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Weber Genesis E-330 gas grill

 
Price range:
$799.00 - $819.00
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Summary: This Weber medium sized grill has the following:
  • 470 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 3 main burner(s)
  • Separate natural-gas model
  • Coated-cast-iron grates
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Type: Midsize gas grills (room for 18 to 28 burgers)
About - Weber Genesis E-330

The Weber Genesis E-330 is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Genesis E-330 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Preheat performance:
Evaluates the temperature and evenness over the grill's surface after a 10 minute preheat using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximium temperature.

High temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface at the highest setting, using thermocouples.

Low temp evenness:
Evenness of heating over the grill's surface with all main burners set to low, using thermocouples

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About This Brand

This brand, known for its durability and dependability, went through an entire line and design change in 2007. Weber is known for its quality products in the midpriced to high-priced categories, and grills that feature coated cast-iron and stainless-steel-rod cooking grates and long-warranty stainless-steel burners. (The company offers a natural-gas version for most of its grills.) Weber recently introduced an infrared-searing station on some of its grills, updated its Q line of portable grills, and added colors to its entire lineup. Weber grills are available at many retailers nationwide. Grills range in price from $130 to $3,000. Note that Weber acquired Ducane about four years ago.

Features & Specs - Weber Genesis E-330
info Stainless-steel grates No
info Coated-cast-iron grates Yes
info All or mostly stainless No
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - Weber Genesis E-330
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2.0
Cover too heavy and I am too short
8/4/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Small Gatherings
Comment:
At 5'6' i FIND THAT THE COVER IS TOO HEAVY AND TOO FAR TO EASILY REACH TO CLOSE. THIS IS MY 5TH GRILL AND THE FIRST TIME I HAVE ENCOUNTERED THIS PROBLEM. ALSO; CANNOT SEAR..ON THIS UNIT.<br />GROSSLY DISAPPOINTED.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
This is an oven not a grill
6/8/2015
Pros
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Cons
Doesn't Sear
Not hot enough
Not The Taste Of Charcoal
Poor Flame Quality
Best Uses
Baking
Comment:
You have to close the lid in order to have enough heat to cook your food. Closing the lid makes this an oven and your baking you're meat, not grilling it. The burners on this item don't get hot enough to sear or char the meat. The sear station doesn't even get hot enough. Don't even think about trying to blacken some poblanos to remove the skin. I hate this oven and wish I never bought it. Unfortunately, I'm stuck with it now but thankfully I'll only use it during the hot Texas summer when it's too hot to stand over my charcoal grill that does get hot enough.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
After 25 years, a second Weber
4/25/2015
Pros
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Great Grill Marks
Short Grill Time
Superb Searing
Cons
None After 1 Year
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Large Gatherings
Comment:
After 25 years, the old Weber had served us well. It was time for a new one, and we couldn't be more pleased. The construction and quality of materials has been a pleasant plus. <br /><br />I recommend the use of the full length Weber cover. It has served us well through the first winter with no apparent weather wear. We are also finding the natural gas hook up to be well worth the slightly higher extra cost.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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