The Bottom Line
Quite possibly the best mass market grill on the market. The Summit Platinum D6 is the largest gas grill of the Weber line. Weber is known for quality products and excellent support. This is a great grill for a person who has $2,200 and doesn't want to worry.
The high-quality stainless steel construction lets this grill compete with much more expensive grills, but the relatively low BTUs for its size keeps it from being perfect.
- Heavy stainless steel construction, all welded
- Even and precise heating
- Strong warranty and support including a 24/7 phone line
- Full featured with rotisserie system and side burner
- Low overall BTU rating for the size
- Side burner on side table and not the cabinet
- Six 9,600 BTU stainless steel burners
- 648 square inches of primary cooking space for a total grilling area of 902 square inches
- 57,600 total BTU output from the main burners
- 12,000 BTU side burner
- 9,600 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner with full kit
- 8,000 BTU dedicated smoker burner with smoker box
- Individual electronic ignition
- 3/8 inch diameter stainless steel cooking grates
- Stainless steel barrier
- Sold as propane or natural gas - not convertible
- Made in the United States by the Weber-Stephen Products Company
Guide Review - Weber Summit Platinum D6 Gas Grill Review
The Summit Platinum D6 is the biggest of the Weber gas grills. With about 650 square inches of primary grilling space you have plenty of room for even the largest of parties. The six burner design gives you a wide range of versatility, but the limited BTUs mean you need to put all six burners on high to get a good sear.
However, the excellent heating and very even output of the stainless steel burners make this a great unit to grill on. You also get the versatility of an independent rotisserie burner with full rotisserie set, an 8,000 BTU smoker burner with smoker box, and a good quality side burner mounted on the side table.
This is an excellent grill and if you've got more than $2,000 to spend it's a great investment. The stainless steel construction is welded and not bolted like many lesser grills. You also get a great warranty from Weber who has one of the best reputations for support. The superior design limits wear on the internal components and quality of those components means they should last for many, many years. It's really hard to say that a Weber isn't a good investment.
I would like to see more output from the main burners on this unit. The six burners are only 9,600 BTUs each so the overall heat output is a little limited. You'll need to preheat with all six burners if you expect to get a heavy sear on a steak. However, this grill will cook great and only the most finicky will find fault with it.