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Weber Spirit SP-320 46700401
 
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$599.00 - $882.44
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Summary: This Weber medium sized grill has the following:
  • 425 sq. in. of cooking area.
  • 3 main burner(s)
  • Separate natural-gas model
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Type: Midsize gas grills (room for 18 to 28 burgers)
About - Weber Spirit SP-320 46700401

The Weber Spirit SP-320 46700401 is part of the gas grill test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, gas grill models like the Spirit SP-320 46700401 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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The Ratings applied to untested model Weber Spirit SP-310 46500401 come from our tests of model Weber Spirit SP-320 46700401, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. Untested model has no side burner.
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 Spirit SP-320 46700401
info Stainless-steel grates Yes
info Coated-cast-iron grates No
info All or mostly stainless Yes
info Long-warranty burners Yes
info Side burner Yes
info Infrared burner NA
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User Reviews - Weber Spirit SP-320 46700401
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5.0
value value value
8/30/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Cons
Best Uses
Small Gatherings
Comment:
this is 5th year for the Spirit model.<br />Absolutely rock solid. Any grill that can handle -35 f ,start by the igniter is tops in my book
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Outstanding grill
7/2/2014
Pros
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Even Heat
Great Design
Short Grill Time
Cons
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Great Searing
Indirect Cooking
Portable Use
Small Gatherings
Comment:
I was looking to replace another brand that had poor sheetmetal grills. This is heaven in comparison. The heavy duty grill leaves great grill marks on meat. I make pizza on the Weber pizza stone in it. I have roasted chickens and beef roasts. All came out well.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(54 of 54 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Excellent Performance
8/29/2013
Pros
Even Heat
Performance Is Superb
Stainless Steel Grates
Cons
Caster Lock Hard To Reach
Gas Dial Markings Blocked
Grease Drips Miss Pan
Best Uses
For Self/Couple
Indirect Cooking
Small Gatherings
Comment:
Outstanding grilling performance! Read CR's review, which is spot on. I'd like to air my grievances with the grill. Don't get me wrong, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat, but I do have gripes:<br />1. The gas dials are in front of the grill on a stainless steel panel that is angled toward the ground. The dial markings run along the bottom edge of the panel, and are obstructed by the dials while standing in front of the grill. I'm 6'0 tall, and I have to squat down to see the markings and adjust the dials as I grill.<br />2. Speaking of the panel with the gas dials, every time I clean the grates with a brush, the grease and grilled remnants end up on this panel and on my clothes, if I'm not careful.<br />3. As I grill anything greasy, the grease drips land on the stamped metal piece that is supposed to funnel the grease to the aluminum catch pan. The edges of the stamped metal piece have a very slight downward angle, which allows the grease to bypass the intended path to the pan, and leak all over the inside of the grill. I manually bent the edges to remove the downward angle of the stamped metal piece and it does not leak anymore, unless there are high winds. The back of the grill behind the drip pan is open to the elements, and wind.<br />4. The wheel caster lock mechanism is on one side of the wheel. Anytime you roll the grill toward you, the lock is inaccessible because it rolls under the grill. These locks should always be accessible, regardless of which way you roll the grill. Also, they should be easy enough to lock and unlock with your foot. This would eliminate the hassle of having to bend down every time.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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