Reviewers say the Weber Genesis E-320 is one of the best all-around gas grills in its size and price range, and experts say this grill will last for years. Weber made some design changes to its entire line of Genesis grills in 2011, moving the control knobs to the front of the grill and mounting the burners perpendicular to the grill's front, rather than parallel to it. Reviewers say the grill cooks as well as ever but is easier to use. The Genesis E-320 has a fully enclosed cart and is constructed of cast aluminum, enameled steel and stainless steel. Individually controlled electronic ignition lets you turn on one main burner at a time, and there's also a side burner. For about $30 more, you can add a sear burner with the Weber Genesis E-330 (*Est. $800). If you don't want to spend so much, the Weber Spirit E-310 (*Est. $500) has a smaller cooking area, no side burner, and stainless-steel cooking rods instead of enamel-coated cast iron; but it shares the same excellent Weber customer service.
ConsumerReports.org, About.com, and ConsumerGuide.com provide the best product testing and in-depth coverage of the Weber Genesis E-320 gas grill, although ConsumerGuide.com's review is a little out of date. Less-detailed reviews appear in Gas-Grill-Review.com and GrillSavvy.com. Rounding out our sources are owner comments at Amazon.com, which help to reveal how the Weber Genesis E-320 performs in the long run.
ConsumerReports.org conducts ongoing tests of gas grills; the latest ratings chart ranks over 100 gas grills and offers brief write-ups. This Weber Genesis gas grill is one of the grills tested alongside others.
Review: Gas Grills, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, April 2012
Derrick Riches, the guide to barbecues and grilling for About.com, ranks gas grills based on an evaluation of parts, construction and manufacturer reputation. Riches puts the Weber E-320 at the top of the list, summing up his assessments as follows: "For the price there really isn't a better grill on the market." (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Weber Genesis E-320 Gas Grill, Derrick Riches
ConsumerGuide.com reviews 20 grills and bestows Best Buy or Budget Buy awards on eight of them. The Weber Genesis E-320 gas grill is named a best buy, but the methodology behind the evaluation is unclear. This review is of the old version of the E-320, before the Genesis line's 2011 design update.
Review: Gas Grill, Editors of ConsumerGuide.com, July 18, 2007
More than 50 Amazon.com customers post reviews of the Weber Genesis E-320 liquid propane gas grill, giving it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. "Flat out awesome grill," writes one happy reviewer, who's very happy with the new burner design and the extra surface area it provides. The same reviewer also like the Weber grill guide that came with the Genesis E-320.
Review: Weber 6521001 Genesis E-320 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black, Contributors to Amazon.com