The Ratings applied to untested model Weber Genesis S-310 come from our tests of model Weber Genesis S-330, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model has no side burner or searing burner station.
About This Brand
This brand, known for its durability and dependability, went through an entire line and design change in 2007. Weber is known for its quality products in the midpriced to high-priced categories, and grills that feature coated cast-iron and stainless-steel-rod cooking grates and long-warranty stainless-steel burners. (The company offers a natural-gas version for most of its grills.) Weber recently introduced an infrared-searing station on some of its grills, updated its Q line of portable grills, and added colors to its entire lineup. Weber grills are available at many retailers nationwide. Grills range in price from $130 to $3,000. Note that Weber acquired Ducane about four years ago.
Features & Specs - Weber Genesis S-330
Stainless-steel grates Primary cooking grates made of stainless-steel are generally sturdier than those made of coated steel and resist rust even without a porcelain coating.
Coated-cast-iron grates The grill's primary cooking grates may be made of porcelain coated cast-iron, which generally sears meats better and keeps grilling temperatures more consistent than grates made of porcelain coated steel. The porcelain coating usually makes such grates easier to clean than other surfaces, and the grates should resist rust as long as their porcelain coating isn't chipped.
All or mostly stainless Includes more than just a panel or other trim. Based on our limited tests, nonmagnetic stainless is less likely to corrode.
All or mostly stainless
Long-warranty burners While burners remain the grill's most-replaced part, most are warranted for only 3 to 5 years. Better burners are covered for 10 years or more.
Side burner A side burner, which resembles a gas-stove burner and has its own heat control, is handy if you want to cook vegetables or sauce without leaving the grill. A side burner could also be an infrared burner used for searing.
Infrared burner Gas burner that uses infrared technology (ceramic burner, plates and screens, or troughs as some examples) for cooking. An indirect flame is used for cooking food. Burner can be located as the main burner, side burner, rotisserie burner, or any combination of burners.
Great Grill- Major advantage, A lot less flare ups since the grill is higher over the flames. The Sear burner is awesome as it adds so much more flexibility to the grill setup and uses. <br /><br />I was hesitant about the stainless steel grates, compared to my old cast iron, but these give great grill marks, heat faster and easier to clean and maintain. Heats up even works well in the Canadian prairie winters! I cook to about -20c, after that the propane tank freezes.<br /><br />The CR reports the 300 as similar but really is no comparison as that one had one less burner and cast iron grates. That would result in different cooking all together.<br /><br />I have used this for over 4 years now and only had one issue so far. The magnet that holds the door close has a plastic housing that broke. But Weber Canada replaced it free even after the warranty was up. I did find that there call center in Canada has impossible wait times (40 mins to get a person), but the service was good. I called the US line as well and got through in seconds. Unfortunately I had to call the Canadian one for service. <br /><br />Yes i would buy another Weber! I'm setting a 10 year goal for this grill, So i have 6 to go. I want to go to the Summit series next.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Calgary, AB, Canada
Just a waste of your money and time
Returned to store.<br /><br />The cooking box could not be properly secured with the parts provided.<br /><br />Plus, part of the hardware was for the propane model instead of the natural gas we got.<br /><br />Canadian customer services gave me an estimate of 2/3 weeks for new parts. What a joke.<br /><br />They didn't appear to care much that I was considering returning the thing to the store.<br /><br />No weber for us.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Los Angeles
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Work well, but beware rust
Easy To Use
The Weber Genesis works well as a BBQ station. Gets hot and grills evenly. However, I worry about the long term. As mentioned in CR, non-magnetic SS is most likely to resist corrosion. I noticed that the shroud, side tables, and frame around the controls have developed brown spots. These SS parts definiteley are magnetic. I called the help line and was told that because I live near (5 miles) from the ocean, I can expect corrosion. Apparently, Weber recently went to a cheaper SS. I would not have purchased if I had understood.