I have been servicing Weber Grills for 20 years, I have seen every redesign that has been made, I haven’t necessarily agreed with all the changes but what the heck Weber never asked my opinion anyways. But throughout all the changes and most were to keep their barbecue at a very competitive price point, I think they have maintained a certain level of craftsmanship that has kept them above their competition.
I really like the sear burner on the Weber Genesis E330 gas grill, I think if you try it you will use it alot, it doesnt get quite as hot as the infrared burners found on a lot of barbecues but the fact that this sear burner takes up no space when not in use is a huge benefit.
Its too bad that they couldn’t add a rotisserie burner to this unit but that would require another redesign but who knows what the future may hold.
I don’t have many customers who would not buy another Weber Gas Grill and that in itself is a great recommendation, most buy another Weber Grill when the time comes, some will try a higher priced brand only to realize that they aren’t as happy as they were with their Weber.
Now to be honest the new Weber Grills are not going to last as long as the original Genesis but when you consider that the first generation was more expensive than today’s models you can understand why. What I will say is that their construction is extremely good, their warranty is beyond compare and after market parts are easy to find. There is a reason that I service more Webers than any other brand, my customers love their grills and don’t want to get rid of them.
I hope that you find this info helpful and should you decide to purchase your new grill from my site I do make a small commission from Amazon, a guys gotta pay the bills. At the least visit the links above to see the reviews from other Weber owners.
In case you are interested I own a Weber Genesis grill and a Weber Summit Grill and love both of them!!!!