Weber Spirit Gas Grill

Last updated: July 8, 2020

The Weber Spirit Gas Grill uses Weber's highly-praised GS4 grilling system to create the best-tasting foods possible. You'll also get a quick, reliable start, thanks to the Infinity ignition system. Easy-to-use knobs make this grill perfect for newcomers to the grilling scene.

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

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Less advanced grillers will love this grill, which has easy-to-use knobs.

In our analysis of 147 expert reviews, the Weber Spirit Gas Grill placed 10th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Get ready to step up your grilling experience. As the family sits down for dinner, or a couple of friends come over for a bite – this three burner grill will do its magic. With the spacious cooking area you can sear steaks on one side while grilling an appetizer on the other, & the convenient open-cart allows you to keep your tools & equipment within reach. Armed with the strong GS4 grilling system & igrill 3 compatible (sold separately), this gas grill is sure to take you & your meals to the next level.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

An updated version of the popular Spirit series that offers state-of-the-art components, including the Infinity ignition system that's known for reliable starts. Features a larger grilling space than previous models.
Like its predecessor, it excelled at every test we put it through, producing the best hamburgers (deeply seared, evenly cooked) of any grill we tested, and outdoing or equaling the others on barbecue chicken and whole roasted chickens.
While we’d love to take credit, we owe our newfound grill skills to the Weber Spirit II’s precise temperature control. The grill held an even temperature (visible via the built-in lid thermometer) on low while using just one burner. Pretty impressive for its size.
Performance, reliability and durability are the three words that best describe the Weber Spirit II. It’s simple enough to assemble, made of strong components, can withstand reasonable punishment, cooks consistently and evenly and delivers an overall enjoyable experience.
However, most Spirit owners feel that Weber’s quality, durability, performance and customer service are worth it.
In addition to its decent performance, the Spirit II has a couple of special features -- a propane tank scale and an optional integration with the $100 Weber iGrill 3 temperature probe. If the tank scale and iGrill 3 accessory matter to you, the Spirit II might be worth your money.
We find Weber grills to be the industry standard for reliability, and the Spirit E310 mostly fits the bill for the quality we’ve come to expect.
Evenness performance is very good
In addition to the obvious upgrades, what I love about the new Spirit grills is the styling. The Spirit used to be a “boxy” looking grill that was highly functional but not much to look at. The Spirit II is sleek and beautiful.
We also loved some of the aesthetic features, and the grill itself felt well put together and built to last. They really thought of everything with this grill: a side-mounted propane tank with a gas meter, sturdy side tables, and grill grates that fit together perfectly.
The burners in Weber Spirit II E-310 work great, they warm up the grill very fast, the knobs make the temperature control very easy which is not a standard when it comes to most other gas grills. Food is cooked very well and, what is most important, evenly.
The spacious model features the brand’s patented GS4 grilling system, three stainless steel burners, a warming station, and a thermometer built into the porcelain-enameled lid.
With a brilliantly built grill like that, it should come as no surprise that the E310 has a terrific performance as well. It relies on its traditional GS4 grilling system that combines four key components of the grill to deliver exceptional performance.
What stands out about this Weber gas grill is the GS4 Grilling System, which is superbly designed and crafted. The system starts with the highly reliable Infinity Ignition System, a starter that fires up one, two, or all three of the 10,000 BTU burners.
This grill from Weber has easy to use controls which would make it work well for those who are new to gas grilling.
The side tables conveniently fold to help the unit fit into tighter spaces
Like all Weber grills, the Spirit II looks great just sitting there. It has clean lines, just enough stainless steel to look pro-grade, and the stand inspires confidence with its robust legs and large wheels.
It heated evenly and turned out steaks with gorgeous grill marks that were beautifully rare and juicy in our testing; chicken came off the grates golden brown, moist, and tender.
The grill also comes with powerful 30,000 BTU-per-hour input main burners and porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, to ensure you’ll get perfect sear marks on those beef patties.
The most amazing feature of this particular model is that you get the 10 year unlimited Weber warranty. To show you how much they trust their own product Weber have given you 10 fully covered years in which they are sure that nothing will happen to their grill, if taken cared for appropriately, of course.
Performance, Reliability, and Durability are the three words that we describe the Weber Spirit II gas grill. It’s simple enough to assemble, made of strong components, can withstand reasonable punishment, cooks consistently and evenly and delivers an overall enjoyable experience.
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The model is surprisingly easy to clean and use that a bonus of being artistically crafted on appearance is something not to miss.
Another cool feature about the latest model of the Spirit II is that it comes with a spot to stick an IGrill3 digital thermometer. This is a much better option than using the cheap, unreliable bi-metal thermometers that come on most grills.
The Weber Spirit II is the perfect small grill for everyday cooking. The GS4 Grilling System is the same new technology as seen in the flagship Genesis lineup of Weber Grills.

What reviewers didn't like

Awkward to move – some owners with it had 4 wheels instead of 2.
The MSRP for this Weber grill is $538. Expect to pay around $500 or so unless you can find it on sale.
At just under $500, it’s the most expensive grill in our lineup.
The biggest barrier for many folks is price. Webers are not cheap, but when you consider that they last decades, the price is easy to justify
It's expensive, considering it has just three main burners and no side burner, but I cooked up some good ribs, burgers and whole chickens during my testing. (Good, not great.)
One thing we should disclose about the Spirit line is that it is the one Weber line that is NOT made in America.
Lighting the grill was troublesome
The Weber Spirit II E-310 isn’t the cheapest grill on the market
First of all, the grill’s lid is much thinner than in the previous series where we had a thick and sturdy lid. Secondly, the side shelves and plastic knobs are of slightly poorer quality as well.
Even with all of its great features, we’d be lying if we said it was perfect because there are a few things we didn’t like. While the assembly of the grill is not very complicated, it isn’t precisely a one-person job either. It takes two people to at least lift it and then even assembling all the parts can take up to an hour.
Awkward to move from place to place
side tables don’t fold down like some other compact grills
The unit has a bit of a bulky, old-fashioned look
Storage area is smaller than some we looked at (but at least it’s there!)
The slight downside with this product is the price.
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