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Once summer hits you’ll probably be searching for the Best Grills. And if this search takes you along the path to the Best Propane Grill, you would do well to check out the Weber Spirit II. It comes with natural gas or propane options for your convenience and Weber’s awesome 10-year warranty.

Why We Like It – Weber Spirit II

The Weber Spirit II E-310 is another in a long time of fantastic Weber grills. It’s powerful enough to sear your meat and fish to perfection and large enough to feed your hungry family and some friends. As long as you’re not cooking for a backyard full of people, you’ll be more than fine.

Pros
  • Comes with Natural Gas or Liquid Propane Tank Options
  • Porcelain Coated Cooking Grates
  • 10 Year Warranty
Cons
  • No Side Burner
  • Only Two Castors

Power/Heating

Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grills has three burners with a combined BTU of 30,000 which is right where it needs to be. The unit doesn’t include a side burner, which is unfortunate but not all that uncommon. If you review Weber grills, such as this Spirit Line or the Weber Genesis II, you’ll find similar power output. Consider the Blackstone 36 Stainless Steel Griddle if you want something more powerful.

Size/Versatility

The Spirit II has a cooking area of 529 square inches. Again, this is exactly where it needs to be, and a grilling area this large should comfortably feed a family and a few friends. If you only need grilling space for your family, consider the Char Broil Performance 2 Burner. Further, the Weber comes in natural gas or propane gas options, and it’s nice to have the ability to choose what you prefer.

Durability

The build quality on the Spirit is the same high quality as you’d expect from Weber. The open cart design allows for extra storage, especially if you choose the natural gas option, and the cast iron grates work well in extending the life of the machine. It only weighs about 107 pounds, which is light for its class. Still, try the Weber Q1200 if you want a true portable barbecue.

Ease of Use

The porcelain enameled cast iron grates also work well in cleaning because the stains frip right off or come off easily with a brush. Weber’s grease management system also aids greatly in mitigating cleanup and the stainless steel flavorizer bars catch dripping to minimize flare ups and return the flavor back to the meat. Finally, the Infinity Ignition System is guaranteed to light every time!

Value

Weber’s GS4 Grilling System is on display proudly on the Weber Spirit II. It’s a little on the pricey side for a mid-level propane grill on the one side, but on the other you get a ton of features for an optimal grilling experience. To help justify the price of a new Weber they have also included a 10 year warranty. Excluding normal wear and tear, of course.

Weber Spirit II Wrap Up

It’s really hard to find a bad Weber grill. There are some, but the Weber Spirit II isn’t one of them. It doesn’t have a side burner, which is unfortunate, but it’s meant for family barbecuing, so it doesn’t really require one. Do you want to pay extra for a feature you’re going to rarely use?

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Michael Iaboni

Michael Iaboni is a Canadian Freelance Writer and Editor. He graduated from York University with a Degree in English and Creative Writing and then attended Queen's University where he obtained a Professional Editing Standards Certificate. He is a member of Editor's Canada and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, writing, soccer, and gaming.

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