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Weber is the master of quality grills, so it's no surprise that the Genesis performs so well in our review. Built to weather the elements with a durable frame and made to cook juicy, flavorful meat, the Weber Genesis infrared grill series sets the standard for the industry and is commonly found in the kitchens of America's best steakhouses. This is because Weber makes sure to use the most advanced infrared technology under its burners so your unit heats up quickly then sears meat, such as steaks, to perfection.
The Weber Genesis series is the only infrared gas grill we reviewed that has a sear burner with its own controls and BTU input. While the side burner uses 10,000 BTUs, the sear burner uses an impressive 12,000 to quickly caramelize the outside of your meat, adding a delectable flavor and texture. The primary burners use a collective 38,000 BTUs.
This infrared grill comes equipped to use either propane or natural gas, depending on your preference. All the other grills on our review accept only one fuel type, though a few can be converted to other sources with the purchase of a conversion kit. The Genesis models include a fuel gauge, so you can easily see when you are getting low and need a refill.
Because it is an infrared gas grill, the Weber Genesis will be hot and ready to cook within three minutes. This is substantially faster than even the most efficient traditional gas grills.
The Weber Genesis E-310 comes with three burners, each with its own burner ignition and temperature control knob. This means you don't have to waste energy heating up the entire unit when just one or two burners will do. The designated sear burner is especially designed to ensure your meat is cooked from the outside in, trapping the moisture within the steak and ensuring none of the taste is lost. The extra burners, including the side burner, allow you to place regular cookware directly on the grill so you can sauté, steam or grill vegetables, or heat up baked beans while your meat is cooking.
The main cooking area is an impressive 507 square inches, large enough to easily get a few T-bones cooking at once. Also included is a smoker box, temperature gauge and a side table where you can place plates and meat waiting for the grill. While some infrared grills by Weber include a rotisserie burner, the Genesis E-310 doesn't have this feature.
Weber has included utensil hooks so you can hang six tools for easy access while cooking then store securely in between cookouts. Under the grill there is space for a standard propane tank with enough room for additional storage for extra racks and accessories.
The Weber Genesis E-310 is a heavy-duty, stainless steel grill that weighs a hefty 240 pounds. While this until isn't portable, it does include wheels on its base to make it easier for you to move and position in just the right place on your back deck or patio.
The porcelain enamel finish is a sleek look that will impress your dinner guests. It also makes cleanup easy, which is nice since the grill doesn't have a self-cleaning feature. The Weber Genesis comes in a variety of colors, including black, copper and green, so you are sure to find one that reflects your personal decorating taste.
Weber includes a standard two-year warranty for both the burners and the parts. While this isn't the longest warranty offered in the infrared grill industry, it is long enough to detect any manufacturing flaws. Most Weber infrared BBQ grills last many years past the warranty.
User guides and a FAQs section are available on the Weber website, in case you run into a question you need answered. If it isn't covered there, you can connect with Weber support personnel via email or telephone. The website and Weber's social media sites have additional support and grilling hints and recipes, so you can make good use of your BBQ grill.
For the best infrared grill there is, the Weber Genesis is the clear choice. While it does lack a rotisserie burner and a self-cleaning function, it includes some of the best grill features, such as tool hooks, a smoker box, temperature and fuel gauges, and individual burner ignitions. The sear burner will ensure your steaks are juicy and flavorful, and you can cook side dishes on the extra burners while you cook piles of meat on the large cooking surface.