- Genesis II E-415 LPG
It's an outdoor oven. Severely underpowered for a grill - BBQ. Forget grilling steaks..
If you enjoy grilling meat then look at an alternative option.
After having a good run with a cheaper 6 burner gas BBQ and our trusty Weber baby Q I thought we would treat ourselves with one of Weber's premium Genesis II models which I now deeply regret.
The Genesis II 4 burner is flawed by design is severely under powered for grilling even with the lid down.
Our old cheap 6 burner could disintegrate a couple of steaks being placed over one of the burners with all other burners off if you wanted to. The Genesis II needs all 4 burners turned...to maximum, the lid down (which I am ok with), 10-15 minute arm up time and barely a grill mark. Heat is also not even. I cannot claim the BBQ is faulty as the burners are lighting up etc.. After scanning the internet for reviews it seems that others have had the same experience.
Purchased in April 2020.
overpriced nothing special
fat fires all the time. I was told to buy a plastic scraper to clean the side walls.
I went to bunnings and bought a $30.00 plate to stop fat flare up.
fat drips down the bbq and stains the deck.
uneven heat in the BBQ plate.
next time I will get a cheap one
Purchased for $1,600.00.
Great barbecue but no so impressed with after sales service.
We were very happy to have our second genesis, bought 10 months ago but seldom used last summer due to the smoke from the bush fires which kept us inside a lot. When we couldn’t light it a week ago I rang Weber who offered to send us an igniter, and when I said we could fix it ourselves said someone will contact us in 7 to 10 days. If this is after sales service for warranty fix, not impressed at all. Our last one we had for 12 years.
Purchased in November 2019.
Oh Man, what a BBQ!!!
This replaced my old Volc-rock unit. Wow, im impressed with the cooking of the meat in all corners of the grill area (not just over the burners). I've cooked lamb chops, and 2 roasts, one pork with perfect crackling, and a leg of lamb. Cant review highly enough of this BBQ. Pat on the back Weber!!
Purchased in August 2020 at Rawsons Elite Appliances.
This I can't live without
Purchased a run out genesis11 smoke grey coloured unit haven't received yet,
But went over the display model at the agent BeBeQ and they are really well made as always. I have had a few webber and this one is natural gas..
It's hard to find off the rack natural gas,which is a strange annomally considering we are all being pushed by government to go natural gas?
And most new houses offer natural gas. Update webber came on time to deliver as advised the technician /assembler was no fuss neat knew his product ,worth the wait now for the fun & every cent thanks Webber
Purchased in May 2020.
Never thought l'd buy a Weber BBQ at this price range as other BBQ's seem to look more fancy and have other bells and whistles. Well at the end of the day, its all in the cooking. (Not the looking!)
This BBQ cooks everything brilliantly. From steaks, beer can chickens and anything on the rotisserie the flavours and outcome is delicious.
Its so well build and the quality is what you pay for. Worth every cent. I was actually going to spend more on a full kitchen setup in other brands. Im so glad l didnt. So happy with this Weber Genesis LX440 Premium BBQ.
Purchased in November 2018 for $2,550.00.
Good product but for the price?
Recently purchased a Weber Genesis 2 BBQ. Great BBQ, but with some faults.
The weight gauge to check how much gas is left in the bottle will not work with galvanised bottles. As galvanised bottles are heavier than the much cheaper BBQ bottles like Swap and Go. Unfortunately, there is no way to adjust the weight scales for the different types of gas bottles out there. The idea of a weight scale is only and average. No gas bottle is the same weight dry. (No gas in it). If weber wanted to lead the way and adjustment on the scales would be an idea...
Purchased in December 2019 for $2,000.00.
Very disappointed with my New Weber BBQ
I Purchased the Weber only 3 months ago, I found the cooking slow and not suitable for cooking seared steaks or anything that needs high heat, The lid must be shut to cook most food.
Cleaning is a nightmare basically no matter what you do it is always looking unclean in the hood,cooking area and under the grills.
I don't know how the BBQ handles in the weather as mine is always under cover
I have had a Beafeater BBQ for more than 20 years, the Beafeater is far superior BBQ in comparison,The sales person explained that the Weber is far much better than the beafeater easy to clean and cooking is far much better, I feel I was mislead.
already I wont to dump this BBQ, I regret not buying another beafeater BBQ
Purchased in November 2019 for $2,500.00.
- Genesis II E-310 LPG
We had high expectations of this BBQ because of the price tag. Our first cook of traditional snags, onions and potatoes wasn’t a raging success, we struggled with the concept of cooking with the lid down. However, after several cooks we have not only mastered snags and onions, but we can cook at pizza in 7 minutes flat. But to be honest, it’s roast meats and spuds that really blows our hair back. The best roast pork crackling we have EVER had, and I’ll never buy another pre cooked BBQ chicken again!
We are so impressed that we are considering a second mortgage to get one for our holiday house!
Purchased in November 2017 at Austrek for $1,299.00.
So happy with our BBQ
We purchased our BBQ from BBQ galore. After looking at the smaller Q range we decided to go bigger. We use it 3 to 4 times per week for roasts and the usual BBQ delights. I’m most impressed on how the roasts turn out, succulent and tender every time.
Purchased in December 2018 at Barbeques Galore for $1,299.00.
First, despite my reservations, this bbq was reasonably easy to put together. I did in 2 stages but in total I reckon it was 3hrs. Assembly manual is very good...some diagrams not perfect but overall easy to follow. I generally struggle at some point with putting stuff together via manuals but this was a good experience. It all works and looks good.
I looked at many bbqs but kept coming back to the Weber. It’s build quality and warranty are one of the best if not the best in the business and you can see it in the finished product. And by all...accounts from reviews and dealers there back up service is outstanding. They stand by their product it seems. If you follow the instructions and cook with it as intended....heating it up....cooking with lid down etc the meat comes out like a treat. I’ve had one cook with it. Pork chops ,sausages and chicken kebabs. It’s gonna take some getting used to getting times and temps right as I slightly over cooked the sausages but the pork steaks were sublime. This thing gets hot. There’s heaps of material on the web for Weber cooking so I might get watching to perfect things. Overall I’m very happy at this stage with this bbq. Purchased from homes fires the fan man at minto. They seemed a little biased towards Weber but they were Very helpful and knowledgeable and had a great range of Weber stuff as you would expect from a specialist dealer. Not much discounting in Weber so paid the going rate as I did interest free finance but that’s one of the reasons I went there as many Weber specialty shops didn’t.
Excellent unit with solid construction. Very good even and consistent heat. Its a bit heavy on the gas when using it for a roast but the outcome of the food is well worth it. You have to change your cooking style as it works best with the lid closed but easy to get used to. I received a free iGrill3 as part of a promotion, at first I thought this was a bit of a gimmick but after numerous perfectly cooked pork and chicken roasts, I would highly recommend the iGrill3 as an accessory to this BBQ. Everything comes apart for easy cleaning and the grease drip tray beats the sand tray found in other BBQ's hands down. It is expensive but probably the last BBQ you will buy.
- Genesis II LX E440
A bbq that does what it says on the tin for a long time.
This is my 3rd Weber BBQ. I still own my first - a Webber kettle, it doesn’t get much use these days as the gas model is so good, it still works great when I fire it up though. My second is a Weber Spirit classic E-310, 9 years old and still going so well I gave it to son when he moved into his own place recently.
I bought the Genesis II LX to go with a new deck, it was bought and installed at the very start of our cold winter here in Canberra and did not get used until spring finally arrived. I have now cooked a pok roast, a pork fillet ...and some lamb chops plus the veggies for each meal. As I have always done with my Weber’s I followed the instructions to the letter and each time achieved perfect results. The crackling on the roast was to die for. I just love it. As the weather warms up it will be in constant use as we will live from the deck. I look forward to trying all its many abilities. Whenever I talk to folk about the Weber bbqs and get complaints, it most often comes down to not understanding and following the instructions. When followed the bbq just works. They are indeed expensive although I’ve noticed the price of quality non Weber bbq are rising to be similar. You often get what you pay for and I find this is the case with Weber’s. They need no extraordinary maintenance but all the parts last for years. When I gave my son the Spirit e-310 I gave it a thorough clean and replaced the grill bars and the flavour bars. If I had kept it I would not have replaced either as they were still good to use, I wanted to make it appear new for my son so I replaced the older looking parts. My old box-store (Bunnings) off the floor 4 burner lasted 5 years before it started to fall apart and almost all the inner workings needed replacing. If I have a complaint it would be that I don’t understand why to have a natural gas model cost so much more. I know what is changed and it should not be so expensive.
I received this BBQ for my Birthday from my wife and kids... Absolutely the best BBQ I have ever owned. It's design, for evenly heating the plate... Removing the fat.... circulating the heat... is second to none. When it come to easy of use, it's simply great. cleaning and care... sensational!.... My model BBQ comes with the iGrill, which works well but I only use for larger cooks, like whole Chickens or roasts, it give direct temperature reading straight to my phone and tells me when my food is ready.....Overall, I can't fault this BBQ, I've had it a while now and use it least three times a week.
- Genesis II LX E440
Very Good BBQ
Very good BBQ in this product!! Does what it needs to do and does it very well. Made from quality material and a very solid unit. Couldn’t be any happy with this BBQ. It makes awesome roasts not to mention what it’s designed for in BBQs. I’m sure it will last for years to come. Well worth the investment.
Questions & Answers
I have a Weber 4 burner bbq that is over 10years old and the ignition switch isn't working. It doesn't say genesis on it, but it is about the size/shape of that model. is this repairable or not?
Hi Kiz, this is definitely something we can help with. If you give us a call on 1300301290 and have your barbecues serial number handy, we can confirm the model you've got and organise a new igniter :)
Thanks. I had a quick look for id, but couldn't find one. Where would the serial number or model number be please?
Is the genesis range used like a normal bbq with lid up
As far as I know all Webers are normally used lid down, but often cook breakfast lid up. Cooks a steak better lid down anyway. Hope this helps.
Thanks for that
All of our barbecues are designed to be used with the lid down. This helps with a few things, like being more gas efficient, even cooking of your food and of course, that delicious Weber flavour comes from the smoke being circulated around the food- that wouldn't happen if the lid was open :)
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|Category||Gas BBQs||Gas BBQs||Gas BBQs||Gas BBQs|
|Cooking Plate / Grill Material||Cast Iron||Cast Iron||Cast Iron||Cast Iron|
|Features||Grill, Hooded, On Wheels, Temperature Gauge and Warming Rack||Grill, Hooded, On Wheels, Temperature Gauge and Warming Rack||Grill, Hooded, On Wheels, Storage Cabinet, Temperature Gauge and Warming Rack||Grill, Hooded, On Wheels, Storage Cabinet, Temperature Gauge and Warming Rack|
|Dimensions||1200 x 1500 x 740 mm||1200 x 1500 x 740 mm||1200 x 1500 x 740 mm||1200 x 1500 x 740 mm|
|Gas Type||LPG||Natural Gas||LPG||Natural Gas|
|Number of Burners/Zones||3||3||3||3|
|Gas Rate||43.8 mJ/hr||43.8 mJ/hr||43.8 mJ/hr||43.8 mJ/hr|
|Manufacturer Warranty||10 year(s)||10 year(s)||10 year(s)||10 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black||Black||Black||Black|
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