Slow 'N Sear® Original Kettle Grill
The Most Versatile Kettle Grill on the Market!
“Best New Product of 2020" and “Best Value Gold Medal Winner” – Meathead Goldwyn, amazingribs.com
- 304 Stainless Steel, 22" EasySpin™ Grill Grate offers superior quality and cooking capability
- Original Slow ‘N Sear® insert for unrivaled searing power, low ‘n slow smoking, and true two-zone cooking capability
- Side shelf rated for 20 pounds of brisket or pulled pork
- Lid cradle keeps your lid safely off to the side and out of the way
- 5 vent no-touch ash removal system for superior ash removal
- “Smoke Hole”: 1 inch circular bottom vent provides more refined airflow control or for a thermostatic controller
- “Probe Port”: ½ inch circular digital thermometer port for more accurate temperature readings.
- Top and Bottom vents with larger holes for more airflow and higher temps when needed
- Larger, porcelain coated charcoal grate for a larger fire when cooking without the Slow 'N Sear® accessory
- All port holes have covers that swing out of the way when not in use
- 30-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
- Already have a Slow 'N Sear® insert? This Slow 'N Sear® Kettle is for you!
- Want a Slow 'N Sear® Deluxe insert with your new kettle grill? We've bundled them together in the Slow 'N Sear® Deluxe Kettle!
*We DO NOT ship the Kettle Internationally nor to PO Boxes
- Total Height: 41⅔ inches
- Height (without lid): 31½ inches
- Width (with shelf extended): 41¾ inches
- Width (without shelf): 30⅝ inches
- Weight: 38 pounds
- Cooking Grate: 22 inches
- Color: SnS Gray (Porcelain Enamel)
- Shipping Dimensions: 26x26x15 inches
- Designed in U.S.A.; Manufactured in China
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This grill is very high quality and assembles easily. Has nice features that you won't find on other such grills. The table is going to come in very handy and the Slow and Sear is very well done. Unfortunately it's winter up here in Northern Michigan and have to wait until there is a calm day to try it out. From what other customers are saying about this grill, it should provide many years of great service. And if you haven't tried Rocky's Rub or Not Just For Beef you are missing great flavor without all the salt. These are very good rubs.
I've been an avid griller / smoker for the last 20 years or so. I own a Kamado Joe classic, Weber Smokey Mountain and a gasser. I've also owned several Weber kettle grills and have found myself using them more often than the others. I just feel the kettle design offers the most flexibility / ease of use configuration. Well, my current Weber kettle has seen better days. The handles are rusting off, the lid doesn't seal properly (never has) and the blades to the easy touch cleaning system don't create a tight air seal (never have and I've replaced them at least 3 times). At any rate, I needed a new kettle and was close to purchasing another Weber but I kept going back to the SNS Kettle as a comparison. Below are my thoughts after 3 separate and different cooks. The first cook was doing smash burgers and seared tuna steaks over high direct heat. Second cook was a couple of bone-in chicken *******, primarily cooked over indirect heat and slightly seared at the end to crisp the skin. The 3rd cook was a full 13lb packer brisket - slow and low. The kettle worked as described in all three cooking configurations. I was amazed after the first two cooks that when I shutdown the grill (closed the vents) I had a good amount of charcoal left for my next cook. This amazed me when compared to my previous Weber kettle and honestly rivaled my Kamado Joe ($1000+). Where this grill stood out was with the 3rd cook - slow and low brisket. This was the best brisket I've ever cooked. The bark looked amazing. Completely uniform and equal to what I've seen Tuffy Stone and Miron Mixon turn out. Also, the SNS kettle didn't leak any smoke during the cook. I was amazed. I get leaks from the Weber SM which is a dedicated smoker,however not with this kettle. Very efficient. I will say that I ran into issues with ash build up. I situated the SNS close to the smoke hole and the ash wound up covering it. Next cook I will move the SNS away from the hole (wish that was indicated somewhere in the instructions). The side table worked great. Much better than the add-on BBQ Dragon side table added to my Weber. I do wish the cleaning blades were longer. I guess my point is, that if you are looking for that Swiss army knife of grills, the SNS kettle is for you. It holds temp/heat, great seal, easy to use and great for many types of cooking. It has become my de facto go to grill and I'm extremely happy with the purchase. I'm even tempted to start a YouTube channel to show it off. Thanks SNS!
What a great review! We truly appreciate your support and you taking the time to write this. We're glad to hear that you are enjoying your new kettle. Grill on!
I was literally seconds away from purchasing another brand of kettle when I received an email about the SNS kettle. I figured that the SNS worked so well, I’d give their kettle a shot. I’m extremely happy I did! I’ve made ribs, wings, whole chicken, chops, veggies, brisket, and pork butt on it. Absolutely an amazing kettle that can cook low and slow, or hot and fast. The probe and smoke ports are a great addition. I’ve burnt lump and briquettes both with success, zero complaints. Thanks for making such innovative products!
Assembly of the grill was pretty straightforward. The individually labeled hardware pouches are a really nice touch. Honestly, I felt a little guilty assembling this next to my 15-year old tried and true Weber 22” kettle. A few of the components seemed a little lighter duty than the Weber, but once fully assembled, this grill is much heavier and certainly more stable with the 4 legs. My only cook thus far was a rack of baby backs. Although I have a BBQ Guru PID controller I decided not to use it. After getting the grill up to temp, I closed the lower vent completely, closed the lid vent about half way, and kept the lower 1” “smoke” hole (PID hole) open. This kept a pretty consistent 225 to 235 degrees for the first 4 hours. Then I wrapped the ribs in butcher paper and opened the vents as necessary to get to about 340 degrees for 2 more hours until the ribs reached an internal temp of 205 degrees. All in all, it was a very easy and uneventful cook. The temps were stable and I didn’t feel like I had to babysit the grill. I really like having the side table for conveniently placing items, especially when transferring the food to and from a plate. I was also able to wrap the ribs directly on the table, which was always an issue for me with the Weber. Only one cook so far, but I’m very pleased.
It took a while to receive this grill as they were on backorder. It was worth the wait - the grill is great. The only change I made was to replace all the nuts and bolts and fasteners with 316 Stainless Steel ones because I expect this grill to last. Note to SNS - raise the price by $5.00 and use Stainless steel nuts and bolts.
Thank you for your patience while they were on backorder! We're glad to hear that you're happy with it. We appreciate the feedback regarding the nuts and bolts. Definitely worth noting!