The Bottom Line
Built to be basic, this model of Weber's Spirit grills is large enough for most people, comes with a side burner, and has most all the extras one expects from Weber. The heat output is low, but the porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates hold enough heat to give good grill marks. In all honesty, there is nothing more to say about this grill other than it is a good, but basic grill.
- Well built
- Full feature grill
- Lower grades of stainless steel throughout
- Comparatively expensive
- 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
- 12,000 BTU standard side burner under a flush mounted cover
- Porcelain-coated cast iron 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
- Sold as either propane or natural gas - not convertible
- Built in China
Guide Review - Weber Spirit E-320 Gas Grill
First of all this is the same as the Weber Spirit E-310 but with a 12,000 BTU side burner added on. If there is no need for a side burner, then it would be best to save the money and get that grill instead of this one.
The Spirit E-320 is a basic grill with 424 square inches of primary grilling space and a 12,000 BTU side burner. The three burner design gives plenty of versatility and indirect grilling space and the side burner is a useful extra if used.
The 3 burners generate 32,000 BTUs of heat under 424 square inches of porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates.
This is not a powerful grill and the preheat times are long. However, the grates hold a lot of heat and allow for good heat transfer. This grill will do a good job of grilling a steak or burgers. The temperature range is wide, so low-temperature cooking is very good. The 3-burner design gives enough space to indirectly cook a chicken or two of a large roast.
The construction is good. Weber abandoned higher quality stainless steel in favor of price control, so this doesn't have the durability of Weber's of the past, but it is still a well-made grill. The majority of the body is enameled steel, something Weber is very good at. This grill is the same price as the stainless clad Spirit S-310, but with the addition of the side burner. I would recommend this model over the S-310.