Weber GrillWatch™ Survey Reveals Father's Day Ranks as Second Most Popular Occasion to Give the Gift of Grilling

PALATINE, Ill., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the 24th annual Weber GrillWatch™ Survey*, 33 percent of grill owners report giving a grill or grilling accessory for Father's Day—making it the second most popular special occasion to give the gift of grilling (Christmas tops the list).  The survey also reveals that 49 percent of grill owners fire up the grill on Father's Day.

With Father's Day this Sunday, June 16, here a few of the hottest gifts for dad from Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the world's leading manufacturer of outdoor gas, charcoal and electric grills, and grilling accessories.

Weber Spirit® 300™ Series:
The Spirit E-310 (MSRP:  $599) and E-320 (MSRP:  $649) gas grills feature easy-to-clean porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates that offer superior heat retention; porcelain-enameled Flavorizer® Bars to reduce flare-ups and convert juices and drippings into smoke for additional flavor; and a handy fuel gauge to monitor propane levels. The Spirit E-320 gas grill also features a roomy side burner for large saute pans. Both are available in black only.  Visit www.weber.com for a dealer locator.

Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter ($17.99)If dad is a charcoal enthusiast, this is a must-have item.  Place coals in the chimney and light with newspaper or lighter cubes—no need for lighter fluid!  After 15 minutes the coals will be ready to use.

Weber Original Burger Press ($10.99)Designed to make uniform quarter or half-pound burger patties, the press flattens meat into round shapes with a dimple in the middle for an evenly cooked, juicy burger every time.

Weber's New Real Grilling cookbook ($24.95)Released in April, Weber's New Real Grilling is already the No. 1 cookbook in the nation. Written by New York Times best-selling author Jamie Purviance, Weber's New Real Grilling features 200-plus mouthwatering recipes each with a color photo. Special features include Grill Skills—a spread in each chapter that provides step-by-step photographed instruction on a particular technique, such as How to Grill Perfect Ribs.  Weber's New Real Grilling is available wherever books are sold, including hardware stores, supermarkets and online, and is also available as an ebook. Visit www.newrealgrilling.com for more information, videos, and select recipes. 

*Weber-Stephen Products LLC commissioned Toluna (formerly Greenfield Online), a leading online survey panel provider, to field the 24th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey. A total of 1,000 grill owners throughout the United States completed the online survey. All respondents were 21 years of age or older and owned a charcoal, gas or electric outdoor grill or smoker. The sample was divided between 50 percent males and 50 percent females and was balanced demographically to represent households across the U.S. 

About Weber-Stephen Products LLC

Weber-Stephen Products LLC, headquartered in Palatine, Ill., is the world's premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and other outdoor room products. In 1952, founder George Stephen sparked a backyard revolution with his invention of the Weber® kettle. More than 60 years later, the privately-held company remains the industry leader with its Weber®, Weber® Q®, and Ducane® brands. As a leading exporter of grills, Weber brand products are sold worldwide at select home centers, hardware stores, department stores, patio stores, and other retail outlets. Weber has the strongest consumer outreach program in the industry with its Weber Grill-LineSM (1-800-GRILL-OUT®) and a content-rich website with grilling tips, techniques, and original Weber recipes at www.weber.com®.  Weber can also be followed on Facebook (www.facebook.com/weberbbq) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/webergrills).

For More Information:

Kim Durk, Durk Rion Public Relations


kim@durkrion.com; 773-844-1458

SOURCE Weber-Stephen Products LLC



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