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Why are Weber bbqs the best?


Weber is the worlds number 1 barbecue brand. After 60 years at the forefront of barbecue design and innovation it's easy to see why.

Weber barbecues are of course the number one barbecue brand in the UK. Whether for Charcoal bbqsGas bbqs or Electric bbqs, with Weber barbecues you get perfectly cooked food every time.

  • Designed and engineered in Chicago
  • Easy to grill, roast or bake with the unique Weber 'lid-on' cooking techniques
  • Great tasting food everytime
  • Easy to clean
  • Weather-proof and durable
  • All Weber BBQs are engineered to last
  • Weber have so much confidence that their gas barbecues are guaranteed for 10 years

Buying a Weber barbecue is an investment, as Weber provide a guaranteed of up to 10 years you can be assured that in the unlikley event that something goes wrong you have the backup of Weber's fantastic customer service.

Weber barbecues are so versitile you can cook so much more than burgers and sausages on a sunny day! You can bbq pizzas, bake cakes, roast dinners, deserts and so much more thanks to Weber's engineering.

Weber Quality

Weber is not just about barbecuing… They believe in cooking amazing food outdoors and having fun. Weber aim to bring out an array of delicious flavours, provide the best quality barbecue and help you and your family create happy memories for years to come.

No hassle - Just happiness!  Your barbecuing experience is really important to Weber, which is why they insist on the highest quality parts and components so you get consistently good results.  All of Weber's products are built to the highest specifications using premium grade materials and components and every product goes through rigorous testing to ensure quality and durability.

Barbecue Warranties

Weber want to make sure our barbecues bring their customers years of happiness, which is why they all come with a 5 or 10 years warranty.

Live life to the full


A Spark of Inspiration - Back in 1952, a hankering for good barbecue lit a fire under George Stephen.

An employee of Weber Brothers Metal Works just outside of Chicago, George welded metal buoys for the Coast Guard. But that’s not all he did: George loved to grill. With a growing family at home, he found it the perfect way to relax, but couldn’t find a grill on the market that lived up to his high expectations. The most popular grill of the day was a flat open brazier; a product George found woefully under-engineered.
He knew there had to be a better way.

Born From A Buoy

One day, George was about to weld two buoy halves together when the idea hit: Why not use the bottom half for the cooking bowl, and the top half for the lid to create a grill? Piece by piece, his vision started coming together. He then added a handle and three legs and took his crazy-looking contraption home to test.

Poking some holes in George’s Theory

As the story goes, when George first tried out his prototype, it didn’t work quite as hoped. No matter how hard he tried, it just wouldn’t stay lit. A neighbor peering over the back fence offered a little friendly advice, “Poke some holes in that thing so the fire can get some air!” So George did, and the flames of invention could finally keep burning.

Have Kettle, Will Travel

Shortly after, all of George’s neighbors gathered around to enjoy a taste of the best steak they ever had in their lives. George figured he was really on to something, so he packed up “George’s Barbecue Kettle” and hit the road, demonstrating his funny looking creation at mom-and-pop hardware stores across the country. And the rest, as they say, is history.

The Next Big Thing in Outdoor Cooking

More than 30 years later, Weber introduced the ground-breaking Genesis® gas grill with a revolutionary new cooking system that would set the standard for all that followed. Unlike other gas grills of the time that used messy and flare-up-prone lava rock, the Genesis® used an ingenious system of metal bars angled to the perfect pitch to distribute heat and channel drippings away from the food. That meant fewer flare-ups and easier clean-up. Pure perfection.

Grilling Evolves

Nothing would have made George happier than to see grilling rise to an art form. With clever features and cool inventions, the newest products take grilling to a whole new level. Take a look through our website to see the very latest Weber products.

We think George Stephen Snr. would be proud beyond words that his invention led to Weber® barbecues being the number 1 barbecue brand today – loved by millions the world over.

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