Weber Genesis II LX E-440 Gas Grill Review

Weber Genesis II LX E-440

$1,499
8.8

Construction Quality

9.0/10

Temperature Control

8.0/10

Features

9.0/10

Flare-ups

9.0/10

Durability

9.0/10

Pros

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

Cons

  • Larger than Most People Need
  • Relatively Expensive

Specifications

  • Four 14,500 BTU stainless steel burners
  • 646 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 844 square inches
  • 52,000 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-440

Since they were first created, the Weber Genesis has always been a three burner gas grill. For most people’s needs, this was the perfect size, but as the competition built bigger and bigger grills, Weber knew it was time for a change. In 2017, Weber introduced what they refer to as the Genesis II line and there are a lot of grills. Not only is the Genesis now available in two, three, four and six burner configurations, but there is the standard and the LX editions. The biggest difference with the LX version is the one they don’t talk about, it, as opposed to the lower priced models, is made in the United States.

The Weber Genesis II LX E-410 (also available in stainless steel as the S-410) is a monster of a grill. The 646 square inches of primary cooking space is more than most people need, but provides a lot of room to either cook a lot of food or move things around. It is also great for indirect grilling of larger items. This grill also comes with a host of features including a 12,000 BTU side burner and full compatibility with Weber’s iGrill wireless temperature system. The iGrill will monitor food and grill temperatures and can remote control the lights on the control panel.

Also now, is What Weber calls the GS4 cooking system. What is really new here is improved igniters and top ported even flow burners. The burners help improve the evenness of the heat front to back and the igniters are warranted for 10 years along with the rest of the grill. This gives Weber one of the best warranties in the industry and when you couple that with their excellent service and support, this is basically a foolproof purchase.

When you get down to it, however, this is a standard gas grill. The heat output is a little low of the size and it doesn’t offer a rotisserie burner, which increasingly has become a standard feature in higher priced grills. Having said that, this is a $1,500USD gas grill and $100 more for the stainless steel version. It is big, but it isn’t cheap.