Weber Genesis Grill
Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 227 Amazon.com reviews
The Weber Genesis grill range is built in the USA like all Weber products, and consists of three models of liquid petroleum gas grill, all of which boast spacious cooking areas and a striking appearance.
In my opinion this is one of the best looking grills on the market.
One thing to note is that these grills weigh nearly 200 pounds (wow!), but this is due to the impressive thickness of the steel used in construction. So, these grills are built to last!
All the grills in the Genesis range include front mounted control knobs while the cart discreetly hides the propane tank. They all feature 3 stainless steel burners in the main cooking area.
Weber has also included a fuel gauge in each model, allowing you to quickly determine the fuel you have remaining.
During manufacture each grill is welded together, using the minimum number of fasteners to ensure extra strength and stability. All three models are set upon heavy duty casters, two locking and two free form, providing you with both maneuverability and stability.
Each model also has the usual utensil hooks, and individual ignition, etc.
They also produce Island cabinetry, which extends the workspace and storage of the whole Weber Genesis series. There is also a natural gas grill version of each model in the series.
The Genesis E-310 is the most basic model in the series, but still provides the avid griller with a plethora of features.
The porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates are perfect for searing steaks, while the 'Flavorizer Bars' hold and distribute heat and ensure that the bars are protected from any direct dripping.
Each of the burners is individually controlled, meaning you can easily and reliably heat only the surface you wish to grill with. It also means you can heat one half of the grill, and with the lid closed, try some indirect grilling or even smoking.
The E-310 also includes a warming rack.
The only differences I can see between the E-310 and the S-310 is that the S-310 comes with a stainless steel finish, polished to a sparkle. Also the S model has stainless steel cooking grates, not the porcelain enameled grate like the E models.
Next up, the E-330 model has everything that comes with the E-310 but also includes a 12,000 BTU an hour side burner and a 10,000 BTU an hour searing station to create the perfect grilled meats.
Both the E-310 and E-330 come in a selection of colors including black, green and tan and feature a cooking area of 637 square inches.
Weber has produced some additional models in the Genesis series including the S-330, which is basically the E-330 but in stainless steel.
||Total Cooking area
||Black, Tan, Green, Stainless Steel (S310 only)
||Black, Tan, Green, Stainless Steel (S330 only)
||637 sq in
The essential difference between the 4 models is the S models only come in stainless steel, and the 330 models has a side burner and searing plate, which the 310s do not.
On Stainless Steel parts
On Porcelain enameled parts
The Weber Genesis grill series has been incredibly well received. About.com said that the ‘Genesis line of grills are the best you can buy in this price range and beyond’, while toptenreviews.com rated the E-330 with a score of 8.45 out of 10. They suggest that the Weber name is synonymous with reliability.
Currently, for the E-330, out of a total of 142 reviews on Amazon.com, 123 are 5 star reviews, 8 are 4 star.
The few negative comments are mostly complaints, about price (fair enough, but these are high end products), and gripes about delivery issues. There are a couple of complaints about manufacturing defects, which Weber send replacement parts for, although you have to fit them yourself.
The overwhelming volume of positive comments mention:
The Weber Genesis grill range is a hit with almost everyone who buys one.
In my opinion this is an all round great gas grill from a fine company, if you can justify spending somewhere around $900, you cannot go wrong with the Weber Genesis grill.