Weber Gas Grills - Everything You Need to Know

Your Guide to Weber Gas Grills

Today's Weber gas grills are better than ever - and they were always good! In this complete guide, we cover everything you need to know whether you are buying a Weber for the first time or upgrading your trusty old Weber to one of today's hot new models. We've covered everything for you in one convenient place. Enjoy, and happy grilling!

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What Makes a Weber Different


Weber gas grills are like no other!

Weber is an American company headquartered in Illinois known for producing top-quality, highly dependable grilling products.  Weber gas grills are among the most popular grills in the world. While the majority of  their grills are manufactured in the US, they ship worldwide. Their first product wasn’t the Weber gas grill that's so popular today: it was a covered charcoal grill. However, this charcoal grill was the first of its kind, invented by an Illinois metal worker named George Stephen. The shape of a buoy later inspired him in the creation of the original Weber kettle grill.

Since its founding, Weber has been a customer-centric, innovation-driven company using customer input to lead the development of new features across their product line. New ideas are tested in the Weber grilling lab to ensure that they function as designed and are easy to use.

What sets Weber apart from other manufacturers?

  • All grills are tested prior to leaving the factory. Every lid is examined, every ignitor tested, every burner lit.

  • Replacement parts are easy to order and to install, extending the life of your grill.

  • Certified barbecue experts are available 7 days a week to field questions on usage and care. Weber fields more than 500,000 calls per year from customers.

  • A 10-year warranty covering all parts of full-size Weber gas models starting in 2018!

You can see why Weber gas grills are like no other brand on the market. As a small business, we can't waste our time on poor-quality grills. We sell Weber because they're worth it!

Now we'll dive in and explore some of their individual grill series and some other important topics.

  • If you're looking for a basic gas grill for hot dogs and hamburgers, or want nice features in a small space, you'll probably like the Spirit series. (Click the link to skip to that section of our guide.) Prices range from $379-$699.

  • Looking to upgrade your backyard? Want to explore premium features like sear stations and side burners? These upgrade models start at just $749. Check out the Genesis series.

  • Do you want the best of the best? Willing to spend $2,099 or more? Check out the Summit series.

Click here to view Weber's full 2020 grill lineup as a PDF!

This promotional poster includes pricing and features for Weber's grills and grilling accessories.

The Weber Spirit Series


The Weber Spirit II Series of gas  grills offers tremendous value for the entry-level grill consumer. The Spirit II Series features the E-210 and the E-310 models, updated back in 2018 with open cart designs as a nod to the Spirit grills of the late 90s. For 2020, they're expanding the lineup to include models with sear stations and side burners! These more expensive models retail from $629-$699. The basic 2- and 3-burner models can be found at $379-$479. 

The Weber Spirit Series of gas grills is great for anyone looking to get into the market at an affordable price. Spirits are great for households that don't require a lot of grilling capacity or have smaller decks or outdoor spaces and need a compact grill to fit the space.

Weber's GS4 technology is featured in both of these models. The GS4 grilling system offers upgraded ignitors, high-performance burners, a convenient grease management system, and Weber's unique Flavorizer® bars, an incredibly popular Weber innovation created in the 80s. Learn more about the Weber GS4 Grilling System in our article.

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Base 2-Burner Model: Spirit II E-210

The E-210 features two stainless steel burners with 26,500 BTUs of total output.  It is available in LP gas at $379 in black. It has 360 square inches of primary cooking space and a 90 square inch warming rack. It features Weber’s revolutionary GS4 technology and is Weber iGrill capable. The iGrill is an optional grilling accessory add-on allowing you to monitor the internal temperature of your meat from your smartphone. 

Design Features:

  • Open cart style

  • Lid thermometer

  • Two side tables, left folds down

  • Stainless steel burners

  • Porcelain-enameled cast iron grates

  • Porcelain-enameled heat deflectors

  • Dimensions - Lid Open (inches) 57"H x 48"W x 26"D

  • Dimensions - Lid Closed (inches) 44.5"H x 48"W x 27"D

Spirit E-210 2020

 

Base 3-Burner Models: Spirit II E-310 & S-315

The E-310 features three stainless steel burners with 30,000 BTUs of total output.  It is available in black starting at $479. It has 424 square inches of primary cooking space and a 105 square inch warming rack. It features Weber’s revolutionary GS4 technology and is Weber iGrill capable (sold separately). 

Design Features:

  • Open cart style

  • Lid thermometer

  • Two side tables, left folds down

  • Stainless steel burners

  • Porcelain-enameled cast iron grates

  • Porcelain-enameled heat deflectors

  • Dimensions - Lid Open (inches) 57"H x 52"W x 26"D

  • Dimensions - Lid Closed (inches) 44.5"H x 52"W x 27"D

The E-310 is a slightly larger and more powerful model than the E-210, although both are compact and perfect for households with moderate grilling needs. New for 2020, Weber is also offering the S-315 at $599, a closed cart model with a stainless steel lid and front-mounted handle.

Spirit E-310 2020

Spirit S-315 2020

 

 

3-Burner Models with Sear Station & Side Burner: E-330 & SP-335

Now you can get premium grill features even if you have limited space or budget constraints! The E-330 and SP-335 models include a sear station and a side burner. Sear stations allow you to deliver the concentrated high heat needed to sear steaks and other items, while side burners allow you to prepare sauces or gravies or steam corn while you grill.

Design features:

  • Closed cart style

  • Lid thermometer

  • Stainless steel burners

  • Electronic Crossover ignition system (supplies power to the main burners and side burner with a single igniter button)

  • Porcelain-enameled heat deflectors

  • Porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars

 

The E-330 has porcelain enameled cast iron grates, while the SP-335 offers 7mm stainless steel rod cooking grates. The E-330 retails at $629 in black, while the stainless steel SP-335 sells for $699.

Spirit E-330 2020

spirit sp-335

The Weber Genesis Series


Weber's Genesis II Series of gas  grills offers the widest variety for consumers. In 2019, they simplified the lineup to feature three burner and four burner grills only - six burner grills are now found only in the Summit line, and the Spirit line offers two burner models as well as more basic three burner models.

For 2020, they have made even more improvements to the lineup by offering both open cart and closed cart style models. Select models come in a premium stainless steel finish as well as porcelain finishes in black and other colors (copper, crimson, and smoke).

All Genesis II models come with the following features:
  • Tapered stainless steel burners for more consistent heat across the cooking surface

  • Side tables - For 2020 the height of the frame and side tables has increased so they are easier to use

  • Lid thermometers

  • Tool hooks

  • iGrill 3 ready - monitor the internal temperatures of your food and get alerts on your smartphone

  • Stainless steel Flavorizer bars

  • Propane tank storage with fuel gauge on LP models

  • NG models come with a 10-foot flexible hose

  • Infinity ignition system

  • Corrosion-resistant cast aluminum body

  • Lids are either stainless steel (select models) or porcelain-enameled steel

  • Closed cart and open cart design options

They got rid of the LX models in 2019 and combined customers' favorite features from the LX models into the Genesis II lineup. They offer closed cart as well as open cart designs in this lineup, too! Models ending in "5" are closed-cart designs. 

The model types are:

  • E: Porcelain-enameled stainless steel grates, all available in black, three additional color options available on 330 models

  • S: Upgrade option with stainless steel lid and 7mm stainless steel grates (about $50 more than the "E" models)

  • Models ending in "5" utilize closed cart designs rather than open cart

 

So your options are as follows:

 

Base Three Burner Models: The 310 & 315

The Genesis II E-310 and S-310 are some of Weber's most popular grills. They use an open cart design. The E-310 is available in black only at around $749 for 2020, while the S-310 is an upgrade with 7mm stainless steel grates and a stainless steel lid at $899.

The closed cart design option is the E-315, available in black or copper at $799.

New for 2019, the 310 models feature a redesigned handle and a taller frame (47" tall up from 45"). The side tables are also taller, and the left table is stationary rather than folding like previous designs. They also offer slightly higher BTUs-per-hour input (39,000 up from 37,500). 

 

Dimensions:

  • Lid Open: 62"H X 59"W X 31"D

  • Lid Closed: 47"H X 59"W X 29"D

  • Primary Cooking Area: 513 sq in

  • Tuck-Away Warming Rack Area: 156 sq in

 

Genesis E-310 and E-315 2030

 

 

Fully-Featured Three Burner Model: The 330 & 335

Many customers loved Weber's sear station and side burner features, so Weber included them in the 2019 and 2020 Genesis II lineup with these models. The 12,000 BTU side burner makes it easy to quickly cook a side dish. The 9,000 BTU sear station offers a high-heat zone for making serious sear marks!

The E-330 is available in black, smoke gray, copper, or crimson red at $899. The closed cart model in black, model E-335, prices at $949, while the stainless steel closed cart model S-335 prices at $1,049. 

The dimensions are the same as the base model.

Genesis E-330 2020

Genesis E-335 2020

Genesis S-335 2020

 

 

Base Four Burner Model: The 410

Looking for a larger grill, but not interested in a sear station or side burner? The Weber E-410 might be for you! It offers 48,000 BTU-per-hour input across four burners. The E-410 base model comes in black with an open cart design and prices at $999 with 844 square inches of total cooking area.

Dimensions:

  • Lid Open: 62"H X 65"W X 31"D

  • Lid Closed: 47"H X 65"W X 29"D

  • Primary Cooking Area: 646 sq in

  • Tuck-Away Warming Rack Area: 198 sq in

Genesis E-410 2020

 

 

Fully-Featured Four Burner Model: The 435

Introduced in 2019, these closed cart four burner models have a redesigned handle and come with the popular sear station and side burner features. The E-435 model comes in black and prices at $1,149. The S-435 with a stainless steel lid and grates prices at $1,249. 

The dimensions are the same as the base four burner model.

Genesis E-435 2020

Genesis S-435 2020

The Weber Summit Series


The Summit Series brings you the ultimate in Weber gas grills. These beautiful closed cart design oversize models are Weber's finest. Weber offers a four and six burner Summit each available in either black or stainless steel, with no upcharge for stainless steel within the Summit series.

The 4-burner Summit E-470 and S-470 price at $2,099 while the 6-burner E-670 and S-670 price at $2,749.   

Power: 48,800 to 60,000 BTU

Total Cooking Area: 580 sq. in (470 models) / 769 sq. in. (670 models)

Design Features - Upgrades from Lower Models:

  • Flush-mounted side burner

  • Sear Station burner

  • Smoke burner and stainless steel smoker box

  • Rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner

  • Black LED tank scale

  • Grill Out handle lights

Summit models are for the true grillmaster. While their features are second to none, unless you are a highly skilled griller, you may find that you don't use many of them on a regular basis. The Genesis series hits the sweet spot for most consumers balancing features, price and practicality.

Weber Summit E-470

Weber Summit S-470

Weber Summit E-670

Weber Summit S-670

Electric and Charcoal Alternatives


Weber's Original Kettle

The focus of this article is Weber gas grills, but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention a few of their other products including the original Weber Kettle. The Kettle is where it all began for Weber and was the original buoy-inspired charcoal grill that launched the company. Today, the Kettle is available in sizes from 18" to 26"  in a variety of colors and there is even a Performer Deluxe Kettle model integrated in a cart with a charcoal storage bin.

These charcoal grills are priced starting at $89 up to $439 for the Performer Deluxe model.

Click here for all Weber charcoal grill models with features and prices.

Weber Kettle Grill 14402001

 

 

 

Q Series Electric Grills

Not to be forgotten are the Weber tabletop Q Series electric grills. These grills are small but powerful starting at 8,500 BTUs packed into a 189 sq. in. cooking area.  They are ideal for small homes and decks and are easily portable. They are available in a variety of colors and are priced between $179 and $319. There's also the Weber Q 3200 which comes with a cart for $419.

Click here to explore Weber electric grill models we have in stock.

 

Weber Electric Grill 52020001

Click here to view Weber's full 2020 grill lineup as a PDF!

This promotional poster includes pricing and features for Weber's grills and grilling accessories.

Warranty and Pricing Info


Industry-Leading 10 Year Major Component Warranty

Weber's warranty on their Spirit, Genesis and Summit models is second to none. These models come with a full 10-year parts warranty. This is unheard of in the industry! Obviously the warranty excludes ordinary wear and tear and is subject to certain terms and conditions but for all intents and purposes it is a bumper to bumper warranty covering all manufacturing defects. Read the full warranty on all Weber products here

 

Transparent Pricing Policy

Another thing consumers love about Weber is their transparent pricing. You'll essentially find the same pricing on Weber grills throughout the US. This alleviates the need to shop around and you can buy your Weber from any authorized retailer.  Some retailers offer incentives like free assembly and delivery, or free removal of your old grill to entice customers to buy. Some even offer free propane fills or throw in small accessories at no charge. Regardless, what you see is what you get as far as the actual price of the grill itself!

Accessories


Grill Covers

Covering your grill in the off season and when it is not in use is an inexpensive and effective way to protect your grill and prolong its life. A grill cover protects your grill from the elements, helping to preserve its operational components like handles, hinges, wheels, side tables, and so on. Not only that, it also helps keep your grill looking its best cosmetically, protecting it from the elements and the sun's damaging rays. Weber grill covers range in price from $49 to $99 depending on the size and series of your grill.

 

Cooking Utensils, Brushes and Cleaners

Weber offers a complete line of cooking utensils for the true grill master. They also make specially designed brushes and cleaning products to aid in cleaning your grill. A clean grill is a long-lasting grill and a clean grill produces the most delicious results! 

 

Other Accessories

Weber also offers other unique items including the Weber iGrill digital bluetooth thermometer, rotisserie attachments, barbecue racks, vegetable baskets and other items designed to help you get the most out of your grill.

Learn more about Weber Accessories in this fun article - Weber Accessories - Jewelry for your grill!

Click here to view the full line of Weber accessories and parts, featuring over 100 different items from a smoker box to grill cover storage bags to griddles and more.

Where to Buy Weber


Weber grills are sold through their vast dealer network. They are sold in national home improvement warehouse chain stores, regional hardware stores, independently owned appliance dealers many other locations.  While all Weber dealers sell virtually the same Weber products, they are not all created equally.  Learn the questions you should ask and the best places to buy in our article.

Click here for a Weber dealer locator and find an authorized dealer near you.

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