Weber 101 History

A Grill Like No Other

Grill master, inventor, and father of 12

The Man Behind the Kettle, George Stephen

His love of barbecue was almost as big as his love of life. Driven by his passion for grilling the best steaks for family and friends, Weber’s founder, George Stephen, invented the revolutionary kettle grill in 1952. At the time, he worked for Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago, Illinois and was inspired by the shape of a buoy.

Weber, Born from A Buoy

George knew that a rounded cooking bowl with a lid was the key to success. So he cut the buoy in half, added three legs to the bottom, a handle to the top, and the rest is history.

The same innovative mindset and goal of grilling a perfect steak lives on in everything we do. It is our heritage, legacy, and future.

We simply want to cook a better steak

Grilling is More Than What Sears on the Grate



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SmokeFire Wood Pellet Grill

SmokeFire’s 200-600° temperature range gives it the versatility to sear, smoke, bake, and everything in between. It’s the only grill you need to sear perfectly juicy steaks, smoke low-and-slow BBQ ribs, pizza, dessert, burgers, or whatever you have a taste for. 

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Weber Connect

The Weber Connect smart grilling hub is your secret ingredient to perfectly grilled food. It’s a grilling assistant that sends notifications directly to your smart phone, on everything from a food readiness countdown, to when it’s time to flip your food and serve it

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Flavorizer Bars

Flavorizer Bars are angled just right to catch drippings that smoke and sizzle, adding that irresistible smoky flavor that we all know and love to your food.