I was in Crate and Barrel the other day and remembered how in each of the last two years the company had sold a "special edition" Weber Smokey Joe grill.
Last year they sold a very charming green version and in 2007 a dove grey colored grill.
My trusty Weber Smokey Joe is rusting at the point where the legs meet the base of the grill. The screws and nuts they use are made of cheap metal unlike the rest of the grill and after about ten years they are ready to give way.
So I was looking to replace my old model with one of the grills from Crate and Barrel.
My plan was to get their green grill I saw last year and make a few minor modifications replacing the stock screws and nuts with stainless steel ones to prevent rust. I thought with those modifications my new Weber would last many many years.
I was surprised to find Crate and Barrel has stopped carrying the Smokey Joe grills. An associate at the Providence, RI store near my apartment told me the company is selling a bucket style small grill instead.
I thought this was odd. Everything I had heard was the special edition Smokey Joe grills were hot sellers and very popular with customers. I wonder why they didn't stock one this year? Does anyone know where to find one new or used?