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.
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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.
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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.
The next range up from the Family Q, impressed!
We had to look for a last minute purchase, and although it is a little expensive for a BBQ the family was impressed with the entire unit. Well built and sturdy. We've only used it once since purchase however it cooked enough food for over 20 people within a short period of time during our Christmas break, easy to use, inbuilt thermometer, easy to take apart and clean. It even has Bluetooth but I didn't pay a lot of attention to the extras. I wanted to make sure it was doing what it should do best, and that is cook a great BBQ!
Questions & Answers
Sorry just checking this comes with the igrill 3?
Weber Barbecues A.Weber
Hi Hadi, the Genesis II LX E440 Premium comes with the iGrill 3 and rotisserie; the Genesis II LX E440 does not. The premium barbecue comes as a kit, which includes the above.
Hi, I read somewhere that this bbq is discontinued and I don't see it on the weber web site. And if it is why?
People complained there was no sear capability so the new replacement model now has a sear burner. If you cook thinner cuts of meat, a sear capability would be nice. I typically cook thick cuts and never really required a sear capability.
Weber Barbecues A.Weber
Hi Lou, that is not correct. We still have and sell these barbecues currently in most Australian and NZ stores. You can find information on it here: https://www.weberbbq.com.au/barbecues/premium-gas/genesis-ii-lx/genesis-ii-lx-e440/
I just read online somewhere that the LX E440 was replaced due to complaints there wasn’t enough heat to seat steaks and there is now a genesis model with a dedicated sear station called E435?
Admittedly when grilling thinner steaks or lamb chops a searing burner would be beneficial. I typically grill 1in thick steaks and use max heat on the burners with no problems cooking the perfect steak. You can overcook the thinner steaks if you wait for the outside to have that seared appearance. Having said that, the total power of the 440 was 52k btu vs 48k for the 435 so not sure how that affects roasting. I have made the perfect pork roasts with excellent crackling on my 440.
Haven’t come across either the e435 or the problem. I have had zero problems with my bbq. I cook steak, roasts, sausages, in beef, pork, chicken. I do the veggies and I have Cooke pizzas all with no problems at all.
I do allow the bbq to get to 250 before I put my meat on, that is plenty to sear the meat.
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