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This tool holder is okay for my 22.5" Weber kettle grill, but could be better.
Put simply, it's a set of hooks to hang grill tools. One might ask what more I might want from a set of hooks--and before I got this I was thinking the same thing.
There are a couple of small problems in my opinion, however..
First, the clips that hang over the lip of the grill to keep the hooks hanging are a little loose. Occasionally when I'm putting the grill lid on or taking it off, I'll shift the tool holder a bit which can cause it to dangle from a single clip (there is one at each end). This also sometimes happens when I'm lifting a tool off the hook. This has never caused the set of tools to completely fall, in my experience, but I have a feeling one day it might. Either way, if I didn't notice, and pulled a tool off the other end, I imagine it could mean washing all of my tools before continuing to grill. With time sensitive meats, that might be a problem.
The second problem I have is somewhat related--the hooks themeslves are a bit thick at the tips. This is because the metal is folded over, so it's a bit more sturdy, which is nice. However, it causes the side effect of being too thick for the hole on the end of my set of tongs (OXO Good Grips 12" tongs, for anyone who might have the same issue come up--I think they're fairly common tongs). I wound up having to buy a new set of grill-specific utensils, rather than using my kitchen tongs on the grill. Something I probably would have done anyway, but the fact that I couldn't hold the tongs the way they were intended was a bit of a pain. I solved this with those tongs by just resting the tongs themselves on the hook, rather than using the built in hook hole.
There's nothing really WRONG with these hooks--they're not too expensive, they contour to my Weber kettle, and they hold (most) tools. But frankly, I don't think there's any excuse for not doing a better job, since there are a couple of issues that could be pretty easily resolved by Weber.
It works ok. The issue is that the lid now doesn’t seat as tightly and allows smoke and heat to escape. I considered cutting the hangers off and drilling holes to mount it on the side but decided to go with the handle upgrade with the built in hangers.
This holder conveniently "holds" about three or four grilling tools such as a spatula, grill fork, and a grate cleaner, from the lip of a standard 22" Weber kettle grill. It works fine. There really is no good alternative to this holder.
Unfortunately there are two issues:
1. This is the second such holder I have had. The first rusted out after about 10 years, even though my grill is covered with a Weber grill cover.
2. This tool holder makes the Weber grill cover for the 22 inch grill very tight, so tight it is almost impossible to remove the cover or put it back on the grill without knocking the tool holder off the grill onto the deck. More than once or twice I have had to scramble to pick up hot tools which were sliding across the deck.
Le linguette vanno un po' adattate con delicatezza per renderlo più stabile e aderente al bordo del weber... mi ha un po' deluso rispetto alla cura dei dettagli Weber su altri componenti del mio kettle 5775.