Slow ‘N Sear Buyer’s Guide2018-12-07T15:36:53+00:00

 Buyer’s Guide

I don’t see my grill in the table.  How do I know if a Slow ‘N Sear will fit?

Here are the dimensions for the Slow ‘N Sear 2.0 and Slow ‘N Sear Charcoal Basket.  Compare these specifications to your grill’s dimensions.  Keep in mind that height (charcoal grate-to-food grate distance) is just as important as length and width.

Slow ‘N Sear 2.0:
Length: 21”
Depth: 8 1/2”
Height 4 3/4”

Slow ‘N Sear Charcoal Basket
Length: 15 3/4”
Depth: 8 3/8”
Height: 3 3/8”

It seems the regular Slow ‘N Sear or Slow ‘N Sear 2.0 would also fit in a 26” grill.  Why do you recommend the Slow ‘N Sear XL instead?

Yes, the Slow ‘N Sear/Slow ‘N Sear 2.0 will work well in a 26” kettle.  But it has two limitations that are overcome by choosing the Slow ‘N Sear XL:

  • Since the 26” kettle has more space to heat, a single load of charcoal in a Slow ‘N Sear/Slow ‘N Sear 2.0 won’t last as long during a low ‘n slow cook. The increased charcoal capacity of the Slow ‘N Sear XL allows you to cook longer without needing to refill.
  • The smaller size of the Slow ‘N Sear/Slow ‘N Sear 2.0 means less room to sear. You get much more searing space (without losing indirect cooking space) with the Slow ‘N Sear XL.

I have an 18” kettle/Jumbo Joe – are you going to make a Slow ‘N Sear with a water reservoir for this grill type?

Space limitations in the 18” kettle/Jumbo Joe prevent us from being able to include a vertical water reservoir that would be safe to fill and not take up too much indirect cooking space.  We’ve incorporated a similar double-wall barrier in the Slow ‘N Sear Charcoal Basket to create a two-zone cooking environment and it works great!  A water pan on top of the coals can provide moisture during a cook, if needed.

Why are two Slow ‘N Sear products recommended for the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill?

The Weber Summit Charcoal Grill (WSCG) has two charcoal grates:

  • an upper charcoal grate close to the food grate where the Slow ‘N Sear Low Profile can be used for low ‘n slow cooking and/or searing with direct radiant heat (searing steak, for example)
  • a lower charcoal grate, further from the food grate, where the Slow ‘N Sear Charcoal Basket can be used for low ‘n slow cooking and/or roasting with distant radiant heat (chicken – and chicken skin specifically – love this type of high-heat distance cooking)

The Drip ‘N Griddle Pan should also be considered essential for the WSCG.  The Pan creates a two-zone cooking environment when using our Charcoal Basket on the lower grate and helps to funnel cooler intake air into the Low Profile when it’s set up on the upper charcoal grate.

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