Yes, We've Seen the KettlePizza Grilling Gadget—And We Actually Tested It!

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As documented previously, the insert is easy to put together, and when we fit it on the Weber at our test facility high above the streets of Manhattan, it worked as expected. Let's see if we can get some pizzas cooked before this beautiful late-afternoon sunlight fades.

Yes, we've seen the KettlePizza. Judging by the number of emails I've gotten about it this week, it's been going around the internets,* where blogs are trumpeting it as a "game changer"—without having even tried it.

At Slice, we actually do the homework. That's why we tested this thing when it first made a splash in the pizza world in summer 2010. Read our full test here, but to summarize:

The KettlePizza insert does indeed add some juice to Weber-grill pizza-cooking—once you get the coal temperature and stone temperature up to snuff. And doing that takes a boatload of fuel and a lot of attention.

See also: Slice'r Mmmph's KettlePizza test run »

Thanks to everyone who emailed these links our way. I might sound a little grumpass above, but I'm mostly exasperated at the blogs who report this as a pizza savior without having tested it.