This may be a hard pill to swallow, but it’s been reported by WKC member SixFourZero that Weber has indeed moved away from welding on the lid handle.
It has been replaced with a bolt on version.
This is the biggest design change we’ve EVER seen to the iconic Weber kettle grill.
I’m sure there is manufacturing advantages to this, as well as shipping advantages.
European kettles have been like this for a number of years. Has Weber done field and durability testing on this?
How do you feel about this significant change?