Weber Genesis II LX E-340 Gas Grill Review

Weber Genesis II LX E-340

$1,199
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Construction Quality

9.0/10

Temperature Control

9.0/10

Flare-ups

9.0/10

Features

9.0/10

Durability

9.0/10

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive for it size and configuration

Specifications

  • Three 14,500 BTU stainless steel burners
  • 513 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 669 square inches
  • 43,500 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • 12,000 BTU flush mounted side burner
  • Electric (AA-battery) ignition
  • Stainless Steel cooking grates
  • Constructed of cast aluminum, enameled steel, and stainless steel
  • Dual layer hood
  • Enclosed cart design
  • Sold as Propane or Natural Gas - Not convertible
  • Complete 10-year warranty
  • Propane tank, cover, and rotisserie kit sold separately
  • Made in the United States by the Weber-Stephen Products Company
  • This model also available in Stainless Steel

Full Review – Weber Genesis II LX E-340

The Weber Genesis gas grill has been a mainstay of patios around the world for decades. It is one of the most reliable, available, and best grills in its price range. There have been countless imitators and knock-offs, but there has always been one Genesis. Now there are more than a dozen models, but this one is the size and configuration that fits most people’s needs. This LX, or deluxe version has a good side burner, innovative ignition and burner system and is compatible with all of Weber’s accessories and innovations. This really is a fool-proof gas grill.

This gas grill is not a powerhouse. Weber is very good at making the most of the heat their grills can generate, but the maximum BTU output of this grill is 43,500 for its 513 square inches of cooking surface. This is low, but not dramatically so. The heavy stainless steel cooking grates and firebox hold and transfer heat well. There are hotter grills, but when you also consider that this gas grill has the best warranty in the industry, it is a bit of a balancing act.

Considering that this is a fairly basic three burner grill with a pretty typical side burner and that it generally sells for around $1,200USD, it can be hard to argue in support of it. There are lots of great grills for less and when compared with the $700USD price tag of the stripped down version (The Genesis II E-310). The big difference between the two is really the side burner and the LX’s compatibility with Weber’s temperature monitoring system. For straightforward grilling, the less expensive model is probably the better choice.