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What is the Weber GS4 Grilling System? (Review, Details)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Mar 6, 2019 7:30:00 AM
Jeff Allaire

 

Weber GS4 Grilling System - Weber 68010001

 

In 2017, Weber introduced a revolutionary upgrade to their Genesis II series of grills known as the Weber GS4 Grilling System. The GS4 System was rolled out as part of a larger line overhaul that radically redesigned both the Spirit and Genesis series of gas grills. Open cart models were introduced in both lines, dramatically changing the aesthetics of many models. However, the Weber GS4 Grilling System offers a lot more than just a change in design aesthetic. 

Weber is an industry leader in gas grills and they offer a complete lineup of grills to meet every budget. Weber's GS4 system is just one of many outstanding features offered in Weber grills. In 2019, they've focused on updating their Genesis II line, but the GS4 grilling system is here to stay and is still ahead of the pack if you're looking for a reliable, durable grill. To learn more about Weber's model lineup, read our full article, Weber Gas Grills - Everything You Need To Know.

In this article, we'll give you a complete review of the Weber GS4 Grilling System and to help you decide if it's right for you. Let's dig in!

 

 

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There are four main components that make up the Weber GS4 Grilling System. They are:

  • Infinity Ignition

  • High Performance Burners

  • Flavorizer Bars

  • Grease Management System

Let's take each component and break it down in detail to give you a better idea of what each feature actually means for you.

 

Infinity Ignition

The ignition is one of the most important parts of the grill for any grill master.  Anyone who's ever struggled with their grill not lighting due to a dead ignition knows this all too well. Weber is big on reliability and their Infinity Ignition is the foundation of that reliability. Their grills are designed to ensure flawless ignition every single time with upgrades like heavy-duty coatings on the wires to improve heat resistance, a protected ignition module with batteries that are easy to replace, and an improved electrode design. Improving performance and protecting the parts of the ignition from heat and the elements ensures you get the most out of your grill. 

Weber also physically ignites each grill during their test process before the grill leaves the factory, guaranteeing that any manufacturing defects are caught right away. 

 

High Performance Burners

The term "high performance" is thrown around all over the place, but what does it mean in the context of a gas grill burner? For Weber, "high performance" means components that are improved through testing and customer feedback to ensure maximum usability. For example, Weber noticed that due to the way gas pressure in their burners worked, temperatures could vary from one end of the burner to the other. They redesigned their High Performance Burners with a tapered design so that the pressure and the temperature would be constant across the length of the burner and the entire cooking surface. This ensures evenly cooked foods across your grill, every time. Plus, all Weber GS4 burners are made of 304 stainless steel and have larger ports that are more resistant to corrosion and clogging.

The Weber high performance burner difference: 

  • Tapered tube provides consistent pressure (front to back) for more consistent flame and even heat

  • Larger openings of the extruded ports are more resistant to corrosion and clogging

  • All GS4 burners are made of 304 stainless steel for improved corrosion resistance

 

Flavorizer Bars

Flavorizer bars are yet another example of Weber's industry-leading features. Flavorizer bars serve two important functions. First, they help direct grease away from the burners, cutting down on flare ups. Second, Flavorizer bars catch drippings from food and vaporize them, recirculating the flavor back up into the foods while they are being cooked. Foods cooked on grills with Flavorizer bars are like no other in terms of taste! 

 

Weber GS4 Grilling System - Flavor Bars

  

Grease Management System

The Grease Management System featured in Weber GS4 is yet another example of innovation by Weber. In this system, the grease tray is centrally located and easy to access. The central location and thoughtful design helps to enhance the flow of grease into the grease tray and cut down on the chance of grease fires. This makes the grill safer during use and easier to clean afterwards.

 

Weber GS4 Grilling System - Grease management Drip Pan

 

 

Additional Resources

We hope you enjoyed our review of the Weber GS4 Grilling System. If you want to learn more about the process of comparing gas grills from different manufacturers and all the different styles, types and features of grills across the industry, download our Free Grilling Buyer's Guide below.

 

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

Topics: Weber, Grilling

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