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How smart technology is changing the art of grilling

From more accurate timing to less time standing over a fire, smart tech is changing the grilling game

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The summer months are upon us and for the majority of Americans, the season is associated with grilling food, celebrating holidays, and gathering with family and friends.

Grilling ranks as the most popular cooking style in the summer. More than two-thirds of Americans who own a grill cook out on the Fourth of July and over half will grill on Memorial Day. Even beyond summer, year-round grilling is popular. Seventy-five percent of grill owners will cook in the winter.

Nearly 70 percent of Americans who grill their food say it’s for the flavor. There are numerous methods, of course, for getting that perfect level of doneness. Plus it can take just 60 seconds to go from medium to well done. During that minute, a ten-degree rise in temperature can ruin a steak. But the Weber Genesis smart gas grill lets you know exactly when it’s time to flip and serve through its real-time food monitoring.

Of course, grilling is about more than just flavor, it’s a way of building community and creating memories. The earliest evidence of humans congregating together dates back 1.8 million years ago, when archeologists discovered remnants of a prehistoric barbecue. Today, nearly one-third of Americans say they grill entertainment, and while such gatherings are about spending time with friends and family, it can be hard for the person who is grilling the food to spend time with others. You can do both with Weber Genesis smart gas grill. It monitors the food’s temperature and sends alerts when food is done, so you don’t have to stand over the grill the whole time.

While social gatherings are a hallmark of grilling season, the size and nature of them has changed drastically due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And the pandemic has also impacted Americans’ cooking habits. People in the United States cooked at home 60 percent more in 2020 than they did in 2019. Being at home more has resulted in Americans expanding their palates, discovering new ingredients, and experimenting with new recipes. The Weber Genesis smart gas grill gives people the confidence to keep experimenting with new flavors while also saving them the trial and error, since the step-by-step grilling assistance feature helps cook new recipes to perfection.

When George Stephen invented the iconic kettle grill in 1952, it made Weber a household name across America. The convenience of the kettle grill made grilling a more comfortable experience than ever. The Weber Genesis smart gas grill continues to make the grilling journey more accessible by optimizing flavor and maximizing time.

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