BORN FROM A BUOY
The man behind the kettle grill, one of the most iconic in grilling history, George Stephen, was a grill master, inventor, and father of 12. His love of barbecue was almost as big as his love of life.
Driven by his passion for grilling the best steaks for family and friends, Weber’s founder, George Stephen, invented the revolutionary kettle grill in 1952. At the time, he worked for Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago, Illinois and was inspired by the shape of a buoy.
George knew that a rounded cooking bowl with a lid was the key to success. So he cut the buoy in half, added three legs to the bottom, a handle to the top, and the rest is history.
The same innovative mindset and goal of grilling a perfect steak lives on in everything we do. It is our heritage, legacy, and future.