Weber Grills

Makers of the kettle grill

If you have a kettle grill, chances are it was made by Weber. This unique style of grill, which consists of a cooking bowl with three legs and a lidded handle, was invented by George Stephen in 1951. Stephen, the founder of the Weber-Stephen Products Company, was tired of the wind blowing ashes across his flat, open grill and wanted a change. He was onto something – the kettle grill made Weber the most popular brand in America, synonymous with summer cookouts and fun.

Weber makes a variety of grills, from inexpensive portable camping grills to deluxe grills that fit in perfectly as a part of any outdoor kitchen. Grills come in both charcoal and gas, so that you can grill using your favorite fuel type. Weber also has a line of specialty barbecues for those who want a little more out of their grilling experience. Their prices range from under $100 for barebones portable grills to several thousand dollars for top-of-the-line gas grills, and Weber promises that you'll always be 100 percent satisfied with your choice!

Weber grills use patented technologies, including heat-sealing hoods, cookboxes with heat dispersal systems and heat-conducting grates, and channels to funnel grease away from the flame, preventing flare-ups.

Some features to look for in Weber gas grills include:

  • Weather- and heat-resistant work surfaces in a variety of granite, porcelain and stainless steel finishes
  • Angled "flavorizer" steel grill bars, which prevent meat-charring flare-ups
  • Durable cooking grates, made from stainless steel or porcelain enamel
  • Burner systems that run the full length of the grill for even, controlled cooking
  • Swing-up work tables
  • Dual-purpose thermometers, which allow you to monitor the temperature inside the grill to make sure your food is completely cooked
  • Funneled bottom trays to catch grease and juices
  • Easy-to-read fuel scales that ensure you don't run out of gas during cooking

If you prefer a charcoal grill, some of the features Weber grills offer include:

  • Glass-reinforced nylon handles
  • Robot-welded handles and grate supports
  • Porcelain-enameled steel lids and bowls, both inside and outside the grill
  • Heavy-gauge steel grates, which are nickel-plated and rust-resistant

No matter what type of grill you choose, you'll be getting a reliable, durable product from Weber – they guarantee it. Weber's website offers helpful guides for prospective and existing customers to make sure they choose the right grill and maintain it properly to enjoy its full benefits. Whichever grill you choose, you'll be getting a high-quality product that will last you for many summers to come. Enjoy!

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