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Professional vs Weber Grills

May 28th, 2015 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

Weber vs. Viking grills. Years ago, this was not a contest.

The professional grills had much better construction, much better BTU output and much better options. In New England and all parts North, you do need a solid grill. As Weber has improved considerably over the years, it begs the question...

Do you still need to pay for a professional grill? Let's look:

Weber Summit 7370001 - $2,499

The best Weber grill has excellent output. 60,000 BTU in the main grilling area, a 10,600 BTU rotisserie, a 10,600 BTU sear station to quickly sear meats and a 12,000 BTU side burner. It is all stainless and can be placed in an island.

weber grill 7370001

If you are interested in Weber, you can read an earlier post called How to Buy a Weber Grill.


Viking VGBQ54224NSS - $5,939 (cart not included)

The Viking was one of the original professional grills and still one of the best. The quality is excellent with LED lights, smooth gliding top, halogen lighting and easy clean system. BTUs are better than the Weber with 25,000, a 30,000 BTU sear, 12,500 BTU searing burner and side burners are same as their professional range at 15,000 BTU. To be transparent we no longer sell Viking products.


Key Takeaway: $6,000 clearly buys a better quality, hotter grill. Do you need to spend $6,000 like in years past for a great grill? Not as clear.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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