The Story of the Legend

It's the lid that allows you to flexibly control the level of heat inside a grill, and in 1952 this solution was invented by barbecue enthusiast George Stephen. With the goal of getting the same delicious food regardless the weather, he created the first spherical grill...from a buoy.

George started in a metalworking plant, and right there he sawed a buoy in two halves. After that, he added legs and ventilation holes, and when he tested the device in practice, he realised that this was a breakthrough. Later George became the founder of the Weber company, and a few years later introduced the world to the first gas barbecues. Today, Weber is one of the world´s most renowned barbecue brands, offering charcoal, gas, pellet and electric grills, as well as fuel and accessories.