Weber Summit Grills Review

Weber is a trustworthy and reliable name in the grill marketplace, making grills since 1950. The company continuously makes efforts in improving and innovating. The Weber Summit Grills are no exception, with a modern design, powerful grilling capabilities and lots of features the Weber Summit Gas Grills are excellent products.

The new Weber Summit Series features ten different models (E-420, E-470, E-620, E-670, S-420, S-470, S-620, S-670, S-460, S-660) which we’ll discuss in this review and the differences in features can be easily compared in the table below.

Cooking Performance & Features

The Weber Summit Gas Grills are equipped with four or six primary burners (depending on the model), capable of generating from 48,800 BTUs up to 60,800 BTUs. Even if this power is not the highest in the grills we have reviewed, the Summit grills are among the most powerful gas grills available.

A high BTU number does not equal high quality cooking, but it is an indication of how much heat a gas grill can generate. Also, please keep in mind that a high BTU number also means more gas used.

Weber Summit Gas Grill with lighted control knobs.
Weber Summit with lighted control knobs.

The heating power is maximized by the sear station burner and the side burner, available only on some of the Weber Summit Grills (please see the table below). The sear station burner generates up to 10,600 BTUs and 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.

Both the primary burners and the side burner use Weber’s Snap-Jet electronic ignition system to get the party started as quickly as possible.

The Summit E-470, E-670, S-470 and S-670 models also provide a 10,600 BTUs rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner and a tuck-away rotisserie system with flip-up motor and separate spit and fork storage in the enclosed cart.

Cooking grates are made of stainless steel, which are easy to clean, retain heat very well and make lovely sear marks.

 

Rotisserie system with infrared burner on the Weber Summit S-660 Gas Grill.
Rotisserie system with infrared burner on the Weber Summit S-660 Gas Grill.

The stainless-steel Flavorizer bars are also present in the Summit Grills, directing juices away from the burners while generating the smoke flavor and preventing excessive flare-ups.

The primary cooking area of the Summit grills varies from 468 sq. in. to 693 sq. in. This is the largest primary cooking area of any grill in our reviews. The cooking space is completed by the warming rack area (112 to 145 sq. in.) which allows for keeping things hot and ready for serving.

If you’re planning a big barbecue party and you do not want your guests to wait for their burgers while others are already being served, the Weber Summit grills are the ones you should be looking for.

One of the great features of this grill is its handy Grill Out handle light. The little box unit on the center of the handle has a tilt sensor that will turn on the light when you lift the lid. Now you can grill at night without any problems.

Fuel

LED tank scale display on Weber Summit liquid propane grills.
LED tank scale display on Weber Summit liquid propane grills.

All the Weber Summit models can be fueled by natural gas or liquid propane. Natural gas fueled models have a great advantage as you don’t need to worry about refilling the tank. However, please consider carefully when choosing natural gas or liquid propane versions, as once purchased that is the only fuel you can use. For safety reasons, Weber does not offer adapters for changing fuel type.

All the liquid propane fueled Weber Summit grills feature an LED tank scale letting you know when it’s time for a refill. Simply touch the button and a light will indicate how full your tank is.

Construction

With the lid open, the Weber Summit gas grills measure 57 inches high, 66 inches wide and 30 inches deep – the smallest model and  57 inches high, 74 inches wide and 30 inches deep – the largest model.
The option of incorporating your Weber grill in your kitchen/ furniture is also available with the Weber Summit S-460 and S-660 models. The large cooking space and available features make the Summit grill bulkier and heavier than other models. However, if the space is not an issue and you don’t plan to move the grill around very often, the Summit Grills may be the right choice.
Built with high quality materials and thoroughly tested by Weber to make sure they can stand up to extreme weather conditions such as high heat and salty sea air, your Weber grill will be with you for a long time.

Help & Support

The Weber website has an extensive FAQs page that features information about gas grills and charcoal grills. You’ll also find product manuals, general tips on grill maintenance and grilling itself on this site. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, there is a search feature to help you find it quickly.

The grill’s stainless steel burner tubes are covered by a 10-year warranty. The cooking grates are covered by a five-year warranty, so they are guaranteed not to rust or burn through during that time. All remaining grill parts are covered by a two-year warranty.

 

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Weber Summit E-420 Gas Grill

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