New barbecue to launch in time for summer

With summer on the horizon, Britain is bracing itself for barbecue season.

A leading barbecue manufacturer, Weber-Stephen Products, is making the most of the occasion, claiming to start a “new era of charcoal grilling”.

Combining the company’s classic Weber Kettle grill and the Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker, Weber-Stephen is introducing the first-ever Summit charcoal barbecue – a charcoal barbecue and smoker in one.

“We are so excited to bring the new grill to our customers and fans – providing true convection cooking that only Weber’s trademarked round shape can provide,” said Andy Thorpe, general country manager with the business.

“Charcoal grill owners interested in smoking, and gas grill owners who long for the taste of charcoal now have the best of both worlds available to them.”

The Weber Summit is designed to provide the user ‘ultimate control’ as well as holding a steady temperature for more than 10 hours.

An insulated lid bowl means the grill has less charcoal consumption, while a new smoke/low and slow vent setting, keeps the temperature at the correct smoke zone with minimum effort. In addition, Weber-Stephen has developed a new Rapidfire lid damper that creates an internal chimney effect, making it possible to both start the grill quickly and boost the air flow to allow for efficient temperature control.

“The goal with the Summit charcoal barbecue has been to create a top-of-the-line grill that gives the very best quality, versatility and great convenience,” said Jonas Sverdrup-Jensen, director for product management at Weber-Stephen EMEA.

“This is exactly what the Summit charcoal barbecue is: no more hassle with lighting the charcoals, perfect insulation and heat control, and making it easy to smoke and keep low temperatures. This is key in American BBQ, which is a big trend right now.

“We couldn’t be prouder to finally introduce this barbecue to the world and I am so excited to see it go out ready to create fun moments and amazing food in the backyards.”

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