Weber Genesis II E-610 Gas Grill Review

Weber Genesis II E-610 Gas Grill

$1299
8.8

Construction Quality

9.0/10

Temperature Control

9.0/10

Features

8.5/10

Flare-ups

9.0/10

Durability

8.5/10

Pros

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

Cons

  • Much Big that most needs
  • Lower heat output
  • Simple Grill

Specifications

  • Six 10,000 BTU stainless steel burners
  • 770 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 998 square inches
  • 60,000 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

Full Review – Weber Genesis II E-610 Gas Grill

Need a really big gas grill? Want something with solid construction, superior burners, and the best support in the industry? You might want to look at the Weber Genesis II E-610. It’s a Weber. Generally that is enough to convince most people. What this gas grill is, however, is a very large but very basic model. It has 770 square inches of primary grilling space with six main burners that produce up to 60,000 BTU of heat. That isn’t fantastic, but the heavy porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates help to compensate.

The thing about this grill is that it is just a gas grill. There is no side burner, rotisserie burner, or much else on it. It is simple and if that is what you are looking for in a large grill, don’t hesitate. It is worth it. If you want all the bells and whistle, it is going to cost you about $600USD more.

When it comes to size, bigger isn’t always better though. This grill can easily handle 24 burgers at a time. Few people have that kind of need. While this is a quality grill, it can burn through a lot of fuel and heating it up for a pair of steaks seems like a waste. But then, that’s my opinion.

The burners on this grill are top ported (meaning the flame shoots straight up) and the ports are reinforced to keep them consistent and even for a very long time. If anything can be said about this gas grill, it is that it has the highest of reliability. Even the ignition system has a 10-year warranty. This is, of course, what we expect from Weber, superior engineering and support.

One last word, this gas grill and those other Genesis II grills without all the extras (those with model numbers like 210 verses 240) are made in China. Weber has been slowly moving production overseas to maintain their price points.