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Weber 15507001 Charcoal Grill Review

Weber 15507001 Charcoal Grill Review

Weber is one of the most popular and trusted names when it comes to grills. One of its products is the Weber 15507001, a charcoal grill whose cooking surface can fit up to 13 burgers / burger patties. Should you get one? Let’s help you answer this question in this Weber 15507001 charcoal grill review.

But before that, first, let’s talk briefly about the benefits of grilling with charcoal.

The biggest draw of charcoal grilling is that it gives you that characteristic barbecue or smoky flavor that you like. You can’t get this type of flavor if you use a gas grill such as the Fuego F21C or an electric grill such as the Philips HD6371/94.

Now… let’s proceed with this Weber 15507001 charcoal grill review.

Key Features of the Weber 15507001

Here’s what to expect.

The Grate

Expect a cooking surface of 363 square inches that can fit 13 burgers (as measured with a Weber burger press).

The cooking grate is described by the brand as a Gourmet BBQ System Hinged, which allows you to add charcoal without removing the grate. In addition, this grate system has a center piece that you can remove. Use this feature for adding wood chips.

Aside from this amazing feature, expect a 22-inch diameter porcelain-enameled bowl and lid with a built-in thermometer. The lid height is measured to be 7.5 inches.


The Weber 15507001 is like a mini grilling kitchen. Not only does it come with a 363-inch grilling area, but it also has a work table, a charcoal storage, a lid holder, and a rack underneath for utensils and other tools.

Easy Cleanup

This charcoal grill comes with a one-touch cleaning system, which allows you to easily sweep out ashes, or opens and closes the vents. Note that the ash catcher locks in place so that the ashes won’t be blown away.

Other Features and Technical Specs

Here are pieces of infos about the product that you might be interested in.

  • Weight: 91 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 48 x 43.5 inches
  • Touch-n-Go ignition
  • Maximum table load: 33 lbs.
  • Char-Basket charcoal fuel holders

Also read: Fuego Element F21C Gas Grill Review

Consumer Feedback: Pros and Cons of the Weber 15507001

In this section of our Weber 15507001 Performer Deluxe charcoal grill review, we give you a summary of what previous consumers say about this grill. What are its pros and cons? Here’s a summary of what we found.


  • Construction. Although as one person has observed, the construction is “not up to par with the older models,” but the Weber 15507001 is solidly built. One person also used the word “sturdy” to describe this grill. The only complaint may be would the wheels. One buyer said that could break over a rough terrain. Another person has described this grill as “unbelievably durable” because even when it was blown off because of a heavy storm, it’s still functioning well.
  • Dual Purpose. Can this be used as a smoker as well? While this grill is not designed as a smoker, it sure can! Just don’t expect the result to be as good as with a true smoker.
  • Assembly. It’s relatively easy to assemble. There are instructions on the manual. Some people say it took them a couple of hours to put the parts together.
  • Parts and Features. Previous buyers only have positive things to say about the added parts/attachments such as the work table and char-basket. Also, one person is all-praises for the ignition system. It eliminates the need to use lighter fluid, which can be an inconvenience.


  • A grill cover to protect this grill from snow and rain is not included in the package. It can be purchased separately.
  • The Weber 15507001 should never be used indoors. Doing so means you’re exposing you and your family to a safety hazard. Only use it outdoors.
  • Althouth this grill has a small burner, it’s not meant to be a gas grill. The burner is designed to light the coals.
  • Unfortunately, this grill cannot be converted to natural gas. According to the brand, doing so will void the warranty.

Also read: Philips Smoke-less Indoor Grill HD6371/94 Review

Our Recommendation: Weber 15507001 Charcoal Grill Review

Should you get the Weber 15507001? Here’s our recommendation.

If you’re looking for a charcoal grill that has everything you wish it had, then get the Weber 15507001. It’s a mini grilling system, which comes complete with a 363-sq. in. cooking area, a work table, and an easy-to-clean ash catcher.