Iconic brand; good value; available in stainless steel, black, smoke, crimson, and copper; outstanding service & warranty.
Things To Love:
Weber Genesis gas grills are among the most popular grills in the world. The Genesis II series offers well-built gas grills at an affordable price point. I love that these grills are available in several colors to fit anyone's taste, and are available in 2,3,4, or 6 burners models. The grill features an open cart design with bottom shelf that makes access to storage easy. The Genesis II also saves you valuable storage space with its propane tank storage area, located under the right side shelf, which allows you to connect and mount your propane tank underneath the side shelf. The tank mount features a handy gauge which allows you to monitor your fuel level.
The tried and true Weber Cooking System is great at providing even heat distribution and minimizing flare ups. The Genesis II features porcelain-enameled cast iron cooking grids that have notches cut out towards the front, allowing you to easily see whether each burner is lit. The grill also has a tuck-away warming rack, providing you with an additional 198-inches of cooking space when you need it. Under the grids lies the triangular-shaped Flavorizer Bars that sit directly above the burners. These shield the burners by catching drippings and turning them into smoke, adding flavor back into your food. Weber pioneered the Flavorizer Bar in 1984, and since then they've proven to do their job extremely well, which is why they're still preventing flare-ups on all Weber gas grills today!
The Genesis II is powered by stainless steel burners that get narrower towards the back of the grill. Since most grills get hotter towards the back side of the grill, this reduces that heat, producing a more consistent heat across the cooking surface. The burners are lit by a reliable push button electronic ignition and produce around 12,000 BTUs per burner.
With over 50 years in business, Weber customer service is as good as it gets. They have a 10 year warranty on the grill body and on the burners. They have reputable service and quickly handle any service or replacement part situations.
Things To Consider:
The Weber Genesis II does not score well for high heat due to a low maximum BTU output, when compared to other grills in the same class. Additionally, the porcelain-coated grates and Flavorizer Bars are not as durable compared to stainless components found on other grills, like the Genesis II Special Edition or the Genesis II LX.
You'll Like This Grill If:
You want a stylish, affordable, and popular gas grill from the most popular BBQ brand, Weber.