fbpx
Home » Blog » Summer Fixing and Grilling with a Weber Kettle Grill

Summer Fixing and Grilling with a Weber Kettle Grill

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Summer Grilling and Fixing

Summer is synonymous with grilling and I sincerely missed having a grill since moving a couple of years ago. Not having a BBQ grill living near Kansas City was almost a crime! Really though, nothing tastes as good as grilled food does. There’s also a special flavor that charcoal grills achieve that gas grills cannot. My kids and I were ecstatic to get this Weber Kettle grill and home improvement products from DAP. Now we can have our own friends over for a BBQ and our house can look great to host!

Weber Kettle grill

DAP Home Improvement

After Spring Cleaning, it’s time for home improvement projects. Luckily I rent our house, so most major issues are covered by our landlords, but I like to take good care of the place I live in. I do all minor repairs and such myself. We are actually moving out at the end of this month, so this set of DAP spackling and sealing products really came in handy! We take pretty good care of our walls, but after two years there are some issues. Nail holes to fill, for instance. Sop before we fire up the Weber Kettle grill, we need to make the house presentable.

Weber Kettle grill DAP products

Spackling

Drywall mud would work just fine for these tears in the drywall. A toothbrush holder did not hold up as advertised and the sticky strips, which were supposed to be paint and wall safe, were not. So we’ve had these lovely patches in our wall for a while now. I was already filling holes from screws where the towel rack fell out of the wall (it’s an old place, LOL) so I figured I’d use the DAP DryDex spackle to patch the tears as well. It’s doesn’t hurt it. It goes on this pinkish-purple color and dries totally white. Sand it onceit is white! It’s also solid enough that once dry, I could replace the screws right into it for the towel rack if I wanted.

Weber Kettle grill DAP products

There is also flexible spackling for cracks in an area with some bend. These cracks typically reappear over time if filled with regular spackle. Take care of those cracks for good, with all the regular benefits that is can be sanded and painted. The Platinum Patch filler is great for any issues on the outside of your home. Fill in old wiring holes and be sand and paint to blend in with your house and it will stand up to the elements.

Sealants

The PlasticWood-x will fill in any chips, holes, or cracks in wood, making it as good as new! There’s also Alex Flex Crown Molding Sealant. Guaranteed for 60 years, won’t shine through paint, and ready in 30 minutes. Use the Dynaflex Ultra exterior sealant for windows, doors, siding, and trim. It’s guaranteed not to crack, resistant to UV fading and dirt buildup, and is lifetime mold, mildew, and algae resistant! Your house will be sealed up and ready for the coming fall and winter for sure with these products!

Getting the Weber Kettle Grill Ready

Weber Kettle grill

Now that my house was suitably fixed up, it was time to break in the Weber Kettle grill! It’s the 22″ size and I had burgers and corn on the cob and asparagus ready. It comes in a big box but is not unmanageable. Some assembly is required to get it fully put together. The instructions could be a little more clear, but I got it together and ready to grill in about 20 minutes. I stacked up a bunch of charcoal and lit them. The two back wheels make it extremely easy to position safely on the patio.

The lid and cooking grill can both hang on the edge of the grill which is nice, though it’s difficult to find and catch the hook on the lid once it’s lit and hot. My arms aren’t quite long enough to hold it away from the skin of my arm and peer in to see the hook. I imagine someone with longer arms would have no problem utilizing it.

Cooking on the Weber 22″ Kettle Grill

Weber Kettle grill

It took about 15 minutes for the charcoals to fully ignite and I placed the cooking grill and lid on for another 10-15 minutes to get the cooking surface nice and hot for good searing. I left the vents at the bottom where you drop the ashes, open as well as the vents in the lid to keep the airflow going and not put out the coals. Starting with the corn on the cob, I turned it every 7 minutes or so until cooked, then added the burgers and asparagus. I started the asparagus on a grill tray for cooking, then crisped it up by placing it directly on the grill. I like it crispy! The 22″ size is really quite huge! There is more than enough room to cook up a bunch of burgers and toast the buns at the same time if you want.

I spread the charcoal evenly while cooking and it cooked everything up great! Perfect medium-rare burgers, delicious corn-on-the-cob, and crispy asparagus. It doesn’t take too much time to get to cooking either, which I love. It’s easy to control the approximate temperature with the vents above on the lid and below. The handles DO stay cool and make it easy to move the grill if needed (not recommended if hot) and to lift the lid.

Clean Up

Weber Kettle grill

To put out the coals, just put the lid on, and close the vents! After about 10 minutes I take a ball of aluminum foil out and rub down the cooking grill. It works just as well as a brush and you don’t lose steel bristles. I clean up the grill nicely, then replace the lid. You still want the cooking grill a bit warm or hot to better clean it off. Usually, I let it sit overnight, closed, then go out the next day to do the rest.

The Weber Kettle grill has an aluminized-steel one-touch cleaning system. Just move the lever at the bottom of the grill back and forth and the fan-like blades push the ash through the vents into the aluminum ash-catcher below. You just lift the bowl with the ashes and dispose of them. Simple as that! Charcoals that are burned enough fall through to the bottom and the cleaning system sweeps them away. The system really does catch almost everything; there is very little is left once it’s done.

Conclusions

Weber Kettle grill

Weber is the name in grilling and this 22″Weber Kettle grill does not disappoint. With peel-proof paint, lightweight design, one-touch cleaning, it makes grilling easy, fun and delicious. So be sure to pick up your needed DAP home improvement products so your house can make a great showing at your next BBQ with the Weber Kettle grill!

 

Don’t forget to check out our other categories such as our Recipes section for tasty meals!

By on July 11th, 2018

About Emily

Emily is a single mom to 3 young kids currently living in Kansas. A "jill-of-all-trades" she really loves learning about anything, writing in all genres, hot and iced tea, and anything artsy. Her kids are her world and she is doing all she can to not only get by but support them in all their endeavors in life.

More posts by this author.

119 thoughts on “Summer Fixing and Grilling with a Weber Kettle Grill”

  1. This 22″Weber Kettle grill does seem terrific and great to use in the summer. My brother in law would be happy with this since he has many BBQ’s.

    Reply
  2. I’ve used DAP products in the past and they worked great for me, this is the first time I’ve seen the ‘dry time indicator’ though, great idea.
    As far as Weber goes, I agree it is THE name in grills. I’ve had other name grills that came and went, but when I got the Weber, I never needed another.

    Reply
  3. We use DAP products for repairs around the house. The Weber Grill sounds great. I like the large grilling surface and the one touch cleaning.

    Reply
  4. Thank you for the aluminum foil tip! We love to grill out in the summer. Food just tastes so much better with that flavor.

    Reply
  5. We use Dap all the time from our kids hanging things on the walls and i patch them up. love to bbq in the summer

    Reply
  6. I have always used Weber grills and find them easy to use and there one-step cleaning system is quick and easy.

    Reply
  7. Both these products are awesome. I love using Dap around the house to fill small cracks, and fix minor holes in the walls. The Weber grill is durable and would meet all my grilling needs for years to come. Cleanup is easy and I’d love to win it. Thanks for the sharing review and chance to win.

    Reply
  8. I have so many home repairs that need done. The spackling would really come in handy. I love charcoal grilled food so much better than using gas. The flavor can’t be beat!

    Reply
  9. I haven’t used DAP spackling and sealing products before, so I will look into this to get the best deal and fill up the nail holes in my wall.

    Reply
  10. I like that the ample size won’t leave me fumbling and yelling for someone to get me a plate to hold stuff while I shuffle things around on the grill. That takes the stress out of grilling!

    Reply
  11. We use these products at our home especially right now since we are remodeling. Also we grill several days a week in the summer and I know hubby would love that nice Weber Kettle grill!

    Reply
  12. I’m moving this summer and someone recommended Dap spackle to me for fixing the holes in my walls. I’m also in the hunt for a BBQ for the new place, so your review was perfectly timed! I have always heard that Weber grills are the best quality ones out there.

    Reply
  13. I likes the review because it covered the essentials of what you really need to know about the grill. I like the stay cool handles and the 10 year warranty-didn’t know that. DAP products are great have used them for years.

    Reply
  14. Your review definitely made me hungry. Must stop by the farmer’s market and grab some fresh Jersey corn! LOL We have to do a little spackling in our home, and you definitely made it look simple! Thanks!

    Reply
  15. I need this, seriously! The last grill we had, and the only one we’ve had since being married was so bulky it was a pain just to get it out and use. Plus the pain was always chipping off which was gross when you’re cooking with something. This looks great!

    Reply
  16. Those Dap products seem awesome and just in time because I am about to start renovating my home. I also love Weber, so many awesome products! I would definitely try out some steaks on it!

    Reply
  17. I have tried many of these DAP products and have never been disappointed by them. We used to have a Weber grill but have a cheaper brand right now and there is a huge difference for sure.

    Reply
  18. I miss cooking on a charcoal grill. Using the gas grill is so fast and easy — haven’t used charcoal in years. The taste is so much better with charcoal, think it’s time to get a Weber Charcoal Grill.

    Reply
  19. I’d definitely use the sealants and spackling as I purchased a home last year and still have some things to fix up. The grill would come in handy too.

    Reply
  20. I would to have a Weber grill! I understand why you love it! They are truly a quality product! As far as spackling, that’s my husband’s department.

    Reply
  21. Our grill is just about on its last year. We have had it for about six years and grill almost every day during the summer!

    Reply
  22. I enjoyed the review. I actually need some of that spackle because I have some spots. The grill I liked knowing how long it took you. That is helpful information.

    Reply
  23. im home 90% of the time my yard and porch and home are my refuge all this set of prizes looks to be things that would make life better here they are all things i need

    Reply
  24. The DAP products are amazing! I have used them before because my house was built in 1850 . There are always projects to do and I just don’t feel like cooking indoors. Having a grill ready to go is perfect . I can taste the hamburger already! Thanks

    Reply
  25. Nice tip on the aluminum foil to clean it! With summer here and in full swing, my hubby’s to do list is filled lol. Some of his upcoming projects use these products as well.

    Reply
  26. Can’t go wrong with a Weber grill! We used to have one but gave it away to my folks after we moved. We were always grilling in the summer.

    Reply
  27. We just finished a home Reno and I always prefer dap products over others- especially their caulk and spakle. The caulk is easier to work with that other brands, and isn’t as sticky to clean up. I love the spackles with the color added- takes out the guess work and forces me to be patient and wait for a dry surface lol

    Reply
  28. I love the tray under the foil, I usually just put the foil down then grumble when it crumbles. Hope you don’t mind if I steal that!

    Reply
  29. We are a family that loves our Weber. This past year we relocated. In our new house we have been busy remodeling and using DAP spackling,

    Reply
  30. We use DAP’s products all the time and we love them. Thanks for this review because I was unaware of the DryDex spackle. This is a great idea that I will be trying.

    Reply
  31. The Weber Kettle is the perfect size for our family of 4. I’d love to cook some chicken wings on the grill. Also, I have some drywall in my garage that needs repair, gonna give the DAP a try!

    Reply
  32. I love to grill on a Weber! My wife always has a couple of fixer up projects so this would be a fantastic win!

    Reply
  33. The grill is a pretty good size ! I’ve never tried the DAP products before but they looks amazing going to have to try them out

    Reply
  34. We grill at least 4 times a week here in south coastal Florida. And, much of it we source ourselves. Seafood galore.

    Reply
  35. I love Weber grills! Growing up, my dad always had one and I love how reliable they are! This one sounds great, I love that it is on a stand!

    Reply
  36. I really need to grill some veggies too be for the scurvy sets in. That asparagus looks delicious. I love DAP products too! They are my go to.

    Reply
  37. We love grilling in this house! Had ours for about 5 years and it hasn’t skipped a summer, definitely think it’s time for a new one though. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  38. I have a lot of small projects around the house that needs to be done. We need a new grill and Weber is one of the best.

    Reply
  39. I enjoyed reading about how to fix small repairs and the products to use. We have had many Weber grills over the years. We were them out. Could use a new one now. Loved your cooking and cleaning how-to’s.

    Reply
  40. These are great products. We use these alot. We also love grilling out. Weber makes the best grills. Thank you for sharing this great article

    Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.