The Original Kettle dates back to 1952 when our founder George Stephen decided to build his own barbecue made out of buoys - put together by welding half spheres. He made mostly black kettles and was asked why there were only black kettles? Being a man of people, he listened to the views of people and delivered the first red kettle in 1961!
Red like no other.
The red kettles were initially enameled for Weber by external vendors and was slightly organgy-red. The coloured deferred slightly across external vendors in varied states but to be consistent, Weber decided to build its very own porcelain enamel shop, and only used external vendors if we could not keep up with the demand.
Handcrafted for Perfectly Imperfect
Weber Kettles have been seen in backyards for decades. The secret to their longevity is in the durability of the porcelain enamel coating applied to the steel lid and bowl, a process used since the early 1950’s. It is sometimes thought the porcelain enamel is painted on. This has never been the case. Let’s take a look at what makes a Weber Kettle so unique. Click HERE to find out more.