Weber Performer BBQ Comparison Review | Weber Performer vs Premium vs Deluxe

Published : 8/12/2015 17:20:33
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Weber Performer Barbecue Comparison & Review

Weber Performer Barbecue Comparison Review | Weber Performer GBS vs Performer Premium vs Performer Deluxe

Weber Performer BBQs - The connoisseur's choice!



The Weber Performer barbecue range is the connoisseur's choice, with a host of extra features, including gas ignition (deluxe model) so you can throw out those matches! An authentic charcoal cooking experience with added convenience.

Designed for life the Weber Performer - GBS, Weber Performer Premium - GBS and Weber Performer Deluxe - GBS BBQs all come with an amazing 10 year guarantee.

Three Weber Performer series bbqs bring practicality and convenience to charcoal grilling with uniquely Weber features like an electronic gas ignition system.  All three models comes complete with Weber Gourmet BBQ System grate as standard. Opening up a world of cooking opportunities, the GBS cooking grate includes a removable centre section which can be easily interchanged with any one of the GBS accessories - ( sear grate included on Performer Deluxe model) and others available separately.

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Weber Peformer - GBS

Weber Peformer GBS 57cm BBQ

The Weber Performer GBS BBQ provides an authentic charcoal cooking experience with the convenience of a fold down side table.  The Performer GBS comes complete with Gourmet BBQ System grate. Opening up a world of cooking opportunities, the GBS cooking grate includes a removable centre section which can be easily interchanged with any one of the GBS accessories.  What is the Weber Gourmet BBQ System?

Like its big brothers, the Weber Performer Premium and Deluxe, the Performer GBS 57cm offers an impressive 2552cm² cooking area.  The large 57cm diameter cooking area is triple plated for durability and features hinged sides to allow you add extra fuel whilst barbecuing, without needing to remove the whole grate (and the food) to do so.

The fold-down steel work surface is very handy for those with limited storage space, at the front of the sturdy cart there are three convenient tool holders and a handy stainless steel wire shelf at the bottom adding extra rigidity to the unit.  This shelf is useful for storing food, charcoal and accessories.

The Weber Performer GBS 57cm portability is down to two all-weather wheels (with covers) under the kettle and two locking castors at the table end.

The bbq bowl and lid are porcelain-enamelled to ensure fantastic protection against the elements, avoiding rust and and are made to last, as with all Weber kettle bbqs; hence why Weber provide a 10-year warranty on them.

The rust-proof aluminium lid vent with heat-resistant plastic handle provides proper airflow for perfect barbecuing. The Performer lid also contains an integrated thermometer.

A stainless steel One-Touch cleaning system and rust-proof removable ash catcher makes life simple when cleaning your Performer bbq.  The ash catcher stop ash blowing around your patio or garden.

Included with the bbq is two of Weber's Char-Basket fuel holders that can be rearranged depending on the cooking method.  Therefore ideal for switching between indirect and direct grilling.  The handy charcoal measuring cup (also included) makes it super easy put the correct amount of briquettes in the bbq before lighting.

Weber Peformer - Premium GBS

Weber Peformer - Premium GBS BBQ

The Weber Performer Premium GBS BBQ shares the same great features as its little brother, the Weber Performer GBS.  Such as the Tuck-Away lid holder, hinged GBS cooking grate, lid thermometer, all weather wheels, and One-Touch cleaning system.  What is the Weber Gourmet BBQ System?

However it also boasts a larger versatile multi-functional cart with metal work surface, including 3 tool hooks.

Built into the cart is a removable backlit LCD cook timer, which is very handy to have by your side when cooking your favourite bbq dishes.

The cart also contains a CharBin, which is underneath the work surface to the right.  This is a convenient weatherproof CharBin for storing your briquettes, giving you quick and easy access when you need it.  Or it can be used as a hygienic place to dispose of waste material to prevent litter blowing around your garden area.

Like all the Weber Performers the Performer Premium offers an impressive 2552cm² cooking area.  The large 57cm diameter cooking area is triple plated for durability and features hinged sides to allow you add extra fuel whilst barbecuing, without needing to remove the whole grate (and the food) to do so.

Also included with the Performer Premium bbq is two of Weber's Char-Basket fuel holders that can be rearranged depending on the cooking method.

Whats the difference between Weber Performer GBS and Weber Performer Premium BBQ?

So to sum up the difference is between the Weber Performer GBS and Weber Performer Premium BBQ is that the Performer Premium has a larger versatile multi-functional cart with metal work surface, removable backlit LCD cook timer and the CharBin.

Weber Peformer - Deluxe GBS

Weber Peformer - Deluxe GBS BBQ

The Weber Performer Deluxe GBS BBQ offers great performance with ultimate convenience.  Sharing the same great features as its little brother, the Weber Performer GBS.  Such as the Tuck-Away lid holder, hinged GBS cooking grate, lid thermometer, all weather wheels and One-Touch cleaning system.  Plus all the amazing bonus features of the Performer Premium BBQ;

The large versatile multi-functional cart with metal work surface, with 3 tool hooks.

Removable backlit LCD cook timer, which is very handy to have by your side when cooking your favourite bbq dishes.

The CharBin which is underneath the work surface to the right.  Which is a convenient weatherproof CharBin for storing your briquettes, giving you quick and easy access when you need it.  Or it can be used as a hygienic place to dispose of waste material to prevent litter blowing around your garden area.

The Weber Performer Deluxe is the connoisseur's choice, with a host of extra features, including electronic gas ignition so you can throw out those matches!  Hidden behind the removable backlit LCD cook timer is the gas ignition switch and gas bottle housing.  The gas ignition gives you glowing briquettes in a fraction of the time it takes to light charcoal in the usual way.

A Weber Gourmet BBQ System Sear grate is included with the Weber Performer Deluxe bbq.  The cast iron sear grate is porcelain enamelled, cast iron and is coated so that it is non-stick and easy to clean. It provides professional sear markings whilst sealing in the food’s moisture and flavour.  What is the Weber Gourmet BBQ System?

Like all the Weber Performers the Performer Deluxe bbq offers an impressive 2552cm² cooking area.  The large 57cm diameter cooking area is triple plated for durability and features hinged sides to allow you add extra fuel whilst barbecuing, without needing to remove the whole grate (and the food) to do so.

Also included with the Weber Performer Deluxe bbq is two of Weber's Char-Basket fuel holders that can be rearranged depending on the cooking method.

Whats the difference between Weber Performer Premium GBS and Weber Performer Deluxe BBQ?

So to sum up the difference is between the Weber Performer Premium GBS and Weber Performer Deluxe BBQ is that the Performer Deluxe bbq has an electronic gas ignition system and a Weber Gourmet BBQ System Sear grate.

Weber Performer GBS vs Weber Performer Premium GBS vs Weber Performer Deluxe GBS

Ok so lets get down to the nitty gritty and put these awesome Performer barbecues side by side and see what they've got to offer you.

Performer - GBS
Performer - Premium GBS
Performer - Deluxe GBS
Tuck-Away lid holder
YES YES YES
Weather-proof handle & heat shield YES YES YES
Triple-Plated Hinged GBS Cooking Grate
YES YES YES
Stainless Steel One-Touch Cleaning System & ash catcher YES YES YES
Lid Thermometer
YES YES YES
2 Weber Char-Baskets Fuel Holders
YES YES YES
All weather wheels with kettle logo
YES YES YES
Fold down metal side table with 3 tool holders
YES - -
Painted metal worksurface with 3 tool holders - YES YES
Removable backlit LCD timer - YES YES
Weather-proof CharBin for storing briquettes - YES YES
Gourmet System Sear Grate Accessory - - YES
Electronic gas ignition for quick lighting - - YES
Colours Black Black Black
Cooking Area cm2 2552 2552 2552



Guaranteed for 10 years

Buying a Weber Performer barbecue is an investment, as Weber provide a limited guarantee of up to 10 years you can be assured that in the unlikely event that something goes wrong you have the backup of Weber's fantastic customer service.

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