Weber: The BBQ brand we all know and love. But what is it about Weber that has made it a household name? Is it their high-quality standards, premium materials or attention to detail?
If you’re considering purchasing a Weber or already have one but want to learn more about these quality BBQs, this guide has everything you need to know. Throughout this article, we will dive into the best BBQs for different cooking styles, how to maintain your Weber BBQ and ways to master the art of grilling.
Exploring the Weber Range
Charcoal BBQs are one of the most common types of grills, and they utilise lumps of charcoal or charcoal briquettes as the heating source. Usually, the charcoal fuel is situated underneath the grill grates, with wood chips and lighter fluid being the ingredients to light up the charcoal. There are many benefits of charcoal BBQs, which is one of the many reasons they’re a preferred choice. Some benefits include versatility, smokey flavour, juicy meats and high heat.
Some of the best Weber charcoal BBQs include
Alongside charcoal, gas BBQs are the most common type of BBQ used in Australia. Gas BBQs are powered by natural gas or propane and produce a strong, hot flame that sears meat like charcoal BBQs. Some of the benefits of gas BBQs are that they’re quick and easy to clean, give the food an authentic barbecue flavour, and cook food quickly.
Some of the best Weber gas BBQs include
Out of the three types of barbecues, electric ones are the least traditional. However, they’ve grown in popularity over the years as they’ve gained a reputation for being the healthiest and easiest way to grill. Why is cooking on electric BBQs so easy? All you have to do is plug it into a wall or extension cord, and you’re good to go!
The two best Weber electric BBQs are the Pulse 1000 and Pulse 2000.
Best Weber BBQs for Different Cooking Styles
So, you’re looking to purchase a Weber but don’t know which one to get to do your food justice?
Here are the best Webers to buy based on your preferences.
Weber offers a range of BBQs that cater to grilling enthusiasts, providing high-quality construction, innovative features and excellent performance. Gas barbecues, in particular, are fantastic for grilling because you can accurately control the temperature. Some of the best Weber gas BBQs for grilling enthusiasts include
If you like taking your time getting your meat to the perfect tenderness and juiciness, then low and slow cooking is the way to go.
Essentially, low and slow cooking refers to cooking meat between 100-130°C over a period of hours. If this is your preferred way of cooking, below are the best Weber BBQs for you.
Do you want to master the art of grilling on your Weber? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best tips to ensure your food is seared to perfection.
- Always ensure your grill is hot: Adding food to a hot grill will give it a fantastic sear on the outside while keeping it juicy in the centre.
- Oil the grates: Before you heat the grill and start cooking, ensure you oil the grates. Doing this will prevent the meat from sticking to the grill.
- Keep the lid shut: Generally, the food you cook on the BBQ only needs to be flipped once, so keep the BBQ lid down at all other times. Keeping the lid closed allows the grill to stay hot enough to sear the food and also speeds up the cooking time.
- Only flip burgers and steaks once: When cooking steaks and burger patties on the BBQ, you should only flip them once, as continuous flipping them will cause lots of the juices to drain out.
- Salt the meat after cooking: While you may usually salt your steaks, burgers and vegetables before cooking, it’s better that you wait until they’re cooked. Why? Because salting before cooking can actually pull out the moisture!
- Don’t push down on the steaks and burgers: To keep your burgers and steaks nice and moist, avoid pushing down on them with a spatula during the grilling process, as you’ll squeeze out some of the juices.
Now that you know how to grill on your Weber BBQ perfectly, how do you clean it and maintain it? It depends on the type of BBQ you have.
- Brush the grates to remove any food debris, spray it with grate cleaner and let it sit for 30 seconds. Then, scrub the grate brushes and then wipe it clean with a wet sponge.
- Spray the grate cleaner inside the cook box and let it sit for 30 seconds. Wipe it clean with a wet sponge.
- Wipe down the cook box, drip tray and bottom tray.
- Once your BBQ has cooled down and you have finished cleaning, coat the grates with a non-stick spray.
- Ensure your BBQ has cooled entirely.
- Spray on grate cleaner and let it sit for 30 seconds.
- Brush off the grate with a bristle brush and then wipe it clean with a wet sponge.
- Scrub the grates with a stainless steel bristle brush while the grill is still hot.
- Clean the grates with a wet sponge.
Buy Your Next Weber From Home Fires
From charcoal to gas and even electric, there are so many options when it comes to choosing the perfect Weber BBQ for you.
No matter if you’re looking for a BBQ that does it all or one that focuses on giving food that authentic smokey flavour, we’ve got you covered at Home Fires.
Contact us or visit us in-store if you have any questions about any of our Webers. We look forward to helping you on your journey towards getting your first Weber!