Press Release: New Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub Turns Any Grill Into Smart Grill

Chris Allingham

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NEWS PROVIDED BY Weber-Stephen Products LLC
Jan 06, 2020, 10:00 ET

PALATINE, Ill., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber, the world's leading barbecue grill brand, and June, famous for pioneering smart cooking technology, are changing the way people grill forever with the introduction of the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub. It's a first of its kind, step-by-step grilling assistant that sends notifications directly to a smartphone on everything from grill setup, to when food is ready to flip, serve, and eat. Weber will be showcasing at CES in Las Vegas for the first time ever, debuting the new Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub—which was selected as a CES Innovation Award honoree—at the Weber booth during the show.

Integrating artificial intelligence and nearly 70 years of grilling knowledge, the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub leverages some of the most advanced smart cooking technology on the market. "Having the right information at the right time is powerful – it's the key to getting perfect results and developing your skills as a griller. The Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub delivers on that promise and enhances the grilling experience," said Chris Scherzinger, CEO at Weber-Stephen Products LLC. "Regardless of the type of grill you own, the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub will seamlessly turn it into a smart grill featuring cutting-edge grilling technology."

How the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub works

  • Real-time food temperature monitoring: After downloading the Weber Connect mobile app, simply insert the meat probes into food and then connect them to the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub. If using an ambient probe, then place it inside of the grill using the grate clip provided. The probes monitor real-time food doneness and grill temperature throughout the entire cook. Information is then sent to your smartphone through the Weber Connect app. The app is compatible with iOS and Android.
  • Step-by-step assistance: With the Weber Connect app, the griller receives notifications on everything from grill setup, to when it's time to flip food, change the temperature, and when it's the perfect doneness to serve. The app will also prompt the griller with tips and techniques to help achieve perfect doneness. It's like having your own personal grill master by your side every step of the way.
  • Access to decades of grilling expertise: The Weber Connect app features a variety of grilling programs, developed by Weber Grill Masters, with detailed instructions. New content will continuously evolve and be added.
  • New functionality: Weber Connect will continue to evolve and offer new functionality and features, including a planned Alexa integration in 2020.
"We started with the simple idea of using modern technology to make cooking perfectly easy for anyone, and we applied that to grilling. From smoking a holiday turkey to hosting a backyard barbeque, everyone from the novice griller to an experienced grill master will have the confidence that whatever they make will come out perfectly," said Matt Van Horn, June CEO and co-founder. "We've accomplished the next evolution of cooking technology with the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub powered by JuneOS, by giving everyone the guidance to unlock their true grilling potential."

The Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub launches in more than 30 countries in early 2020. It will be available in the US at weber.com and select retailers for $129.99. For more information on the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub, visit weber.com.

ABOUT WEBER
Weber-Stephen Products began perfecting grilling in 1952 with the invention of the revolutionary Weber® Kettle Grill. Decades later, Weber has proven its dedication to superior grilling by continuously innovating with new grills, techniques and expertise to allow its loyal grilling fans to Discover What's Possible™ with Weber. The company's extensive portfolio of high-quality grills and grilling accessories have stood the test of time and helped countless grillers to explore all the possibilities of grilling with Weber.

ABOUT WEBER CONNECT AND JUNE
It all started when word of a June Smart Oven spread throughout the Weber headquarters. The ability to cook with that level of precision, ease and guidance convinced Weber engineers to put down their grilling tongs and cook a meal in the kitchen. After one use, they were convinced that JuneOS needed to live in the grilling world. And just like that, the two companies partnered. The idea of grilling with complete guidance and with delicious results on a Weber® grill had to be realized. The June and Weber teams worked together: 1000s of recipes were tested, 1000s of lines of code were written, and the result was Weber Connect™ smart grilling technology … a step-by-step grilling assistant that can help any griller become a grill master.

SOURCE Weber-Stephen Products LLC
 

Rich Dahl

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
Gee, with quite a few features the new Weber pellet grills have it sounds like a useful tool. If you have multiple grills like we do it would be very versatile. Be something I might look into.
Oops Barb just gave me the stink eye when I mentioned it to her.:(
 
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Dustin Dorsey

TVWBB Platinum Member
This has some promise. Should be much better than Igrill just because it's Wi-Fi.
 
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Bruno

TVWBB Super Fan
Even though I have a SmokeFire on the way I think this has a lot of potential as well.
 

Steve McKibben

TVWBB Super Fan
I received the promotional email for this, and followed the provided link to learn more. I was left wanting. All I saw was highlights. Is there somewhere that more hard information is available, such as what comes with it (how many probes, etc.), operating modes, and such? Or is this too new for that?
 
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MikaelB

New member
Anyone know if the functionality is in the hardware or in the app? If in the app old iGrill owners could benefit from this.
 

Bruno

TVWBB Super Fan
Anyone know if the functionality is in the hardware or in the app? If in the app old iGrill owners could benefit from this.
I ordered one for the hell of it, should be here on the 17th. That being said I’m going to grab my igrill and try to connect it to the app right now.
 

Bruno

TVWBB Super Fan
I grill doesn’t connect, but the igrill app seems to have come a long way as well.
 

MikaelB

New member
Ok, so I guess that’s a no then. To bad Weber choose that path, I believe a lot of iGrill owners easily would have paid for an app with that functionality, I already have two iGrills and really don’t want to spend more money on hardware that I already have just because Weber choose to do it in this way.
 

Bruno

TVWBB Super Fan
I just did a tri tip and decided to use the igrill, it’s range is just way too limited for me. I can’t wait to get this smart hub going.
 
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Bruno

TVWBB Super Fan
Canceled my order, I’ll see how I like the app with my smokefire first. This way I can get use out of a new thermoworks smoke.
 

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