The Weber Barbeque Grill is the invention of a welder named George Stephen who worked at Weber Brothers Metal Works near Chicago. He envisioned what was to become the Weber Barbeque Grill one day at work while welding two halves of a buoy together. This turned out to be the best day of his life. Let’s fast forward.
That was over 50 years ago and today, Weber is the manufacturer of some of the finest charcoal, gas and electric barbeque grills on the market. Their product line is extensive. Let’s break it down.
When looking for a barbeque grill, you need to decide on gas, charcoal or electric. Electric grills are probably ok but it seems the same as using your stove. Gas and charcoal account for the majority of barbeque grills. Many say charcoal is the best but it makes a mess. I don’t notice much if any difference. The temperature and seasoning have a much more important impact on the taste of the food. Gas is ready to go when you turn it on but charcoal is easier to use and less expensive.
Weber’s® Spirit® gas grill is their entry line geared for the beginner. The Spirit® E-320™ is a three-burner grill featuring a 536 square inch cooking area, 12,000 BTU per hour flush mounted side burner, stainless steel work area, an enclosed cart, porcelain enameled cooking grates and lid and individually controlled burners.
Genesis® – The Genesis® E-320™ gas grill is in the middle of the lineup and it features three stainless steel burners with Weber’s Crossover™ ignition which makes direct or indirect grilling available, porcelain enameled cooking grates, warming rack, enclosed cart with a precise fuel gauge, 12,000 BTU per hour flush mounted side burner and a lid mounted thermometer. Weber’s Genesis series is available in green, black, copper or stainless steel.
Summit® – Weber’s® Summit™ gas grill is the Rolls Royce of Weber® Barbeques. It features professional grade 9.5mm diameter stainless steel cooking grates, a heavy-duty rotisserie with a rear infrared burner and flip-up motor, a 6,800 BTU per hour smoker box, 900 degree F searing station putting the final touch on your steak, grill-out lights on the handle that light up when the lid is opened, lighted control knobs and an enclosed cart.
The Weber® Q® 320 Series features two stainless steel burners, stationary cart that includes a hose and regulator for a gas hookup, built-in thermometer, grill out handle light and two removable folding tables including hooks for grilling tools.
Weber’s One-Touch® kettle charcoal barbeque features two thermoset work tables, hooks for six of your favorite barbeque tools, aluminum vent, steel cooking grates, tuck away lid holder and a glass reinforced nylon kettle handle.
Performer® – Weber’s Performer charcoal grill features the exclusive Touch-n-go gas ignition system which is a one touch charcoal lighter, with the touch of . CharBin storage container stores 20 lbs. of charcoal, two handy Char-Basket charcoal fuel holders and a hinged cooking grate.
Weber’s Ranch® kettle – Features1104 sq in of cooking space covered with a plated steel, a hinged cooking grate makes adding charcoal easy, ash catcher, tuck away lid and a porcelain-enameled finish.
Weber® Q® 140 Electric Grill features 189 square inches of cooking space, stainless steel cooking grates, aluminum heat retention liner and a removable catch pan.