Invented the flavorizer bar concept which minimizes flare-ups; control knob lighting; outstanding service & warranty.
Things To Love:
Possibly the most popular brand of grills on the market, there is little doubt that you have never heard of Weber. All Weber gas grills have stainless steel flavorizer bars, electronic ignition, stainless steel cooking grates, and a double-lined hood which holds in heat and protects the hood from discoloration. The flavorizer bars are placed directly below the cooking grates and shield the burners from grease and debris while you’re cooking. The bars are perfectly angled to direct juices down and away from the burners while creating flavorful smoke without a lot of flare-ups.
Weber Summit models with sear station (460, 470, 660, 670) have two dedicated stainless steel searing burners. While most searing burners on gas grills are infrared, Weber uses stainless steel burners that have pretty decent searing capability. Though infrared burners have much higher heat output, they are usually more expensive and their ceramic composition is less durable than steel.
Another cool feature that I like is the LED propane tank scale, which works in conjunction with the precision fuel gauge to let you know exactly where you stand on fuel at all times.
Service and support from Weber is excellent, and they are known for having a large inventory of parts for all their models. They offer a 25 year warranty on the porcelain-enamel & stainless shroud, 10 years on burners, and 5 years on cooking grates.
Things To Consider:
The heat distribution is good but could be better. The flavorizer bars don't spread out the heat as evenly as we would expect, and front corners of the cooking area are slightly cooler than the middle of the grill.