4.7
103 reviews
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Type:
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Brand:
Weber
Model:
10020
Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill

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Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill
 
4.7

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (7)
  • Easy to clean (4)
  • Cooks efficiently (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy assembly (3)

Cons

  • Small grilling surface (4)

Best Uses

  • For self/couple (8)
  • Portable use (5)
  • Small gatherings (5)
  • Indirect cooking (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Portable and Efficient

We have always had a large gas grill with a huge cooking surface combined side cooking space for extra things. We also kept a huge charcoal barrel grill for when we wanted that charcoal...Read complete review

We have always had a large gas grill with a huge cooking surface combined side cooking space for extra things. We also kept a huge charcoal barrel grill for when we wanted that charcoal flavor. On top of that we had a smoker for turkeys and hams. They were all great but whenever we traveled to picnic areas or planned a camping trip we were unable to take our large grills and smoker of course. This created the problem of always making sure we either had an alternative way to cook or borrow some sort of grilling appliance from someone. Finally we saw this w=one grill on sale and although we had never bought one like this before we knew the name brand and the price was certainly right. Still we doubted it could work as well as the larger grills so we were prepared for a disappointment in the flavor when we first used it. We were amazed and surprised by how well the flavor came through. We cooked burgers, chicken, hot dos and sausage and all well wonderful and cooked perfectly. The spareribs were the only meat not quite as good as on the larger grills. This now is being used even for when we have a meal for just the 4 of us instead of opening the bigger grills although the main use is still for when we camp or travel. This was a true surprise bargain. I plan to purchase a back-up since we use this one so much.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill

This is a great little grill with two exceptions, first, there are no handles on the side, so when it is hot you can't move it, second, the damper is ALL metal...Read complete review

This is a great little grill with two exceptions, first, there are no handles on the side, so when it is hot you can't move it, second, the damper is ALL metal and gets very hot so the only way to change the damper is with a glove or grill tool. it could use a lock for the lid

Performance
great for banking coals, smoking meats and fish, and grilling cooks evenly, has the right amount of air for smoking, but could still use some improvements.

Versatility
it needs handles to make it more portable. and need lid locks of some kind.

Ease of Use
for a grill it adds just the right amount of smoke flavor. cooks evenly, easy to bank the coals, or for use with a smoker box.

Ease of Cleaning
easy to clean, just dust the outside with dry rag or paper towel, dumping the ashes is easy, usually all coals fire to ash ratio is wonderful, and grill racks are durable and easy to clean.

Durability
the last smokey joe lasted for 5 seasons, this one is even better. easy to use and to take for travel

Design
if I could have a wish list with this little grill, I would add dampers on the sides for smoking purposes, and handles on the side for portability, I would like to see more accessories for this grill, heavier racks and a higher dome lid. It really needs a lock of some kind for the lid for transport and smoking meats.

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5.0

Tiny grill big flame

By 

from Portland,indiana

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Pros

  • Craftsmanship
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Portable

Cons

  • Small grilling space

Best Uses

  • For Self/Couple
  • Indirect Cooking
  • Portable Use

Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

You just put a small.amount of charcoal in the bottom , add your lighter fluid, and light cover grill slate with foil or not, i cooked chicken breast the grill cooked 5 breasts evenly and 4 ears of corn the fire was stilk burning 3 hours later when we toasted marshmallows this is perfect for a small road trip or camping trip

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  • Family Young Kids
 
5.0

I love this grill

By 

from Little egg Harbor, NJ

About Me Occasional Griller

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Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Easy To Clean
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For Self/Couple
    • Small Gatherings

    Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

    We use this for when the kids are playing outside to grill up some food for them and the other kids. It's perfect size for grabbing some dogs and burgers for a quick lunch.

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    • Family Young Kids
     
    5.0

    Big bang for a little buck

    By 

    from Ardmore OK

    About Me Master Griller

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Assembly
    • Easy To Clean
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Self/Couple
      • Portable Use

      Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

      If you consider yourself a "great griller" try this. Get back to the basics. Use just your skills and flavoring expertise and use a true charcoal to create an unforgettable meal anywhere. This grill was so easy to assemble. We stopped at a store to pick one up on the way to work and grilled a gourmet meal for everyone in our parking lot. It was like the "little engine that could". There is plenty of grilling space. It was easy to clean up, and super mobile. Love this little grill so much that it's my new traveling buddy.

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      • Family Young Kids
       
      5.0

      This is my husbands favorite grill

      By 

      from Kingsport, Tennessee

      About Me Grilling Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Craftsmanship
      • Durable
      • Easy Assembly
      • Easy To Clean
      • Multi-Fuel enabled
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • For Self/Couple
        • Great Searing
        • Indirect Cooking
        • Large Gatherings
        • Portable Use
        • Small Gatherings

        Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

        I bought this grill for my husband last year as a Christmas gift and he loved it he loved it so much that we had a cook out on Christmas morning it was awesome

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        • Family Older Kids
         
        4.0

        This grill is very good

        By 

        from Caio,Egypt

        About Me Occasional Griller

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Adds Flavor To Meal
        • Cooks Efficiently
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Small Grilling Surface

        Best Uses

        • For Self/Couple
        • Great Searing
        • Indirect Cooking
        • Portable Use
        • Small Gatherings

        Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

        This product is very good I bought it the last year to my dad in his birthday because he love grilling like me. He likes it very much and its design. Its design is beautifull and it does not take place in the garden or the balcony. It is ssuitable for different houses and families. Honestly the only disadvantage in it that its grilling surface is small but it is not very small. I advice any one that love grilling to buy it

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        4.0

        WEBER SMOKEY JOE PORTABLE GRILL

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        from chicago ill

        About Me Occasional Griller

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        Pros

        • Portable

        Cons

        • Small Grilling Surface

        Best Uses

        • For Self/Couple

        Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

        this is a small round grill a bit smaller then the square grill good for one or two people
        a bit harder to cook on laying out and turning your food over the coals are better in the
        center of the grill but be were the flame might get higher all at once have a spray bottle with water handy
        so your food dose not burn make sure the top and bottom vents are open so air
        gets in to help with lowing the flame
        this bbq grill is good for small and thinner foods like hamburger hot dogs sausage
        steak and kabobs on a stick with tomatos onions and green peppers and red peppers
        you can cook half pieces of corn on the cob or small potatos or any veg you like
        wrapped in foil watch the coals so they do not burn out you can add a bit more
        you can warm your hot dog and hamburger buns on the grill but lay a piece of foil
        down first if you want to make cheese burgers toast the bun first then add the cheese it will melt faster now you are ready to put your buger on the bun
        toasting marshmellos on a stick can be fun there are all kinds they cook fast
        also good on gram crackers a grate desert when you are all done let your grill cool down and make sure you put your coals out with water

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        I would definitely buy this product again

        By 

        from Danville, Il

        Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

        This Grill is the perfect go to grilling option. In the summertime are usually go for something like something compatible and something easy to use. This Weber grill is perfect for on-the-go small occasions even large occasions where you can personally Grill your own food. Usually me and my friends when we get together in the summer or even in the winter which is the best time to eat BBQ, we usually will have a grill about this side it's perfect. What I don't like about the small Grill is the cleanup is a mess like any other Grill but when it's on the go and you're trying to just see no pack it up and know any or evening it is a bit messy. The legs on the grill 10 to get weak very fast almost kind of like the holes with a screw gold have been just ruined. It will also leave after long use for intermediate use of the grill. But the quality of the food being smoked and grilled by this Weber grill is really good Cooks the food fast Cooks the food thoroughly has a great taste and everyone usually enjoys it. I've been using this product for years perfect go to the beach in the Summer perfect go to the grill some food fast with in the winter time. I would definitely buy this product again to use year-round it's perfect it's small it's handy it does its job and it's so easy to carry around with you. Weber grill did a wonderful job on making this small Grill it's perfect.

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        • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
         
        5.0

        Good outdoor grill!

        By 

        from India

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        Pros

        • Adds Flavor To Meal
        • Cooks Efficiently

        Cons

        • Difficult Setup
        • Small Grilling Surface

        Best Uses

        • For Self/Couple
        • Large Gatherings
        • Small Gatherings

        Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

        I go outdoors quite often and this grill is my companion. It's size is just perfect and cooks food amazing fast. Unfortunately, there is not much room to grill at the same time.
        Performance
        It cooks items quite fast and the handles are not troublesome to hold and stays cool while cooking.
        Versatility
        Have not tried too much cooking while staying outdoors, but it does a great job till now with whatever items I cooked on it.
        Ease of Use
        The only problem with this grill is the setup. However, once you achieve that it is not tough to use.
        Ease of Cleaning
        Cleaning it is also very easy, just use some soda and water and it will be cleaned in minutes.
        Durability
        Since I travel a lot with this grill, it suffered a lot in my journey. However, it stays true to its quality and stands firmly against all those potential damages.

         
        5.0

        Portable and Efficient

        By 

        from Bulverde, TX

        About Me Occasional Griller

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        Pros

        • Cooks Efficiently
        • Portable

        Cons

        • Small Grilling Surface

        Best Uses

        • For Self/Couple
        • Portable Use
        • Small Gatherings

        Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

        We have always had a large gas grill with a huge cooking surface combined side cooking space for extra things. We also kept a huge charcoal barrel grill for when we wanted that charcoal flavor. On top of that we had a smoker for turkeys and hams. They were all great but whenever we traveled to picnic areas or planned a camping trip we were unable to take our large grills and smoker of course. This created the problem of always making sure we either had an alternative way to cook or borrow some sort of grilling appliance from someone. Finally we saw this w=one grill on sale and although we had never bought one like this before we knew the name brand and the price was certainly right. Still we doubted it could work as well as the larger grills so we were prepared for a disappointment in the flavor when we first used it. We were amazed and surprised by how well the flavor came through. We cooked burgers, chicken, hot dos and sausage and all well wonderful and cooked perfectly. The spareribs were the only meat not quite as good as on the larger grills. This now is being used even for when we have a meal for just the 4 of us instead of opening the bigger grills although the main use is still for when we camp or travel. This was a true surprise bargain. I plan to purchase a back-up since we use this one so much.

         
        5.0

        Perfect for grilling for two people

        By 

        from USA

        Comments about Weber Smokey Joe Silver Portable Charcoal Grill:

        Overall the grill is perfect for two people, and I love that it is portable. I have been a die-hard Weber grill user, and for me this has been the best option because of traveling so much. I would especially recommend this product to RV-ers or campers who like to hit the remote places, and a grill isn't provided. This grill is also great to take to the beach. Cleaning it is easy, on the rack itself if you get too much build up use a little oven cleaner, and a wire brush, and the build-up will come right off. It has the hole in the bottom to let out your ashes which is very convenient. I love the durability of this grill because I have had mine since 2001, and it has stood the test of time. It performs just like the larger models but of course it's a smaller package. The design is also great because you can bring it anywhere you would like to go, and it will not take up a lot of room in your vehicle. I will continue to use my Weber until I need to replace it, which doesn't look like anytime soon.

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