Weber 10020 Smokey Joe Silver Charcoal Grill Review

The Weber 10020 Smokey Joe Silver Charcoal grill is an ideal grill if you’re looking for a barbecue that’s light and portable and capable of delivering good results. Or, if like me, sometimes you only want to grill a couple of steaks, chops or burgers and don’t want to fire up your full size grill.

I’ve been looking for a new grill for when we go camping and usually only need to cook for the two of us so wanted a relatively small, economical, good quality grill. I’m always drawn to Weber gear and this barbecue grill quickly rose to the top of the list. These are my findings.

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Extremely Portable Barbecue Grill

This grill is very portable, overall assembled dimensions are 15.6” diameter x 9 inches tall and it weighs only about 9 pounds. It’s small and light enough to carry and easily fits into a car or on a boat. I live within walking distance of a beach and it’s easy to carry down there and set-up. Plus you only need to carry a relatively small amount of charcoal to fire it up.

14.5 Inch Diameter Cooking Grate

It’s all very well buying a small portable grill but if the cooking area is not large enough for what you going to need then it’s pointless. This Weber grill has a 14.5 inch cooking grate which is ideal if you only need it for two or three people, four at a push.

You’ve enough room for three decent sized steaks or six burgers or boneless chicken breasts and because the grilling area is relatively small, you’re not going to use all that much charcoal.

Features and Specifications

  • The Weber 10020 Smokey Joe Silver Charcoal grill is perfectly suited for tailgating, using on a boat, camping, or taking to the beach. In fact anywhere that you need portable grilling.
  • So that you can easily remove the lid when you need to it comes as standard with a glass reinforced nylon handle.
  • It has a triple nickel-plated 14.5 inch diameter cooking grate
  • The prevent fading and rusting this portable grill comes with the same porcelain enamel coating that you get with the full sized Weber grills.
  • As with most quality barbecue equipment it comes with a limited warranty and in this case it’s 10 years.

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Customer Reviews and Scores

I found 425 customer reviews on Amazon at the time of writing and they had awarded the Weber 10020 Smokey Joe Silver Charcoal grill an average of 4.7 out of a possible 5 stars.

The customer reviews on Amazon are overwhelmingly positive. That is 387 reviewers awarded the grill 4 or 5 stars and only 12 customers gave the grill 1 or 2 stars. Most people that bought this grill thought that it did the job that it was designed to do and were very happy with it.

A few customers complained about various things like it struggled to maintain heat to cook on, or that it didn’t have a carry handle, or it was too small. I think that you have to bear in mind that a small portable grill is not going to hold and maintain heat as good as a large grill. As Scotty said to Captain Kirk, “It’s the laws of physics Jim”. If you want a carry handle you need to get the Gold or Platinum version.

However, the vast majority of buyers understand what a portable grill is and have left comments such as “Solid Value, Durable Grill”, “Smokey Joe Exceeds Most Grilling Needs”, and “Excellent & Fast Way to Grill Food”.

In my opinion then it makes it easy for me to recommend this portable Weber grill.

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Conclusion -  the Weber 10020 Smokey Joe Silver Charcoal

In summary the Weber 10020 Smokey Joe Silver Charcoal grill is more than capable of handling your portable barbecue grilling needs and is more than suitable for two people or up to four.

One thing not mentioned above is the fact that it is also suitable for a home grill if space is limied or you only want a small grill when you only cooking for a few people.

It’s well made, from a respected BBQ manufacturer and most real buyers of this product like this grill and ae pleased with their product and would recommend it to other people.

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