I personally own and use a Weber Jumbo Joe, Weber Smokey Joe Gold, 18.5 inch Weber One Touch and a 22.5 inch Weber Platinum (pre-2012 model).
I use my 22.5 inch kettle for smoking multiple slabs of ribs at once and the Jumbo Joe for just about everything else. The only use the 18.5 OTS gets is to hold my charcoal chimney.
I keep the Smokey Joe Gold around for its good looks but just don’t have a reason to ever put in any charcoal.
The picture below gives a quick comparison of the most popular Weber kettles. Below the picture are several posts giving details on the head to head comparisons between the different grills and explains why I do not recommend certain kettles. (I would LOVE to see a picture of the Jumbo Joe sitting inside a Weber Ranch kettle! If you have these two grills then please send a picture and I will share it with everyone!)
- Weber Jumbo Joe vs Weber Smokey Joe
- Weber Jumbo Joe vs Weber GoAnywhere
- Weber Jumbo Joe vs 18.5 inch OTS/OTG
- Weber Jumbo Joe vs Larger Kettles