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Weber Spirit E-310 vs Genesis E-310 - Which Should You Choose?

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 17, 2019 9:00 AM
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Weber Spirit E 310 vs Weber Genesis E 310 

Weber grills have a dedicated fan following, beginning with their invention of the original round kettle grill in 1951. They've made a name for themselves by listening to customer feedback and constantly improving their grill designs while keeping their pricing transparent. If your old gas grill has kicked the bucket or is about to, you may be curious about Weber gas grills and how to choose the right model for you. The Weber Spirit E-310 is one of their most popular models, but how does it compare to the upgraded Weber Genesis E-310?

In this article, we'll compare these two Weber gas grills and their many great features. Of course, these models aren't all that Weber has to offer. To learn more about Weber and their grills, check out our article: Weber Gas Grills - Everything You Need to Know

The least expensive Weber E-310 model available comes from their Spirit Series. Weber Spirit II E-310 is a fantastic entry-level option in a three burner grill. Selling for $449, it comes in four great colors: black, ivory, sapphire and crimson - view them here!

This grill offers 529 square inches (or 3.67 square feet) of total cooking area with 424 square inches of main cooking area and 105 square inches of warming area. That amount of space works well for the average household. Similarly, the three burners seem to be the perfect size for most households: not too big, not too small. The warming rack is removable but not retractable.

It also features the following: 

  • GS4™ Infinity Electronic Ignition

  • High Performance Burners

  • Porcelain-enameled Flavorizer® bars

  • Grease Management System

  • Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates

  • 30,000 BTU-per-hour input main burners

  • Stainless steel heat deflectors

  • Porcelain-enameled lid with thermometer

  • Fold down left side table

  • Open cart design

  • Panel frame

 

This grill offers a lot of bang for the buck at under $500! Weber has updated their warranty and now offers a full 10-year parts and labor warranty covering the entire grill (ordinary wear and tear excluded). This gives you unmatched peace of mind when you buy a Weber! 

 

Weber Spirit II E-310 - $449

Weber Spirit II E-210 Grill 44010001 - Black

 

 

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If you are looking for a step up, the Weber E-310 in the Genesis Series may be just what you are looking for. The Weber Genesis II E-310 is a great grill loaded with quality features and is built to last. Selling for $799 in black only, it offers a lot for the money and will fit nicely into your budget. 

This grill offers 669 square inches (or 4.64 square feet) of total cooking area with 513 square inches of main cooking area and 156 square inches of warming area with Weber's Tuck-Away warming rack. This retractable warming rack is a nice upgrade. Weber upgraded their Genesis II line for 2019, so we made note of what features changed below. Its features include:

  • GS4™ Infinity Electronic Ignition

  • High Performance Burners

  • Stainless steel Flavorizer® bars (old models were porcelain enameled)

  • Grease Management System

  • Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates

  • 39,000 BTU-per-hour input main burners (old models were 37,500)

  • Stainless steel heat deflectors

  • Porcelain-enameled lid with thermometer

  • Fixed side tables (old models had fold-down left side table)

  • Open cart design

  • Welded tube frame

 

This grill also comes with Weber's 10-year lid to wheels full parts and labor warranty. You can also explore the Genesis E-315, which has the same features but with a closed cart design at $849, or the Genesis SE-310 at $849 with 9mm stainless steel grates rather than cast iron plus a motion-activated lid light.

 

Weber Genesis II E 310 - $799

Weber 61011001 Gas Grill new for 2019 Genesis E 310

 

 

Features Comparison:

What do you get for the extra $250 when you upgrade to the Genesis II E-310?

  • 9,000 more BTUs

  • A Tuck Away warming rack area versus the fixed rack on the Spirit

  • 156 more total square inches of cooking area

  • Welded tube design frame versus the panel frame on the Spirit

  • Stainless steel Flavorizer bars versus the porcelain enameled bars on the Spirit

 

For an even more fully featured model that's also available in more colors, check out the Genesis II E-330!

Both models come complete with Weber's revolutionary GS4 Grilling system and are backed by the full 10-year warranty. In the end, the decision as to which Weber E-310 is best for you is a matter of personal preference. Let us know which one you choose and how you like it after you get it home. We'd love to hear from you!

 

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Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in June of 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

Topics: Grilling, Weber

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