Weber Genesis Grills Comparison
Weber Genesis Grills are popular all around the world, and for good reason. The quality and design on a Weber make outdoor dining a pleasure, and an opportunity to show off your grilling skills. Weber tests and checks every feature of each grill before it leaves the factory:
- Burners are always ignition-tested
- Frames are checked for extra strength and stability
- Grills are engineered to assemble in under an hour
- Grills are engineered to be fuel-efficient
- Burners and valves deliver the precise input of BTUs
- Burners reach high searing temperatures that are cost-efficient, so you don’t waste fuel
The Genesis family of grills finds its place between the larger Summit family and the smaller Spirit grill. The Weber Genesis has upgraded, bringing technology and features from the Summit group. These upgrades include front mounted burner controls and an available sear burner. A recent innovation from Weber has improved outdoor grilling, adding exceptional taste, or flavor, as the name suggests. The Flavorizer bars are angled to direct juices down and away from the burners. This gives you flavor without flare-ups. The taste is like nothing you’ve had before from a backyard grill.
Genesis grills come in five outstanding choices for your outdoor grilling pleasure. Known for spacious cooking areas and first-class engineering, the Genesis series offers many similarities between these grills, but each has something different to offer for an excellent outdoor barbeque. Check them out to determine which one is best for you.
Compare the E-310 to S-310
These two grills are almost identical with three stainless steel burners, 38,000 BTU-per-hour input,
and individual electronic ignition for each of the burners. They both have a total cooking area of 637 square inches, making it easy to cook a variety of items at the same time. Both the E-31 and the S-310 are constructed with a front mount control system, porcelain-enameled heat deflectors and two stainless steel work surfaces. The 310 versions are the perfect size for most families and comes in both propane and natural gas varieties.
Liquid Propane (LP) models the grills have an enclosed tank storage area and precision fuel gauge. Propane tank is not included in LP models and the natural gas (NG) grill includes a 10 foot flexible hose. The differences can be seen in the lists below:
Weber Genesis E-310 models:
- Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates
- Porcelain-enameled Flavorizer® bars
- Porcelain-enameled shroud with a center-mounted thermometer
- Available color for Natural Gas (NG) grills: black
- Available color for LP grill: black, copper, green
Weber Genesis S-310 model:
- 7mm diameter stainless steel rod cooking grates
- Stainless steel Flavorizer® bars
- Stainless steel shroud with a center-mounted thermometer
- Entire grill is stainless steel
Compare E-330 to S-330
Another pair of similar gas grills in the Genesis family are the top-of-the-line E-330 and the S-330 models. Either of these grills will cook up anything you like, with Weber‘s quality and reputation standing behind them. The individual electronic ignition makes grilling on the three stainless steel burners enjoyable and entertaining. The flush-mounted side burner and 10,000 BTU-per-hour Sear Station is Weber’s way to give you steakhouse-quality in your own back yard. Differences in the two versions are noted below:
Weber Genesis E-330 differences
- Porcelain enameled cast-iron cooking grates
- Porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars
- Porcelain enameled shroud with center mounted thermometer
Weber Genesis S-330 differences
- 7mm diameter stainless steel rod cooking grates
- Stainless steel Flavorizer bars
- Stainless steel enameled shroud with center mounted thermometer
The largest in the Genesis family of grills are engineered with the individual electronic ignition, 38,000 BTUs in the main burner; 12,000 BTUs in the side burner; and a 10,000 BTU sear station. These options along with the total cooking area of 637 square inches presents numerous grilling possibilities.
Both the Genesis E-330 and the S-330 come with two stainless steel work stations that provide plenty of space for food preparation. The front-mounted control panel, painted steel frame, and porcelain-enameled heat deflectors set these models in a class by themselves. For convenience The E-330 and S-330 provide six tool hooks, owner’s guide with recipes, and limited warranties.
E-320 compared to the E-310 and the E-330
For the sake of comparison, the E-320 is a bit different representing a cross between the E-310 and the E-330. As it compares to the E-310, both have three stainless steel burners, and run with 38,000 BTU input. Both also have the trademark individual electronic ignition and porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars. Even the porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates are similar, and the cooking area is 637 square inches on both Genesis grill models.
The Weber Genesis E-320 also offers a 10-foot flexible hose for natural gas grills and are available in the same colors as the E-330: Black for natural gas grills, and a choice of black, copper or green for the liquid propane versions. The only difference between the E-320 and the E-310 is that the 320 model has an added feature – a 12,000 BTU-per-hour input flush-mounted side burner, similar to the E-330.
The Genesis family of grills offers both stainless steel and porcelain-enamel products to give you, the grillmaster, a choice. Both materials are used for outdoor grills because they are rust-resistant, hold up well in harsh weather, are durable and have heat-conducting properties. Do you like the look of shiny silver, or stylish black porcelain enamel? Or maybe you prefer a porcelain painted color, such as copper or green. The advantage to a stainless steel grill, it will last a very long time if cared for properly. The porcelain-enamel has a tendency to chip over time. If properly maintained, there is not much difference between stainless and porcelain-enamel. It’s a personal choice.