Slow 'N Sear® Kettle Grill - Without SnS
The Most Versatile Kettle Grill on the Market!
- 304 Stainless Steel, 22" EasySpin™ Grill Grate offers superior quality and 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!
- Need a Slow 'N Sear® insert with your new kettle grill? We've bundled them together in the Slow 'N Sear® Original Kettle and the Slow 'N Sear® Deluxe Kettle!
- Left handed? Shelf on the left side of the grill fit your set up better? Want to stand out from the crowd of the same ol' kettle design? Choose the "Left Side Shelf" option! This option places the lid cradle and smoke port on the right side of the grill and the side shelf and probe port on the left side of the grill. See photos for details.
- The aramid fiber gasket kit for better air control when cooking low and slow is sold separately. We've found that the Slow 'N Sear® Kettle has a great seal, so the gasket is not necessary but can be added if you choose.
*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
Recommended Accessories (sold separately):
- Customer service
- probe port
I bought an SnS kettle and bought the SnS Deluxe insert and Drip n Griddle separately (basically so I could maximize the sales price on the accessories). I've had them all for 2 weeks now and cooked on the kettle 6 times now, including cooking a Tri-Tip, Ribs, Pork Butt, Chicken, Chuck Roast for chili, and pork chops. For comparison sake, I have been cooking outdoors with a Hasty-Bake Gourmet since 2011, which came after having used kettles, gas grills, and a Char-Grill offset for many years. I also have a Weber Smokey Mountain, which I've been using for 6 years, or so. So far, each cook that I've done has turned out well. I have not done burgers or steaks yet. Those are coming soon. Here’s what I’ve learned. I like this cooker so much, I’m going to use it as my primary cooker for the next 6 months and see where I’m at. Things I’ve seen right off the bat. It is easy and fast to get this cooker going. Pour some charcoal in the SNS, pour some hot water in. Add some smoking wood and a tumble **** starter. Light it. 30 minutes later, your SNS kettle is at 225, smoke rolling, and you are putting on whatever you’re cooking. It really is that easy. Amazingly easy. It took me 20 odd cooks to learn the Hasty-Bake and 10+ to learn the WSM. Today, I’m pretty comfortable with the SNS after just the first 3 or 4 cooks. It seriously conserves charcoal. In the first 4 cooks, and a total of 18 hours of cooking time, I only burned about 10 lbs of a 16 lb bag of KBB. On my Hasty-Bake I would have gone through a whole bag of Fogo or 2 bags of KBB for the same cooks. The SnS plus insert turns out great food. Flavors are good, quality is consistent, and it's as good, or better, tasting as anything done on the Hasty-Bake or Smokey Mountain. I highly recommend the SnS Kettle with the full set up (Kettle, SnS 2.0, Drip n Griddle). This thing is pretty awesome and does 95% of what the Hasty-Bake does. It’s only drawback is the amount you can cook on it, compared to other cookers. But there’s literally nothing for the price that is going to be as good. This is the best all around cooker you can get for this price, period. And I haven't even mentioned the side shelf (great feature), 4 legs (very stable), or the smoke and probe ports (fabulous not having to drill holes). I won't be getting rid of the Hasty-Bake, it's the best I've ever had. But I can see that I won't be using it as much as in the past.
Thank you for shopping with us and for taking the time to leave a very detailed review. We appreciate that! We're happy to hear that you're enjoying your new grill and accessories. If you ever have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always happy to help!
Great grill so far. Only complaint is the thermometer is a consistent 40 degrees off which is disappointing considering the cost of the grill. I don't want to constantly have to do the math so I'm planning on buying a separate thermometer to replace it. Everything else is great though! Much better features and design than Weber's kettle.
Hey there! Thank you for your purchase and for taking the time to leave a review. We're very sorry to hear that your thermometer is off. If you could please contact our Customer Service team, we will be happy to send you a replacement. Email us at email@example.com or give us a call at (704) 787-8946. Let us know if we can help with anything else!
It's a very. kettle grill with nice features.
Pros: I've reviewed how efficient this kettle is and how well thought-out are the design features like the smoke hole, probe port and side shelf. Without adding a gasket to the lid, once I close all the vents and put the lid on, any remaining coals left over, go out pretty quick. I've reused more charcoal than I can believe. And a longer cook needs very little adjustment once you hit your target temp. I'm also impressed with out accurate the thermometer really is. I don't rely on it since it's just a bi-metal probe, but it's surprising that it's actually pretty good; I only trust digital probes. I bought the grill without the Slow 'N Sear, since I already had one of those, and that's what makes kettle grilling so amazing. Cons: But I have continued and ongoing concerns about quality control. Originally, there was missing finish on part of the edge of the lid, the charcoal grate is not sized correctly to sit on its supports. It's too big so it actually rests on the walls of the bowl, and takes some fiddling to get it to sit level. The slots cut in the bottom of the bowl aren't smooth and small bits of metal protrude into the kettle, so operation of the ash sweepers/vent covers only worked in one direction. When I tried to move them in the opposite direction, they would bind and stop on the rough edges. I had to bend up the vanes of the sweeper a bit to get them to move freely. The handles of the cooking grate aren't located in good alignment with the hinged portion of the grate, so the hinged portion hits the handle when I open it. This is pretty minor, but just another quality control issue. The covers for the probe port and smoke hole don't seem to fit flush to the body of the kettle, but so far doesn't seem to affect temp control, so maybe that's OK. Most recently, I saw a funny spot on the outside of the bowl, and when I touched it, a chunk of the finish fell off. It lines up with a spot weld for one of the cooking grate supports on the inside of the bowl. There's also some rust developing on the "stainless steel" rack on the bottom of the grill. I received the grill in July, keep it covered when not in use, and these new problems are showing up in mid-September after only using the grill 6 - 7 times. I was really going back and forth between this kettle and the similar priced unit from WBR, but opted for the SNS b/c of the design features and how great the Slow 'N Sear is. I also like to support smaller business when I can. And AmazingRibs gives the kettle a good review, too. The company was great about the initial concerns and sent me a replacement lid, and we discussed the other issues to my satisfaction. But this recent failure in the finish points to the a lack of quality control being performed at the factory, or just cutting corners. I went back and read reviews of the WBR grills, and these issues just don't come up. My experience has been the same as so many others regarding the quality of the product, despite how it seems to work in the short term. I just don't know how long it'll last. How about we bring manufacturing to the US, oversee the quality of the materials and manufacturing processes? Some of would pay a bit more for a higher standard. I'm hoping these are just growing pains, but those pains shouldn't equate to a lower standard product and pass the pain along to the customer.
Hi there! We appreciate you choosing SnS for your kettle grill purchase and for taking the time to leave a detailed review. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced with the quality of your grill. Our customer service team has addressed these issues with you, and we thank you kindly for all the feedback. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help. We hope you're still able to enjoy your grill for many more delicious meals. Thanks again!
Had an old Weber for 30+ years. Added a SnS. Great, but the Weber was so leaky it made things really difficult. The new SnS grill is a gem in terms of engineering and execution. So, so much better than my old Weber or even the current Weber offerings. It doesn’t leak air like a sieve. What a great kettle grill!!!