On the first two designs of the Genesis the barbecue had side shelves as well as either one or two flip up shelves which gave lots of prep space on the barbecue, on the third redesign Weber went to stainless side shelves which greatly reduced the prep area. Obviously there were a few complaints about that lack on prep space especially on models with a side burner
The 310 series is the entry level of the Genesis series, but that doesn’t mean that you are getting a lesser barbecue. The Genesis E-310, has the same engineering as the Genesis 320 and 330 series but without the added features like the side burner or sear burner.
This makes the Weber Genesis E 310 series a very cost effective alternative whether you are an experienced griller or just getting started.
The Weber Genesis E-310 gas grill has a very distinctive styling with a porcelain shroud accentuated by the painted end caps, the enameled doors add to the look of the barbecue and will enhance any deck.
Maintenance Hint from the Barbecue Guy: Replacing the battery every six months or so will ensure that this ignition lasts for a long time. If the battery leaks it will short out creating unnecessary repairs.
The Weber GenesisE-310is the entry level model of the Genesis Line, this grill comes complete with Porcelain Enameled Cast Iron Grills, this assures you of getting those wonderful sear marks just like in the best restaurants. Porcelain enameled Flavorizer Bars allows the grease to create the smoke but run off quickly avoiding many flareups. This model also has a porcelain enameled shroud (lid) and doors making this a very attractive barbecue to have on your deck.
I have always loved the look of the porcelain enameled lid, this has always indicated that you owned a Weber and were the envy of the neighborhood. I still think that it gives a look of distinction and style.