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Ace Hardware Helps You Pick Out the Perfect Weber Grill

June 8, 2011 - Oak Brook, IL

It all started in 1952, when George Stephen couldn't find a grill that lived up to his expectations. As an employee of Weber Brothers Metal Works just outside of Chicago, George welded metal buoys for the Coast Guard, when one day the idea hit: Why not use the bottom half of the buoy for the cooking bowl and the top half for the lid to create a grill? Piece by piece his vision started coming together, and George took his new prototype home to test. 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 on to something so he hit the road demonstrating his funny looking creation at hardware stores across the country. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, Weber's line of gas and charcoal grills come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, which are available either in-store or by special order at your local Ace Hardware retailer or online at But with so many options to choose from, where do you start when looking for a new grill that's right for your needs?

Your local Ace can help from the start of your grilling journey. We'll help you pick out the perfect new Weber Grill or find the replacement parts and accessories to keep your current grill working like new. On, the handy buying guide can help with the ultimate question: which grill is right for you? It goes over the important features to consider as well as construction and assembly. You'll even find maintenance and grilling tips to help you care for and cook on your new grill. With these helpful tips from Ace, you will be enjoying your purchase for many years to come. Happy grilling!

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