I’m looking at getting a kettle and was wondering if anyone has used or seen a Napolean pro? They’re Canada’s answer to Weber and from what I can ascertain from the interwebs, they’re generally well regarded and have the same level of build quality and warranty as Weber.
The 22” pro has a few features which set it apart from the equivalent Weber:
Heavy, hinged, porcelain coated, cast iron grates. I really like the look of these.
Hinged lid. Probably an upgrade from Weber’s lid cradle, but not enough to sway me on its own.
Stainless collar between body and lid. This allows the grate to be positioned at three different heights. I think the lowest level is equivalent to the standard height in other kettles, so the other levels give you greater distance between food and fire. Is this a cool idea or just an answer to a question which nobody asked? Regular kettle users, have you ever wished you you elevate you food further from the coals, say for a slow cook?
There are a couple of other differences such as the top vent position at the peak of the dome, but it’s the hefty grates which keep me looking at this model.
Weber is obviously the baseline and I’m also considering the SnS kettle, although I don’t think these have a distributor in Perth.