Webers founder, George Stephen, invented the Worlds first kettle grill. The innovative and meticulously designed kettle makes it possible to grill just about anything in the comfort of your backyard. The world of the charcoal grill is essentially back to basics returning to the original experience of cooking over an open fire. In front of you now stands the modern fireplace. Take your time to light the grill, focus on the details, practice controlling the temperature, and enjoythe process as the food cooks. This is pure meditation after a busy week and precisely what the charcoal grill provides. Weber® kettles combine traditional design with an innovative production. Made of steel and coated with porcelain enamel, the bowl and lid are formed exactly right to allow heat to circulate around the inside of the grill for even cooking. The Weber ORIGINAL KETTLE™ PREMIUM CHARCOAL GRILL, model 14401001 has been a charcoal-grilling staple for decades.