I received my copper Original Kettle Premium as a Christmas gift from my father-in-law in 2016. I've always been a year round griller, but had traditionally been using gas for years. I must say, I'm extremely impressed with my Kettle! It has since replaced a (non-Weber) gas grill and a propane box smoker on its own. Steaks, burgers, brats, and chicken are so much better on the Weber! It's been easier to control the heat, and the smokey flavor really ads to food. Plus, the 22” cooking surface offers tons of space to cook for plenty of people. And learning to smoke.... easily the best ribs and pork shoulders I've ever made! I'm pretty sure my neighbors get jealous when they smell the smoke from firing it up!
Not only is operation and cooking so easy, but so is clean up. The one touch system makes clean up a breeze, and keeps the Kettle operating consistently. And given the quality of how it's made, I'm sure this is going to be a gift I'll have for the rest of my life. Couldn't be happier with my Weber Kettle!