Weber is one of the biggest names in the grill industry. When the Weber Spirit E310 LP gas grill joined the line-up, it received rave reviews. In fact, it is one of the company’s top sellers.
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- Three stainless steel burners
- 424 -square inch of cooking area
- 105 -square inch for warming
- Electronic Crossover ignition system
As part of its commitment to quality and innovation, the company gave the Weber Spirit E-310 LP a makeover. This model features dials in the front of the grill for convenience.
The Weber Spirit E310 LP is an entry-level natural gas grill that offers reliable performance. Less than 10 percent of users report serious problems or the need for repair or replacement parts. Compared to similar models, it tested well in the areas of preheating, cooking performance, temperature range, and sturdiness.
Delivery and Packaging
The Weber Spirit E310 arrives to the shipping address packed in one large box with a picture of the assembled unit attached to the carton. Pieces of cardboard separate the tightly packed contents and plastic sheets protect the components. The box weighs 130 pounds and holds 38 pieces, including hardware. It is also available pre-assembled.
A step-by-step instruction manual guides users through the assembly process. Some reviewers noted that the number of parts required for assembly seemed intimidating at first glance. However, straightforward instructions and labeled parts made the one-hour assembly task easy.
Components include a cooking grate, hood, warming rack, disposable drip pan, and a hose to connect to a liquid propane (LP) gas tank. On average, buyers received the Weber Spirit E-310 natural gas grill within two days. A few customers noted that while they thought a part was missing, they later found it inside or taped to pieces of cardboard. In addition, some buyers received bent items, but immediately received replacements after contacting customer service.
Construction and Appearance
As expected with a Weber grill, the stainless steel Spirit E310 model has a sturdy build. It features a black porcelain-enamel hood with a center-mount thermometer and coordinating storage door. The storage compartment provides space for the LP gas tank and grilling accessories.
Smooth hinges open the lid, revealing porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates, and a generous grilling and warming area. The patented Flavorizer Bars also have a porcelain-enamel coating. With three stainless steel burners, the Spirit E-310 natural gas grills food quickly and evenly. An electronic crossover ignition switch starts the burners.
Foldable steel tables on each side allow space for prepping and transferring food. Four swivel casters move with ease. The front casters have a mechanism to lock the best grill in place.
Facts and Figures
Customers shopping for a gas grill will come across the term British Thermal Units (BTUs). In grilling, BTUs determine the maximum heat output a grill generates in the main cooking area. This number is not to be confused with how well a grill performs. Instead, consumers should use it as a guide when comparing grills. Naturally, the greater the BTUs the faster a grill will reach high temperatures. Experts recommend a rating of 80 to 100 BTUs per square inch in the main cooking area.
The Weber Spirit E310 has three stainless steel burners that deliver 10,667 BTUs each for a maximum output of 32,000 BTUs. The grill features a 424 square inch grilling area with an additional 105 square inch warming space. If we calculate the BTUs for the main cooking area, it only comes out to a little over 75 BTUs per inch. As mentioned earlier, BTUs do not equal performance. In fact, tests show that BTUs do not guarantee that a grill will preheat faster or cook better. Keep reading to find out about the Weber E-310’s performance.
Once assembled, the Spirit E-310 stands at 63” high, 52” wide, and 32” deep with the lid opened. Closing the lid lets it rest at 45.5″ tall and span 52″ wide and 24″ deep.
The grill comes with a five-year, no rust or discoloration warranty on cook box, lid, burners, grate, and plastic components.
The Weber E-310 boasts a budget-friendly price and comes loaded with features that outdoor chefs appreciate. With one push of the electric igniter system, the burners turn on immediately to start heating the grill.
Perhaps one of the most favorable features of this model is the Flavorizer bar system, which when angled correctly, catches the drippings to add flavor to the food. To prevent flare-ups, the drippings that don’t evaporate find their way to a grease management system.
Since the hood has a porcelain-enamel coating, it does not hold onto fingerprints like stainless steel covers. The built-in lid thermometer allows users to monitor the temperature without repeated food checks.
This model comes with six hooks to keep cooking utensils organized, as well as a grease-tray for easy cleanup. Folding side tables and rolling casters make it easy to store the grill in a shed or garage when not in use. A storage compartment keeps the propane tank and other accessories safe and out of view.
In tests for evenness, preheating, and temperature output, the Weber Spirit E-310 Natural Gas Grill had a good performance. The grill reached maximum temperatures in about 10 minutes. Home reviewers and season professionals agree that the Weber Spirit E310 performs well. Owners attest to the grill’s ability to reach high temperatures and cook food evenly and low and high temperatures. In professional tests, it earned high scores for preheating, even heating, and indirect cooking. Also, owners who have had the Weber Spirit E-310 for years praise its performance and durability.
- Durable and efficient
- Puts out 32,000 BTUs
- Provides ample cooking space to cook meat and vegetables simultaneously
- Does not convert to natural gas (although a NG model is available)
- AA battery needed for electronic crossover switch not included
This grill earns top marks for durability, design, performance, and value. It doesn’t deliver steakhouse quality, but it gets the job done, leaving foods tender and juicy with short cooking times. The heat retaining, porcelain-coated grate cooks foods evenly in either direct or indirect heat. Plus, the Flavorizer Bars enhance the food’s flavor, making the Weber E-310 an excellent choice for searing meat and grilling veggies. Overall, the Weber Spirit E-310 is a solid, dependable grill for aspiring grillmasters.