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Simply the best!,
This review is from: Weber 3780001 Genesis S-320 Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Lawn & Patio)
This is my first Weber grill and it has met every one of my expectations. I purchased my grill from homeverything.com, which I also highly recommend. No tax and free shipping also help
The grill was drop shipped and arrived in perfect condition. The driver waited patiently until I unpacked everything and inspected each piece.
I am a pretty handy guy and the grill took me about 1 hour to put together but the instructions are very easy to follow. There are quite a few parts, so take the time to lay them out carefully and be careful not to scrape any of the stainless steel pieces.
The packing is incredible. Everything is ensconced in cardboard and every stainless surface has a layer of plastic covering on it.
After assembling everything, light the grill and let it heat up for at least 1 hour. Let is get to at least 600 degrees. There is a lot of grease and other oils that you should burn off before you start cooking. A pretty nasty smell will also result as part of this process. Don't let the grill get to hot because you don't want to discolor the stainless on the outside. Periodically open the hood and let a little heat and smoke out from time to time.
Once you are ready to go, let the grill heat up to about 400 degrees. Read the Weber guide about direct and indirect grilling. The grill works absolutely unbelievable. The grill heats evenly and quickly and there are NO hot spots or cold spots on the grill. The grease drains beautifully into a small disposable catch basin. I heard a few knocks on the grease catch but I found it to be very easy to change the pan and that the process works great.
As far as the different models out there, be very careful. There are a few flavors out there that don't offer a stainless grates. Most of theses are found at the big warehouse stores. If you are purchasing a model that starts with an S, you are ok. If you are purchasing a model that begins with an E, watch out. Most of the guts are porcelain and cast iron and not stainless steel. The EP series (P=Premium) adds the following
* Stainless steel rod cooking grates
* Stainless steel Flavorizer bars
* Premium colors include copper along with black, dark blue and green
As for maintenance, buy a good cover. Weber makes the 7553 cover for the 320 series. It is a great cover but the vents in the cover does let some water in. that can collect on the stainless side trays. If I had more time, I might have looked for another cover. People have the misconception that stainless means it cannot be damaged. That is not true. Stainless steel scratches very easy, so use a cleaner made for stainless steel. Certain types of Stainless steel will also develop rust. So cover the grill and take care of your investment.
The bottom line here is that this grill is superb. Take care of it and it will last you 15-20 years. That is if you live that long with all the barbeque food you will want to eat.
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Initial post: Apr 26, 2010 6:12:19 PM PDT
homeeverything.com has this grill on sale for <$760 with no tax, free shipping through 4/28/2010. WOW! Great review and tip on the site.
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