Weber Genesis Grills Review

Weber is a trustworthy and reliable name in the grill marketplace, making grills since 1950. The company continously makes efforts in improving and innovating. The Weber Genesis Grills are no exception, their versatility, high quality construction and features makes them some of the best and most reliable grills available today.

Cooking Performance & Features

This Weber Genesis Grills provide 637 square inches cooking space (1 507-square-inch primary cooking area and a 130-square-inch warming rack). The cooking area size is average among its class.

The components of the Weber’s cooking system are: cooking grates, burner tubes, flavorizer bars and the grease management system. All these are housed in a cast aluminum cookbox.

Cooking grates are made of porcelain-enameled cast iron (in the Genesis E-310 and Genesis E-320 models) or stainless steel (in the Genesis S-310 and Genesis S-330 models). Each typeretains heat evenly and sears food beautifully so the choice would be based on personal preference or experience. Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates combine the ease of porcelain-enameled with the superior heat retention of cast iron – no need to season and easy to clean. Stainless steel rod cooking grates make lovely sear marks, hold heat very well and clean up with ease.

Weber Genesis E-330 with porcelain-enameled cooking bars
Use all the burners for spreading out the heat.

The Weber Genesis Grill is equipped with three high-grade stainless steel burners capable of generating up to 38,000 BTUs. The solid steel construction makes them stronger and more resistant to burn-through and rust, as small amount of water is known to be found in liquid propane or natural gas. The maximum power output of these standard-size grill is sufficient, but could have been a little higher though. Each burner can be independently controlled, so you can grill by direct or indirect method. With great control settings on the burner valves and control knobs, the heat levels can be easily fine-tuned for perfect results.

The heating power is maximized by the sear station burner and the side burner, both available only on the Weber Genesis E-330 and Genesis S-330 models. The sear station burner generates up to 10,000 BTUs is designed to step-up heat on demand and can sear meat to seal in juices while making the outer layers tasty and crisp. The side burner is capable of 12,000 BTU, is large enough to accommodate saute pans as well as sauce pans and may come in handy for creating side dishes or sauces, while allowing you to conveniently complete cooking process at one time in one place.

Weber Genesis Side Burner
The Weber Genesis Side Burner may come in handy

The innovative Flavorizer bar system has been created by Weber and is available on all the Weber Spirit, Genesis and Summit Gas Grills. Favorizer bars are positioned above burners, with a precise angle for catching drippings that smoke and sizzle, thus adding more flavor to the food. All the drippings not vaporized are funneled away from the burner tubes, down into the grease management system, thus preventing flare-ups and protecting burners from becoming clogged.

The grease management system consists of an angled grease tray and a catch pan. The grease not vaporized by the Flavorizer tubes goes away from the burners, beneath the cookbox. The tray can be easily removed for cleaning by sliding it out of the cabinet. Attention should be paid to the disposable catch pan for replacing it when it fills up.

Construction

Different than the older versions, the Weber Genesis Grills now have control knobs on the front panel making heat control easy.

The frame structure of the grill has been built using the maximum number of welds and the fewest number of fasteners according to Weber. This provides extra-strength and

Central mounted thermometer for reading temperature.
Central mounted thermometer for reading temperature.

stability. The steel hood has a porcelain enamel coating (in the E-330 and E-310 models) and features a central mounted thermometer which reads inside temperature for preheating and cooking. The lid is framed by painted cast aluminum encaps. A roomy storage area is enclosed by painted steel doors. There is sufficient space inside for the LP tank or any tools you usually use. There are 6 tool hooks on the sides of the cooking space.

With the lid open, the all Genesis Grills measure 64.5 inches high, 60 inches wide and 30 inches deep. If your deck or spatio space is limited it could take a lot of space and might seem a little bulkier. If too big, the Weber Spirit Grills might be a better alternative for you.

Fuel

The Weber Genesis Grills are versatile when it comes to fuel. When purchasing, you can choose the liquid propane  fueled version or the natural gas fueled version. The natural gas

Weber Genesis E-330 637 Square Inch Black Grill
Weber Genesis E-330 637 Square Inch Black Grill

model comes with a 10-foot flexible hose included, while the 20-lb LP tank for the liquid propane model must be purchased separately.

The Fuel Gauge is a useful feature, as it is easy to read and accurately measures the amount of LP Gas in the tank so you can easily plan your meals. 

Help and Support

Weber does a great job in providing customer support for its natural gas grills or propane grills series. The product manual can be found online. Also, there is a comprehensive FAQ section on the company’s website and specific questions and answers can be found by using the search function.

The Weber Genesis Grills are covered by a five-year limited warranty.

 

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