The Bottom Line
This is one of the biggest and best of the Weber Summit line of gas grills. You get all the features including a side burner, dedicated smoker burner and full rotisserie system with a rear mounted infrared burner. This unit was been completely redesigned in 2007, but how the grill works hasn't been touched, so this big six burner gas grill is as good as ever, but in a more attractive package.
The construction is great and the support fantastic. If you need a big grill with lots of feature this is a great choice.
- Even, high heat from 6 stainless steel burners
- Quality construction
- Strong Warranty and support from Weber
- Attractive Design
- Brushed stainless steel finish won't show marks as easily
- Handle light is more gimmick than useful
- Limited workspace
- Back tends to leak water when it rains
- Six 10,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 693 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 838 square inches
- 60,000 BTU output from the main burners
- 12,000 BTU side burner under a flush mounted cover
- 8,000 BTU dedicated smoker burner with a stainless steel smoker box
- 10,600 BTU rear mounted infrared rotisserie burner with full kit included
- Double layer stainless steel hood with built-in thermometer
- Stainless steel rod cooking grates and "flavorizer" bars
- On knob piezoelectric igniters for individual burner ignition
- Sold as propane or natural gas - not convertible
- 304 stainless steel, cast aluminum and steel frame construction
Guide Review - Weber Summit S-650
This model has been discontinued. It is replaced by the Weber Summit S-670.
The Summit S-650 is the biggest of the Weber gas grills.
With about 690 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 tubular burners make this a great unit to grill on. You also get the versatility of an independent 10,600 infrared rotisserie burner, an 8,000 BTU smoker burner with a smoker box, and a good quality 12,000 BTU side burner mounted on the side table.
This is an excellent grill and if you've got around $2,500 (find it on sale around $1,850) 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.
This grill features Weber's tuck-away rotisserie kit that mounts the motor on a drop down platform on the side table and gives you space to store the rod and forks in the cabinet.