Now, for many people forking out $700 on a gas grill would sound like madness when there are much cheaper models available. This is certainly applicable in the case of this beautifully constructed gas grill. Is it worth the investment? Are there any pitfalls that could be a dealbreaker? Let's discuss the Weber Genesis E-310 in depth. Weber Genesis E-310 Features Heat distribution is where the Genesis models really shine, and the E-310 is no exception. We've seen how, with cheaper brands that have a lot more BTU, all that extra heat is useless if it's not spread evenly around the cooking surface, or if it gets lost through poor design. I'm just going to do a quick run through the main features of the product. weber genesis e-310 The instructions are easy to follow and everything has its place. Assembly should take between one and two hours. It's a little time-consuming, but not difficult by any standards. Heating up. Let's see if all these features add up to a high-quality, effective grill that is worth the price tag. You can see why once you open it and inspect the parts. Thick stainless steel. If you've ever owned a cheap made in China grill, the Weber will seem like a beast from another planet. One small drawback perhaps is that the flavorizer bars are not stainless and porcelain-enameled steel, so they may wear out faster than stainless steel would. Still, they're easily replaced and not expensive, plus Weber covers them with a 2-year warranty. -- 6 tool hooks. -- porcelain-enameled flavorizer bars. -- 2 x stainless steel side tables. -- front-mounted control panel. -- precision fuel gauge. -- 637 inches total cooking area (507 primary, 130 warming rack). -- heavy-duty casters. -- porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates. -- 3 Stainless steel burners, 38,000 BTU -- thermometer. -- electronic crossover ignition. The E-310 features a crossover electronic ignition that is powered by an AA battery and works like a charm. You may rightly be concerned about the 38,000 BTU on a 507 square inch cooking surface. Well, turns out BTU isn't everything if you have the design quality right, although a little extra oomph wouldn't have gone amiss. With the Weber Genesis E-310 there are no such issues. There aren't cold spots and you can control the heat distribution beautifully from the front control panel. Once you start doing some research, the even cooking is also one of the most frequently highlighted perks of the Genesis series. Assembly. All the parts fit together well. I 'd recommend you use a socket wrench as the included tool is not quite up to the task. But it makes sense to do a proper assembly right from the start if you have loads of patience you can probably get by though. As it is, the Genesis E-310 gets to 500+ degree heat in 10-- 15 minutes, which is decent enough. You can cook using both the indirect and direct method on this grill. Don't expect consistent 600 degree plus temperatures with this grill. Who Is It For? "We've had our Genesis for 6 months now, and I'm consistently pleased with it. I purchased it knowing that it was very well built, quality grill and I haven't been disappointed." Michael Chiodo (Amazon.com). -- you want a grill that can comfortably cook for a family or moderate social gathering. -- you want a grill that will likely last you for the next decade. -- you don't need a dedicated searing burner or side burner. "This last weekend I bought some nice steaks and rolled the grill out onto the patio for the inaugural cookout. I am happy to say that we love this grill! "Just a great grill. Some of the best directions I've ever seen for a product like this. Great size for a family with enough space to grill for more if needed. Weber Genesis E-310 Review Conclusion. Now, for many people forking out $700 on a gas grill would sound like madness when there are much cheaper models available. If you've ever owned a cheap made in China grill, the Weber will seem like a beast from another planet. You can cook using both the indirect and direct method on this grill. Great size for a family with enough space to grill for more if needed. It is plenty hot enough for steaks, but if you really want to push the envelope and cook at 650+ degree heats, this grill will fall short of your expectations. Here are just a few comments from current owners of the Weber Genesis E-310:. If you don't need the searing burner or side burner that you get with the E-330 model, the Weber Genesis E-310 is the best value in the Genesis range. It has a very efficient heat design and cooks perfectly evenly. It is plenty hot enough for steaks, but if you really want to push the envelope and cook at 650+ degree heats, this grill will fall short of your expectations. The Genesis series grills are the most durable and best designed gas grills you can buy at this price point. If, the Genesis E-310 is right for you. Overall, this grill is well made, beautifully designed, built to last and it cooks like a champ. Check out more Natural Gas Grills Reviewed here.
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