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Weber Genesis S-330
 
Price range:
$969.00 - $969.99
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Summary: This Weber medium sized grill has the following:
  • 470 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 3 main burner(s)
  • Separate natural-gas model
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Type: Midsize gas grills
About - Weber Genesis S-330

The Weber Genesis S-330 is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Genesis S-330 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Preheat performance:
Evaluates the temperature and evenness over the grill's surface after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximium temperature.

High temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest setting, using thermocouples.

Low temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface with all main burners set to low, using thermocouples

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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
info Stainless-steel grates Yes
info Coated-cast-iron grates No
info All or mostly stainless Yes
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - Weber Genesis S-330
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1.0
Just a waste of your money and time
8/9/2013
Pros
None
Cons
Defective
Difficult Setup
Missing parts
Best Uses
Garbage
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Work well, but beware rust
7/16/2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Worth the price
6/19/2013
Pros
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I admit I bought this partly because of the Weber mystique--its reputation for unexcelled quality and durability. I had to think about it before spending about five times as much for a grill as a low-end one would cost at the home center. <br />I'm not sorry. I really believe this is the last grill I'll buy...which should tell you something about my age. It truly does perform flawlessly. Starts with one push of the igniter. Reaches temperature quickly. Heats the surface evenly, yet allows indirect cooking over the unlit burner(s). I've yet to experience a flareup from dripping grease, so effective is the grease-collection system. The grates are easy to clean, far easier than grates that use wires. <br />The thing weighs a ton, a fact brought home to me when I had to roll it across the yard to put it away in the garage (I'm a Florida snowbird, so the grill sits idle during the summer when I'm up north.) But that's a plus--it bespeaks tank-like durability. It's another illustration of why I don't regret spending north of eight hundred bucks for this remarkable machine.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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