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Weber 2012 Sneak Peek

I just stumbled across this Weber’s 2012 Sneak Peek website…and my lust for grilling gadgets is already in high gear.

*h/t Mike at AnotherPintPlease for passing the link on…

I must have:

Extra Large drip pans. Sized to fit perfectly in my Weber kettle, between the charcoal baskets when I’m rotisserieing. Where have they been all my life?
*If rotisserieing isn’t a word yet, I’m going to make it one. Watch out, Merriam-Webster…

Enameled plancha. A plancha is a flat, three-walled griddle from Argentina, designed for use on the grill. I was going to get the one from Williams-Sonoma; now I have to make a choice.

Summit Grill Center With Social Area. Oh my. Hang on, I have to wipe the drool off my keyboard. That’s better. Yes, I know it probably costs more than my car. Yes, I’ll have to reinforce my deck just to support it. Whatever it takes. I want it. No, I need it. My precious!

Interesting, but not essential:

Gourmet BBQ System Pizza Stone. I grill pizza all the time, but having the stone in the grill is something I’ve only read about. I may have to pick this up and give it a try.

Fish Baskets. Another grilling gadget that I’ve never purchased, but meant to. I’m not sure I cook enough fish to make it worth it, but I’ll probably check these out as well.

Long Handled Pincer Tongs. Probably a useless gadget, destined to gather dust in the back of my cabinet…but I’m still going to buy a pair.

Curses, foiled again:

26.75-inch Charcoal Kettle Rotisserie. No, it’s not there. Again. Every year they leave me hanging. When are they going to make a rotisserie for the larger kettle? I don’t care what it costs, I’ll pay…just make one already. Please?

Finally, some apologies:

I apologize for the lack of direct links – Weber has all this information in a slideshow, and I can’t get the links to work. If you’re interested, go to 2012SneakPeek.Weber.com and scroll around until you find what I’m talking about.

I also apologize if you’re not a Weber fanatic. We’ll continue with our non-Weber programming later in the week. And no, I wasn’t paid to promote this in any way. I’m just a Weber fanboy.

What do you think? Anything you have to have for your grill this year? Leave them in the comments section below.

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Hi! I’m Mike Vrobel. I’m a dad and an enthusiastic home cook; an indie cookbook author and food blogger with a day job, a patient spouse, and three kids who would rather have hamburgers for dinner.


  1. Pinochle says

    Just ordered my rotisserie on Saturday. It should be here sometime this week! Whee!

  2. Weber says

    Yup, that Summit Grill Centre is pretty damn impressive! The speed rail at the back is a good idea (for holding my beers!) and I like the idea of having a bin nearby. I just don’t know if my life would be worth living if my wife found out I bought one!

  3. Ha! I know exactly what you mean about the WAF – Wife Acceptance Factor. Though, I have to say, my lovely wife was understanding back when I wanted to buy my Summit. She knows how much I grill…

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