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.
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.
George’s idea of "covered cooking" caught on like wildfire
It caught people’s attention with its unusual shape
And it became part of the American fabric
Today, THAT SAME BOOTSTRAP SPIRIT OF
INNOVATION GOES INTO EVERYTHING WE DO.
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.