The Weber® Master-Touch™ 57cm GBS™ Crimson in Weber®'s striking crimson begins with the style and functionality of the much loved, much used and much abused Original Kettle Premium™ and takes it to another level with the addition of a Tuck-Away™ lid holder and Gourmet BBQ System grate™ for even more grilling versatility and ease of use.
The Webe®r Master-Touch™ 57cm GBS™ Crimson is the next stage in Weber®'s constant development of their kettle barbecues from the starting point of their original 1952 heritage kettle design using all their experience of charcoal grilling gained over the last 60 plus years combined with extensive customer feedback so while the distinctive design may look very familiar features such as the Gourmet BBQ System™ grate, Tuck-Away™ lid holder, stainless steel One-Touch™ Cleaning System, and rust proof removable ash catcher have taken the concept one extra stage further for even more ease of use and grilling versatility
The heart of the Weber® Master-Touch™ 57cm GBS™ Crimson is the Gourmet BBQ System™ grate which can be used as a regular cooking grate or by simply lifting out the 30cm middle section and replacing it with one of the five interchangeable accessories; wok, sear grate, griddle, pizza stone or poultry roaster, all of which can be purchased separately, to greatly enhance the versatility of the grilling, roasting or baking options available far beyond what you would expect from a charcoal barbecue.
There is plenty of grilling area remaining around the outer rim for grilling when the Gourmet BBQ System™ Grate accessories are being used as the total cooking grate area is 2552cm², providing plenty of space to allow for direct and indirect grilling, which is more than adequate for a family or friends to enjoy a barbecue in the garden, on a beach or wherever the adventures takes you
The easy to use Tuck-Away™ lid holder gives a handy, always there, easy to access place to put the lid when taken off the kettle as the lid slides neatly into the Tuck-Away™ lid holder which also doubles up as a windshield and heat deflecter when either lighting the coals or moving food around on the grates. No more more looking around for a flat surface and having to leave the lid 4 metres away from the grill.
At the base of the kettle of the Weber® Master-Touch™ GBS™ 57cm Crimson sits the stainless steel One-Touch™ cleaning system plus the new and improved rust-proof removable ash catcher which are both key features in making the barbecue so simple to clean and maintain when compared to most other charcoal barbecues as well as stopping hot embers and ash blowing onto decking or patios.
Simply slide the One-Touch™ Cleaning system handle from side to side to move the three stainless steel blades within the kettle making ashes to drop into the ash catcher beneath the kettle which then can removed by lifting and sliding to one side to when the ashes and embers have cooled down then simply reverse the procedure to put back.
Below the Ash Catcher of Weber® Master-Touch™ 57cm GBS™ Crimson there is a useful shelf suspended between the legs for keeping utensils and accessories to hand when grilling as well all weather wheels with kettle covers so the barbecue can be easily moved around to the ideal spot for grilling where ever that may be. Conveniently utensils and accessories can also be kept in easy reach when grilling using the tool holders integrated into the weather proof handles on the side of the bowl of the kettle.
The lid of the Weber® Master-Touch™ 57cm GBS™ Crimson , which is designed to be kept in place whenever the barbecue is in use to create ideal grilling conditions, has a weather-proof handle with protective heat shield as well as lid mounted thermometer and a rust-proof aluminium vent which regulates the air flow and temperature under the lid for grilling happiness everytime
The build quality of the Weber® Master-Touch™ 57cm GBS™ Crimson is everything we have come to expect from a Weber® Charcoal grill as the lid and bowl are made from high quality American steel with a porcelain enamelled coating, a powder coating which is fired onto the steel at approx 800°C to give a shiny Crimson coating which is sturdy enough to handle all types of weather conditions allowing the enjoyment of barbecuing all year round.
To help ensure the best results are achieved from the Weber® Master-Touch™ 57cm GBS™ Crimson Weber® produce a huge range of accessories to help both widen and simplify the grilling experience with well designed and simple to use items from basics such as briquettes, utensils, and cleaning brushes all the way to the specially designed wok, griddle, sear grate, poultry roaster and pizza stone accessories to be used in it's Gourmet BBQ System™ Cooking Grate.
Includes 57cm Gourmet BBQ System™ grate – removable centre section allows use of separately purchasable Weber BBQ Gourmet System Accessories -Griddle, Wok, Sear Grate, Pizza Stone and Poultry Roaster.
Porcelain enamelled bowl and lid Lid thermometer Two weather-proof handles - the lid handle has a protective heat shield. Rust-proof aluminium lid vent with heat-resistant plastic handles provide the proper air flow for perfect barbecuing. Integrated tool holder. Tuck-way lid holder 57cm triple plated Gourmet BBQ System™ cooking grate. 2552cm cooking area Stainless Steel One-Touch™ Cleaning system New and improved rust-proof removable ash catcher All weather wheels with kettle covers 2 aluminised steel Char-Basket™ fuel holders Free charcoal measuring cup 10 Year Limited Warranty Some assembly required
Warranty: Bowl and lid- 10 years Handle- 10 years One-Touch™ cleaning system- 2 years Charcoal grate and cooking grate- 2 years All other parts (legs, base, triangle, ash catcher, wheels and vents) - 2 years.
Height (cm) - 109
Width (cm) - 63
Depth (cm) - 74
Weight (kg) - 21
Height (cm) - 38
Width (cm) - 62
Length (cm) - 62
Width (cm) - 57
Depth (cm) - 57
Reviews of the Weber® Master-Touch™ 57cm GBS™ Crimson BBQ
I was reluctant to pay 200 previously Id stuck to supermmarket kettle items at 20-40. However the difference in quality design and cooked end result is MASSIVE - the Master Touch really is fantastic. First outing I managed a full chicken indirect followed up by burgers and belly pork on direct heat. Chimney starter and Weber briquettes well worth buying too. Great service and pricing from Dawsons as always.