Weber Spirit E-310 Review

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Weber Spirit E-310 Review
Bottom Line

If you're looking to invest in a gas grill that will last for years, consider the Weber Spirit E-310. Owners say it's a durable, easy-to-use workhorse that will go the distance. It's not the least expensive grill you can buy, but reviewers say that it is worth every penny.

Pros
  • Durable, solid build
  • Grills evenly
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Heats quickly
  • Long warranty
Cons
  • Not many features

Breaking it down

Performance

Reliable and consistent. Professional reviewers and home grillers agree: The three-burner Weber Spirit E-310 delivers excellent results. Owners say it heats up quickly and grills evenly at both high and low temperatures. At ConsumerReports.org, it earns a rating of Very Good for even heating, preheating, and indirect cooking; Good for temperature range. In cooking tests at Reviewed.com, it was a top performer, grilling burgers nearly as well as their top choice, a Canadian brand that costs almost twice as much. The E-310 has a total cooking area of 529 square inches; 424 inches primary and 105 inches for the warming rack. It does not include a sear burner or side burner, but it does have two side tables. The step up Weber Spirit E-330 (Est. $600 [B016M5A2SQ] has a sear station and side burner. And, if you have a smaller family or space, the two burner Weber Spirit E-210 (Est. $400 [B0098HR0PY] can be expected to perform similarly to the E-310 and also gets raves from experts and owners.

Ease of use

A cinch to use and to clean. Reviewers are nearly unanimous about the simplicity of the Weber Genesis E-310, saying the starter works consistently, the knobs are nicely positioned, and cleanup is simple and quick. ConsumerReports.org agrees, awarding it an Excellent rating in that category. It's also very easy to light, say owners, just adjust the knobs and push a button. Others note that the casters operate smoothly, and the gas-level indicator is accurate and very readable. This particular model uses a propane gas tank, which has to be refilled when empty, but there are versions available that can be hooked to a natural gas line, eliminating the expense and effort of replacing the tank long term, but adding to the initial cost, especially if you need to hire a licensed plumber to make the connection.

Durability/safety

A lifetime purchase. Like other gas grills, the Weber Genesis E-310 must be used with caution and in accordance with the instruction manual, but there are no particular safety issues worth noting beyond those that you would follow with any gas grill. The E-310 is built to last, with solid construction and a sturdy feel. Maintenance involves cleaning the insect/spider screen annually and checking that the flame pattern stays consistent. If you ever need to replace parts, they are widely available at most hardware stores. The grill's warranty runs from two years for some components up to 10 years for the aluminum castings and porcelain-enameled steel shroud. We read several very positive comments about Weber's customer service.

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Our Sources

1. Reviewed.com

Best Gas Grills, James Aitchison and Keith Barry, April 19, 2017

The Weber Spirit E-310 makes this roundup of the best gas grills "right now." James Aitchison and Keith Barry note that this is grill is a bit pricey for its basic features, but that it's also, " money is well spent." They laud the Weber's high-quality construction and durability. It's also a top performer in cooking tests.

2. ConsumerReports.org

Weber Spirit E-310 46510001 gas grill, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

Editors at ConsumerReports.org conduct a comparative test of nearly 160 gas grills according to preheat performance, cooking performance and convenience. High-temperature, low-temperature and indirect cooking are considered. The Weber Spirit E-310 is one of the models included in the midsize category (18 to 28 burgers).

3. AmazingRibs.com

Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill, Max Good, Not Dated

Max Good gives the Weber Spirit E-310, indeed, the entire Spirit line, a thorough overview. He gives this Weber a Best Value Gold Award. Elsewhere on this site, the Weber Spirit E-310 is included on the list of the 2017 Top 10 Best Value Gas Grills. This is the fifth year it's made the list.

4. Amazon.com

Weber 46510001 Spirit E310 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Black, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2017

Nearly 1,555 owners post reviews of the Weber Spirit E-310 to Amazon.com, giving it an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. However, that feedback includes the two burner Spirit E-210 as well. Most say it is solidly built, heats up quickly and grills evenly. There are very few complaints, with just a couple of users saying they struggled with the assembly.

5. HomeDepot.com

Weber Spirit E-310 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill, Contributors to HomeDepot.com, As of April 2017

More than 315 owners post reviews of the Weber Spirt E-310 at HomeDepot.com, giving it an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5, with 92 percent saying they recommend the product. Most praise its build quality and say it's the best grill they've ever owned. A few struggled with assembly or are disappointed in the features for the price.

6. Lowes.com

Weber Spirit E-310 Black Porcelain Enamel 3-Burner (32,000-BTU) Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Contributors to Lowes.com, As of April 2017

The Weber Spirt E-310 gets more than 175 reviews here, with an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Nearly all say it's a high-quality, durable product; there are almost no complaints, although a handful of owners consider the price too high.