Weber Grills Buying Guide
George Stephen Has an Idea
While a guy named George was making marine buoys at his job working for Weber Brothers Metal Works, he came up with the idea of a dome-shaped grill. It was 1952, and at the time the idea of a covered grill was pretty revolutionary!
That first grill was called "George's Barbecue Kettle." Seven years later, George bought Weber Brothers and a new era of barbecuing was born.
From Innovation Leader to an American Fixture
Weber grills continued to innovate, using stainless steel construction, making Flavorizer® bars, and creating porcelain-enameled cooking grates. The first Genesis® grill was unveiled in 1985, followed by the Summit® series in the mid-1990s, and the portable Q® series in 2003. Over the years, Weber grills have become not just tools for cooking food, but grills that bring people together.
The Weber Genesis EX 325s Gas Grill with Smart Grill Technology
Weber Connect Grilling Technology is your secret ingredient to perfectly grilled food. Get real time food temperature alerts, reminders, and flip & serve notifications at the grill or on your phone.
All Weber 325s grill features:
- Extra-large prep & serve table
- Extra-large sear zone
- Expandable top cooking grate
- High-performance PureBlu burners
- WEBER CRAFTED porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates
- WEBER CONNECT smart grilling technology
Genesis II Series
The Evolution of Gas Grilling
The Weber Genesis II series is built to gather family, friends, even the whole neighborhood, together. These grills are the newest addition to the Weber line, and we believe they're superior to every other grill in its class. Genesis II grills feature the latest in Weber technology, including the exclusive GS4 grilling system. Ranging in size from two to six stainless steel burners, there’s a Genesis II grill built for however many people you entertain.
All Weber Genesis II grills feature:
- the GS4 high performance grilling system, which includes Infinity Ignition and high performance burners, Flavorizer bars, and grease management system
- iGrill 3 technology, allowing you to monitor food right from your phone
- built-in lid thermometer
- stainless steel side tables and heat deflectors
- The LX S models feature closed cabinets, whereas the E models offer an open cart design.
- The lid, Flavorizer bars, and cooking grates on the LX S models are stainless steel, while on the E models they are porcelain-enameled.
At Home or on the Go
Introduced in 2003, the Weber Q series grills changed the game when it came to portable grilling. They’re the perfect grills for tailgating or summer evenings at the ball diamond, yet a Weber Q can still cook an entire meal at home.
Weber Q grills feature tons of quality components, like stainless steel burners, porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates, electronic ignition, a cast aluminum lid and body, a glass-reinforced nylon frame, and infinite control burner valves.
Which Weber Q is right for you?
Whether at home, on the go, tailgating or backyard barbecuing, do it with a Q!
The portable Weber Q Gas grills are available in four sizes. One of these, the Q 1200, also comes in myriad colors to match your favorite college team!
Weber Q Electric grills make things even easier for downtown living! Perfect for an apartment patio, the 1,560-watt Q Electric comes in two different sizes to ensure your dreams of an urban barbecue are no longer just wishful thinking
Original Kettle Charcoal Grills
Weber’s roots go back to George Stephen’s original, kettle-shaped design, so they’ve kept the Original Kettle series going strong as a modern version of the grill that started it all back in 1952. Coming in 18”, 22”, and 26” sizes, Original Kettle charcoal grills are affordable, durable options for the charcoal-grilling lover. Thanks to an aluminum ash catcher, rust-resistant damper, plated steel cooking grates, a porcelain-enameled bowl and lid, and one-touch cleaning system, Original Kettle grills are built to both out-perform and outlast other traditional models.
In addition to the Original Kettle Premium features, the Weber Master-Touch offers a Gourmet BBQ System™ hinged cooking grate, a Tuck-Away™ lid holder, and a warming rack.
In addition to the Original Kettle series, the Weber Performer charcoal grills offer the added convenience of a heavy-duty steel-frame cart, a work table for food prep, and a bottom wire rack. They are available in basic, Premium, and Deluxe trims.
The Premium and Deluxe add a removable backlit LCD cook timer, and a weather-protected CharBin storage container. Additionally, the Deluxe features an electronic Touch-N-Go gas ignition system.
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker
The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker series helps you connect to the true roots of classic barbecue flavor. Perfect for slow-cooking ribs or pulled pork, of smoking fresh-caught fish, the Smokey Mountain Cooker series provides the essence of grilling. In 14”, 18”, and 22” sizes, these smokers offer a built-in lid thermometer, plated steel cooking grates, rust resistant metal legs, porcelain-enameled water pan, and a heavy-gauge charcoal grate.