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Best Weber Grills 2018 – Comparisons and Reviews

weber grillsWeber is a name that is synonymous to BBQ. Their grills can be found in numerous backyards across the country and around the globe. And it’s not hard to see why. The Weber brand has certainly proven its worth over the years. The company’s grills cook beautifully and literally last for decades, often getting passed down from one generation to another. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re very easy to use. And the icing to the cake? Weber provides excellent customer service and support. Whether it’s charcoal, gas, or electric, BBQ fanatics and beginners alike almost always choose a Weber as their grill of choice.

Now, as a global leader in the barbecue industry, Weber definitely has a lot of grills in its line-up for the average Joe or Jane to choose from. While everyone will tell you to just get a Weber (because they certainly are worth it), the question still remains: which Weber grill is the one for you? That’s a tough one to answer so we’ll try to help you out. Below are five Weber grills that are our top picks for your next backyard BBQ.


Best Weber Gas Grills

Product name Rating Price Discount History Size Made by
Weber 61004001 Genesis II LX S-340 Liquid Propane Grill, Stainless Steel Weber 61004001 Genesis II LX S-340 Liquid Propane Grill, Stainless Steel $1,299.00 13% OFF
BUY NOW
29 x 59 x 48 inches Weber Stephen Company
Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black
4.5 out of 5 stars
(4.5)
4.5/596
-- BUY NOW 32 x 52 x 63 inches Weber
Weber Summit 7320001 S-620 Stainless-Steel 838-Square-Inch 60,800-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill Weber Summit 7320001 S-620 Stainless-Steel 838-Square-Inch 60,800-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill $2,299.00 BUY NOW 47 x 30.5 x 52 inches Weber
Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black $199.00 BUY NOW 20.5 x 40.9 x 24.6 inches Weber Stephen Products
Weber 57060001 Q3200 Liquid Propane Grill Weber 57060001 Q3200 Liquid Propane Grill
4.5 out of 5 stars
(4.5)
4.5/255
$399.00 BUY NOW 30 x 50.2 x 55.5 inches Weber
Weber 61010001 Genesis II E-310 Liquid Propane Grill, Black Weber 61010001 Genesis II E-310 Liquid Propane Grill, Black
4.3 out of 5 stars
(4.3)
4.3/131
$699.00 BUY NOW 32 x 33 x 26 inches Weber
Weber 62014001 Genesis II LX E-440 Liquid Propane Grill, Black Weber 62014001 Genesis II LX E-440 Liquid Propane Grill, Black
4.3 out of 5 stars
(4.3)
4.3/56
-- BUY NOW 29 x 65 x 48 inches Weber Stephen Company
Weber 7360001 Summit S-660 Built-In Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel Weber 7360001 Summit S-660 Built-In Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel $2,699.00 4% OFF
BUY NOW
40 x 31 x 49.5 inches Weber
Weber 45030001 Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill LP Outdoor, Red Weber 45030001 Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill LP Outdoor, Red $499.00 BUY NOW 52 x 26 x 57 inches Weber

Best Weber Charcoal Grills

Product name Rating Price Discount History Size Made by
Weber 15501001 Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black Weber 15501001 Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
4.7 out of 5 stars
(4.7)
4.7/176
$399.00 20% OFF
BUY NOW
30 x 48 x 43.5 inches Weber-Stephen Products LLC
Weber 14401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black Weber 14401001 Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
4.7 out of 5 stars
(4.7)
4.7/993
$149.00 BUY NOW 39.5 x 22.5 x 27 inches Weber-Stephen Products LLC
Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill Weber 741001 Original Kettle 22-Inch Charcoal Grill
4.6 out of 5 stars
(4.6)
4.6/888
$99.00 1% OFF
BUY NOW
25 x 20.5 x 38.5 inches Weber
Weber 14615001 Original Kettle Premium Limited Edition Charcoal Grill Weber 14615001 Original Kettle Premium Limited Edition Charcoal Grill -- BUY NOW 22.5 x 27 x 38.5 inches Weber
Weber 10020 Smokey Joe 14-Inch Portable Grill Weber 10020 Smokey Joe 14-Inch Portable Grill $29.99 25% OFF
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15.6 x 15.6 x 9 inches Weber

Weber Grill Reviews


$1,299.00
Total Reviews - 0
Review Score - 0

Weber 61004001 Genesis II LX S-340 Liquid Propane Grill, Stainless Steel


Item is on SALE !!! 13% discount will save $200.00
  • GS4 Grilling System includes three high performance stainless steel burners with stainless steel Flavorizer bars and new Grease Management System reduces risk of dangerous flare-ups and makes grease removal easy
  • 7mm stainless steel cooking grates provide 513 square inches of cooking space with 156 square inch Tuck-Away warming rack overhead
  • Infinity Ignition ensures that by turning the knob, the gas will ignite and start each burner with ease, and is backed by a generous warranty
  • Dimensions - lid open (inches): 63 H x 59 W x 33 D. Flush-mounted side burner is perfect for preparing side dishes and sauces. Fuel type: Liquid Propane
  • 10 year, 100 Percent Weber Guarantee. Total cooking area 669 square inches

The GS4 High Performance Grilling System sets a new standard in the world of backyard cuisine, and lands the Genesis II LX in a class of its own. This innovative grilling system is based on over 30 years of grilling experience, culinary expertise, and most importantly, avidly considering the wants and needs of the people who matter most – the grilling community.


Each component of GS4 was uniquely designed for ease-of-use and to provide an unequaled satisfaction to your backyard grilling experience. Promising burners that are ensured to ignite every time, smoke infused food that grills evenly and consistently regardless of where it’s placed on the cooking grate, and hassle free cleanup; you are able to focus on what it’s is all about – bringing people together around the grill.


The GS4 grilling system is composed of four key components: The Infinity Ignition, High Performance Burners, Flavorizer Bars, and Grease Management System. These components ensure that every aspect of your grilling experience is easy and reliable; from the moment the burners are lit to the general maintenance of your grill. And together, create the strongest grilling engine within this Genesis II LX grill.





4.5 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 596
Review Score - 4.5

Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black


  • Three stainless steel burners put out 32,000 BTU-per-hour
  • 424 -square inch of cooking area and 105 -square inch for warming
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates and porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars
  • Electronic Crossover ignition system starts with the push of a button
  • Assembled dimensions with the lid open 63-inch by 52-inch by 32-inch
Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black




$2,299.00
Total Reviews - 0
Review Score - 0

Weber Summit 7320001 S-620 Stainless-Steel 838-Square-Inch 60,800-BTU Liquid-Propane Gas Grill


  • 838-square-inch 60,800-BTU gas grill with stainless-steel cooking grates and Flavorizer bars
  • Front-mounted controls; 6 stainless-steel burners; Snap-Jet individual burner ignition system
  • 12,000-BTU side burner; 2 stainless-steel work areas; 2 Grill Out lights; 6 tool hooks
  • Enclosed cart; built-in thermometer; requires a 20-pound LP tank (sold separately)
  • Measures 30 inches long by 74 inches wide by 57 inches high; 5-year limited warranty
Weber Summit
9 mm diameter stainless-steel rod cooking grates retain heat evenly and create delicious sear marks. (Model E-420 shown) view larger
Weber Summit
10,600 BTU-per-hour sear burner steps up the heat on demand for searing. (Model E-470 shown) view larger
Weber Summit
LED tank scale--check the fuel status with a push of the button. (LP models only) view larger
Weber Summit
Grill Out handle lights illuminate the grill--integrated tilt sensor with auto-on when raising the lid. (Model E-670 shown)
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Weber Summit
Create general indirect heat for a slow cook and exceptionally flavorful results. (Model E-670 shown) view larger
Weber Summit
12,000 BTU-per-hour input flush-mount side burner lets you multi-task while grilling. (Model S-420 shown) view larger
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Spread out the heat when cooking for a crowd. (Model E-670 shown) view larger
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Stainless-steel work area with tool hooks for easy access. (Model E-420 shown) view larger
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Keep the heat in one section for fast, direct heat--perfect when cooking for one or two people. (Model E-670 shown)
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Weber Summit S Series Gas Grills

Welcome to Top of the Line

These outstanding grills are the crown jewels of the Weber family. From exclusive features to the highest level of performance, these babies will make even seasoned grillers blush.

Weber's Original Gas Grilling System

Notice how sturdy the shroud feels as it opens smoothly on its hinges? See how the burners roar to life on the very first try? Delighted by how simple it is to achieve a mouthwatering meal every time? It's no accident. Weber spends countless hours perfecting the grilling systems on its gas grills, assuring easy assembly, an evenly heated cooking surface, and precision controls so you can tone things down or up to the perfect heat level for direct or indirect cooking.

Cookbox and Shroud

The cookbox houses the components of the cooking system: cooking grates, burner tubes, Favorizer Bars, and the grease management system.

Made of cast aluminum, Weber's gas-grill cookboxes are durable, efficient, require minimal care and maintenance, and can withstand the heat needed to grill at any temperature. In addition, the shape of the cookbox, when combined with the shroud, allows for the proper circulation of heat around food for even cooking whether you're using direct or indirect heat.

Cooking Grates

Weber gas-grill cooking grates come in three exceptional materials: porcelain-enameled steel, stainless steel, and porcelain-enameled cast-iron. Each type retains heat evenly and sears food beautifully. Porcelain-enameled steel cooking grates are durable and easy to clean. Stainless steel rod cooking grates make lovely sear marks, hold heat very well, and clean up with ease. Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates combine the ease of porcelain-enameled with the superior heat retention of cast-iron--no need to season and easy to clean.

Burner Tubes

Weber's burners are made of high-grade stainless steel, which will stand up to the small amounts of water found in liquid propane and natural gas. The burner tubes are made of a singular piece of steel with no welds, making them stronger and more resistant to rust and burn-through. And while they are protected from grease drippings and food by the Flavorizer bars, Weber cart gas grill burner tubes can be cleaned easily by gently brushing with a Weber stainless-steel grill brush.

Controls for each burner give you the ability to grill by the direct or indirect method. Even more, the burners are spaced to provide heat across the entire cooking grate, and the burner valves have infinite control settings, so you can fine-tune the heat levels.

Flavorizer Bars

The innovative Flavorizer bar system, originally created by Weber, is designed perfectly to perform a variety of functions on the Spirit , Summit, and Summit gas grills. Angled just right, the Flavorizer bars catch drippings that smoke and sizzle, adding flavor to your food. Any drippings not vaporized by the Flavorizer bars follow the slope of their unique angle and are funneled away from the burner tubes, down into the grease management system. Not only does this help prevent flare-ups inside your grill, but it also protects the burner tubes from becoming clogged.

Made of either porcelain enamel or stainless steel, Flavorizer bars are durable, long lasting, and easy to care for. Periodically brushing them clean with a Weber stainless-steel grill brush will help keep Flavorizer bars performing at their best.

Grease Management

When juices drip off the meat, they funnel down to the Flavorizer bars, and then what doesn't vaporize into wonderful smoke goes down into the grease management system. The grease management system consists of an angled grease tray and catch pan. The grease tray rests beneath the cookbox a safe distance from the burner tubes to prevent the grease from catching fire. Grease is channeled down the grease tray and into the catch pan. Both the grease tray and catch pan are easy to clean. The tray easily slides out of the cabinet for cleaning, and when the catch pan starts to fill, simply remove the disposable drip pan, toss it in the trash, and replace it with an empty pan.

Fuel Gauge

A fuel gauge lets you know exactly where you stand on fuel at all times.

Sear Station Burner & Side Burner (Select Models)

Maximize the heat without minimizing grilling space. This high-powered sear burner is designed to step up the heat on demand for searing. Even more, a flush-mounted side burner lets you multi-task while grilling.

Summit S-620 Gas Grill

As part of the Summit S series, the S-620 gas grill has a front-mounted control panel with six stainless-steel burners and a Snap-Jet individual burner ignition system. The unit provides stainless-steel cooking grates, stainless-steel Flavorizer bars, a 60,800 BTU-per-hour input, and 838 square inches of total cooking space, which consists of 693 square inches of primary cooking space and a 145-square-inch warming rack. For added versatility, the grill supplies a 12,000-BTU side burner--great for sauces and marinades.

Other highlights include an enclosed cart, a stainless-steel shroud with a built-in thermometer, two stainless-steel work areas, two Grill Out lights, six tool hooks, two heavy-duty front-locking casters, and two heavy-duty back swivel casters. Designed for use with natural gas or a 20-pound LP tank (sold separately), the gas grill measures 30 inches long by 74 inches wide by 57 inches high and carries a five-year limited warranty. A 10-foot flexible hose for natural-gas installation comes included.

Note: Images shown above are of the Weber Summit S series and E series in Black; features illustrated vary by model.

What is Weber T.I.P.S.?

Tradition

When George Stephen created the first Weber grill, he wanted to be able to bring his family together for a good meal. He insisted on a product that would exceed customers' expectations.

In the years since then, the Weber name has become synonymous with backyard barbecues and the family, friends, and good times that go with them. At Weber, they continue that tradition of excellence in everything they do from the development of new grills and accessories to the services they provide to customer and dealers.

Innovation

From the very beginning, Weber revolutionized backyard grilling. Since then, they have continued to develop products that enhance the grilling experience. From the original kettle with heat controlling dampers to electronic temperature controls and Flavorizer bars, Weber continues to be at the forefront of modern grilling, making the backyard a part of your kitchen.

Performance

Weber grills have been and will continue to be the true definition of performance in backyard grilling. Whether you're cooking a basic burger or an extensive meal, Weber grills are designed and engineered to give you the best performance every time.

Service

Service is of the utmost importance at Weber. Their Customer and Dealer Service associates work every day to ensure that their customers and dealers have the support they need.

2012 Weber Summit E Series Gas Grills

E-420
E-420
E-470
E-470
E-620
E-620
E-670
E-670
S-420
S-420
S-470
S-470
S-620
S-620
S-670
S-670
Color / Item Black (LP) 7121001 Black (NG) 7221001 Black (LP) 7171001 Black (NG) 7271001 Black (LP) 7321001 Black (NG) 7421001 Black (LP) 7371001 Black (NG) 7471001 Stainless (LP) 7120001 Stainless (NG) 7220001 Stainless (LP) 7170001 Stainless (NG) 7270001 Stainless (LP) 7320001 Stainless (NG) 7420001 Stainless (LP) 7370001 Stainless (NG) 7470001

Cooking System

Stainless-steel burners 4 4 6 6 4 4 6 6
9 mm diameter stainless steel rod cooking grates
Stainless steel Flavorizer bars
Main burners: BTU-per-hour input 48,800 48,800 60,800 60,800 48,800 48,800 60,800 60,800
Side burner: BTU-per-hour input 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Sear Station burner: BTU-per-hour input 10,600 10,600 10,600 10,600
Smoker burner: BTU-per-hour input 6,800 6,800 6,800 6,800
Rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner: BTU-per-hour input 10,600 10,600 10,600 10,600
Tuck-Away rotisserie system with flip-up motor and separate spit and fork storage in the enclosed cart
Snap-Jet individual burner ignition system

Cooking Area

Primary cooking area (square inches) 538 468 693 624 538 468 693 624
Warming rack area (square inches) 112 112 145 145 112 112 145 145
Total cooking area (square inches) 650 580 838 769 650 580 838 769

Construction

Porcelain-enameled shroud with center-mounted thermometer
Stainless steel shroud with center-mounted thermometer
Stainless steel side tables with accent-colored, cast aluminum end caps 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
LED tank scale display (LP models only)
Enclosed tank storage area (LP models only)
Painted steel frame
Heavy-duty, swivel front-locking casters 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Heavy-duty, swivel back casters 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Features

Grill Out handle light(s) 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2
Lighted control knobs
Tool hooks 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Owner's guide and recipes



$199.00
Total Reviews - 0
Review Score - 0

Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black


  • One stainless steel burner produces 8500 BTU-per-hour to heat 189 square-inch total cooking area
  • Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body
  • Dimensions - lid closed and tables out (inches): 15.5H x 40.9W x 16.5D inches. Fully assembled out of box. Uses disposable 14.1 or 16.4 oz. LP cylinder (sold separately)
  • Easy-start electronic ignition and infinite control burner valve settings
  • Care instructions: Handling the brass material on this product exposes you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. (Wash hands after handling this product.)
Restyled for 2014, the Weber Q 120 is now the Weber Q 1200. The grill has the same great performance and sleek styling, but adds new aesthetics that are both functional and fun, including larger grip handle and control knobs, ergonomic side handles, sturdy front and rear cradles, larger-sized fold-out side tables with greater rigidity plus the familiar Weber Q logo branded in the lid. Split grates allow for a grate/griddle cooking combination: Just replace one of the grates with the Q 1000-series compatible griddle (sold separately) and experience an unexpected way to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner on your grill. The tall lid accommodates the grilling of small roasts and birds, while the large built-in thermometer allows you to monitor temperatures inside the grill. Durable, but lightweight, the cast-aluminum construction of the Weber Q 1200 makes this super-portable grill the perfect tailgating companion. Reliable starts are assured with the electronic ignition. Steaks, chops, burgers and dogs are easily handled, but a large variety of other foods may also be cooked at any temperatures from low to high. Just dial-in the proper heat setting by adjusting the infinite control burner valve. For grilling on-the-go, the Weber Q 1200 runs on disposable LP cylinders (not included). For at-home use an optional LP adapter hose for 20-lb. tanks is available as an accessory. May be used with Weber Portable Cart model No.6557.




$399.004.5 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 255
Review Score - 4.5

Weber 57060001 Q3200 Liquid Propane Grill


  • Two stainless steel burners produces 21,700 BTU-per-hour to heat 393 square-inch total cooking area
  • Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body
  • Grill-Out handle light. Battery type: AAA
  • Easy-start electronic ignition and infinite control burner valve settings
  • Operates on a 20 lb. LP tank (sold separately)
Restyled for 2014, the Weber Q 320 is now the Weber Q 3200. The grill has the same great performance and sleek styling, but adds new aesthetics that are both functional and fun, including larger grip handle and control knobs, ergonomic side handles, sturdy front and rear cradles, large fold-down side tables with improved rigidity plus the familiar Weber Q logo prominently branded in the lid. This full-sized gas grill with a small-footprint and fold-down tables is at home in any outdoor space. Split grates allow for a grate/griddle cooking combination: Just replace one of the grates with the Q 3000-series compatible griddle (sold separately) and experiment with a new method of preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner on your grill. The combined primary grilling surface and warming rack areas offer 462 square inches of cooking space, perfect when grilling for a crowd. Grill all your favorite dishes from large roasts to delicate fish and vegetables. The infinite control burner valve locks in your desired cooking temperature to cook efficiently at any temperature from low to high. An electronic ignition system makes starting the grill as easy as pushing a button. Sold with a sturdy cart that’s mounted on wheels, the Weber Q3200 comes with a host of convenient extras, including built-in thermometer and grill handle light for grilling in low-light conditions, 3 tool hooks for convenient storage of tools and utensils and – to maximize your grate cooking area – there’s a handy place to stow the warming rack. A bracket behind the perforated screen secures a 20-lb. propane tank (tank not included) and stores one grate or one griddle.




$699.004.3 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 131
Review Score - 4.3

Weber 61010001 Genesis II E-310 Liquid Propane Grill, Black


  • GS4 grilling system includes three high performance stainless steel burners with porcelain enameled Flavorizer Bars and new grease Management system reduces risk of dangerous flare-ups and makes grease removal easy
  • Porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates provide 513 square inches of cooking space with 156 square inch Tuck-Away warming rack overhead
  • Infinity Ignition ensures that by turning the knob, the gas will ignite and start each burner with ease, and is backed by a generous warranty;Bottom shelf
  • Stainless steel side prep workspaces feature integrated hanging storage hooks for your barbecue tools and 10 year, 100 Percent Weber Guarantee. Left table down width - 45 inches
  • Dimensions - lid open (inches): 61 H x 54 W x 31 D. Serves 5-7 people, total cooking area 669 square inches, primary cooking area 513 square inches

The GS4 High Performance Grilling System sets a new standard in the world of backyard cuisine, and lands the Genesis II in a class of its own. This innovative grilling system is based on over 30 years of grilling experience, culinary expertise, and most importantly, avidly considering the wants and needs of the people who matter most – the grilling community.


Each component of GS4 was uniquely designed for ease-of-use and to provide an unequaled satisfaction to your backyard grilling experience. Promising burners that are ensured to ignite every time, smoke infused food that grills evenly and consistently regardless of where it’s placed on the cooking grate, and hassle free cleanup; you are able to focus on what it’s is all about – bringing people together around the grill.


The GS4 grilling system is composed of four key components: The Infinity Ignition, High Performance Burners, Flavorizer Bars, and Grease Management System. These components ensure that every aspect of your grilling experience is easy and reliable; from the moment the burners are lit to the general maintenance of your grill. And together, create the strongest grilling engine within this Genesis grill.





4.3 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 56
Review Score - 4.3

Weber 62014001 Genesis II LX E-440 Liquid Propane Grill, Black


  • GS4 Grilling System includes four high performance stainless steel burners with stainless steel Flavorizer bars and new Grease Management System reduces risk of dangerous flare-ups and makes grease removal easy
  • 7mm stainless steel cooking grates provide 646 square inches of cooking space with 198 square inch Tuck-Away warming rack overhead
  • Infinity Ignition ensures that by turning the knob, the gas will ignite and start each burner with ease, and is backed by a generous warranty
  • Flush-mounted side burner is perfect for preparing side dishes and sauces
  • 10 year, 100 Percent Weber Guarantee

The GS4 High Performance Grilling System sets a new standard in the world of backyard cuisine, and lands the Genesis II LX in a class of its own. This innovative grilling system is based on over 30 years of grilling experience, culinary expertise, and most importantly, avidly considering the wants and needs of the people who matter most – the grilling community.


Each component of GS4 was uniquely designed for ease-of-use and to provide an unequaled satisfaction to your backyard grilling experience. Promising burners that are ensured to ignite every time, smoke infused food that grills evenly and consistently regardless of where it’s placed on the cooking grate, and hassle free cleanup; you are able to focus on what it’s is all about – bringing people together around the grill.


The GS4 grilling system is composed of four key components: The Infinity Ignition, High Performance Burners, Flavorizer Bars, and Grease Management System. These components ensure that every aspect of your grilling experience is easy and reliable; from the moment the burners are lit to the general maintenance of your grill. And together, create the strongest grilling engine within this Genesis II LX grill.





$2,699.00
Total Reviews - 0
Review Score - 0

Weber 7360001 Summit S-660 Built-In Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel


Item is on SALE !!! 4% discount will save $100.00
  • 769-Square inch cooking area
  • 6 Stainless steel burners
  • Stainless steel grates
  • Infrared rotisserie
  • Sear station
Weber Summit S-660 Built-In LP Grill Stainless Steel comes with six stainless steel burners and 769 square-inch of cooking surface.


Weber Original Kettle Premium 22″ Charcoal Grill – Review


$149.004.7 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 993
Review Score - 4.7

This is probably the most popular outdoor grill ever. The design is still the same one that we’ve all grown familiar with while we were growing up – the iconic kettle. It just has a few added features to make it extra nice. Originally introduced in 1952, the Weber Kettle is well-loved by many a griller simply because of its excellent grilling performance (on anything, from meat to fish and veggies), simplistic design, and its ability to last forever, creating memories that are passed on from one generation to another. In fact, the start of outdoor grilling as an American pastime is often associated with the invention of this particular grill. Decades later, it’s still the number one choice for people who love to hold backyard barbecues.

So, let’s get to the specifics on what makes this particular grill an amazing choice whether you’re a grill master or a newbie. Well, we all know that charcoal is messy and it’s a pain to clean the grill afterwards. One of the latest innovations done to the Weber Kettle is to add an enclosed ash catcher at the bottom which, as the name suggests, catches the ash and makes sure they don’t get blown away by wind. You also have an ash sweeper equipped with a handle. By moving the handle side to side, any ash at the bottom of the grill will be swept into the ash catcher which can easily be removed for a quick and painless disposal of ash. To make things even more convenient, the grate is equipped with a hinge on both sides so you can put in more coal when necessary without having to move the food. Another feature added for convenience are the tool hooks placed on the side handles. For added safety, the lid handle is made of nylon and there’s even a heat shield to prevent the handle from getting hot. What about capacity? The Weber Kettle Premium can cook as many as 16 burgers at a time, perfect for those who have a large family or wish to hold barbecue parties for their friends and neighbors.

Now, to the best part. We’ve already mentioned that the grill can cook anything beautifully. And it’s certainly true. With the Weber Kettle, you can use the entire grill for hot dogs and burgers or set up 2-zone cooking for grilling and searing steaks, etc. You can also perform some delicate grilling with fish. With some practice, this particular grill is able produce delicious smoked meat.

The verdict: It’s safe to say that there is a lot of truth to the reputation of the Weber Kettle. It certainly revolutionized backyard grilling. If you’re in the market for a top quality charcoal grill for under $200, this is definitely the grill for you.

Weber Summit Charcoal Review


$1,699.005.0 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 1
Review Score - 5

 If the Weber Original Kettle Grill is for the average Joe or Jane, then the Summit Charcoal Grill is for the serious griller. It’s the big brother of the kettle charcoal grills – the badass big brother. So, what does this big, bad grill do? Let’s list the features:

  • Double walled and air insulated. What does this mean? Double walls mean that you get the heat retention of a ceramic kamado-style grill, enabling your Weber to hold a target temp steady for a long period of time without the heavy weight. Air insulated means that it is more agile in switching between temperatures whenever necessary (such as when you overshoot your target temp) – something that is quite difficult to do with a kamado-style grill.
  • The cooking surface is 24” in diameter which means that you get 25% more cooking space than the original Kettle grill.
  • The movable charcoal grate enables you to place your coal nearer or farther from the food so you can enjoy medium temperature grilling, scorching hot grilling, and even improved searing.
  • The hinged cooking grate plus the movable charcoal grate makes it easy to replenish coal. The cooking grate also features Weber’s Gourmet Barbecue System which is a removable insert that can be replaced with various accessories such as a pizza stone, griddle, sear grate, and wok.
  • Features a “Rapidfire” lid damper found on top of the lid works similar to other disc-shaped dampers found in Weber grills. The innovation here is the hinge that allows the damper to be flipped open for maximum exhaust. This means that you spend less time lighting up the coals and bringing it up to the target temp.
  • The Snap Jet Gas Grill Ignition System enables you to light up your charcoal within 15 minutes (less if you place the grate in the lower position).
  • Comes with a hinged diffuser plate that blocks radiant heat and ensures even temperatures for slow cooking (such as smoking). The hinged sides enables you to easily add more charcoal and stoke the fire.

With the Summit Charcoal Grill, you get an excellent griller and smoker in one. The only thing that anyone can complain about this grill is the price. That’s a lot of money to dole out for a grill. But if you shop around, the cost is about as much as a 24-inch Big Green Egg XL or a Kamado Joe BigJoe. Though it’s definitely a great grill, it’s not for the bargain hunter or the price conscious. With this kind of purchase, you’ll definitely be fulfilling a “want” and not a “need.”

Weber Genesis E-310 Review


4.7 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 684
Review Score - 4.7

Like their charcoal grills, Weber’s gas grills are simply the best. They cook beautifully, look good, and are built to last a long time. One of the most popular gas grills in the US is Weber’s Genesis series. The most basic one in this mid-line series is the Genesis E-310.

Features:

  • Propane Gas and Natural Gas Capable
  • The primary cooking surface can hold up around 24 uncooked burgers
  • The warming rack (placed 6 inches above the primary cooking surface) holds around 5 uncooked burgers
  • 3 stainless steel main burners that are lined up from left to right with a total of 38,000 BTU.
  • Porcelain coated cast iron grates
  • Front-mounted control panel

What we like:

  • excellent heat retention
  • even heat distribution
  • easy cleanup
  • a wide grilling area
  • very durable (like all other Weber grills)
  • excellent customer service
  • 10-year warranty on almost everything found in the grill

What we don’t like:

  • lack of side or sear burners
  • takes long to reach a good, high temp

If you’re looking for a gas grill that’s well-built, efficient, and will provide you with a superior grilling experience, the Genesis E-310 is the one you should invest in.

Weber Summit S-470 Gas Grill Review


$1,999.004.3 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 133
Review Score - 4.3

The Summit Gas Grill series is Weber’s top-of-the-line in gas grills. The S-470 is the lowest model featuring 468 square inches of primary cooking space + 112 square inch warming rack, four main burners, a side burner, a dedicated sear burner, a smoker burner, and an infrared rotisserie burner. Along with these features, the grill also has 8 lighted control knobs, a built-in fuel gauge, and a built-in thermometer located on the hood. So what’s so great and not-so-great about this particular grill?

Pros:

  • highly versatile (cook a variety of foods using various cooking methods)
  • plenty of cooking space
  • easy to light
  • no fuss, no muss cleaning and maintenance
  • tool hooks
  • solid construction (high quality stainless steel)
  • 5-year limited warranty & excellent customer service + support
  • even, high heat

Cons:

  • mounted grill light seems more like a gimmick than a useful feature
  • can be difficult to assemble
  • price is a bit much for some people

Overall, the Weber Summit S-470 is an excellent gas grill. You get even, high heat, efficient fuel consumption, versatility, large capacity cooking, and durability – all factors that contribute to an amazing grilling experience. While the cost may seem too much for some, there’s still no question that you get a lot of bang for your buck with this one. If you’re still undecided, here’s a thought: the cost is merely an investment that will pay off through the hundreds of memorable cookouts you will be enjoying in the years to come.

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 18.5″ Review


$299.004.7 out of 5 stars
Total Reviews - 1904
Review Score - 4.7

If you’re looking for a dedicated smoker for your backyard barbecues, you can never go wrong with the  Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. This bullet-shaped charcoal fueled smoker is the best in its category and comes in two sizes: 18.5 inches and 22.5 inches. These two are extremely popular and have been known to win Grand Championships around the world against large commercial smokers. So, what is it about this smoker that there are fan sites and groups dedicated to the awesomeness of the WSM? Let’s go check out the good points.

What’s Good:

  • solid construction (what else can you expect from a Weber?!)
  • easy to use (no need to spend hours and hours mastering your smoker)
  • quick to heat up and easy to maintain slow, steady temperature for long durations
  • raising and lowering temperature is fairly painless
  • water pan and charcoal grate is very accessible
  • large grill space (2-level grill)
  • water pan has a capacity of one gallon (around 3 hours of smoking)
  • aluminum heat shield at the bottom

What’s Bad:

  • built-in temperature gauge isn’t accurate
  • a full slab of ribs may not fit (requires a bit of creative thinking)
  • the side access door is a bit flimsy, leaking smoke and letting in oxygen. Requires a bit of “customizing” in order to fit better.

The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker certainly isn’t perfect. But there’s no question that the flaws are negligible compared to the mouthwatering, fall-off-the-bone ribs you’ll be cooking with minimum effort.

Final Words

Weber definitely IS the golden standard of grills all over. The durability of their grills coupled with their ease of use and excellent customer service enable Weber to truly be the “world’s premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas, and electric grills.”