Weber Genesis II E-310 Gas Grill Review

Weber Genesis II E-310

$699
8.8

Construction Quality

9.0/10

Temperature Control

9.0/10

Flare-ups

9.0/10

Features

8.5/10

Durability

8.5/10

Pros

  • Quality construction
  • Great burner design
  • Heavy cooking grates
  • Excellent Warranty
  • Weber Support

Cons

  • Relatively low heat output

Specifications

  • Three 12,500 BTU stainless steel burners
  • 513 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 669 square inches
  • 37,500 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • Electric (AA-battery) ignition
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Constructed of cast aluminum, enameled steel, and stainless steel
  • Dual layer hood
  • Open cart design
  • Sold as Propane or Natural Gas - Not convertible
  • Complete 10-year warranty
  • Propane tank, cover, and rotisserie kit sold separately
  • Made in China by the Weber-Stephen Products Company
  • This model also available in Stainless Steel

Full Review – Weber Genesis II E-310

The Weber Genesis gas grill has been one of the best selling backyard cooking appliances for decades. The design is clean and straightforward and it provides the reliability and durability that many competing products simply can’t or won’t. Simply put, this is always a safe bet when it comes to buying a new grill.

For years, the Genesis came in a three-burner design. Now they can be had in two, three, four, and even six burner configurations. However, the three burner is still the grill that is going to fit the needs of the average family. It has 513 square inches of cooking space which is plenty for both direct and indirect grilling. The three burner design leaves space in the middle for even, indirect grilling, so this grill can do most everything.

The E-310 is a simple grill and it doesn’t offer anything more than just a good grilling surface. For side burners and stainless steel, you are going to have to spend more, however, those are things most people don’t need and I always recommend buying only what you are going to use. The Genesis II E-310 is a workhorse grill and while it is a little slower to heat up than some comparably priced grills, it gets the job done.

In 2017, Weber redesigned the burner system of the Genesis grills. The new burners are top ported and designed to reduce uneven heat front to back. The burner gets smaller as runs away from the gas supply and this produces an even flame that other grills can struggle with. If anything can be said about Weber, they are consistent in quality, heat and support and this new burner design is part of that.

One of the ways that Weber deals with the lower BTU output on the Genesis grill is through heavy, well made porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates. The weight of these grates holds and transfers heat effectively, producing good grill marks and consistent grilling. While this might not be the best featured or fanciest gas grill on the market, it is one of the best. When it comes to buying this grill, hesitation is not required.