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Weber 2011 Genesis BBQ Review

 

The Weber Genesis BBQ sports an entirely new design for 2011, this is definitely the biggest redesign in Genesis history.

 

So what has Weber done in 2011 to completely change the design of the Genesis barbecue?

The biggest change to the design was to move the controls from the right side of the barbecue to a front mounted design.

Why the change?

On the previous generation of Genesis barbecues, Weber changed their design and deleted the flip up work tables that had been present on the barbecue since 1985. What this did was eliminate workspace on the barbecue to the extent that if you had the optional side burner there was virtually no workspace at all. I'm sure that Weber got a fair bit of feedback for that, I know that a lot of my customers mentioned it wondering why.

Now, whether you have a side burner or not there is workspace on at least one side of the barbecue, this may seem like a small thing but if you have ever carried a large plate of food outside and looked for somewhere to put it you would understand.

There is now an optional Sear Station on the E330 and S330, this was previously only available on the Summit Series. This is a great feature, it allows you to sear your steaks just like in the best restaurants but when not needed does not take up space on the grill like most sear burners. More space, more food.

Genesis Grills at a Glance

 Below you will see the specifications for the new 2011 Weber Genesis Grills, on the next page you will see my review of the barbecue and what features I like, what I don't like and also something that I would like to see added.

But to get started I will give a quick rundown of what the major differences are between the models. Everybody concentrate cause there will be a test.

 Features  E310  E320  E330  S310  S330
 Side burner  no yes yes no yes
 Sear Burner  no no yes no yes
 Cast iron cooking grids yes yes yes no no
 Porcelain enameled Flavorizer bars yes yes yes no no
 Stainless steel grills no no no yes yes
 Stainless flavorizer bars no no no yes yes
 Porcelain lid and cart yes yes yes no no
 Stainless lid and cart no no no yes yes

 

Weber Genesis E310, E320, E330

 

2011 Weber Genesis E310 Gas Grill E310 Grill Specifications

  • 3 Stainless steel burners 
  • 38,000 BTU
  • Individual electronic ignition
  • Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates
  • Porcelain-enameled Flavorizer® bars
  • Primary cooking area = 507 sq. in.
  • Warming rack area = 130 sq. in.
  • Total cooking area = 637 sq. in.
  • Tank not included with LP models
  • Natural gas grill includes a 10-foot flexible hose

2011 Weber Genesis E320 Gas GrillE320 Grill Specifications

  • 3 Stainless steel burners
  • 38,000 BTU-per-hour input
  • 12,000 BTU per hour side burner
  • Individual electronic ignition
  • Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates
  • Porcelain-enameled Flavorizer® bars
  • Primary cooking area = 507 sq. in.
  • Warming rack area = 130 sq. in.
  • Total cooking area = 637 sq. in.
  • Tank not included with LP models
  • Natural gas grill includes a 10-foot flexible hose

2011 Weber Genesis E330 Gas GrillE330 Grill Specifications


Grill Dimensions

  • Height: 64.5 inches
  • Width R-L: 60 inches
  • Depth: 30 inches
  • With lid open

Construction

  • Porcelain enameled shroud with center mounted thermometer
  • 2 stainless steel work stations
  • Front-mounted control panel
  • Enclosed tank storage area
  • Precision fuel gage (LP models only)
  • Painted steel frame
  • Porcelain-enameled heat deflectors
  • 2 heavy duty swivel front locking casters
  • 2 heavy duty swivel back casters

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