Weber combines best of gas and charcoal grilling

Get the flavour of a charcoal grill and the convenience gas with the new Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Centre. The first of it's kind from the company, the Summit Charcoal Grilling Centre combines three of the best features from the original Weber Kettle, Performer Grill and Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker. An air insulated, double-walled porcelain-enamelled lid and bowl help to hold low, steady temperatures for long periods of time while the 24-inch diameter cooking surface offers 25 per cent more cooking surface than the standard Weber Kettle grill. A Snap Jet Grill Ignition system, formerly available exclusively on the Weber Summit gas grill, ignites charcoal within 15 minutes with the flick of a switch so you can let it rise to temperature without constant supervision.  Other features include the Rapid Fire Lid Damper, Gourmet Barbecue System (GBS) Hinged Cooking Grate, Cooking Zone Indicator and Hinged Diffuser Plate. Available in black for $2,500 at select Canadian retailers.