Consumer Reports Gives Weber Genesis Grill Top Marks

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Genesis_e320_210x150 Consumer Reports
rated the Weber Genesis E320 grill #1 among the medium-sized gas grills they tested (June 2010). They gave this model the highest marks for evenness of cooking, low-temperature grilling, convenience and features.

I thought you’d like to know more about the features of this top-rated grill:

1.  Three stainless steel burners with electronic Crossover™ ignition, which gives you the ability to grill using direct or indirect heat.

2.  Primary cooking area of 507 square inches (plenty of room for 16 to 30 burgers, according to Consumer Reports).

3.  Flush-mounted side burner with 12,000 BTU-per-hour output. Perfect for multi-tasking – you can heat up a pot of pork-and-beans on the side burner while you’re grilling your meat.

4.  Warming rack (130 sq. in), so you can expand your total grilling space (I love this feature, especially when I’m cranking out burgers for a large number of people).

5.  Total cooking area of 637 square inches. That’s generous for a medium-sized grill.42,000 BTU-per-hour input. BTU, or British Thermal Units, indicates how much gas a grill can burn and the heat that it could generate. [According to Consumer Reports, more BTU/hour doesn’t guarantee better searing or quicker warm-up. Smaller cooking areas generally need fewer BTU.]

6.  Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates, excellent for holding heat and creating sear marks.

7.  Porcelain-enameled lid with matching painted doors.

8.  An enclosed cart with painted steel doors that hides your LP tank.
Flavorizer Bars Genesis_E320_diff_1

9.  Thermometer mounted on the center of the lid. 

Weber gas grills come with Flavorizer® bars (pictured at right), angled to exactly the right pitch to direct juices down and away from the burners and create flavorful smoke without flare-ups.

Grill Dimensions (with lid open):

Height: 64.5 inches
Width R-L: 60 inches
Depth: 30 inches

Stop by one of Rich’s five Puget Sound showrooms – in Silverdale, Tacoma, Southcenter, Bellevue, or Lynnwood – to
see our full line of Weber grills.  Be sure to ask to see the Weber Summit 420 and 670, two other models that are “hot” items this season.

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