Weber Genesis II– Still the Best
The Weber Genesis II series (introduced in 2017) stands for Weber’s update as well as a substitute for the trusty old Genesis variety. The Genesis II array brings brand-new modern technology and also expanded grill sizes to the table.
I presume the burning question is whether these new grills, priced essentially the same as the old ones. Take the collection forward or whether they regress a little. As it turns out, that’s an inquiry with no well-defined solutions. As there are enhancements in some locations and also question marks in others.
Without entering into too much common history regarding the brand-new series. Let’s instead look specifically at what the new grills provide, and then dig down into some particular versions.
Weber Genesis II — First Look
Up leading the Genesis II grills reduced a close copy of their precursors. The burner handles, the nice big deal with on the cover, lid-mounted thermostat, side tables, all there and all extremely comparable. The six device hooks on the side tables are excellent for hanging all your devices.
Genesis II most definitely has a much more smooth and rounded appearance than the old designs.
Looking in the direction of the bottom though, the enclosed cabinet requirement on the old Genesis grills is gone. As well as you now have an open style. The closed cabinet has actually currently been relocated solely to the Genesis LX series, a high-end series of grills that feature a lot even more bells and whistles.
This is one of the steps down that Weber has taken, in my point of view.
In this space, fairly conveniently placed right in the center, is the grease tray, making for easy cleaning at the very least. This simpler oil management is an and also, so you win some you shed some.
And afterward an additional positive: the old version had 4 small wheels/castors near the bottom. 2 of these have actually currently been changed with huge wheels, making the grill much easier to move, especially over rough surface areas.
Everything looks strong, with steel construction all the way around.
Under the Hood
Raising the hood, you get the by now familiar Weber porcelain enamel cast-iron grates that offer you those beautiful thick sear marks on your food. There’s also a stainless-steel heating shelf, including extra cooking space.
You have your Flavorizer bars, catching some of the greases drips. As well as turning it right into scrumptious smoke to really offer your food that barbecue preference.
Digging deeper, gone are the old tube heaters, replaced by tapered form stainless steel heaters with warmth deflectors. That must give even heat across the whole cooking room. The brand-new heaters look excellent, offering a tidy and also top quality feel to the bowels of the grill.
The brand-new infinity igniters that feature a ten years service warranty guarantees to look after those brightening hassles nearly for good. Time will inform, but they sure work well.
Finally, there’s the semi-protected unit for your propane tank, full of gas level indication.
What is GS4?
You’ll hear a great deal of discussing GS4 whenever these grills are mentioned. This is just a collective term for the new cooking system Weber has actually carried out here, and also describes the 4 central elements:
- Infinity ignition system
- New tapered shape heaters
- Flavorizer bars
- Boosted grease management system
iGrill is Weber’s Bluetooth thermometer system, total with the phone app so you can check what’s occurring on your grill without also existing. The tool requires to be acquired separately, yet the Genesis II grills are already equipped to obtain the temperature level probes.
Okay, those are the essentials suitable to every grill in the series. Currently, it allows examining the top designs thoroughly.