So, you’re the proud owner of a brand-new Weber Grill. If so, congratulations! You’re gonna love it. Or perhaps you are still in the shopping stages and comparing Weber Grills with other options. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. We will help you figure out if a Weber Grill is right for you and your situation. Come along as we take a look at the top five most common questions about Weber Grills and give you our straightforward answers.
1. Why Are Weber Grills So Pricey?
One thing I’m sure you’ve already noticed about Weber Grills. They are not cheap. Just take a little gander at their website and look at what they have to offer. While Weber does have a grill for every budget, their top-of-the-line models go for up to $5,000. That’s some serious dough for a grill!
It’s like the old adage says. You get what you pay for. And with Weber Grills, it’s true. Serious grillers who want to have a piece of equipment that is dependable day in and day out will happily pay more for a top-tier grill. These barbecue masters aren’t just looking at the price. They are looking at the value they get from a truly well-built grill.
Let’s take a look at the value points that Weber brings to the table with their product line. And as we’re about to find out, the value of an item directly affects the cost of the item.
Weber Grills have been around since 1952. This brand has been around longer than many of us have! You just can’t beat the bona fides you get from a reputation built upon decades of excellence and dependability.
Weber Grills come with an excellent warranty. The Weber Genesis II comes with a full 10-year warranty. Other models may vary. Keep in mind that even if some other brands offer a longer warranty, a warranty is only as good as the company that offers it. A lifetime warranty from a young company may not have the same value as a 10-year warranty from a company beginning its 72nd year in business and still going strong.
Weber Grills are very well built using the most durable materials available. This is one of the reasons Weber Grills are so durable and have such a long life.
Unlike some grill brands, Weber sticks to what works best when it comes to designing their products. Weber invented the modern grill as we know it today. So you can expect nothing but the most innovative and practical designs from them.
Replacement Parts and Repair
It is easy to find replacement parts for your Weber Grill. You can find them online or at any retailer that sells Weber Grills. And Weber Grills are sold everywhere! If your grill needs repair, help is easy to find on the Weber website, or online.
2. What’s The Lifespan Of A Weber Grill?
Weber Grills have been known to last up to twenty years, but the average for their top-of-the-line models is 8-11 years, according to several online sources (Reddit has some interesting threads on Weber Grills). Their lower-line models average 3 years or more. If you would like your Weber Grill to last for as long as possible, there are steps you can take now to prolong the life span of your new pride and joy.
First of all, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on how to properly care for your grill. Pay particular attention to instructions on how often to clean your grill. Whether cooking or cleaning, be sure to use the proper tools with your grill. This means accessories (here's our 12 must-have Weber grill accessories)! Invest in them. Be sure to buy a good cover for your grill, and if you live in a wet or cold climate, you may want to store your grill somewhere inside.
And remember. Although many grill masters say that Weber Grills are built for abuse, that doesn’t mean you should. For a longer life, we recommend not abusing your grill.
3. Where Are Weber Grills Made?
Weber Grills are still made in the USA.* Yes, that’s an asterisk. They are mostly made here in America. Here is the official word on where Weber Grills are manufactured: We continue to manufacture grills in Huntley, Illinois, using only the best US and globally sourced components. Some of the components used in some of the grills are made in China or elsewhere. Some models use more international parts than other models. The facilities in Illinois are still cranking out Weber Grills and other products, using American workers. So there is your nuanced answer.
4. What Is The Best Type Of Grill?
There are four types of grills to choose from. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. You should do your due diligence and figure out which one is going to serve you best. Weber makes all four types of grills, which makes finding your new grill fairly easy. We’ll start you off on your journey right here.
Gas grills are the most popular type of grill. One of the reasons for this is that it is probably the easiest type of grill to use, and the easiest type of grill for beginners to start with. A chef can be cooking on his grill within minutes after starting it up. You can do some amazing things with a gas grill, without needing years of experience or know-how. Experienced grillers also enjoy using gas because it allows many different cooking options. Having more control over the flavor of your food is a feature that many grilling enthusiasts appreciate. Gas grills use propane gas or natural gas as fuel, which is good because gas is very plentiful and affordable.
Charcoal grills are the old-school method of barbecuing and grilling. They use charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal. Lump charcoal is a cleaner type of fuel than regular charcoal, but more costly. Using a charcoal grill will automatically infuse everything you cook with amazing flavor and aroma. People from all over the neighborhood will know when you are using your grill. Don’t be surprised if you make a bunch of new friends every time you grill. Just don’t forget to cook some extra food for unplanned guests!
Charcoal grills tend to be more affordable than gas grills, but the cost of fuel is higher, so it evens out somewhat.
Electric grills are fun and more portable than other types of grills. You can use one anywhere there is an electric outlet. And unlike charcoal or gas grills, you can use electric grills inside. Outside is fine, as long as you don’t have inclement weather. You will need to flavor your food before you grill it, as electric grilling doesn’t provide flavor enhancements to your food. Weber has a good selection of affordable electric grills.
Pellet grills are growing in popularity, although they tend to be more on the pricey side. They also tend to be very high quality. Grillers have the option of both grilling and smoking the food with a pellet grill. Wood pellets are the fuel for this grill, which can be hard to find and are expensive. But many backyard chefs swear by them. Try one out and you may not want to use any other grill! Owners of pellet grills can also choose their favorite flavored pellets to grill with.
5. How Good Is A Weber Grill Warranty?
As we mentioned above, all Weber grills come with a very good warranty. The terms of their warranties vary with the model and type of grill. Their upper-echelon models have 10–12 year warranty coverage, whereas the lower-level models have up to five years coverage. You can check out the warranty for the model you are interested in right here. Even the accessories have a warranty!
And again, don’t forget that Weber has been in business for 70 plus years, and will probably be so for many years to come, so their warranties are tenable and credible.
You simply can’t go wrong buying a Weber Grill and joining the Weber family. We hope this article has answered any burning questions you have about your Weber Grill and let us know if there are other questions you want answered in the comment section. And be sure to stay tuned for more articles about Weber Grills, grilling, and great recipes as well!