Iconic and Still the Best

The Original 1952 Weber Grill
The Original 1952 Weber Grill

The classic look of a Weber kettle charcoal grill is perfect in its simplicity. In 1952 George Stephen Sr. was working at Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago, Illinois, manufacturing marine buoys when he came up with an idea for a better grill. His invention: a dome-shaped grill with a lid to protect food from the elements, while sealing in that only-from-the-grill barbecue flavor. So he cut a buoy in half, added some air vents and legs and, in the process, invented the grill that would spark a backyard revolution!

Whether you go for simple black, electric blue, copper, green, or red these beauties are a sure bet - not to mention they are still manufactured in Huntley, IL. The propane versions below, part of their Summit & Genesis series, are also made in Illinois.