Slow ‘N Sear®

$99.95

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Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 115 customer ratings
(115 customer reviews)

We’ve simplified our product offering for the 22″ kettle to carry only the Slow ‘N Sear 2.0.

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Maximize the possibilities of your Weber kettle! Elevate and simplify backyard grilling and barbecue with two-zone cooking that the Slow ‘N Sear creates. Enjoy hassle-free, low ‘n slow temperature control for over 8 hours on a single fill of charcoal (80-100 briquettes). And use the sear zone for unparalleled high-heat searing. All with one device! Don’t go out to eat – cook amazing brisket, pork shoulder, ribs, chicken, steak, seafood, etc at home! Made from 5 lbs of stainless steel, this product will last a lifetime. Fits 22″ kettle grills.

  • 8+ hours unattended “low-n-slow” (225°-250° F) operation with a single charcoal fill; if needed, refilling the Slow ‘N Sear couldn’t be easier
  • 5+ hours of steam generated from the integrated water reservoir during low ‘n slow cooks to enhance meat with clean, smoky flavor
  • Obtain a perfect restaurant-quality sear with temperatures exceeding 1000° F over the sear zone
  • Open bottom – sits on the charcoal grate of the kettle
  • 5+ lbs of 16-gauge 304 stainless steel; it will last longer than your kettle
  • Made in the USA by skilled craftsmen
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The ideal accessory for your charcoal grill!  Add versatility to your cooking styles by bringing competition-winning, low ‘n slow barbecue to your backyard.  The Slow ‘N Sear will help you “lock-in” your desired temperature for amazing brisket, pork shoulder, ribs, etc.  The graph below shows results you can easily achieve with the Slow ‘N Sear: 6+ hours rock-steady between 225-235 F.

Fire up the coals for high heat (350 – 400 F) on the indirect side for perfect chicken cooks or your favorite dessert (cookies, anyone?).   Or sear directly over the coals for a quick-cook steak or a finishing crisp on any meat.

The thermal image above shows the discrete two-zone cooking environment created by the Slow ‘N Sear.  On the indirect side, note how the temperature is uniform across the entire cooking surface regardless how close it is to the coals.  Both the temperature at grate-level and that of the food is even across the grill half-way through this chicken cook.

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 21 x 9 x 5 in

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven Vencl

    The SlowNSear has changed our lives! It is the GREATEST!

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  2. Rated 5 out of 5
    Love It

    Scott E

    Don’t have to put new coals every hour any more. Just set it up and let it go. Love this thing

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  3. Rated 5 out of 5
    Is it worth it?

    JR McLaughlin

    I am new to the outdoor cooking scene. I am very handy in a kitchen, but have a lot to learn outside, on open flame, charcoal and such. I have a Weber that I had spent 6 months learning to cook with. I would never have spent more than $10 bucks for another cooking “tool”, much less over a hundred. I needed to learn the very basic things like burgers, chicken and steak. All with charcoal and using things like foil, water pans, heat shielding, and the “snake” method. I became pretty confident with my ability. Then I bought this SNS. It is a total game changer. With the SNS and a willingness to follow easy instructions. I am able to do ribs, pork butt, pork belly, chuck roast and even a standing rib roast. Things I would never consider trying. The key to all of it is controlling the temperature. Usually I use the SNS set up for slow cooking at +/-250 or use it to hold the coals hotter at +/-325. Now after about 1 year of cooking 2-3 times a week on a grill, I can tell you one thing. Temperature control is everything. And the SNS is an incredibly easy way to control temperature. On the first day I did a test run, I had it run for 4 hours at 300 over the coals, 240 over the cooking area. Never opened the lid, never added a thing, never even put meat on it that day, air vent adjustment at 2 hours. That is all you need to know. Is it worth it? Yes. Absolutely worth every penny. Get the Slow N Sear and a thermometer and call it good. You can figure out the rest as you go. But make life easier and stop foolin’ with the temps.

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  4. Rated 5 out of 5
    I hesitated....but glad I pulled the trigger!

    Barry

    I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase. I called ABC directly and ordered over the phone, glad I did…I had a lot of questions answered and had a very pleasant chat with the sales staff. I will be a repeat customer for sure! Great company and a superb product line!

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  5. Rated 5 out of 5
    INDESPENSABLE WEBER KETTLE ACCESSORY!

    CTWsr50

    I’m 67 years old. I grew up in a family of 8 (2nd oldest of 6 kids). All of us kids had a job. I oversaw “the grill” and grilling since I was 9 years old. 2 weeks ago, using the “Slow and Sear” and the “Easy Spin Grate”, along with Dave’s Parrish’s Adrenaline Barbecue technique, I prepared the best New York Strip I’ve ever grilled, -EVER!

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  6. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great Equipment - Great Company

    Dean Ashley

    Thoroughly enjoy using the SNS. For me it takes the guesswork out of maintaining a consistent cooking temp. I keep it in the grill all the time. Also grateful that I can email the company and ask questions that are probably remedial in scope and they are patient and respond promptly and have saved me from having to go to Mc Donald’s.

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  7. Rated 5 out of 5
    Game Changer

    Vacoast

    The SNS really is the best upgrade to the Weber Kettle. I got mine after reading about it on amazingribs.com website. I decided to pull the trigger and got the one without the grated bottom. It does take a few cooks to learn how to light it and vent it. I’ve smoked a pork butt, chicken, ribs and meatloaf so far with awesome results. Just trust and follow the instructions that come with it and you’ll be the pit master in no time. Two guys from work just ordered theirs. I’m hoping for some BBQ leftovers soon.
    This really is worth the $$$. It’s very well made and durable.

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  8. Rated 5 out of 5
    Favourite Accessory

    Ed Pfister

    I was skeptical, but really like this product as well as the support from the ABC community. I’ve done spatchcock chicken, ribs and brisket within the past 2 months using the Slow n Sear methods.the all important temperature control is greatly improved as is my brisket.

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  9. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great Accessory

    Shoe

    I have 2 Weber Kettles and have used other Slow products to smoke butts, ribs etc. but this is by far the best I have used.I just leave it in the grill and use it for just about everything.

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  10. Rated 4 out of 5
    Wow is it slow.....

    Chad from Canada

    the slow and sear is exactly as it is described here. I was able to hold a low and slow cook for easily 5+ hours. I have only used the slow and sear twice this year as I live in Canada so i haven’t bee BBQ a lot this year. Anyway, I am making the mistake of adding too much wood to the charcoal, but it is a learning experience. Oh well, guess i will try again this weekend……The videos found here have been a great help.

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  11. Rated 5 out of 5
    Takes a Little Getting Used To It

    FRANK M

    Overall I’m pleased with it. The heat from the coals is concentrated and intense so when cooking direct you have to pay close attention or you can incinerate your steaks. Thus, reverse sear is almost mandatory for a 1 1/2 ” thick steak. What I love about the Slow n’ Sear is when finishing an uneven cut like a Tri-Tip you can hang the thin end off away from the coals to achieve a beautifully even pink end to end. Smoking ribs in conjunction with the Drip ,n Gridle produces an outstanding finished product. Heat and smoke is directed up and over the ribs so you don’t have the problem of one side drying out while the opposite side does nothing. The built in water trough is genius. The Drip ‘n Gridle lined with foil makes cleanup after a messy cook a snap.I recommend buying both pieces together for maximum benefit and utility.

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    • brewsterjl

      I forgot to mention that prior to using the combo pack, I used the original Smokettle® for many pork shoulders. While that accessory served me well in the Weber, the Slow ‘N Sear is far superior. Jim

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    • brewsterjl

      I have used the Slow ‘N Sear Plus and the Drip ‘n Griddle Combo Pack for most of my grilling during the past year and can add little to the very good comment by Frank M. Don’t forget the excellent recipes and methods for grilling that the ABC folks give us.

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  12. Rated 5 out of 5
    Loving it

    French Clendenin

    Coming from a smokenator the difference is night and day. Coals last a lot longer and the water pan needs to be topped off once per cook at most.

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  13. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Best Kettle accessory there is

    Jeremy Taylor

    If you already have a Weber Kettle grill and want to smoke food as well, this gadget basically converts your kettle into a Weber Smokey Mountain. Outstanding value for both grilling and smoking.

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  14. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Very Good product

    Jerry Kirch

    My girlfriend bought me this for Xmas because I couldn’t stop watching You-Tube videos about it. This thing really delivers and a must have if you don’t own a smoker, It’s built very solid and keeps a even temperature for a long cook. I would highly recommend this product for your Weber kettle grill.

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  15. One person found this helpful

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Best Kettle Accessory PERIOD!

    Chad

    Why do I give this 5 stars?

    – Ease of use
    – Simplicity
    – Temp Stabilization
    – True 2 zone cooking
    – Increased Space (compared to other “Methods” during Low n Slow cooks)
    – Fuel efficiency
    – Kettle protection
    – Built in water pan
    – Quality materials
    – Quality manufacturing
    – Amazing Sear capabilities

    When I first heard about the SnS, I figured it was an expensive unnecessary add on. However, the more I researched, the more reviews I read/watched the more interested I became.
    Finally after getting swayed by everything I read, I decided to buy one. I was already a member of the FB group, watched everything about it on YouTube and NEVER heard one person say anything bad about it. So I decided to pick one up and just be done with my curiosity once and for all. However, after all my research my wife knew I wanted one but kept giving me excuses as to why I couldn’t order one “yet”. Welp, it was because she had bought me one for my Birthday.
    I had talked so much about it, she knew that was what I wanted. After getting it, I wasn’t disappointed! The build quality was solid and it was of solid materials! It will last many years to come! The craftsmanship is of the highest quality.

    Setup is completely easy for any type of cook and the thing never leaves my grill! It is worth every Penny! I recommend them to everyone I know who has a Kettle, and sometimes to those who don’t but tell them they can pick up a cheap used Weber or a new base 22 for around $100.
    Best Grill/Smoker combination for the $$$ in my opinion!
    Food Results speak for themselves, friends who have expensive BGE and other expensive Kamado’s tell me my food cooked with the use of the SnS Is far superior to anything they’ve ever had or made on their grills!

    If you are on the fence, pick one up, you won’t be disappointed!

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  16. Rated 5 out of 5
    Success!

    R2rr

    I have had nothing but success since purchasing the S-n-S.
    First was ribs, and I would have put them in the top tier of any contest (I have done a good bit of judging before).
    As long as you get the temperature right and learn to keep it there (learn your kettle), this will amaze you with perfect slow smoking anything!
    Truly worth every penny.

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  17. Rated 5 out of 5
    Worth every penny!

    Alejandro Lopez

    Great quality! Built to last. BBQ’ed my first ever brisket and pork butt, I was kinda nervous but I tell ya it was so easy with the slow n sear. Great for direct/indirect grilling too. It works!

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  18. Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent product

    Anthony Foster

    The SnS makes grilling and smoking a breeze. It is easy to set up, and once it is up to temperature, it maintains the temperature with little to no adjusting the vents for hours.

    When grilling ribeyes, I reverse seared them. With the SnS filled to the brim with lit briquettes, it gave my steaks an incredibly hot sear.

    Chicken drumsticks come out great. Ribs and brisket too.

    Get a SnS immediately if you have a weber kettle.

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  19. Rated 5 out of 5
    Best improvement you can make to your Weber kettle!

    Jim Morris

    This Slow ‘N Sear is probably the single best accessory you can purchase for any Weber kettle, and turns it into a smoking machine! With it, 2-zone indirect smoking becomes super simple and enjoyable, and repeatable. If you follow the instructions provided on the Adrenaline BBQ website, lighting and setting up a fire for a 225F or 325F smoke, and running all day long on a single chimney of charcoal, becomes a reality. In only a few short months, I’ve probably smoked 100 or more pounds of meat using the SnS, and that does not even include the searing possibilities that the SnS opens up! Want to get a great crust on a reverse seared steak? Nothing to it – cook indirect using the SnS until it nears your desired temperature, then open all the vents, and remove the lid, and the SnS becomes an inferno of red hot coals for a great sear!

    Buy one today – you won’t regret it!

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  20. Rated 5 out of 5
    Bulletproof Contraption

    Dave Douglass

    I’ve been using this guy for probably a year now and I always cook with it. Indirect then to direct mostly but it also works great in conjunction with the Weber rotisserie (spinning a chicken out there as I type. I love this thing. Oh, and low’n slow for ribs. Oh yeah. Get’s dialed in and goes for hours at low ‘n slow temps. Yep.

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  21. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great product that takes a lot of hassle out of slow cooking.

    Ryan P

    Ive done two cooks with my SnS and I absolutely love it. I’ve done a 10 hour brisket and a 12 hour double pork butt. Before I had my SnS I had to tend to the constantly fluctuating grill temperature. Now I have to make vent adjustments maybe once every 5 hours. It makes the entire cook go smoother and the food comes out higher quality. I love my slow n sear!

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  22. Rated 4 out of 5
    Almost perfect

    Zoran Trconic

    Works as advertised, and I have no regrets with my purchase, but…. the inner wall on the water reservoir warped like others I’ve seen on YouTube. It doesn’t affect functionality, just aesthetics, they should maybe update the design with a slightly thicker panel, or add a horizontal truss for added support.

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    • DR YUSUF ADAM

      I agree. This could be remedied by a slight modification in design allowing for expansion/contraction.

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  23. Rated 5 out of 5
    Champ

    Matthew Whitehurst

    I received slow n sear for Christmas. Used it for first time yesterday.9 below zero 32 below windchil. Didn’t miss a beat. Tri tip brats and chops turned out GREAT.

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  24. Rated 5 out of 5
    This thing really works

    KELTON GRAHAM

    The Slownsear is a God send. It’s almost foolproof. It almost gave me the courage to enter into a competition, then I came back down to earth and decided to stay cooking in my backyard for my friends and family. Since buying the SNS, I’ve been expanding what I cook and everything had been turning out great. It gave me the courage to try my first Brisket and it turned out really really good, and ribs are waaaaaay easier to cook and now I feel like I actually know what I’m doing.

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  25. Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent

    Michael Bradley

    The best add on you can get for a Weber kettle.

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  26. Rated 5 out of 5
    Worth its weight in smoked meat...

    Tim

    Brilliant design. So easy to use.

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  27. Rated 5 out of 5
    My Favorite Accessory For Low And Slow Weber Cooking

    Stephen Melkisethian

    Worth every penny. If you’re cooking two zone this gets the job done, saving money on fuel and food. The water channel is just brilliant.

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  28. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great temperature control and smokey flavor

    Doug

    Bought this for low and slow cooking. I am able to get the temperature to 275 and keep it there for hours. Temperature staid within +/-20 degrees for over 4 hours.

    Added a few wood chips and made sure the lid vent was opposite the fire. Great smoke flavor.

    Also used it for reverse sear. Cooked a steak to rare. Finished it to medium rare about 2 minutes a side on the hot side and came out great!

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  29. Rated 5 out of 5
    Worth the price

    Brett

    I had been going back and forth between additions for my Weber 22 inch kettle when I ran across this product. Read tons of reviews and did my due diligence so to speak. I had wanted to smoke more stuff but my Old Country Smoker was a bit cumbersome for the smaller cooks. This thing works. I even let my friend use it once because he wanted to know how I did it lol. He bought one not long thereafter. Best feature(s) is the ability to use one chimney of charcoal for hours long cooking and temperature control. Get this, you won’t be disappointed and if you are well most bad results are operator error 🙂

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    • Brett

      You know your homemade bbq sauce is the right consistency when you can see your reflection on the chicken lol

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  30. Rated 5 out of 5
    Ballistic results

    Shep

    This amazing peice of crafted genius had turned me into a slow cooking, reverse searing, smoked meat MasterChef.. it is the ultimate tool for the Weber kettle.

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  31. Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent addition

    John J

    Just got my Slow n Sear, and used it to make a couple of racks of ribs. I was able to maintain a steady 250 throughout the cook, and the ribs came out perfect. Will be asking for the Drip N Griddle for Christmas.

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  32. Rated 5 out of 5
    Well made, fits perfectly, does what it is made to do

    Brian

    The Slow n Sear looks to be very well made and will surely last a lifetime….probably several life times. I bought it to make is easier to properly sear my steaks and chops, and replaced the flimsy tin fuel baskets that came with the Weber.

    The Slow and Sear makes it easy to do a proper two zone fire. My grilling technique has never been better. As I type this, I have just lit a full chimney, and will be reverse searing some beef tenderloins for my wife and I.

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  33. Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent Upgrade to a Weber Kettle

    Michael K

    After reading the reviews and watching a bunch of videos of the Slow ‘N Sear I decided to take the plunge. This simple device really does turn a Weber Kettle into a legitimate smoker. The burn time and temperature consistency it delivers is pretty remarkable. This was a very worthwhile investment.

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  34. Rated 5 out of 5
    Bob's review

    Robert Wyman

    It works very well. I have made ribs twice, pulled beef once, and a barbecued meatloaf once. I have enjoyed it a lot, and my guests have been very complimentary.

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  35. Rated 5 out of 5
    Dale's review

    Dale Cushing

    Love this product, was just about to drop a bunch of cash on an offset smoker. With this on my kettle I see no need.

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  36. Rated 5 out of 5
    Better than my $1600 smoker

    James Sullivan

    I’ve never owned a Weber until last year. Since I purchased the SnS, Grill Grates, and the Griddle, my Weber performs better than my $ 1600 smoker for small cooks.
    Great products.
    Thank you

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  37. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great tool

    Richard Poch

    Love it. It holds 240° rock-solid all day. I added grill-grates for searing and it’s a combo that can’t be beat. I love the SnS so much, that I bought one for our son too.

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  38. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great Product

    George Gill

    Make grilling much better and more control able.

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  39. Rated 4 out of 5
    I agree 100% with Richard L – September 13, 2017

    Terry S. Texas

    The only comment I would add is that I had an occasion to contact the company and their response was exceptional. As soon as I can justify it, I’ll be upgrading to the XL version. Worth the additional features and direct grilling size.

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  40. Rated 5 out of 5
    Go for it--worth the $$ (think about the XL, though)

    Richard L

    This accessory helps add consistency to the inconsistent process of grilling with charcoal/briquettes, second only to a thermometer. This thing is heavy–the metal is a very thick gauge, the welds are solid and it stands flat out of the box. It fits nicely just under the grill brackets, which will hold the Slow N Sear (if you position it under two of the brackets) so it won’t tip over when you fill it with water.

    If the Slow N Sear is short of perfection, it is only that:

    (1) the water reservoir can be hard to clean. It would be super handy if the included or sold a metal pipe brush for that narrow space. But I can deal.

    (2) It does not solve all of my charcoal problems–mainly, small pieces still fall through the grate. Of course, I gave this one 5 stars because I deliberately chose it instead of the XL to save a little money, and because I didn’t want the extra metal to inhibit airflow from below.

    The XL is an available option, so I don’t fault the product at all on this point. The XL model fully addresses this criticism, and it’s nice to have the choice, so you can decide whether to be a cheapskate like I was. In the end, I doubt whether the bottom of the XL would inhibit airflow noticeably, so I suggest the XL is worth the little bit extra.

    Focusing on the product itself, it accomplishes what it is designed to do extremely well.

    There are two cosmetic issues:

    (1) The metal for the water reservoir warping, which happens after several uses. I suspect this straight piece bows because the it expands in the heat, but, being inside (and constrained) by the sides of the pan, it has nowhere to expand but outward. I could envision solving this problem by replacing the welds at the end of the water reservoir with a tongue-and-slot design, which would allow the straight pieces to expand, but that would just be trading the warpage for flimsiness. The makers opted to live with a little warping in order to have solid welds and a solid piece, and it seems like a choice.

    (2) It gets dirty all the time (because I use it all the time).

    As with any grilling, it takes a couple of tries to get it right. I got lucky and my first time out everything worked fantastically. The next couple of times things went OK but needed more adjustment to get used to it (I was running hot, but also trying different charcoal), but I haven’t had a bad grill since.

    Don’t give it a second thought. Get this sucker and get out and grill some more.

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  41. Rated 5 out of 5
    The Best

    hpd1

    Super product. Best thing ever for a Weber grill. I cooked a six pound chunk of pork once with out one and WOW
    what a difference. I even overcooked my last pork roast ( I know, I know), and was still moist and fork tender. Best money I’ve ever spent on a cooking device of any kind. I want another Weber just so I can use another Slow and Sear.

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  42. Rated 5 out of 5
    Slow N Sear - quit drooling and just get it already!

    Rich

    I love this gizmo! I’ve spent many hours over many years tending to my Weber grills;steaks and ribs mainly. But now with my SnS I can cook the larger cuts nice and slow to perfection, and I do mean perfection! So far pork back ribs, chuck roast, and pork butts, every one came out nice and tasty and (check the photo) so juicy! Currently dry brining a 6.5lb butt in the fridge to bbq all day Friday. You can’t go wrong with this thing, just follow the directions. I have been using a mix of Kingsford blue bag original and the competition briquettes for fuel and that works real good for me for both temperature control and a clean even burn. I believe this is the best add-on you will ever buy for your bbq.

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  43. Rated 5 out of 5
    As good as WSMs and a whole lot easier

    Brad

    I have the Slow and Sear and the drip pan. I also have an 18 and 22 inch Weber Smoky Mountain as wells as a Hasty Bake. Since getting the Slow and Sear I now only use the WSMs when I have a huge BBQs. The results I get from the Slow n Sear are as good as what I get using the WSMs plus using the Slow n Sear is a lot simpler and easy.

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  44. Rated 5 out of 5
    Works great

    Stan Timperley

    Works great. Every time I have used it is been on a slow and sear, indirect cooking application. It has always given me even temperature on the indirect side. If there was one thing I would change about my purchase, it is that I should have bought that the next size up. On a three hour cook I have had to add charcoal to keep it at 250 to 275. But other than that it is a great product. Congratulations.

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  45. Rated 5 out of 5
    Excellent

    Dennis

    Excellent product. Much more than I expected. Love it for low and slow and love its ability to sear

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  46. Rated 5 out of 5
    very good so far

    Richard

    I’ve only used the slow ‘n sear for smoking so far, so I can’t comment on how well it works for steaks or burgers, but it was great for a pork butt and ribs. I would suggest to newbies like myself that it is best not to try to mix in any slightly used charcoal; this bit of economizing interfered with keeping everything well lit over several hours. My fire never went out (I was monitoring it remotely) but it added unnecessary fiddling. Live and learn.

    With all new briquettes temperatures were very stable for hours on end.

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  47. Rated 5 out of 5
    Great addition to a Weber Kettle

    Brian Hardy

    I was directed here after reading rave reviews from AmazingRibs.com, and I have not been disappointed at all. The Slow “n Sear works exactly as advertised. The first few times I used it, it took a bit of time figuring out how to position my dampers, but once I did, the grill stayed exactly at 228 for hours. (I was shooting for 225, but I figure a 3 degree variance is probably within acceptable limits).
    The Slow ‘N Sear is well built and solid, so I’ve no concerns that it’s going to put up to the years of use I’m going to put it through. Even if you’re not using it to smoke/slow cook, it does a great job with steaks, tri tip, just about anything. I’m very happy with this thing.

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  48. Rated 3 out of 5
    Metal bent in after searing steaks

    Mike

    I’m sure I’m just in the rare differing opinion, but the slot that holds water completely bent in concave after searing up some steaks the first time. So now its almost touching the second wall at the mid-point. Does this affect performance? Not really, although the water is pushed out to the sides now, and I do some rearranging for smoking meat. other that that, its cool I guess…just thought it would be super solid steel with all the positive reviews I read beforehand. Oh well, them’s the breaks.

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