Weber Spirit vs. Genesis: Which Grill Is Right for You?

03:53 AM March 31, 2019

Grilling and barbeque events are the perfect social event to gather with friends and enjoy some quality hot food. For years, whether with traditional charcoal grilling or modern technology grillers, the food and catering possibilities are endless. If you love to pick up a steak or some fresh vegetables on your way home from work to grill up later in the evening, you will love our comparison of  Weber’s Spirit vs. Genesis grill varieties.

Being one of the most well-known grilling brands in the industry, it is without a doubt that even products from the same company deserve a side-by-side comparison. Weber, being established since 1952 and founded by George Stephen, started with a kettle grill after getting inspiration from a simple buoy! The first Genesis model was introduced in 1985 ,while Spirit was created in the early 90s.

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For a closer look at the products’ features, here are the  differences between Weber’s Spirit and Genesis grills:

The Spirit vs The Genesis

Mainly, the difference between the two products is that Spirit is more of a starter grill, while Genesis is more on the sophisticated side of grilling technology. It’s like Spirit is for your regular Sunday meat party, while Genesis is for your formal garden dinner with tens or hundreds of guests.

What’s impressive about Weber is that it has a 10-year 100% Weber guaranteed warranty. The grill is a significant expense, but the price is going to be worth it as it is used for years with friends and family. Also, since Weber has continuously improved its products, their GS4 Grilling System has had four upgrades including infinity ignition, an upgraded burner, a triangular “flavorizer,” and improved grease management.

Weber also uses iGrill3, a thermometer mounted on the side of the grill that communicates through an app on your smartphone, giving you all the information about your food’s temperature and cooking status. Cooking technology has truly come a long way.

Weber Spirit II E-210

Weber Spirit II E-210

  • The Weber E-210 is perfect for a small-sized group of about six persons. It includes a porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grate, and has two burners. Although a smaller model, it’s still compatible with the high-tech iGrill 3 system and has the GS4 Grilling System upgrades.
  • It has an open cart design which adds more space for storage, and has six integrated hooks. Two side tables are also provided for additional work space.

Weber Spirit II E-310

Weber Spirit II E-310

  • This one has three stainless steel burners, larger than the E-210, which can serve five to seven people. It also has the porcelain-enameled cast-iron grates, and a 529 square-inch area for more cooking space. What’s special about this grill are the reversible grates placed over the main cooking space.
  • The Weber also has an easy-to-read fuel gauge, which lets you see how much fuel is left in the tank, and since it’s also mounted, it’s very convenient to remove and replace. Just like the E-210, it also has an open cart design with two large wheels for extra storage space. Present also are the six integrated hooks and two side tables.

Weber Genesis II E-310

Weber Genesis II E-310

  • A little smaller than the Spirit E-310 model, the Weber Genesis II E-310 has 513 square-inches of cooking area, as well as a Tuck-Away warming rack. It also has reversible grates for more delicate cuts of meat. Included also are three burners, enough to serve nine or ten people.
  • Available on this model are the GS4 Grilling System and iGrill 3. Just like the previous two grills, this model comes with an open cart design with six hooks and two work tables. Genesis II E-310 also comes with two durable, all-weather wheels and locking casters.

Weber Genesis II E-410

Weber Genesis II E-410

  • This Genesis model has an open cat design, as well as two spacious stainless-steel work tables for the extra space, and six hooks are also included. Just like the Genesis II E-310, the Genesis II E-410 also has the all-weather wheels and locking casters.
  • With this one, you have a 646 square-inch cooking space with four burners that can serve up to ten people up at a time. And of course, it is equipped with the GS4 Grilling System Technology and is compatible with iGrill 3 as well.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

Since both the Genesis and Spirit are from Weber, the quality is undeniably good. I guess it will all boil down to the purpose and quantity of people who will use the equipment. Whether it’s for a family gathering or a social gathering, Weber has you covered to provide the best outdoor grilling experience.

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