Top 3 Weber Gas Grills of 2014 (Reviews)

For backyard chefs who prefer gas to charcoal, we’ve reviewed the best Weber gas grills of 2014. Why Weber gas grills? In general, gas grills preheat faster, are easier to clean, and you can control the heat more easily. (We wrote a list of pros and cons for charcoal vs gas grills, if you’re interested in learning more about their differences.)

Furthermore, Weber consistently ranks as one of the best grill brands on the market. Weber gas grills are not only affordable, but are also high quality and have a range of special features and optional add-ons. No matter what you need, Weber is likely to have a grill that suits your lifestyle. Here are our Weber gas grill reviews and recommendations:

Please note: prices below reflect MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price) at time of publishing. Call us at (617) 268-7500 for best and most accurate pricing.

Review: Weber Gas Grill Spirit E-210 (Model # 46110001)

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The Weber Spirit E-210 is one of the best gas grills under $500. It is an entry-level Weber gas grill. It is perfect for a household of 3-5 people or for individuals who need to conserve space in their apartments or condos. The E-210 is also perfect for rooftop grilling and porch grilling, which are popular in big cities like Boston. It has a porcelain-enameled lid, which resists weather corrosion and is easy to clean.

Pricing:

$499.99

Specs:

  • 360 sq. in. primary cooking area
  • 2 stainless steel burners
  • 26,500 BTUs
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates
    • Rust resistant and holds heat well
  • 90 sq. in. warming rack (450 sq. in. total with primary cooking area)
  • Liquid Propane (LP)
  • Electronic Crossover® ignition system
    • Burners are all controlled by one ignition system
    • When main burner is ignited, all others are automatically ignited by proximity

Distinguishing Features:

  • Center-mounted thermometer on the lid
    • Avoid under or overcooking your food
  • 2 stainless steel foldable work surfaces
    • For convenient food preparation
  • Wheels with locking casters
  • 6 hooks for hanging tools
  • Fuel gauge
    • Know when to change the tank before running out
  • Front access, porcelain-enameled grease tray with catch pan
    • Easy and fast clean up
  • Porcelain-enameled Flavorizer® bars
    • Vaporize the fats and juices that drip onto the bars, creating smoky flavor in food

(Note: Weber only manufactures the Spirit E-210 as a Liquid Propane (LP) unit.)

Although less expensive basic models exist, the E-210 is packed with many special additions not found in other entry-level gas grills. The features above are also found in the more advanced grills below, unless otherwise noted.

Review: Weber Gas Grill Spirit E-320 (Model # 46710001)

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The Weber Spirit E-320 is a mid-sized grill. Though larger than the Spirit E-210, this model does not take up too much space. The porcelain-enameled grates produce great grill marks. It also has a wide temperature range and is great for all types of grilling, including using indirect heat to cook chicken or pot roast.

Pricing:

$649.99

Specs:

  • 424 sq. in. primary cooking area
  • 3 stainless steel burners
    • Made to last long
  • 32,000 BTUs
  • 105 sq. in. warming rack (529 sq. in. total, with primary cooking area)

Distinguishing Features:

  • Larger than the Spirit E-210
    • More cooking surface area so you can cook for the whole family
  • 12,000 BTU side burner
    • Boil or steam side dishes while grilling
  • Enclosed tank storage area (LP model only)
    • Saves space

The Weber Spirit E-320 is more affordable than the grills in the advanced Weber Genesis series and larger than the Spirit E-210, making it the pefect mid-sized Weber grill.

If you prefer stainless steel, the discontinued Weber Spirit SP-320 is for you. (However, since it is discontinued it won’t be around for long.) In addition to the features listed above, the SP-320 offers 7mm stainless steel rod cooking grates and a side-mounted condiment rack. It can also be converted to run on natural gas. You can upgrade to the SP-320 for $50 (before it sells out).

Review: Weber Gas Grill Genesis E-330 (Model # 6531001)

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With its separate sear burner, the Weber Genesis E-330 is the best of the Weber grills we’ve reviewed. The E-330 is capable of searing steak to perfection. This unit is one of Weber’s most popular grills on the market today. The Genesis E-330 is ideal for grillers who host large barbecues and is available in three different finishes to complement your outdoor decor.

Pricing:

$949.99

Specs:

  • 507 sq. in. primary cooking area
  • 3 stainless steel burners
  • 38,000 BTUs
  • 130 sq. in. warming rack (637 sq. in. total cooking area)
  • Individual electronic ignitions
    • Allow you to create different heat zones (high, medium, low)

Distinguishing Features:

  • 10,000 BTU sear station burner
    • Finish steaks in the sear station to get a crispy exterior
  • 12,000 BTU side burner
    • Cook an entire meal at once on this grill
  • Enclosed tank storage area (LP model only)

Grill to your heart’s content on the Weber Genesis E-330. The large cooking area allows you to cook enough food for 10 people at once. The three burners not only allow you to cook for more people, but also enable you to create different heat zones (high, medium, or low) and easily grill different meats at the same time.

Moreover, the Genesis E-330 has a $50 optional stainless steel upgrade (Genesis EP-330). The EP-330 contains 7mm stainless steel rod cooking grates and stainless steel Flavorizer® bars along with the features of the E-330. Both the E-330 and EP-330 include 10-foot flexible hoses to convert to natural gas.

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