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Editor’s Note: Weber grills are made in both America & China.  Their old Spirit line was made in America while their new & improved Spirit II line is made in China. Their older, mid-tier Genesis line was made in the USA, while their mid-level Genesis II models are made in China (Weber’s high-end Genesis LX and Summit series gas grills are both made in their factory in IL, USA). Build quality between old and new Weber models are surprisingly good. The main difference between old and new Spirit & Genesis models is Weber’s new open-cart design. The good news is all Weber’s charcoal models in 2018 are still made in the USA.

Spirit II

Made in China

Genesis II

Made in China

Q Series

Made in USA

Charcoal

Made in USA

Genesis LX

Made in USA

Summit

Made in USA

Where Are Weber Grills Made?

Are weber grills made in china or the usa
Weber Charcoal grills (like their Original Kettle on Amazon) are built in America

Weber grills are made in both America & China (depending on the model). This distinction can be confusing because Weber released 2 new gas grill models models in 2016 & 2017. 

These new 2018 gas grill models include:

The old Spirit & Genesis models were made in the USA while new models are made in China.  

Like any new manufacturing change, monitoring quality control is important. Fortunately, build quality between old and new models is surprisingly similar. Yes, the new Spirit & Genesis II lines have an exposed, open-cart design. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Weber’s logic with an open-cart design is simple. Open-carts improve mold resistance over time. Previous closed-cart models trapped in moisture and residue with each changing season, causing notorious mold problems over time. Open-cart designs don’t have this problem. The main aesthetic drawback to an open-cart design is an exposed gas canister. 

Continue below for a full breakdown of where all Weber grill models (gas, electric & charcoal) are made (and why it matters).

Weber Grills Made In The USA

Weber Charcoal Grills, Genesis LX & Summit Grills Are made in America

Several Weber models are still made in America as of 2018. Weber primarily makes their charcoal and portable series in the U.S. as of 2018. These Weber models include:

Weber Charcoal Grills (new models) – Weber’s new, improved 2018 charcoal grills are made in America (with globally sourced components), and it shows. Build quality for all Weber charcoal options is extremely high. Weber’s charcoal grills are EASILY built to last 10-15 years with normal use. Additional improvements over old models include better handle quality, a new top adjustable vent handle that makes it easy to change temps when the grill is hot, side handles that have two extra clips for grilling tools, and finally, the wheel covers show improved build quality. 

are weber spirit grills made in america
Weber Spirit E310 on Amazon

Weber Spirit (old model) – The old Weber Spirit models were manufactured in the U.S. Many people argue the old Spirit models had better build quality vs the new Spirit II’s. For us? We don’t see it. The old Spirit models weren’t without their problems, with old Spirit models flaking, losing heat signatures after a few months, etc. The most important thing to remember? Weber’s warranty. Weber has exceptional customer service, and they’ll replace any and all faulty pieces under their warranty. 

Weber Genesis (old model) – Like the old Spirit models, Weber’s old Genesis line was made in the U.S.A too. We echo the same sentiments from the old Spirit line as we do with the Genesis. We like old Genesis models a lot, but outsourcing production to China doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a worse grill. Compare and contrast features, read Genesis II reviews on Amazon, and make an intelligent decision for yourself. 

Weber Grills Made In China (which weber grill is not made in the USA?)

Unlike Weber charcoal models, mostly all (with the exception of their Q-series, Genesis LX, and Summit models) Weber gas grills are made outside the U.S. Weber’s 2018 lineup made in China include

where are weber spirit grills made
Weber Spirit II on Amazon

Weber Spirit II (new models) – Weber launched their new Spirit II line in 2017. This includes their Weber 44010001 Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill, Black and Weber 45010001 Spirit II E-310 Black LP Outdoor Gas Grill models. Both gas grills are priced similarly to their old Spirit series counterparts, with the only visual differences being an opencart design with the Spirit II. Even though the new Spirit II models are manufactured in China, they’ve received general positive praise. The grill heats up quick, burner controls are accurate, and they’re an overall great price-to-value ratio compared to alternatives.

where are weber genesis grills made
Weber Genesis II on Amazon

Weber Genesis II (new models) – Like the Spirit II, the Genesis II is made in China. This includes their:

Weber launched their Genesis II line in 2016. It has an open-cart design, but maintains a similar build quality vs. their old Genesis line. Like the old Spirit models, Weber’s old Genesis line was made in the U.S.A too. We like old Genesis models a lot, but outsourcing production to China doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a worse quality grill. Compare contrast features, read Genesis II reviews on Amazon, and make an intelligent decision for yourself. 

Where Are Weber Gas Grills Made?

Beginner & intermediate Spirit II & Genesis II gas grills are made in China. The high-end Genesis LX & Summit gas grills are made in the USA

Weber gas grills made in China include:

Weber gas grills made in America include: 

Where Are Weber Spirit Grills Made?

Only Weber Charcoal Grills, Genesis LX & Summit Grills Are Made In America

Old Weber Spirit models were made in the USA. New Weber Spirit II models are made in China. Build quality between both old and news models are similar. Quality, construction, and overall longevity are surprisingly similar. 

Where Are Weber Genesis Grills Made?

Only Weber Charcoal Grills, Genesis LX & Summit Grills Are Made In America

Old Weber Genesis models were made in the USA. New Weber Genesis II models are made in China. The new Genesis II series has been wildly successful for Weber over the past 2 years. They’re some of the best selling & highest quality grills sold on Amazon in their price categories. Quality, construction, & overall longevity are very similar between old & new models. 

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