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« on: January 31, 2018, 10:19:04 AM »
I’ve been researching reviews on the new kettle (22”) and have been seeing quite a few saying the kids for the most part are made w a thinner sheet metal this not holding up as well as previous models/years, along w welds coming apart...

Any body here w new vs old able to weigh in?
Obviously EVERYTHING these days is made cheaper to an extent...

If this has been covered already, point me to the thread...



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Re: Question/survey/opinion
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 10:38:35 AM »
That's a heavily debated topic around here.  You can search the word quality and find a lot of discussions.  Here are a couple that jumped out to me.


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Re: Question/survey/opinion
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 10:38:41 AM »
Pros and cons to both new and old imo. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a new kettle if that’s what I wanted.

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Re: Question/survey/opinion
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 12:13:00 PM »
Look. Thinner means nothing. It is a completely different grade of steel to what was used before. Where I work, we make the steel for Weber. It is good, very good.


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Re: Question/survey/opinion
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 10:56:06 AM »
See? Now THIS is why I asked the question here...