The Bottom Line
The basic 3-burner Spirit Gas Grill from Weber runs around $600USD and offers little more than a cookout, but is it worth it. The Spirit line gas grills are made in China by Weber, use inferior stainless steel, and are very basic. So why is this better than the same sized and featured grill at most any store for half the price? Good question. I would argue that this grill is better built than those and that Weber's warranty and support are much better.
Aside from this, it really is a very close call.
- Well built
- Lower grades of stainless steel throughout
- Very basic grill for the price
- Three 10,667 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 424 square inches of primary cooking area with 529 square inches of total cooking area
- 32,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- Stainless steel rod cooking grates
- Electric (AA-Battery) crossover ignition
- Porcelain enameled steel, stainless steel (400 series) and cast aluminum construction
- Fully enclosed cabinet
- Hood mounted thermometer and propane tank gauge
- Built in China
Guide Review - Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill
For nearly 30 years, Weber has made some of the best and best-respected gas grills in their price ranges. Carving out the space between the hardware store bargain grills and the high-end appliance store units, Weber has been comfortable in its space. A few years ago, Weber reintroduced their Spirit line of grills to widen their market share.
For 2013, the Spirit grills were redesigned to bring them into line with Weber's accessories and Genesis grills.
The Spirit E-310 is the heart of this line. Larger and more versatile than the 2-burner versions and without the unnecessary stainless steel body parts of the S-series or the potentially unneeded side burner of the E-320, this is the basic grill that Spirit represents.
This 3-burner unit has enough cooking space to accommodate most families, porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates that are heavy enough to create grill marks, and a basic set of Weber extras like a tank gauge to help you not run out of gas.
The big question about this gas grill is whether or not it is worth the price. At around $600USD, there are a number of grills that are cheaper. Like those grills, this one is made in China and uses lower grade stainless steel for its burners and other components. I have to answer that I do believe it to be worth the investment provided that it is taken care of and used. When I look through my database of grills, this one does, in fact, stand out as a good grill.