So I was at my parents house rummaging through their shed attempting to clear a path to get their lawn mower out when I stumbled upon something wonderful. A mid-80s Weber One-Touch still in the box!
How do I know it was from the mid-80s? Because I very clearly remember my mother winning it. She won it from Miller Brewing by filling out one of those little contest cards at the Madison Ave Price Choppers (the one that used to have the stone turtles out front, those stone turtles loom large in my childhood memories). This was when we still lived on South Main in good old Albs.
I guess I always just thought that my parents used the grill and then retired it at some point in my family's past. But no. There it was. Lying in the shed still in its box...
I have been looking for a small kettle grill that would be a bit more expedient for a quick summer dinner then my other monstrosity of a grill. So this was sort of a mana from heaven situation. The Weber One-Touch grill is a damn good product and will still set you back about 130 American.
Also, I have a feeling that the mid-80s Weber standards of production were much higher then they currently are. I am indescribably pleased with this find.
Here she is assembled.
What a beauty!
As a bonus, it came with a neat little cookbook with the typically grotesque sort of food photography that was all the rage in the 1980s.
That is all. I was plum tickled pink by finding this 30 year old piece of grilling hardware and I just thought I would share.