Weber Smokey Joe Silver Charcoal Grill Review


Ever consider getting a mini grill? Maybe you should! Watch Quynh try grilling sirloin steaks on her Weber Smokey Joe Silver as she gives you the low-down on the pros and cons of this compact charcoal grill.



  1. I've been grilling on those for several years now. Absolutely love them. I grill everything from brats,burgers, steaks, chicken, seafood, corn etc. They are very durable with a little care. Perfect for parties of 2-3 people.

  2. My complaint that presents itself as a problem is that the Smokey Joe isn't the best grill for beer can chicken- not enough height from the grill to the lid to stand a chicken. Also, having to add charcoal for extended cooking times could be another drawback.

    But the Smokie is a nice little rig for many. I've done some pretty decent steaks on mine and have cooked corn and sweet potatoes afterward while the coals die out.

    And for the stingy, it doesn't use a whole lot of charcoal.

  3. Thanks for the excellent review. I really like my Smokey Joe! I do cook on my wooden deck, but I bought a good-sized cement board "grill mat" from Home Depot to go underneath it, which takes away that heat-over-wooden-deck worry from me very nicely.

  4. Just bought this little guy yesterday! Its perfect for my girlfriend and I in out 1 bedroom apt. We had 2 friends over and cooked burgers on it 6 burgers fit perfectly! I would suggest getting a charcoal starter it heated up the coals in about 10min! Great affordable grill for a couple and for up to 4 people!

  5. Haha! I wish a little over $20. I think about $35 now. I'm broke but I still think I'm gonna go and buy one of these today. The weather is just too nice and I need some good ol' grilled comfort food. Mmmm…burgers and brats on the grill.

  6. Just want to say that Weber has made a few small good improvements to the Smokey Joe recently… the main one is the handle has been redesigned with a heat shield so it's very cool to pick up with a bare hand at any time during cooking 🙂
    Another one is a lid lock to clamp the lid on…

  7. The holes at the bottom are for the intake to help the charcoal to heat up. They can be closed off at the end of the grilling session to be re-used; you also have to close the top vents to smother the heat thru oxygen starvation. Also, partial closure during the grilling has the effect of lowering the temp.

  8. Get a metal table or tile table in the outdoor patio area of Lowes or home depot. That's what we use for our Joe…so it's not on the ground or wooden patio 🙂

  9. I used my grandma's old colander (those round bowl things with holes all over it that you drain stuff in) put a little grate in there and it worked great…and it was FREE.

  10. The bowl is fantastic.
    Unfortunately, the material used to construct the three legs, is VERY inferior, and rusts through in about 18 months.  I haven't been able to find replacements, so the purchase of another grill is required.   Seems like a waste.

  11. Just bought mine a few weeks ago and im setting it up now for tomorrows use. So far its taking me some time to figure out how to assemble it because the instructions only has pictures. Bang for the buck griller in my opinion 🙂