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New Weber Genesis II Series Grills for 2019 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  March 22, 2019  |  8 Min. Read

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Weber has changed their most popular Genesis grill series for 2019. Again. The grill underwent a massive change in structure and features last year.  This year is more of a marketing change as they eliminated the LX series and their largest and smallest grill types.

However, it is important to know if you want the best grill for you and your family.

In this article, we will review the 2019 changes, discuss their Genesis II grills, and then we will look at why Weber eliminated some of the Genesis LX models.

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You almost need a Rosetta Stone or decoder ring to understand the Weber model numbers, so here is how you decipher a Weber Genesis.

Weber 

Weber has become a household name over the years, but interestingly enough they started as a metal works company in 1893 by the Weber Bros. It was not until 1951 that a minority owner of the company, George Stephen Sr, used an old metal buoy, cut it in half, and made the first “kettle grill” which is now a staple of the Weber Family.

In the late ’50s, the grill became such a hit that George Stephen Sr bought out the Weber Brothers factory and became the full owner, changing the name to the Weber-Stephen company.

The Weber-Stephen company was family owned up to 2010 until the majority stake changed hands to BDT Capital Partners (Editors' Note: that could be very good or not so).

What’s new for Weber Genesis Grills?

First, the LX series is gone. Last year the LX was the better grill with cabinet doors. This year, the LX was incorporated into the new Genesis line. So you can choose a Genesis model with any feature or size.

They also dropped their smaller two burners and larger six burner models. This also makes sense, because the smaller Weber Spirit and smaller Genesis were similar.

The Genesis on the larger sizes had the GS4 and all the improvements. The larger Summit grill series currently does not have the GS4 but have more options like a smoker, rotisserie and infrared sear on the top of the grill.

Weber Genesis II Series Grills for 2019

E-310 61011001 - $799

E-310 61011001

SE-330 61032201 - $949

SE-330 61032201

E-330 61052201 - $949

E-330 61052201

S-310 61001001 - $949

S-310 61001001

E-335 61016201 - $999

E-335 61016201

E-410 62011001 - $999

E-410 62011001

S-335 61006001 - $1,049

61006001

S-435 62006001 - $1,249

S-435 62006001

Main differences:

The first significant difference is its size. After size, you have a choice of side burners, cabinet fronts and stainless vs. porcelain grates. Stainless steel is better because it doesn’t chip or rust.

So as you can see Weber has an extensive line of Genesis grills. Although they change in size, they still have the standard Weber features.

Let's highlight the most important, so you have a sense of the current Weber grill.

Signature Features

Igniters

Weber's igniters allow your grill to start on the first strike. The electrode is protected from the elements with a ceramic coating so it can capture the gas and ignite consistently without worry of spills or weather.

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Igniters 

Burners

Their high-performance burners have large exit ports for a better flame. The burners are made of high-grade 304 stainless steel that possesses a high content of chromium and nickel to help prevent them from rusting. (This is great for when you’re cooking at a summer house by the ocean).

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Burners

Flavorizer Bars

Weber also has also introduced patented Flavorizer Bars, which vaporize drippings for BBQ, at the same time it protects the burners from grease and flare-ups.

Grease Management

Their new management system allows for easy removal and a taller tray to trap more grease making your clean up faster, so you can start eating sooner.

Sear Zone

The Sear Zone adds another 9,000 BTU between the burners, so you have a hotter temperature in that area of the grill.  However, it's not the hotter, more direct heat of an infrared burner.

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Sear Zone

Should You Buy a Weber Genesis Grill?

It depends. If you want a larger, more high-powered grill, then the Summit may be a better choice.

For professionals or more seasoned chefs or grill aficionados, Lynx, DCS, and Hestan offer a much better grill with higher BTU, infrared sears and overall better construction.

You will have to pay a lot more for those features as well usually over $3,000-6,000.

You should also look at the two burner Spirit grill as well. If you are grilling a couple of items, you still have decent features.

The Genesis, however, is the best selling grill for a reason. You have the right size, output, and features for the price.

Weber also is built better than its competitors (and we have carried most of them). It will last longer with fewer issues.

This may be the most reliable product sold at Yale.

Frequently Asked Questions About Weber Grills

How do I interpret a Weber Model Number?

Weber Model:

Look at this model number.

S-435

S-435 62006001

  • S - stands for stainless grates and cover
  • SE- stands for a color (there are five) and stainless grates
  • E- black enamel color and porcelain grates
  • 4 - stands for four burners.  The Genesis is now only available with 3 or 4 burners.
  • 35 - side burners, Sear Zone and cabinet doors
  • 10 - no burners or cabinet doors
  • 30 - side burners, Sear Zone but no doors

So if you want a three burner with side burners, stainless cover, Sear Zone and stainless grates, what would the model number be?  I will answer it below S-335.

What is the iGrill 3 app and why is it useful?

The iGrill 3 app is a connectivity accessory that mounts to the side of your grill. The way to "connect" the accessory piece is by downloading the iGrill app on your phone. The app is Bluetooth connected and will send alerts to your phone such as temperature readings for four different types of meat.  

Weber iGrill App

iGrill 3

This includes alarming you when it reaches a minimum or maximum temperature. This allows you to know when your food is done cooking without having to cut into the meat, check the color, or stand by the grill.

Additionally, it has a fuel detection sensor, which gives you an estimate of when you need to buy more propane.

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In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

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Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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