Grill like a pro with Weber's new BBQ helper

The Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub shows you how to be a pitmaster.

Brian Bennett Former Senior writer
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
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The Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub works with any grill and guides you step by step through cooks.


Weber's new barbeque gadget just might transform you into a real grill pro. Called the Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub, this $129 device is no basic pit thermometer. The Hub pairs wirelessly with your phone, and guides you through entire cooks.

That step-by-step process includes everything from setting up your grill and prepping ingredients, to telling you when to season and flip food. The Hub also monitors grill and meat temperatures in real time. So, when your food is done the way you like, you'll know.


The Weber Hub device has ports for up to four temperature probes.


The Weber Connect is smart enough to sense how thick the meat is, too. Armed with that knowledge, Weber says the Hub can predict accurate cook times for individual items. In fact, the Hub runs sophisticated software created through a partnership with smart oven startup June. It's the same code that will power Weber's upcoming pellet smoker, the Weber SmokeFire.

The company has both products on display at the CES 2020 trade show in Las Vegas.

Other details

  • Ships in early 2020.
  • Planned Alexa compatibility in 2020.
  • Works with any grill brand.
  • Has ports for up to four temperature probes.

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