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Jan M.

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Plastic handels
« on: January 28, 2018, 03:53:27 AM »
Hi friends,

who can tell me since when WEBER introduced the first reinforced nylon handles.
I saw a Mastertouch (EE coded, 1999) with plastic handles. I also know a Mastertouch from 99 with wooden handles.

Was 1999 the year of the change ? :-)
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Jan

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Re: Plastic handels
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 04:10:49 AM »
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kettlebb

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Re: Plastic handels
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 04:24:44 AM »
I also had a 98 Red Mist SSP and it had plastic handles. No logo, just the plastic with the horizontal lines in it.


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Jan M.

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Re: Plastic handels
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 04:25:03 AM »
Thx man.
I know the page but I missed that handle point somehow!

So answer seems to be 2000.




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Best regards,
Jan

GrillGuyMosier

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Re: Plastic handels
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 01:15:49 PM »
I don't think that's right.
I have a 95, 96, & a 98 and they all have the light plastic handles with the lines

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jkolantern

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Re: Plastic handels
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 01:16:58 PM »
Performers always have had plastic

Neil_VT00

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Re: Plastic handels
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 06:48:52 AM »
Here's an old post from @Craig that I refer to frequently:

Wood Handles two rivet version 1964/65-1981

Weber logo added to the wood handles in the mid 1970s.

Wood Handles single screw 1981-1999.

White plastic flat top handles with grooves on top used on Performer kettles from 1990-1999.

White plastic flat top handles (Weber logo) used on OTS kettles from 2000-2011.

White "humpback" plastic handles on OTG kettles from 2000-2011. Used on Performer kettles from 2004-2009. 26.75" OTG 2008-2009.

Dark Grey current handles. Performer and 26.75 kettles 2010-present. OTS and OTG kettles 2012-present.

Tool hooks added to bowl handles for 2013 on 22.5/26.75 OTG kettles.


GrillGuyMosier

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Re: Plastic handels
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 07:32:06 AM »
So my 95 master touch didn't come with these white with grooves handles originally?

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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Plastic handels
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 08:26:01 AM »
So my 95 master touch didn't come with these white with grooves handles originally?

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There is some overlap depending on the model.

Wood Handles single screw 1981-1999.

White plastic flat top handles with grooves on top used on Performer kettles from 1990-1999.

My old RK ('97) had nylon handles (white with grooves like you describe). Conversely, a few of my old late 90's kettles (over the years) all had wood.
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DrewZ

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Re: Plastic handels
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 08:36:55 AM »
So my 95 master touch didn't come with these white with grooves handles originally?

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If the early Performers had plastic handles, it would make sense that the 1st Gen Master Touches did too -- it's essentially the same hookless, high-handled lid.
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