Other competitors have come and gone, but
Weber's iconic charcoal-grill kettle design hasn't changed shape since the grill was created in 1952. That domed lid and heat reflection have been the center of suburban burger-and-dog outings and full-on barbecues for generations and get high marks from
Consumer Reports and
Good Housekeeping. The world's grill sales leader does produce its Weber Q gas models abroad, but if you see that classic outline, chances are it was made right in Palatine, Ill. Even if you can't muster the energy to cook on one yourself, Weber's been kind enough to remove that step and open restaurants in Chicago and around its Illinois headquarters.