Rating: 4.8 Reviewed by Eddie
The Weber Master Touch 22 review I did here surprised me by the high number of great ratings.
This Weber Master Touch 22 grill performs great and is a model that fits between the original kettle with a lot more features and the way more expensive Performer series.
The master touch charcoal grill is great for home, but with the removable legs, you could also use it on the campground, picnic, or maybe even for tailgating.
Read the rest of the Weber Master Touch 22 review
Click to jump straight to each topic
I tried to find all the features, pros, cons, and customer reviews for this grill here.
Grill surface of the Weber Master Touch grill
I think it is important and I always want to know that first, how much grill space there is available.
The Weber 22 inch charcoal grills I reviewed all have the same 363 square inches large round grill grate.
Large enough to cook for 5 – 6 people if you apply the rule that you need 72 SQ inches per person including vegetables.
If you cook just meat it will hold a lot more.
It also comes with the 80 square inch warming rack.
The difference in grill grate with the other models is that this Master Touch has the so-called Gourmet BBQ system with the hinged grate.
This offers a few more options than the standard round grates.
This system has a round removable part in the middle so you can use it.
- Weber griddle
- cast iron pan
- Weber sear grate
Material of the grate
The second thing I like to know is the material of the grill grate. This is the part where your food goes on and in my opinion pretty important to know.
The grate is made of heavy gauge steel, I can not find how many gauges but when I looked at it looked pretty thick.
I have not read any problems with sticking or cleaning. Just be careful that this material still can rust in my opinion.
Features of this grill
Description of the main features.
- Porcelain-enameled bowl and lid
- Easy aluminum cleaning system
- Large ash catcher
- Dampers of rust-resistant aluminum
- 2 nylon handles, glass enforced
- Weber char basket
- Tool hooks
These are just the main features and we will look at them and the other ones later.
Customer Reviews of the Weber 14501001 Master Touch
It is not hard to find people who are willing to give you their opinion of the Weber Master Touch since there are a ton of them sold over the years. I found that in Europe it is known by Weber master touch GBS 57cm because of the metric system.
I found an average of 4.8 stars out of 5 to given and totally agree with that high rating.
I always like to look at the lower ratings first to see if they have something in common to look at.
With only a 3% that gave it 1 or 2 stars. I found that they did not like the height, though it was too big and one mentioned that the handle melted.
There are some things about the assembly that came back several times they were about the legs and the ash-catcher assembly.
The leg inserting in the connector seems to be tough to do and the ash catcher has to line up perfectly to assemble or disassemble to empty it.
I also read about the ash catcher that for people who have limited use of their hands can be hard to take off and put back.
For the rest, it was all very positive remarks and people were very happy with the grill and many of them used is several times a week.
I also found that many of them would buy it over and over again.
There were a lot of users that upgraded with the many accessories and in that way improve their cooking.
I also read that the lid is used by people who build their own UDS smoker and add it to it as a lid to raise the height.
Pros & Cons
It is always nice to have a short sum op of most of the pros and cons and a lot of my readers let me know they appreciate that.
- Weber quality
- Versatile grill grate
- Easy lid placement
- large ash catcher
- Many accessories available
I was not able to find a lot of negative points for this Weber charcoal grill, but here are the few I found.
- Grate not in height adjustable
- Assembly little hard
Better Grills Rating: 4.8
My opinion of the Weber Master Touch 22
After doing the Weber Master touch 22-inch charcoal grill review I have to admit that I am impressed.
I have to be honest and mention that I have seen my daughter use it several times, but did not pay too much attention at that time.
She cooked some great meat on it including meat she grilled with the Weber Rotisserie and a Pizza stone.
I called her and asked for her opinion and she was still pretty happy with it.
Although she has many other grills from a Kamado grill all the way up to a Traeger pellet grill she still uses her 22-inch kettle a lot.
No better recommendation than from someone who uses so many types of grills for her competitions and still comes back to this Weber master touch 57cm charcoal BBQ grill.
I found a few things that I can recommend when you use this grill.
If you like to use this grill for just more than the regular burgers, hotdogs and chicken have a look at the available accessories.
I found some of the Weber kettle must have accessories here and although I think this grill comes with the Weber char basket, there are many other things you can use to make life easier and expand your grilling.
Tips from real users
I tend to listen very carefully to people who have used a certain product and learned from them. Here you can find some of the tips I found.
- Use char basket
- Keep it clean
- Don’t leave it unattended
How to use the Weber master touch
When you read a Weber BBQ system review it always tells how easy they are to use.
The Master touch is not any different. All you basically do is start the charcoal (my preferred method is the Weber charcoal starter) and adjust the air vents to regulate the temperature.
I know that with the air vents full open this grill gets pretty hot.
This grill is large enough to set it up for a two-zone cooking system as I described here. In this way, you can sear your meat and then move it to a cooler part of the grill grate to finish it.
This is also the best way to use it for vegetables and even fruit.
The Weber master touch comes with two air vents. One is located at the bottom and the other one in the lid.
The bottom also has a nice ash catcher that I personally love because it keeps to ashes confined there.
It might take a little practice to learn how to use the vent to control the temperature but most of the time I set the top one-half open and regulate the temperature with the bottom air vent.
Cleaning is very easy. All you have to do is open the bottom vent to heat up the grill after you have used it and most of the residue will burn off the grill grate.
If you have anything to add or have an opinion about my Weber Master Touch 22 grill review, leave it in the comments or contact me.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.