The Latest @WeberGrills Performer – A Blue 2003 DT Code Gets Some Love

She came to me in good physical shape.  Solid frame, a few minor scrapes around the rim on the lid but in need of a deep cleaning.

Before and after.







Working gas- assist


The @WeberGrills 2nd Generation Green Performer Restore Project Day 1

So she’s in pretty good shape other than a ton of pollen and a dirty bowl.  For the most part she simply needs a good douching.

Here’s how she looks at the start-


The bowl with some dishwashing liquid to loosen up the crud.-


Halfway cleaned with the razor blade scraper and a some super fine steel wool-


I’ll keep working the bowl, look for the updates today


Now to work the outside-


Need some Back to Black to brighten up the frame and wheels.  When I first looked at the table it looked like it was badly  stained but much of the dark marks that were visible wiped right off.

First cook-

Chicken thighs/ smashed red bliss potatoes using the Upper Deck for increased offset cooking space.


The Latest… A DR Code Green 2nd Generation @WeberGrills Performer

Our buddy Anthony Caturano At Tonno took the second SS Performer.  Immediately I had a empty pit in my stomach, without a Performer to cook on at the dock. Truth be told I really enjoy the restoration process and needed another project so I searched out another Performer looking for some love.

So this beautiful gem fell into my lap look at the bottom of this post:)

It’s a second generation Weber Performer.  Each of the Generations of the Performers have things I like about them.

The classic lines on the first generation Stainless Steel ones, the only performers to use stainless steel. (Here’s the performer Anthony took)


The Black Frame on the second generation.(This is the first Performer I ever acquired)


The Wheels on the third Generation.


The Black Metal table on the fourth generation. (This is actually my 3rd gen with a 4th gen table.


And here is the latest- The DR Code Green, should clean up nicely.  When the light comes I’ll test the gas assist to see if it’s working.  With or without the gas assist I love the functionality of the attached table and bin on the Performers.

The Before Pictures- DR Code Green Weber Performer



Update 2010 @WeberGrills Brick Red Performer Restoration Project

Other than the cracked table I knew this Performer had good bones. She was pretty much scratch free, the bowl was regularly cleaned by the previous owner but she just needed to be scraped down and buffed up.
Before and after pics-

There was a little bit of surface rust on the wire shelf on the bottom .  When I was at the owners house I scratched at it with my fingernail and saw that it came right off so I knew it would clean up nicely.  The broken table surface was a bit of a concern but I knew where I could get one.

Will you look at the inside of that bowl shine after an hour or so with the razor scraper and steel wool?


After cleaning the bowl thoroughly, the lid got some love with some steel wool and soapy water.  Just like new! Before and after-


The lid vent was a little dirty but again some dish soap on the steel wool did the trick-photogrid_1461786666516.jpg

Thanks to Weber Kettle Club Forum Member @TheDude for suggesting CLR cleaner to knock off the surface rust on the bottom wire rack shelf.  Again, just like new before and after-


Big time thanks to all the Weber Kettle Club Members that have helped with suggestions and information.  This is a really fun group of people and make the hobby so enjoyable.