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    Weber Master Touch Kettle Restore

    Last month, I had the chance to pick up a Master Touch kettle. The ad on OfferUp was rather pitiful as you can see:



    When I got there the seller had "put it back together" although the legs were in wrong. The grates, especially the removable GBS center piece, were rusty. Otherwise, it was a pretty decent grill for $50.

    I worked hard on the grates, wire-brushing off the junk and light rust. The chrome was gone in some places, of course, but I wanted to save the cooking grate because of its thickness and the GBS feature. I spent $11 and got a new charcoal grate. Everything else was just some heavy cleaning, polish on the legs and some treatment with "303 Protectant" on the wheels and handles. I wound up selling this one at cost to the father of my son's girl friend (also my friend and former co-worker). I think I could have gotten $100 to $125 had I been selling to outside and a little patient. I am glad my friend has a nice grill to use. I am a fan of the OLD Weber kettles, but I do really like the higher stand, style touches, and extra features of this Master Touch.







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    Boy your friend got a screaming deal on that puppy. There are a couple in Phoenix going for $125 that aren't nearly as nice as your resto.
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    I still have one of these NIB that I bought at Walmart about 2 years ago on clearance for $99. I didn't need it but couldn't pass up the price. I may use the lid on my 2007 Performer that has a bent handle on it's lid.

    Nice score by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Tofte View Post
    Last month, I had the chance to pick up a Master Touch kettle. The ad on OfferUp was rather pitiful as you can see:



    When I got there the seller had "put it back together" although the legs were in wrong. The grates, especially the removable GBS center piece, were rusty. Otherwise, it was a pretty decent grill for $50.

    I worked hard on the grates, wire-brushing off the junk and light rust. The chrome was gone in some places, of course, but I wanted to save the cooking grate because of its thickness and the GBS feature. I spent $11 and got a new charcoal grate. Everything else was just some heavy cleaning, polish on the legs and some treatment with "303 Protectant" on the wheels and handles. I wound up selling this one at cost to the father of my son's girl friend (also my friend and former co-worker). I think I could have gotten $100 to $125 had I been selling to outside and a little patient. I am glad my friend has a nice grill to use. I am a fan of the OLD Weber kettles, but I do really like the higher stand, style touches, and extra features of this Master Touch.







    A bit of topic but I also saw a nice touring bag in one of the photos. 😂🍻

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