WEBER has made some of the best gas and charcoal grills for close to thirty years. In its price range, WEBER grills offer the most bang for the buck than any other grill on the market. Three years ago, WEBER reintroduced their basic, affordable Spirit line of grills to compete with more modestly priced competitors. In 2013, this redesign offered WEBER the opportunity to accommodate WEBER’s vast line of accessories. Here is a WEBER Spirit E-310 review of WEBER’s entry level model.
The Spirit E-310 is the largest model in the WEBER Spirit line. It offers these features:
- COOKING SPACE – 529 square inches of total cooking space provides plenty of room to cook for larger crowds. The grill alone features 424 square inches with an additional 105 square inches in the warming rack area. The unit also offers two fold down stainless steel side tables to keep the chef organized and ready.
- INTERNAL FUEL TANK -WEBER’s internal fuel tank gauge gives an approximate indication of fuel level by tank weight, so you can discover when you need a new tank prior to it expiring. By housing the unit inside the single door unit, it allows the Spirit E-310 to be more compact for smaller spaces and is more aesthetically pleasing.
- BURNER CAPACITY -The Spirit E-310 has two top ported linear burners producing a total of 26,500 BTUs, along with three stainless steel burners for a total output of 32,000 BTU. This design provides powerful heat and even temperatures. This three burner system allows for optimal cooking performance usually found in grills with higher price points.
- WEBER PATENTED FLAVORIZER BARS -WEBER Flavorizer Bars vaporize food drippings to produce classic grill marks on meat and vegetables while adding smoky flavor reserved almost exclusively to smokers and charcoal grills. The bars also serve in reducing annoying flare ups which at best can burn food, and at worst burn the user.
- ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEM -The Spirit E-310 has a battery charged electronic ignition system. This means starting the grill is as easy as pushing a button. Other entry line grills require matches or lighters to spark the gas which can lead to unexpected blasts of flames. With the electronic system, the burners light effortlessly making start up safer and easier.
Hopefully this WEBER Spirit E-310 review cleared all of your questions, however, it is a very basic, durable, serviceable gas grill, which you should consider. The 2013 redesign of this affordable line, offers significant upgrades adding considerable value to the previous Spirit models. Although this is WEBER’s entry level line, it is still relatively more expensive than some of the other cheaper grill brands. The essence of this review is you get what you pay for, as the old adage says. With this entry level WEBER, the quality, durability and exceptional performance make it well worth the price. With proper care, this is a grill that could last a lifetime.