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Over 65 Years of Innovation

Weber is the world’s leading manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills, smokers and grilling accessories. Our promise of quality and innovation lives on in everything we do. It's our heritage, our legacy, and our future.

1950's

1952
George Stephen invented the iconic Weber Kettle

Created from a half sphere of metal from the factory where George worked - Weber Brothers Metal Works - the dome shaped grill featured a rounded lid, handle, three legs and holes for circulation. Its performance was a tremendous improvement over the charcoal grills on the market in 1952. “George’s Barbecue Kettle” was demonstrated at hardware stores across the US.

1954
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Late 1950's
Committed to creating quality grills

George purchased the Weber Brothers Factory and devoted all of his professional time to manufacturing and selling the Weber Kettle.

1960's

Weber became a nationally known brand with distribution in retail stores throughout the U.S.

1960
Galley-Que

Specialty kettle designed with a mounting system for use on boats.

1961
Smokey Joe®

Small kettle designed to take camping, picnicking or to the beach. Millions have been sold around the world since first introduced.

1963
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1963
The Flamenco

Featured a low table to sit around and grill hors d’oeuvres or small cuts of meat while enjoying the company of friends - a new way to entertain before the main meal was served.

1964
The Penthouse

Created for apartment-living, this compact grill attached to balcony railings and took up little space.

1965
The Ranger

This 57cm kettle could be wheeled anywhere - to beach parties, remote picnics, tailgating at sports stadiums or deep into the woods for camping.

1966
The Wishing Well

A novelty grill, designed for grilling enthusiasts who wanted something unusual on their deck or patio.

1967
The Seville

This 57cm kettle featured a sturdy wrought iron cart that paired well with mainstream garden furniture. It featured an expanded work surface that Weber owners identified as an important feature.

1968
The Imperial Sequoia

Designed to match popular redwood garden furniture of the time, this grill featured a large work surface, towel rings and four wheels for easy maneuvering around the deck or patio.

1970's

1971
Gas Barbecue Kettle

After extensive development, Weber introduced a gas-powered version of its famous kettle - WEBER'S FIRST GAS GRILL.

1972
The Barrel Bar-b-q

This novelty grill appealed to the entertainer who wanted to prepare barbecued food and serve it to their guests sitting at a bar-height serving area.

1973
Weber Electric Kettle

The electric kettle offered a new fuel alternative, perfect for balconies, decks, and grilling on the go.

1977
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1978
Ross McDonald/R McDonald Co.

Ross McDonald/R McDonald Co. became the Australian representative for Weber barbecues.

1980's

1981
Smokey Mountain Cooker

Unique design provides slow, consistent heat for an optimal smoking experience.

1984
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1985
Genesis®

This flagship gas grill featured a revolutionary, patented cooking system that virtually eliminated flare-ups and provided even heat.

1986
Weber Kettle popularity peaked

After years of demonstrating, the Weber Kettle popularity peaked in 1986 with over 80,000 sales in Australia (higher sales than Weber® Q’s in 2009).

1988
First Australian Cookbook Launched

The Complete Australian Barbecue Kettle Cookbook was published - Australia's first cookbook.

1990's

1990
Performer

This revolutionary charcoal kettle addressed the desires of Weber enthusiasts. With its gas ignition system, charcoal storage container, Tuck-A-Way lid holder, thermometer, and large work surface, the Performer became an immediate success.

1992
V-grate and Charcoal Baskets

Ross McDonald invented the Rapidfire Charcoal V-grate and Charcoal Baskets.

1995
Spirit

The two and three burner Spirit line of gas grills were designed to meet the needs of apartment dwellers and grillers with smaller backyards.

1997
Flat Top Gas Barbecue

The Weber Flat Top Gas Barbecue was released for the Australian market (rrp approx. $1000).

1999
Summit®

The upgraded Summit® gas grill series offered heavy-duty components, stainless steel finishes and the largest grilling area of any gas grill on the market. Side burners, an infrared rotisserie burner, smoker burner, and larger work surfaces appealed to grilling enthusiasts.

2000's

2003
Weber® Q

Weber introduced the Weber® Q, a new line of portable gas grills.

2004
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2004 - 2006
Weber® Baby Q and Weber® Family Q

These best-selling Q models fit on urban balconies or could be taken on the go. Each featured unique burner systems, patented cooking grates and lightweight, yet durable components.

2005
Cookbook Sales Rise

The Complete Australian Barbecue Kettle cookbook hits sales of 250,000 units.

2007
Weber® Q Cookbook Introduced

Australia's Own Cookbook for the Weber® Q was introduced for this new line of grills.

2010's

2011
Summit® Grill Center
2012
Genesis® E-330
2013
Jumbo Joe

Designed for grilling on the go with a generous 47cm cooking area and convenient carry handle.

2014
Weber® Q Update

The latest evolution of the Weber® Q model was released.

2015
Family Q Built In (Q3600)

With the same loved features and appearance of the Family Q, the Q3600 Built In is the focal point of any outdoor kitchen.

2016
Summit® Charcoal Grill

The innovative stand-alone barbecue and grilling centre is the evolution of the iconic kettle, where charcoal grilling meets low-and-slow smoking. The grills start with the push of a button and maintains a steady heat for hours on end - perfect for smoking, grilling, or even baking.

2016
iGrill

iGrill app-connected thermometers monitor food doneness from beginning to end, and notify you on your smart device once it has reached the perfect temperature to serve.

2017-2019
Genesis® II

The upgraded features and stainless steel components of the Genesis® II, bring grilling versatility and a premium look to any backyard.

2018
Pulse

Ideal for balconies, this barbecue is powered by electricity - no need to worry about any restrictions on using gas or charcoal.

2018
Spirit II

Redesigned models available in compact sizes for smaller balconies and patios,