Weber Spirit Gas Grill

Last updated date: July 8, 2020

DWYM Score
8.7

Weber Spirit Gas Grill

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Overall Take

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. In our analysis of 240 expert reviews, the Weber Weber Spirit Gas Grill placed 12th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 16, 2020:
Checkout The Best Gas Griddle for a detailed review of all the top gas griddles.

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
24 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
21,140 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts 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.
- BestReviews
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.
- New York Times Wirecutter
June 7, 2019 | Full review
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.
- The Spruce Eats
May 17, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Top Ten Reviews
May 11, 2018 | Full review
However, most Spirit owners feel that Weber’s quality, durability, performance and customer service are worth it.
- Amazing Ribs
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.
- CNET
June 28, 2020 | Full review
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.
- Smoked BBQ Source
August 6, 2018 | Full review
Evenness performance is very good
- Consumer Reports
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.
- BBQ Dry Ribs
January 19, 2018 | Full review
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.
- Reviewed
June 13, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Exchange Bar & Grill
June 25, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Real Simple
March 21, 2019 | Full review
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.
- BBQ Queens
July 24, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Business Insider
May 9, 2019 | Full review
This grill from Weber has easy to use controls which would make it work well for those who are new to gas grilling.
- The Consumer Guide
July 21, 2019 | Full review
The side tables conveniently fold to help the unit fit into tighter spaces
- Biohackers Lab
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.
- Food Fire Friends
June 26, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Good Housekeeping
May 28, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Digital Trends
June 15, 2018 | Full review
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.
- Grilling Wizard
January 28, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Mozaw
May 23, 2019 | Full review
The model is surprisingly easy to clean and use that a bonus of being artistically crafted on appearance is something not to miss.
- The American House
January 19, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Smoking Meat Geeks
March 21, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Geartec Online
What experts didn't like
Awkward to move – some owners with it had 4 wheels instead of 2.
- BestReviews
The MSRP for this Weber grill is $538. Expect to pay around $500 or so unless you can find it on sale.
- The Spruce Eats
May 17, 2019 | Full review
At just under $500, it’s the most expensive grill in our lineup.
- Top Ten Reviews
May 11, 2018 | Full review
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
- Amazing Ribs
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.)
- CNET
June 28, 2020 | Full review
One thing we should disclose about the Spirit line is that it is the one Weber line that is NOT made in America.
- Smoked BBQ Source
August 6, 2018 | Full review
Lighting the grill was troublesome
- Consumer Reports
The Weber Spirit II E-310 isn’t the cheapest grill on the market
- Reviewed
June 13, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Exchange Bar & Grill
June 25, 2019 | Full review
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.
- BBQ Queens
July 24, 2019 | Full review
Awkward to move from place to place
- Business Insider
May 9, 2019 | Full review
side tables don’t fold down like some other compact grills
- The Consumer Guide
July 21, 2019 | Full review
The unit has a bit of a bulky, old-fashioned look
- Biohackers Lab
Storage area is smaller than some we looked at (but at least it’s there!)
- Food Fire Friends
June 26, 2019 | Full review
The slight downside with this product is the price.
- Grilling Wizard
January 28, 2019 | Full review

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.

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An Overview On Gas Griddles

Grilling delicious food outdoors has never been easier, thanks to the wide range of storage-friendly grills now on the market. You can get the same great quality in a grill that folds down for easy storage. Some grills are even portable, sizing down to make transporting to tailgating events and picnics easy.

It all comes down to taste, though, regardless of other factors. Newer grills are built to pack a great deal of flavor into the burgers, steaks, chicken and other meats you make. Grill designers understand the elements that prevent meat from drying out and build their burners and grates to match that.

Newer grills have two options when it comes to grates: stainless steel and cast iron. The latter types are often coated in porcelain for easy cleanup and better heat distribution. Both grate designs provide durability to ensure you get years of use out of your grill, even if you’re a frequent outdoor chef.

Before you buy, consider the surface area you’ll need for cooking. If you only cook for yourself or your small family, it may never be an issue. However, the first time you have a cookout, you’ll notice the size of your grill’s surface. If you plan to cook dozens of burgers, hot dogs or even a few large steaks at once, consider a grill with a larger surface area. Most manufacturers list the square inches of grill surface among their specs.

You’ll want a grill that provides the same level of heat on every square inch of the surface to ensure you don’t have to spend your time moving food around to make sure it cooks. This is especially important if you regularly cook for groups, as it will allow you to maximize the cooking space you have.

Monitoring the temperature of your items can be tough, particularly when cooking thicker meats, like burgers or steaks. Some grills have thermometers built in so you can monitor the heat on an ongoing basis. But you may also want to look into a meat thermometer that will allow you to test the temperature of your meats for doneness.

Warming centers can be lifesavers if you’re trying to balance multiple items at once. If you don’t have enough room on your grill to cook numerous items at one time, you’ll want to be able to slide some items into an area where you can keep them warm while you grill the rest of your meal.

DWYM Fun Fact

Today, we associate tailgating with sporting events and music concerts, but parties surrounding a mode of transportation date all the way back to Ancient Rome. As legend has it, after an especially chaotic chariot race, Julius Caesar held a celebration at the Coliseum, reportedly serving party foods and beverages directly out of the back of his chariot.

Tailgating has also been traced to the Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War in 1861, where revelers are said to have cheered on soldiers from the sidelines while drinking and eating from their carriages. Soon after, fans in horse-drawn carriages supposedly launched modern-day tailgating by celebrating the matchup between Rutgers and Princeton. During this event, some say they grilled sausages near a horse’s tail, launching the term “tailgating,” although many disagree with this theory of the origination of the word.

The Gas Griddle Buying Guide

  • A good gas griddle starts with its design.  A high-performance grilling system includes multiple burners and cooking grates.
  • Cast-iron grates coated with porcelain improve performance. Grates that are rust-resistant increase durability.
  • If you’ve ever tried to start a grill that doesn’t have a more advanced ignition system, you know how frustrating it can be. Look for a quality ignition system, which is known for providing reliable starts. Some gas grills feature matchless ignition, which lights with just one touch.
  • For those who regularly cook for groups, it’s important to pay close attention to cooking space. Consider the square inches of grilling area when comparing grills.
  • Temperature control is also essential to delicious results. You’ll want to make sure your grill’s surface cooks evenly to avoid inconsistency.
  • Putting your grill together can be complicated, so it’s important to keep that in mind when searching for a gas griddle, particularly if you plan to routinely take it on the go.
  • Cleanup is also a consideration when choosing a grill. A grease management system that can be easily removed for cleanup keeps messes to a minimum. Porcelain-coated grates can be wiped off with a paper towel.
  • Look for a grill that’s sturdy and built to last.
  • Accessories included with a grill can be significant when shopping. A built-in thermometer monitors your food’s status. A light attached to the lid comes in especially handy while cooking at night. A warming area is great for keeping items heated if everything isn’t finished at once.
  • Even if your grill stays home, it can come in handy to be able to fold it up and store it. Wheels make it easier to move, as well.