Weber Barbecues A.Weber

    Hi Steve, thanks for your question. The Australian/NZ models don't have a gas ignition system like the ones in the US, so not sure if they're the issues you're referring to?

    Ian
    Ian

    G'Day Steve, Weber's answer is a bit disingenuous, claiming that the Australian model don't carry the gas system without actually answering your question. The point is, the Performers with the 'gas assist' used to be available in Australia but are no longer imported. You can buy the Performer (folding table) and Performer Premium (fixed table) but not the Performer Deluxe (fixed table, gas assist). So the issue has kinda been resolved by simply ceasing to make them available to the Australian market...

    You can still occasionally find a gas-assist performer on the second-hand market. An Australian-delivered kettle will require the grey Primus cans (propane-butane I think). These aren't as common (or cheap) as the green Coleman butane cans which were used on the American-delivered performers but you can still find them in places like BCF and camping stores. You'll sometimes find 'grey import' Performers bought through Amazon and shipped to Australia and a number of people have modified Australian-delivered Performers by buying the American gas hose and replacing the Australian fitted one. These won't be covered by warranty or under the Australian Gas Association product certification but you can buy Coleman-fitting adaptor hoses at virtually any hardware store and run them off an LPG tank instead.

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