With the BBQ season upon us, is it time to go treat yourself to a new grill!

Still quite possibly the No1 choice!

We have been celebrating perfect BBQs since 1952 with our superior know-how, unique range of products and our enthusiasm for all things ‘Weber’. No other barbecue manufacturer can boast such a wealth of experience and knowledge as Weber. In the same way we invented the kettle barbecue in Chicago from a simple marine buoy, we continue to develop the whole world of barbecuing bit by bit every day.

As one of the world’s leading providers with the most comprehensive range of products and services in the industry, today Weber is internationally synonymous with barbecuing innovation, perfect barbecue products and the ultimate barbecue experience. With offices in over 40 countries on all continents, we continue to promote the Weber BBQ culture around the world.

Why a Weber BBQ?

The history of Weber is pretty fascinating and it started in the back garden of a welder who was also a BBQ enthusiast. In 1952 Weber Brothers Metal Works was a Chicago-based manufacturer of marine buoys and working for them as a welder was George Stephen Snr. George Stephen Snr was completely fed up of the limitations of outdoor grilling in his garden. His open brickwork BBQ would often extinguish or affect the temperature of the BBQ with a rain shower and the slightest Chicago breeze would blow hot ashes everywhere.

George Stephens Snr looked for a way to prevent all of his BBQ problems by creating a lid for the barbecue, without smothering the heat. A light bulb moment sparked and he came up with the World’s first Kettle Barbecue – made from two halves of a marine buoy with holes drilled in the bottom for air circulation. His idea was met with huge enthusiasm and soon he was selling his product, The Weber Original Kettle to family, friends and neighbours. He did not envisage quite the success that followed – becoming the synonym for BBQ across the World.


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