Originally Posted by dledmo
I am looking at getting a weber charcoal grill this spring. I want the 22 inch version, but am wondering what the difference is between the one touch gold vs the silver. I see there is a difference in the ash catcher, but are there any other differences? Is the difference worth the $55? I used Amazon to get the numbers. Thanks for any help.
By the way, I have a Weber genesis silver gasser which will probably remain my primary grill. Speed and convenience count for a lot here in MN with 5 mo of winter.
The Gold has the ash catcher, which you have already noticed, and it has a different grill grate that allows you to add coals or wood chips/chunks by lifting a section of the grate rather than the entire grate.
If you don't think you need the ash catcher (a coffee can will do the same thing) you could buy the replacement grate for the Gold and pretty much split the difference in the cost of the two units.
If you only plan to grill direct, there is really know reason to get the Gold grate, but if you want to do indirect it would be worth it.
I'm considering picking up a Weber now, and I will probably go with the Gold.