Can I Modify My Grill?

Can I Modify My Grill?

Here at Weber, we do our best to make a grill for everyone. For example, just this year alone (2016) we have 73 different models available, and that doesn’t even include our exclusive or special edition models.

Despite having so many different options, there will always be someone who wants their grill to be a just a little bit different than the way we’ve designed them, and that’s understandable because everyone loves having something customized for their particular needs.

Almost every day someone will reach out to us with a question about modifying their grill to suit a specific situation. Some people want to take off the tables on our full size gas grills to fit them into a smaller space. Others want to add features to their grills that they did not originally come with, such as side burners or infrared burners. The list of changes people want to make could go on forever.

The problem with that is that any modification to a Weber grill that alters it from its original, factory intended design will void the warranty. The reason for this is that our R&D teams have put a ton of time, thought and effort into the design of each Weber model. After the design phase, each Weber model undergoes a rigorous round of testing before being approved for sale. Once a grill has been modified we can’t predict how it is going to function, how well it will hold up over time or if it will even be safe to use.

So while it may be disappointing to learn that it’s not ok to modify your grill it is pretty important to make sure that your grilling experience will be a safe one, with predictable results and to have the benefits of our awesome, best-in-class warranties. 

What are your thoughts? (3)

03.16.17

Yi L

John,

Does Weber intend to design more accessories for its gas grills, specifically the Summit? I appreciate the gourmet BBQ system. But I would also like my grill to have different searing option other than the sear station. Your competitors offer things such as IR sear station or charcoal box, so it's definitely doable. What are the reasons or limitations that prevent Weber from offering these?

03.16.17

John Burns

Hi Yi! We are constantly striving to innovate and develop new products and accessories that enhance the grilling experience on all of our models, including the Summit series. The specifics of why we don’t have the particular sear accessories you mentioned aren’t available, but I’ll be happy to pass them along as suggestions to our design team! That said, provided you’re preheating your grill properly, being able to sear should not be an issue on any Weber grill. Let us know if you have any other questions! Thanks! John

09.20.16

Ivan M

#Modthefood not the grill!! :) I could not imagine any sort of modification that would benifit the already amazing grills I have now!! :)

09.20.16

John Burns

Hi Ivan! We are glad to hear you feel that way and are enjoying using your Weber grills! Let us know if you ever need help with any of them! John

08.27.16

Dave V

That is so not true, I can alter my BBQ, a kettle, with different grills, a smokenator or what ever I want. That is if it is no longer under warranty.

Charcoal is the way to go, eating food off of a gas grill is like eating cardboard.

08.27.16

John Burns

Hi Dave! While it’s true that you can technically do whatever you want to your Weber grill, it’s just not something we can recommend doing since we don’t know how the grill is going to perform and if it will be safe to use, but at the end of the day it’s your grill! Thanks! John

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