Weber is a trustworthy and reliable name in the gas grill marketplace. The company has made a continuous effort to improve the design of its gas grills, and the Weber Genesis gas grill is no exception. While the primary burners on this grill are not as strong as some of its competitors, the Genesis grill's versatility and features help it stand out as one of the most reliable among the midrange gas grills.
The three primary burners in the Weber Genesis can generate up to 38,000 BTUs. Typically, BTUs are a staple measurement for gas grills, as they indicate how powerful the grill is along with the level of heat it is able to produce. However, the size of the grill needs to be taken into account when you consider its BTUs. For a three burner grill 38,000 BTUs isn’t bad, but as a standard-sized gas grill, you would hope for more.
Helping to make up for a slight lack in power is the Weber Genesis sear station. This burner generates up to 10,000 BTUs and can sear meat to seal in juices while making the outer layers tasty and crisp. Furthermore, the Genesis is equipped with a 12,000 BTU side burner, which is handy for creating side dishes or sauces.
When purchasing a Genesis, you can choose either the model fueled by liquid propane or the model fueled by natural gas. We are happy to see this kind of versatility in a gas grill, because natural gas grills are quickly becoming a popular alternative to propane-powered grills. This Weber grill gives you 507 square inches of primary cooking space and a warming rack area of 130 square inches, which is an average cooking area among the gas BBQ grills we reviewed.
With the lid open, this gas barbecue grill measures 65 inches high, 50 inches wide and 30 inches deep and it weighs in at 190 pounds. It is a little bulkier than some of the other grills we reviewed, and it could take up a lot of space if you have a small deck or patio. The steel hood has a porcelain enamel coating, which helps protect it against rust. The cooking grate is made of porcelain-coated cast iron, so the unit will retain heat well and will be easy to clean.
Weber offers plenty of customer support for this propane or natural gas grill. You can find the manual online. Weber’s solid reputation is affirmed by hundreds of satisfied customer who write glowing reviews online about the grill itself and report positive experiences with customer support. The company's website has an extensive FAQs page, and there is a search feature to find answers to specific questions. The burners on the Weber Genesis come with a 10-year warranty, and most of the other parts have a two-year warranty.
When it comes to grilling, you want to make sure you have a reliable gas grill – and the name Weber is synonymous with reliable grills. This gas grill may have a lower than average BTU number for the primary burners, but it makes up for it with a powerful sear station, side burner and overall performance. The Weber Genesis isn't as impressive as some of the other Weber gas grills we reviewed, but it has plenty of grilling power for most BBQ gas grill enthusiasts.
The Weber Genesis features a sear station to help lock in flavor.
The primary burners of this grill can only generate 38,000 BTUs.
Features like the sear station and side burner on the Weber Genesis provide a variety of cooking options for your meat.