Originally Posted by wboggs
I'm not sure what it is now, I kind of assume porcelain, but I would stay with that. IMO the image of that smoker doesn't warrant stainless; stainless fits the big box type of smoker better. Stainless would be an overkill.
I'd agree. Thanks to Weber, consumers (in my opinion) equate black porcelain with a high quality product. I personally would not pay any extra for a stainless model, since (again, in my own experience) a porcelain Weber kettle has lasted more than 30 years and is still going strong.