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Weber 62006001 Genesis II S-435 4-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Last updated: September 9, 2021


Although a bit on the pricy side, the Genesis II grill is iGrill3 ready, with a thermometer that connects to an app alerting you when your food is ready. You'll get even cooking and those coveted sear marks on your meat. However, having only two grills can make it less than ideal if you're cooking for large groups. One thing that sets the Genesis II apart from others is its durable welded-beam frame, promising many years of reliable use.

We looked at the top Gas Grills and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Gas Grill you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Smartphone compatibility guarantees a perfect cook every time with the Weber Genesis II Gas Grill.

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the Weber Genesis II Gas Grill placed 7th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The GS4 High Performance Grilling System sets a new standard in the world of backyard cuisine, and lands the Genesis II LX in a class of its own. This innovative grilling system is based on over 30 years of grilling experience, culinary expertise, and most importantly, avidly considering the wants and needs of the people who matter most – the grilling community. Each component of GS4 was uniquely designed for ease-of-use and to provide an unequaled satisfaction to your backyard grilling experience. Promising burners that are ensured to ignite every time, smoke infused food that grills evenly and consistently regardless of where it’s placed on the cooking grate, and hassle free cleanup; you are able to focus on what it’s is all about – bringing people together around the grill. The GS4 grilling system is composed of four key components: The Infinity Ignition, High Performance Burners, Flavorizer Bars, and Grease Management System. These components ensure that every aspect of your grilling experience is easy and reliable; from the moment the burners are lit to the general maintenance of your grill. And together, create the strongest grilling engine within this Genesis II LX grill.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

This gas grill heats consistently and evenly for an exceptional grilling experience.
They even warranty the ignition system for that long, giving this grill the longest and most complete warranty in the industry. Weber's legendary support remains unchanged and with this warranty, the rest of the business is going to have to catch up on reliability.
The Weber Genesis II is built to last, easy to clean and packs powerful burners. Its smart capabilities and app provide useful grilling help.
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Less expensive than other Weber midsize grills, this sturdy model also doesn't perform quite as well in cooking tests. Where it stands out is in indirect cooking, and the evenness of the heat is impressive.
Very efficient grill that has a side burner and is great for small families or gatherings. Very good ignition system, too.
The externally mounted propane tank is easier to install and replace than traditional under-grill tanks, and it also frees up the area under the grill for storage of tools and other items. Plus, the frame is made of sturdy welded beams, not folded sheet metal like many grills in its price range.
The Genesis II features Weber's new GS4 grilling system, consisting of their Infiniti Ignition with an impressive ten year warranty, tapered-quadrangle shaped burners to replace tube burners, tried and true porcelain coated steel flavorizer bars and a new grease management system located under the center of the cast aluminum fire box. A slide out tray holds a disposable aluminum pan for easy clean up. Grates are porcelain enameled cast iron which will help the relatively low powered burners put some sear marks on meats.

What reviewers didn't like

There is no side burner.
Relatively low heat output for the size.
It takes practice to use this grill to its best. It's expensive and its connected features cost extra.
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The preheat time and high/low temperature range are both middling.
Two-burner grill feels more than a bit cramped at times.
It would be nice if they would go digital in the digital age and it appears with their acquisition of iGrill digital thermometers, this is begining to change.
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