How can I Easily Remove Ashes from a Weber Kettle Grill?

My Weber One Touch Silver
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A couple of my readers inquired about How to remove ashes from a charcoal grill from the ashpan that is just below the Weber One-Touch Silver. Well, this may seem like a rather obvious question but, to be honest, after I bought my Weber One Touch, I was wondering the exact same thing. At first glance, the ash pan of the Weber One Touch appears to be in a stationary location and not easily removed to dispose of the ashes. Well, there certainly is a solution!

Here's a quick youTube video of me removing the ash pan from my Weber 22 1/2″ Kettle Grill which has the same mechanism as the 18″ One Touch Silver. You can also check out the images below this video of me removing the ash pan from my Weber 18 1/2″ Weber Kettle Grill.

I put together a series of step by step images with descriptions that shows exactly how to remove the ash pan in order to safely dispose of the ashes. BTW, if you buy the standard version of the Weber 22 1/2″ Kettle Grill, the ash pan is removed the same way. We welcome any type of questions from our readers when it comes to anything associated with grilling and barbecue. And please remember, there are no dumb questions!

How to Remove the Ash Pan from a Weber One Touch

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Weber One Touch Ash PanTilt Ash Pan DownPinch spring clamp and move back
Pinch spring clamp of Weber One Touch SilverDump Weber One Touch Ash PanClean Weber One Touch Ash Pan

I hope this article answers the question posed about cleaning the Weber grill ash catcher on the One Touch Silver model. This is just one of the answers to Weber grill maintenance questions that often come up with these superb grills.

Behrens Locking Lid Can
Behrens Locking Lid Can
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Now that you know how to dispose of the ashes from your Weber grill, it is imperative that you dispose of those ashes in a safe container. Safe charcoal ash disposal should always be a prime concern if you love to grill with charcoal.

I also love to use my fireplace so I actually use this Behrens Locking Lid Can to dispose of the ashes in my fireplace as well as the ashes from my charcoal grills. The best thing about this can is the locking lid which is great if the ashes are still hot. A suggestion I would make before you lock the lid is to pick up a spray bottle and spray the ashes with some water just to give them a quick cool off. If you needed to know wow to remove ashes from a charcoal grill , particularly a Weber Grill, I hope this article and video helped you out.

Please feel free to send along any questions that you may have associated with grilling and barbecue! Use our Contact Us page or simply leave a comment and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

4 thoughts on “How can I Easily Remove Ashes from a Weber Kettle Grill?”

  1. The Weber grill has always been the Cadilac of BBQ grilling. It is a quality good – it won’t rust and will last a decade even when left outdoors. Its other claim to fame is the ability it offers to “shut off the charcoal” as it is air tight. The “one touch” system just makes it even easier. Instead of having to close three bottom vents seperately (and fumbling with hot surfaces that cannot be easily seen), you just flip one lever. You make up your mind yourself about the silver vs. gold models as both are good. What size do you need? What do you want to cook? A turkey? – better get the 22 1/2 inch size. If you have a chicken or a roast in mind, the 18 1/2 inch will do and it will save you some fuel to boot.

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    • Hi Guy,
      It sounds like you’ve done some grilling with Weber! Until they come out with an inferior product I will continue to use them religiously!

      Best,
      Bob

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