Weber Genesis II E-310 Review

Feb 5, 2018 | Reviews

Weber Genesis II E-310

Dimensions32 x 33 x 26 inches
Weight150 lbs
Primary Cooking Area513 sq/inch
BTU-Per-Hour Input37,500

 

Weber grills have set incredibly high standards in the world of backyard cuisine, and the Genesis II E-310 has taken these achievements to higher heights. Any seasoned grill masters will love the ease of use, sturdy construction and the unrivaled backyard bbq experience that it is designed to deliver.

And in a world where there is an app for everything, this grill has stepped in knee deep into these waters, giving you the choice of installing the iGrill3 on the grill and the corresponding Weber iGrill app for unequaled interactivity with your Genesis II and the beer can chicken slowly sizzling in it.

The iGrill brand is a line of Bluetooth thermometers connected to an app, that assists you to monitor your food’s optimum temperatures while on the grill, wirelessly from a 30 feet distance.

Genesis II’s silver bullet is encapsulated in Weber’s GS4 Grilling System which features its;

  1. Infinity ignition
  2. High-performance burners
  3. Porcelain-enameled flavorizer bars
  4. Grease management system

Infinity ignition

Weber promises that with the Genesis II nothing will throw cold water on your enthusiasm to grill anymore, and not a failing ignition system in particular. The Infinity Ignition, backed by Weber’s ten-year guarantee, will ensure that you can get cooking with the very first ignition, every time. It is powered by AA batteries and each burner has its own weather-resistant electrodes, that ensure that this system will not fail.

High-performance burners 

The high-performance propane burners atop this beast have that unique tapered shape that delivers consistent 37,500 BTUs of juice, which is the stuff of dreams. If there is any feature most users love about this grill, is its ability to cook food evenly, lacking any excessive hot spots or cold spots as is common with most cheaper propane grills. So if you want to shine like diamonds before your family and friends, then this is your secret weapon.

Porcelain-enameled flavorizer bars

Who wouldn’t love the Genesis II’s flavorizer bars? It may be one of this grill’s most awesome features yet, giving your pork ribs that extra oomph by infusing them with that irresistible smoky flavor that properly done grill cuisine should have.

Weber has designed the grill’s flavorizer bars at an angle that catches all the drippings, then ensuring that they are sizzled and smoked to flavourful magic. This system also ensures that whats not vaporized into flavor is guided into the grease management tray, to keep the grilling less smoky and the grill clean.

Grease management system

The Genesis II’s grease management system not only aids in keeping this beauty clean, but it also reduces the risk of those annoying flare-ups that happen with cheaper propane grill models. The leftover grease collecting under the cook box on a catch pan can be disposed of once the grilling is done.

Genesis II E-310 performance

This grill has porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grates that will put some impressive sear marks on your steak, offering you some impressive 513 square inches of grilling space. Most people wonder why this particular Weber has no sear burners but could be that the heat the powerful burners impacts is sufficient to cause enough searing.

The Genesis II’s cooking grates are reversible, one side thin while the other is wide. You can cook you delicate delicacies like garlic butter shrimp and grilled lobster tails on the thin side, and place your steak on the thicker side to attain those most coveted sear marks.

Genesis II E-310 looks

Made from heavy steel, the overall look of this grill can only be classified as powerful, classy and sturdy. There is some plastic at the edge of the grill’s foldable stainless steel side tables, whose convenience we love by the way, and a bit of plastic too on the lid’s trim.

There is a large inbuilt thermometer on the lid and other useful accessories such as hanging storage hooks and a tuck-away warming rack for ease of storage.

Pros

  • High performance even heating
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to clean
  • iGrill3 ready
  • Easy to assemble
  • Easy to store due to foldable accessories
  • Perfect working temperature regulation

Cons

  • Exposed drip pan invites all kinds of creatures to feast

Verdict

This grill has so much going for it and while not cheap, the ease of grilling that this product brings to the table is unparalleled and we have to say, the Genesis II is really worth that extra dollar.

Images above are from https://www.weber.com/

Billy StewartBilly Stewart

Founder of BarbequeSmoked.com

My dad is a true mans man, and has owned a number of grills. Ranging from gas to charcoal. Growing up with him allowed me to see what different types of rubs, spices, brines, etc went into making the best BBQ. Although my dad was a truck driver, and I had a degree in Information Technology I knew that I wanted to do something about grilling and our recipes.  That’s where Barbeque Smoked comes in.

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