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The Best Weber Grills for 2019

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There’s no question about it, the word barbecue and Weber go hand in and. And, with good reason too. Weber have been making top quality, dependable grills since 1952, the year that George Stephen invented the kettle grill. As the story goes, George was driven by his desire to cook the very best steaks for his family and friends. Inspired by his job at a metalworks company, he realized the rounded shape of a buoy would be perfect for grilling his steaks. So, he sliced the buoy in half, added three legs and some vents, and voila! The kettle grill was born, sparking a thousand imitations.

But, regardless of whether the legend is true, Stephen’s love of excellent steak and his innovative ethos are something we can all get on board with. These days, those principles permeate everything Weber produce. And, it’s probably these values, more than anything, that has led Weber to become the number one barbecue brand in the world. Weber now offer a broad range of grills and smokers. Whether you’re looking to barbecue on gas, charcoal, wood or electric, there’s a model to suit every wallet.

If choosing the right Weber for you is proving to be difficult due to their extensive range, we’ve rounded up the best of the best to make your choice a little easier. But, just remember, you can’t really go wrong with a Weber.

Best All-Round Weber Gas Grill:

Weber Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill

Perhaps you’re new to the ‘cue and aren’t looking to spend a fortune until you’ve mastered a few basics. Or, maybe you’re on a budget but still want to achieve that top-quality flavor. If so, you can’t go far wrong with the Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill. Gas is a great place for a beginner to cut their teeth as there’s no tricky lighting and temperature control is a breeze. But, it’s speed and ease of use is also ideal for the seasoned pro who wants to get the job done without fuss.

With the Weber Spirit II E-310 gas grill, you’ll receive three-burners, offering a spacious, but not over the top, grilling area of 529 square inches. The grates are double-sided, with a thinner side for fish and shrimp and a thicker for searing your steaks.

The Spirit II E-310 is a step up from their entry level models and, as such, features the latest GS4 grilling system. This equips you with a nifty ignition switch, stainless steel burners and porcelain-enameled flavorizer bars which vaporize the drippings from your meat to optimize the flavor. Any drippings that do not vaporize descend into the grease management system, ending up in an easy to remove tray. This and the porcelain-enameled cooking grates makes for an easy clean.

Hang your utensils on the tool hooks while your marinades, plates and, ideally, a cold beer sit on the built-in side tables. In terms of extras, the Weber Spirit II E-310 comes with a built-in lid thermometer, a fuel gauge and a heat deflector. It’s also compatible with Weber’s iGrill 3 so you can connect your phone to a digital meat thermometer (sold separately) for real-time updates on how your meal is going.

With all the basics and a few nice to have extras, the Weber Spirit II E-310 offers excellent value for money as an essential all-round, go-to barbecue for your backyard.

Stats for the Weber Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill

Fuel type: Gas

Barbecue material: Porcelain-enameled

Grate material: Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron

Cooking capacity: 529 square inches

Number of burners: 3

Main burners BTU-per-hour-input: 30,000

Model: 45010001

Dimensions: 52″ W x 44.5″ H x 27″ D

Weight: 114lbs

Warranty: 10 years

Pros of the Weber Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill:

  • 3 powerful, stainless steel burners heat up quickly and give you flexibility over your cooking style
  • Double sided cast-iron cooking grates to give you two different grilling finishes
  • Ignition switch for easy start-up
  • Flavorizer bars to vaporize drippings for incredible taste
  • External grease management system making clean-up simple
  • Compatible with the Weber iGrill 3 accessory for accurate, real-time data on the temperature of your meat and a notification of when it’s ready
  • Utensil hooks and side racks so you can keep everything you need nearby
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Open cart design for easy and flexible storage
  • Industry-leading 10 year warranty

Cons of the Weber Spirit II E-310 Gas Grill:

  • Size is only suitable for 5-7 people which is plenty for everyday but might require some extra planning for larger parties

Best Charcoal Weber Grill:

Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill 22"

If charcoal is more of your thing, you simply can’t go past Weber’s Performer Deluxe. You’ll recognize the traditional Weber silhouette of the buoy-shaped drum. But, this model has brought into 2019 with some awesome new features.

The real standout of this grill is the instant ignition switch. You get all the flavor of cooking on charcoal, with none of the stressful time spent trying to light it. All it takes is the push of a button to get your coals lit. The built-in lid thermometer comes as standard, and with this model, you have a backlit LCD cook time as well. This is removable, so you can keep an eye on time without standing over your grill. Or, one up it by purchasing the optional iGrill 2 to receive real-time updates on the readiness of up to four cuts of meat.

Perfect for a family, you’ve got 363 square inches of cooking space, plus a side table to keep your bits and pieces on. It’s also compatible with Weber’s gourmet bbq system so you can add extras like a pizza stone, rotisserie, wok and griddle for unlimited cooking options. Weber has even added a charcoal storage unit, so you’ve no need to dash off to the garage to grab more coals. Fueling your flames is no hassle.

Weber has thrown you a bone with the clean up too. You’ve got a removable ash-catcher and a one-touch cleaning system. The Performer Deluxe makes it simple to create that authentic, charcoal barbecued flavor in your own backyard.

Stats for the Weber Performer Deluxe Charcoal 22" Grill

Fuel type: Charcoal

Barbecue material: Porcelain-enameled

Grate material: Plated steel

Cooking capacity: 363 sq.

Model: 15501001

Dimensions: 48″ W x 43.5″ H x 30″ D

Weight: 91lbs

Warranty: 10 years on bowl and lid, 5 years on plastics and cleaning system, 2 years on remaining parts

Pros of the Weber Performer Deluxe 22″ Charcoal Grill:

  • Traditional Weber kettle shape that’s been proven time and time again to be great for charcoal barbecuing
  • Instant start ignition so you don’t need to manually light coals
  • Removable cook timer
  • Rust-resistant dampers
  • Cool-touch handle with tuck away lid holder so you don’t need to find somewhere to put a hot lid
  • Removable, high-capacity ash catcher for easy cleanup
  • Built-in cart with tool hooks, side table and charcoal storage box
  • Compatible with Weber’s gourmet bbq system accessories for perfectly fitting extras
  • Compatible with Weber’s optional iGrill 2 giving you real-time updates on internal meat temperature

Cons of the Weber Performer Deluxe 22″ Charcoal Grill:

Best Electric Weber Grill:

Weber® Q 2400 Electric Grill

If you’re living in an apartment block, where space is at a premium, or aren’t allowed a charcoal or gas barbecue, the Weber Q 2400 electric grill is the perfect solution. Though only small, you’re still getting 280 square inches of cooking real estate to fill with your favorite burgers or a few steaks.

As well as all the flavor and none of the mess, cooking on electric means you’ll be much more in control with your temperature, allowing a much more precise cook. Rooftop parties, verandah afternoons and balcony evenings will all be spent enjoying delicious grub from this baby for seasons to come thanks to the solid design and excellent results.

All the usual Weber hallmarks are here, porcelain coated grates and aluminum body and lid for ultimate heat retention. You’ve got a removable catch pan for cleaning, and a sturdy frame too.

Stats for the Weber Q 2400 Electric Grill

Fuel type: Electric

Barbecue material: Cast aluminum

Grate material: Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron

Cooking capacity: 280 sq. in.

Power: 1,560 watts

Cord length: 6 feet

Model: 55020001

Assembled size (in): 14.5”H x 31.5”W x 19.5”D

Weight: 42lbs

Warranty: 5 years on body, lid, burners, grates, and plastics, 2 years on remaining parts

Pros of the Weber Q 2400 Electric Grill:

  • Fireless barbecuing that’s suitable for apartment living
  • Powerful yet compact grill that offers excellent heat retention
  • 6 foot long cord to give you flexibility in where you barbecue
  • Porcelain-coated, cast-iron cooking grates which create excellent sear marks but are also easy to clean
  • Disposable drip pans make clean-up simple
  • Compatible with the Weber Portable Grilling Cart if you don’t have a table to put the grill on

Cons of the Weber Q 2400 Electric Grill:

  • Limited cooking capacity
  • Need to have access to electricity
  • Need to purchase disposable drip trays or find something washable that will fit

Best Weber Smoker:

Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 22"

Of course, it comes as no surprise that Weber does a great quality smoker. If you’re looking to expand your repertoire and wow your guests with some of that original smokehouse flavor, the Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker is sure to impress.

Charcoal powered, this grill offers a whopping 726 inches of cooking space across two grills. The built-in water pan, and vents in both the bowl and the lid show that Weber knows their way around a smoker. What this means for you and your brisket is consistent, even heat and the most moist and juicy meat.

This smoker is compatible with the iGrill 2 accessory and app, so you can connect your thermometer to your smartphone and monitor that meat from start to finish. You’ll even receive a notification when it’s reached optimum temperature. So that all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy the afternoon.

Not only is the Weber Smokey Mountain a beauty to behold, this unit also offers all your standard Weber additions plus a ten-year warranty, so you know your product is built to last and last. We were impressed to see that the smoker comes with a premium all-weather cover, to keep him ship shape for years to come too.

Stats for the Weber Smokey Mountain 22" Cooker Smoker

Fuel type: Charocal

Barbecue material: Porcelain-enameled

Grate material: Plated steel

Cooking capacity: 726 sq in

Model: 731001

Assembled size: 48.5(H) x 23(W) x 24(D)

Weight: 68lbs

Warranty: 10 years on bowl and lid, 5 years on plastics and cleaning system, 2 years on remaining parts

Pros of the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker:

  • Quality smoker from reputable barbecue manufacturer, Weber
  • Space-saving vertical design
  • Large cooking capacity split over two grates
  • Built-in water pan to ensure meat doesn’t dry out on long cooks
  • Separate door to add fuel without disrupting food
  • Rust-resistant dampers for excellent temperature control
  • Heavy gauge charcoal grate to handle the heat without warping
  • Compatible with Weber’s iGrill 2 accessory for real-time progress updates
  • Have a bit of a reputation for being a competition winning smoker
  • Long warranty

Cons of the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker:

Best Weber Kamado Grill:

Weber Summit® Charcoal Grill 24"

Weber’s take on the kamado has been a huge hit, and it’s clear to see why.

They’ve taken the classic kettle shape and reinvented it in the Summit Charcoal Grill made from dual-walled, porcelain coated steel. This means that not only is it lightweight and sturdy, it won’t crack like a traditional ceramic kamado, and, its insulation powers are second to none. A couple more merits of the double walls are that temperature adjustments can be made far more quickly, and your cook will not be as influenced by the ambient temperature. So, if you’re serious about grilling and precision is important to you, you might have met your match.

Getting dinner going is no longer a chore with the gas ignition. Just hit the switch and those coals will be glowing merrily in minutes. The charcoal grates are easily adjusted, depending on what you’re cooking. Raise towards your meat for an intense sear, or lower for an easy smoke. On that note, there is also a stainless-steel hinged diffuser plate that allows for indirect cooking at a low temperature.

With 464 square inches to cook on, your extended family will be expecting an invite. The Gourmet BBQ System is an awesome add-on that will allow you to cook anything from dessert to pizza thanks to the additional components.

And if all that wasn’t enough, Weber has just released an upgrade featuring a handy table, perfect for preparation, basting, keeping your seasonings handy, or holding your drink. This model also has the tool hooks and charcoal storage bin that will prove very popular mid-cook.

Stats for the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill 24"

Fuel type: Charcoal

Barbecue material: Double-walled porcelain-coated steel

Grate material: Stainless steel

Cooking capacity: 452 sq. in.

Model: 18301001

Assembled size (in): 45.5″(H) x 39.5″(W) x 35.8″(D)

Weight: 111lbs

Warranty: 10 years bowl and lid, 5 years grates and plastic, 2 years everything else

Pros of the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill:

  • Double-walled, porcelain-coated steel makes the traditional kamado style lightweight and sturdy while retaining their excellent heat retaining properties
  • Gas ignition eliminating the need to manually light charcoal
  • Adjustable grates that allow you to sear or slow cook
  • Stainless-steel diffuser plate means you can smoke as well as grill
  • Compatible with Weber’s Gourmet BBQ System of accessories
  • Available as a stand alone grill or with a built-in table
  • Removable ash tray for easy cleaning

Cons of the Weber Summit Charcoal Grill:

  • You’ll need to replace the gas ignition canister occasionally

Best Portable Weber Grill:

Jumbo Joe® Charcoal Grill 18"

Part of the joy of cooking outside is in the portability. If you’re always planning your next tailgate, camping trip or beach barbecue, this is the grill for you.

The Weber Jumbo Joe is only around 20 inches in height, width and length, meaning you can chuck it in the trunk, stick it in the corner of the camper, or stow it on a shelf in the garage and you’ll hardly notice it’s there.

That said, you’ve still got 240 inches to cook with, so you’ll fill hungry bellies with no stress.

But, what we really love about the Weber Jumbo Joe is it’s intuitive design. As a smaller version of the original Weber favorite, the kettle shape minimizes heat loss through to bottom of the unit, so you shouldn’t end up with scorched grass or burnt furniture. There’s a clever lid holder so you aren’t left trying to juggle a huge, hot hunk of metal (an essential for portable barbecues in our book). Once you’re done, the vents are airtight so that the flames extinguish quickly when you close them. The removable ash catcher means you won’t spend hours packing up and there’s a secure the lid with a lid lock for carrying so you’re good to go.

Simple, easy to use and space saving, the Jumbo Joe is a sure winner for anyone who wants to barbecue on the go.

Stats for the Weber Jumbo Joe 18"

Fuel type: Charcoal

Barbecue material: Porcelain-enameled

Grate material: Plated steel cooking grate with a heavy duty steel charcoal grate

Cooking capacity: 240 sq. in.

Model: 1211001

Dimensions: 19.7″H x 19.7″W x 20.5″D

Weight: 18lbs

Warranty: 10 years on bowl and lid, 5 years on plastics, 2 years on everything else

Pros of the Weber Jumbo Joe 18″:

  • Decent cooking capacity in a compact barbecue design
  • Classic Weber kettle shape creates exceptional barbecue
  • Lid holder so you don’t need to find somewhere to put a hot lid
  • Tuck-N-Carry lid lock to secure the unit when moving
  • Airtight vents to make extinguishing easy and fast
  • Removable ash catcher for easy clean up
  • Compatible with a wide range of Weber accessories
  • Can be used to smoke small cuts of meat (read our guide on how to smoke on a kettle grill here)

Cons of the Weber Jumbo Joe 18″:

  • The size isn’t suitable for large crowds
  • Doesn’t have a built-in thermometer
  • Small stand can be a bit wobbly on uneven ground

Best Extra Large Weber Grill:

Ranch Kettle Charcoal Grill 37"

If you’re wanting to get biblical with your cooking, the Ranch Kettle and its 1,100 inches of cooking space cannot fail to disappoint. This unit was designed with caterers in mind, but it will work perfectly for your family reunion, work picnic or annual get together.

If you’re really going all out, the cooking grate is even hinged so that you can add more coals mid-cook. The tuck-away lid is a great safety feature (because where would you put that beast), and the thermoplastic handles will remain cool to touch at all times.

The wheels are a step up from other Weber models, as they’d have to be to ensure you could move this beast around. The locking casters are sturdy, crack-proof and made to last.

Be warned, as you’d expect, this baby eats through charcoal like mad. But, the ash tray means it’s all swept away as soon as you’re finished. And, there’s no reason you couldn’t smoke with wood logs if you prefer. As with all Weber products, when you register the grill, you also get a cookbook, packed with plenty of inspiration to fill up all those grilling inches and earn the title of grill master.

Stats for the Weber Ranch Kettle 37"

Fuel type: Charcoal

Barbecue material: Porcelain-enameled

Grate material: Stainless steel cooking grate with heavy duty steel charcoal grate

Cooking capacity: 1,104 sq. in.

Model: 60020

Assembled size (in): 42(H) x 37.7(W) x 44.7(D)

Weight: 133lbs

Warranty: 10 years on bowl and lid, 5 years on plastics, 2 years on everything else

Pros of the Weber Ranch Kettle Grill:

  • High quality Weber kettle in a super-sized version
  • Comes with a heavy-duty cart
  • Built-in tuck away lid feature so you’ve always got somewhere safe to keep it when tending to the barbecue
  • Fold back cooking grate so you don’t need to move your food to add more coals
  • Heavy duty wheels making it easy to move around
  • Removable, heavy duty ash tray for easy clean up

Cons of the Weber Ranch Kettle Grill:

  • Requires a lot of fuel to run
  • Not easily portable although you might be able to load it in the tray of a truck

Best Premium Weber Grill:

Summit® S-670 Gas Grill

If you just want everything Weber has to offer right in your own backyard, the Summit S-670 is where it’s at. Weber calls this the “crown jewel” of their range, we’re talking premium quality, exclusive features and impressive performance.

With this model, you’ve got the ease of gas grilling on a super-size scale. The main cookhouse comprises 6 stainless-steel burners, each with individual Snap-Jet ignition. There’s also a side burner, perfect for sauces, and sear station, for achieving that all-important picture-perfect sear. The smoke box is a fun addition that will add a smoky flavor to any meat, fish, cheese or vegetables. And, on top of all that, the unit has a built-in rotisserie burner, with flip-up motor and spit, meaning the options really are endless.

At 624 inches cooking space to experiment with, this baby is definitely big enough to give the neighbors a call. But if you’re cooking for a smaller crowd, it is possible to only heat half the grill, making it more economical.

Weber’s flavorizer bars make an appearance here. And, while they’re there to keep your meat moist and flavorful, you also have the grease management system doing the hard work for you as well while you cook. All you need to do is remove the pan once it fills up. Also contributing to the superior flavor, the shroud is carefully shaped to allow for ideal circulation of heat around your meal.

As you’d expect from the top of the line Weber grill, the Summit S-670 comes with not only one, but three different types of cooking grates. Porcelain-coated steel for an easy clean, stainless-steel for searing and porcelain-coated cast-iron grates for excellent heat retention.

The enclosed cart and two work tables are built with the cook in mind. Everything you need will be at your fingertips. Built-in thermometer and fuel gauge, tool hooks and heavy-duty locking casters. As you’d expect from the very best Weber, everything has been thought of to make barbecuing easy, enjoyable and limitless.

Stats for the Weber Summit S-670 Gas Grill

Fuel type: Gas

Model: 7370001

Barbecue material: Stainless steel

Grate material: Stainless steel

Cooking capacity: 642 square inches

Number of burners: 6

Main burners BTU-per-hour-input: 60,000

Sear station BTU-per-hour-input: 10,600

Smoker box BTU-per-hour-input: 6,800

Infrared rotisserie BTU-per-hour-input: 10,600

Dimensions: 74.1″ W x 50.5″ H x 26.5″ D

Weight: 287lbs

Warranty: 10 years

Pros of the Weber Summit S-670 Gas Grill:

  • Top of the line gas grill from an industry leader
  • Large cooking capacity
  • Versatility in cooking with regular gas burners, a sear station, side burner, smoke box and infrared rotisserie burner
  • Flavorizer bars to create to die for taste
  • Easy clean grease management system
  • Comes with three different types of cooking grates
  • Fuel gauge to tell you when your bottles are nearing empty
  • Handle lights and control knob lights for ease of use in dinner environments
  • Built-in cart designed to be all you need for barbecuing at home
  • Industry leading 10 year warranty

Cons of the Weber Summit S-670 Gas Grill:

  • Smoker box works well to add a bit of smoky flavor but doesn’t  do the same job as a dedicated smoker

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