Weber Gas Grills – Taking the Lead in Outdoor Cooking
When it comes to quality verses affordability then Weber gas grills are certainly a force to be reckoned with and in my opinion take the lead, as far as outdoor cooking is concerned. The newest collection of Weber gas grills fall in to 5 categories, to cater for every kind of outdoor chef, so it doesn't matter whether you're a newbie or a well seasoned griller, Weber have designed a product with you in mind. The Spirit range is the ideal entry-level gas grill, designed with the new griller in mind and, as its name would suggest the Summit is the top-of-the-line selection; made from the highest quality materials, packed with exclusive features and an impressive appearance. However, my selection of Weber gas grills below are from the other three categories; the Gas Portable series, for tailgate parties, picnics and camping trips; the Q 300 Series, the next generation in affordable spacious gas grills and the Genesis selection of Weber gas grills, which not only provide the quality we've all come to expect from Weber but it is also from the Genesis Series that we find the top-rated grills that Weber currently manufacture.
My Top 3 Weber Gas Grills
The Weber Q200 gas grill has been specifically designed for exceptional portable grilling. It's single 12,000 BTU stainless steel burner is more than enough to provide fast heat to the 280 square inches of cooking surface, which is ample space for your three chicken quarters, 10 veggie kabobs or your family's traditional burgers and hot dogs. Furthermore, it features instant push button ignition; a porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grate; a removable drip tray for easy cleaning once the cooking is done and an infinitely adjustable burner valve, which allows you to have total control over your grilling. The lid and body are made from cast aluminum for lightweight durability and there are also two side shelves which tuck away neatly into the grill for portability.
- Primary Burner BTU's – 12,000
- Primary Cooking Surface (sq. in.) – 280
- Infinite control burner valve
- Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grate
- Fuel Source – Propane
GREAT grill!!, June 2, 2010
This is the best grill I've ever had! No hot spots, easy to clean, light weight enough that I can carry it which surprised my husband. It is heavier than the smaller one but I like that we can cook more on it. It's big enough that we can cook at least 20 hamburgers. Easy to clean too. Food tastes great cooked on this grill and no burning of food. Love the two side tables and that they fold in. I bought the cover to go with it and I am happy with both. Easy to transport as well. Love it!
Great Grill, October 26, 2010
I have only used the grill one time to make steaks. But, I am very happy with the purchase. Cooked great and hot. I can also tell that it is going to be able to cook well in the wind. Great Quality. I am very particular on everything that i purchase and I am very happy with this grill. (Just a little on the heavy side) I do recommend!
Best gas grill available, July 12, 2011
This is my second Q series grill. The first one was stolen this Spring because I didn't lock it up on my patio. The grill is great. The heating system works very well; the cast-iron grill is genius. I recommend getting the propane tank hose adapter so that you do not have to replace the propane as often. Cooked 2 full pork ribs on it and had room to spare. Perfect!
Like its Q200 counterpart, the Weber Q320 gas grill is also designed as a compact portable gas grill but this comes and bolts into a stationary cart, making it easy to maneuver around your patio or porch area. This grill is significantly larger, affording a total cooking space of 462 square inches, some 65% larger than the Weber Q200 but featuring two infinitely adjustable stainless steel burners that deliver 80% more gas per hour; a whopping 21,700 BTUs. In real terms this means that you can cook up to 36 hot dogs, 18 burgers or 2 whole chickens at a time. This Weber grill also has an electronic ignition system; two porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates; a cast-aluminum lid and body with removable drip pan but also features an additional center mounted thermometer in the lid, for even more cooking control. With its taller lid profile Weber have also managed to create space for a 69 square inch warming rack and the two folding side tables with tool hooks are now also removable for convenience.
- Primary Burner BTU's – 21,700
- Primary Cooking Surface (sq. in.) – 462
- Infinite control burner valves
- 2 Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates
- Fuel Source – Propane
Love it…, July 25, 2011
Compact, good looking and awesome performance – all packed in one. If you are looking to grill for a small family of 3 or 4 this is the best option at the price. I looked around for sometime before I saw this in action at a friends place and bought it right away. I have used it for sometime now and have no complaints. On top of that nothing beats Weber customer service (known from previous experiences) when it comes to grills…
American Quality, July 15, 2011
Obviously made and engineered by people that actually know what a gas grill is and how it is to be used. Easy to assemble and cooks quickly and evenly. It is rock solid and everything functions flawlessly. This is one great grill and NOT a big tin can that cooks unevenly like most other SUV grills manufactured abroad. It is worth the extra cost to get a well made product that is a joy to cook on and will last a long, long time.
1st barbecue of the season, May 3, 2011
Ordered the Q320 online. Very fast and easy to assemble. Cooked out (chicken) on the first night–easy and perfect. Best grill ever–I couldn't be more pleased. I do suggest ordering the grill cover at the same time.
The Weber Genesis E320 represents the middle of Genesis gas grill range all of which offer 3 stainless steel burners that can deliver up to 38,000 BTUs to the 507 square inch primary cooking area. This particular model has an additional 130 square inches of cooking space in the form of a 12,000 BTU flush mounted side burner; which is ideal for simmering a sauce whilst the grilling is taking place and for the Genesis E330 model Weber have also included a 10,000 BTU input sear station. Just like the previous two gas grills the Genesis E320 includes porcelain enameled cast-iron cooking grates that help to retain the heat and produce those delicious sear marks that we all love. Furthermore, this particular range of grills also includes Weber Flavorizer bars which help to reduce flare-ups and ensure excellent results every time. Additional features include an enclosed cart with painted steel doors to hide the propane tank; tool holders for up to six tools and two stainless steel work areas on either side of the grilling area.
- Primary Burner BTU's – 38,000
- Primary Cooking Surface (sq. in.) – 507
- Secondary Burner BTU's – 12,000
- Secondary Cooking Surface (sq. in.) – 130
- Fuel Source – Propane
Weber Genesis E-320, January 24, 2011
This is the best grill I have ever cooked on. I had a 4 burner Charbroil before this grill and there is absolutely no comparison. The grill was delivered to my house through Amazon and was the lowest price I found. Putting the grill together did take a while but you could tell the quality from the start. I cooked on it yesterday and was very surprised at temperature consistency and even cooking surface. I searched for 2 months before I decided to get it and I am very happy with the purchase. I highly recommend to anyone thinking about it.
sizzle, sizzle, January 6, 2011
The grill is awesome. It was relatively easy to assemble and the quality of the the material is unrivaled. I assembled in about 2 hours. (by myself) I seasoned the grates and have cooked on it a couple of times. Cooks great. I love the gas gauge. I know it's not exact, but it gives you a rough estimate of your fuel level. I definitely recommend this product.
Top of the line!, May 14, 2011
Glad I didn't go with the cheap grills as I've had enough of them over the years. It cooks great and evenly looking forward to many years of grilling. Very well made!