Weber Gas Grills - Everything You Need to Know

Your Guide to Weber Gas Grills

Today's Weber Gas Grills are better than ever. 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 brands!

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.

You can see why Weber gas grills are like no other brand on the market!  Now we'll dive in and explore some of their individual grill series and some other important topics.

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 model, new for 2018 with open cart designs as a nod to the Spirit grills of the late 90s. 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 Grililng System in our article on that topic.

 Learn About The Weber GS4 System In Our Video!

 

 

Spirit II E-210 - Two Burner

The E-210 features two stainless steel burners with 26,500 BTUs of total output.  It is available in LP gas at $399 in four colors and natural gas at $399 in black only. 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

Both the LP gas and  natural gas models are also available in stainless steel and have a closed cart design. The stainless steel model, S-210 is priced at $414 and $419 respectively. 

 

Spirit II E-310 - Three Burner

The E-310 features three stainless steel burners with 30,000 BTUs of total output.  It is available in LP gas at $499 in four colors and natural gas at $499 in black only. 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, allowing you to monitor the internal temperature of your meat from your smartphone. The iGrill is 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.

 

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.

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Weber Genesis Series


Weber's Genesis II Series of gas  grills offers the widest variety for consumers.  This series offers grills in stainless steel and black finishes ranging in size from two to six burners and at a price range from $499 to $1,999.  Instead of covering each model individually, we'll cover the various model groups within the series.

 

Genesis II SE-310 and S-310 - Three Burner

The Genesis II SE-310 and S-310 are two of Weber's most popular gas grill models.  They both feature three stainless steel burners with 37,500 BTUs of total output.  They each have 513 square inches of primary cooking space and a 156 square inch tuck away warming rack. They feature Weber’s revolutionary GS4 technology and are Weber iGrill capable, an optional accessory allowing you to monitor the internal temperature of your meat from your smartphone.

Design Features:

  • Open cart

  • Lid thermometer

  • Two side tables, left folds down

  • Stainless steel burners

  • Stainless steel heat deflectors

  • Infinity Ignition System - designed to ignite flawlessly every time

  • Dimensions - Lid Open (inches) 61"H x 54"W x 31"D

  • Dimensions - Lid Closed (inches) 45"H x 54"W x 29"D

The SE-310 features stainless steel heat deflectors and porcelain-enameled cooking grates and Flavorizer® bars, while all three components are stainless steel on the S-310. The SE-310 is priced at $749 in black and the S-310 is priced at $799 in stainless steel. At these prices, with the broad array of features included, you can see why these Weber gas grills are some of the most popular on the market.  These models are both available in natural gas at the same prices.

 

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Other Genesis II Models - Two to Six Burners

The rest of the Genesis II lineup is equally as impressive. Weber offers the majority of this lineup in black only with the exception of the four burner SE-410, which is available in copper, crimson and smoke in addition to black.  Prices range from $499 for the E-210 two burner model up to $1,299 for the E-610 six burner model. 

Power Range: 29,000 to 60,000 BTU

Total Cooking Area Range: 494 to 998 sq. in.

Design Features (All Models):

  • Open cart

  • Lid thermometer

  • Two side tables, left folds down

  • Stainless steel burners

  • Porcelain-enameled cast iron grates

  • Stainless steel heat deflectors

  • Porcelain-enameled Flavorizer® bars

  • Stainless steel heat deflectors

 

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Genesis II LX Models - Two to Six Burners in Black or Stainless Steel

 The Genesis II LX models are some of the most sought-after Weber gas grills. They range in price from $899 for a black two burner model up to $1,999 for a stainless steel six burner model.  Each of the four models is available in black or in stainless steel for $100 more in each model.

Power Range: 43,500 to 70,000 BTU

Total Cooking Area Range: 494 to 998 sq. in.

Design Features - Upgrades from the Genesis II Models: 

Grill masters looking for tech features should note that these Weber gas grills are not iGrill ready like the other Genesis II models. Features like side burners, Tuck-Away warming racks, and more cooking power set the Genesis II models apart from the less expensive Spirit II grills.

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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. 

Power Range: 48,800 to 60,000 BTU

Total Cooking Area Range: 580 to 769 sq. in.

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

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

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 grills are priced between $79 and $399 dollars.

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

 

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Q Series Electric Grills

Not to be forgotten are the Weber tabletop Q Series electric grills. These grills are small but powerful featuring 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 $169 and $199. 

 

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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 and labor 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 for parts and labor 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 on that topic.

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

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