Transformative For Grilling and Outdoor Entertaining
I am delighted with everything I have tried on my new built-in 4 burner natural gas Weber Summit - seared steak, rotisserie chicken, leg of lamb roast, grilled chicken, sausages and corn on the cob have all been brilliant. I had never barbecued before, and my friends and family are very impressed with what I have been grilling. The 4-burner Summit seems to be good for feeding gatherings of up to 15 people efficiently.
The guide and cookbook included with the Weber has been very accurate and helpful as was the "Weber Tutorial," and it has been much easier to learn how to do everything than I expected. I also bought the Weber Bible and highly recommend this combination guide / cookbook. I also love the fact that all the smells and mess of grilling stay outside and my house stays clean. Even the cleaning of the Summit is more straightforward than I expected once I've gotten the hang of how to do it efficiently.
I highly recommend the NG Summit to anyone who is new to barbecuing but familiar with working with a gas range or a convection oven - in fact, I've "unemployed" my husband and I am now the BBQ Meister of the house!
Purchased in February 2019 for $4,200.00.
Great grilling experience
Our E-470 is a little less than one year old and it does everything we ever imagined in a grill. At 81 years old and retired I love cooking on the grill. I have had many grills in my life, but nothing anywhere near as fine as this one. Two days ago I smoked a 5 lb pork shoulder on the rotisserie for 6 hours and it was wonderful. I used the pull pork for making great BBQ sandwiches for 8 people and had plenty left over. Vegetables and sweet potato slices with spices are great on the special metal sheet that sits on the grill grates. Our grill still looks like it came out of the showroom in the closed position. Never had this expensive of a grill before l, but as the saying goes....You get what you pay for, and we sure did. Biggest regret....I didn't buy a Weber years ago.
Love it - coming up to 9 years old and going strong
Platinum Summit 6 burner - Today I watched the Webber serviceman replace some parts today (under warranty) and had to get on line to compliment Webber for their after sales service and the quality of the product. After almost 9 years it is as good as new. Yes it is an expensive unit and you could save money by buying el cheapo brands and throwing them out when rusted through. But why? they wont work nearly as well and I am done with the throw out mentality. We use this BBQ at least 2-3 times a week and absolutely love it. I cannot understand most of the criticisms posted on this BBQ and put these down to "operator error".
Yes, there are a few tricks to cleaning - principally - do the recommended "pre heat" or "burn off" for 10-15 mins prior to use. I also do this 2-3 times a year and allow to cool before brushing out the entire BBQ firebox. Most grease and charred residues will just brush off. If people have problems, call the distributor in South Australia and see what they can do before having a rant online. l am very impressed with the service and followup of the callout staff. They contacted me as promised, tuned up on time, did the repairs, cleaned up after themselves - what more can you ask for?
Expensive, but great all round BBQ
If you want a top performing bbq with the versatility of an oven and rotisserie, this is hard to beat. After much consideration I felt the Weber summit was probably the best constructed bbq I had seen in Perth but its potential and versatility swayed my purchase. Performance wise it works beautifully with serious heat output from the sear station. Ive cooked many 600+g ribeyes to perfection, so for steaks its the best bbq Ive used. The other really good feature is the rotisserie which cooks chicken to perfection-much better than the oven-all guests have raved about the succulence and moisture of the rotisserie chicken. Set up is easy.
Overall I bbq looks good, is relatively easy to clean but the stainless steel grill plates require a bit of effort to show up the nice clean steel appearance. Small items such a sliced sausage or baby calamari can fall thru the grill into the waste tray also be careful with such items.
The Weber Summit e 670 isn't cheap by Australian standards but it is a brilliant bbq overall. If you want great reliability and performance then this is a good buy and will last many years. Works pretty well for large gatherings especially if the hotplate isn't required.
Reliable and enjoyable to use
This BBQ works great for a small family and small get togethers. Great for a couple of kilo of sausages and a few steaks/veges on the grill. If you have larger requirements than that then you should look at a larger BBQ. The cooktop doesn't show any signs of rust which is great.
I now BBQ 3-4 times a week
The flavours are so much better, I have grilled, fried, smoked and roasted in mine and it is like an oven and a BBQ in one. Cleaning is simple, cooking time is halved. I was sceptical about bbqing with the lid closed but the results are juicier and tastier. Best BBQ ever
Graham b b q
Awesome best BBQ on market
Arrived well packaged assembly was easy and it swiftly moved into place
Gbs system brilliant as is the built in smoker
Looks great next to my traeger 850 and my Heston hub and complements the Alfa 4 pizza oven my decking is now complete and we cook outdoors as much as possible
Apple of the BBQ world
Love my weber. Who knew when taking out that second mortgage to buy a 4 burner BBQ that it would become a beloved cooking appliance... The weight of the hood sold us on the quality of the product and how efficient it would cook. Supreme heavy weight grills and swappable flat plate. Back burner for rotisserie cooking useful and I have done a whole suckling pig to perfection. Separate smoker box makes low and slow smoking a breeze, although hard to keep temp low enough, sometimes I just have the smoker box burner going. Ignore the gimmicky lights on handles and knobs etc, the cooking functionality is superior. Oh and the searing station for finishing off reversed seared steak is just loads of fun!
BBQ cooks fine - takes some experimenting, has some good features, has some overrated features and overall is pretty good. When you take a close look at how its designed or built, its not really that special. Definitely not the "Rolls Royce of BBQ" that Weber AU claimed. My issue is the price, its simply not 3x better than other BBQ on the market and at $5300 it should be! Accessories are also way too expensive.
I recommend that if you want one, import it directly from the US. After converting it (to AU Gas) you should save about $2000. If you don't want to stuff around (replacing components, plumber to certify etc) then buy something else. If you compare the price to the US its 3x more - if you don't believe me check for yourself. You'd get better value by buying an outdoor kitchen with a sink and a fridge included.
Best money ever spent
After seeing some bad reviews on here or this BBQ I had to reply!!!! (I came across them when looking for a second one for our holiday house on gumtree but no luck so far). I purchased this BBQ about two years ago. It is the best $4000 I have ever spent. So sure you can get an imitation at The big green hardware store (you know who i mean) for probably $300 but they just do not come close. Cooking on a grill is quite different from what I was used to at first rather than a bbq plate but once I mastered that our steaks now taste like they are from a restaurant. The last two xmas we have had at our place and now I'm known for the best roasts. Every sunday I do a chicken or roast on the rotisserie. Unbelievably good...
I purchased this weber BBQ thinking I would top all my mates BBQ's and friends and family alike would admire this awesome BBQ for not just the ludicrous amount of money I paid for it, but it's brilliant stainless steel cooking surface. Well the veges fall right through the stainless steel grill plates, and there's stuff all grill plate space to cook for more than two or three adults. My mates laugh at me for wasting so much money and for the fact I still have to use my old BBQ when they come over. The only thing more inadequate to cook for my mates now is this BBQ. Don't buy this BBQ unless you want to be as disappointed as I am.
Worst family investment you will ever make.
I bought this BBQ after saving for 2 years for it, and while I would love to say it perfect, after owning it for several months now I have to say I am extremely disappointed. The salesperson claimed that because the cooking surface was "so even", you would have no trouble cooking for 15 people (as stated in Webers Advertising material). That in reality is complete crap. This BBQ would only suit a retired couple cooking no more than a couple of steaks on the searstation. That's it.
We just cooked bacon and eggs for New Years breakfast and maxed out the BBQ area for 6 people. We cooked a 2kg lamb roast and quickly ran out of room once we chucked a few veggies on the grill plates. Save your hard earned money and get a Napoleon LEX605 as you will regret being stuck with this for the next 20 years as I sure as hell do. (Sometimes you wish they would rust out as quick as the cheap ones).
In order for me to cook a decent sized meal, I still have to use my old BBQ just so we can have enough space. What an utter disappointment, especially for the price (which, mind you is set far beyond the exchange rate of American prices, proof that Weber is capitalising on minimal competition in the Australian marketplace).
Other reviewers might be giving it high scores, but I bet they don't have families of 6 or entertain with many friends if they have any. When we have friends over, we still only eat dominos pizza. What a disaster.
The best BBQ-bar none.
Having a large family requires a heavy-duty BBQ. My hooded Beefeater (gift from departing neighbours) was getting old, so I went to Barbeques Galore to look at a Ziegler and Brown and was immediately underwhelmed. Not impressed by the quality at all. Went searching.
Gumtree gave me a gem in a lightly used and well priced Weber Summit E470 with Rotisserie, Wok burner, Smoker (built in), flame-thrower ignition, in a beautifully built, high quality BBQ. The great customer service (free cookbook) from the distributer is also excellent.
Not one bad experience to date. Expensive to buy, but quality is remembered after the price is forgotten. I've frequently tried to save money only to learn that "a poor man usually pays twice".
The ultimate bbq
Hi I bought this bbq as a replacement for my q220.
My wife was a bit hesitant at the time because of the price but in the end knew I had been researching this for over 12 months, all this was history after the fist meal from this beast.
Having only used it twice there is nothing this bad boy won't do.
I've done a low and slow smoked shoulder of pork as my virgin run for 6hrs on the rotisserie as per the manufacturers guide and all i can say is my fussy eater kids scoffed the lot down and were screaming for more.
I thought maybe it was beginners luck and done a roast smoked chicken the next evening with the same result PERFECT.
I have absolutely no regrets and I am sure by the build quality this BBQ will serve me well for the next thirty years, I can't wait to use it again and again and again.
Well done weber, you guys really know how to build the perfect BBQ.
This is not a BBQ its a mans dream cooking machine.
I purchased my weber E470 around a year ago now and let me say what a great investment it was. I know $4000 is not cheap but if you can afford it buy one. I no longer use my oven at home everything is done on the weber roasts pizzas cakes yes cakes you name it and what a great job it does. the best thing is everything has its place the rotisserie folds into the side bench the rotisserie rod goes into a slot in the side and the forks all hang in the cupboard along with the grill and of course the hickory. this thing is great on fuel a 9KG gas bottle lasts for around 30-40 standard BBQ's or around 12-15 roasts. its cheaper to run then my electric oven that is now an eye sore in the middle of my kitchen bench. plus your house doesn't smell like food all the time as you are cooking out side (cold nights have another beer) This is by fare the best Investment you will ever make what a product.
Cost may influence you to look at other options
After having gas weber kettle, ranni gas and Beefeater gas BBQs I wanted a quality BBQ that good act as a real oven and BBQ. The Summit has proven to be able to be easy to clean; quick to heat and able to maintain even temps on cooking surfaces.
Our unit was bought throgh auction house ex the east coast of the US. Shipping,port charges, GST,local freight saved approx 40% on local price. Packaging ex factory was brilliant. We DIY;ed assembly in approx 1 hour and every thing fitted perfectly.
The BBQ is now 12 months old. It is easy to clean and maintain and has proven to be very easy to use.
Potentially one of the best BBQs that money can buy. Quality wormanship
Receipies refer to ;kosher salt; which is rarely sold as 'kosher salt' in Oz. Basically it is flaked salt
Couldn't find a better bbq!
After having a weber kettle, when we moved into a house with a (very) old oven, we wanted to purchase a bbq that could do the work of the oven. Even though this was expensive it was quite possibly the best buy we've ever made. It does take a little getting used to, as you need to cook with the lid down and for most this goes against the way they have cooked on their bbq. The best thing of all is the husband now has most of the cooking duties as nothing does it as good as the weber. We have had the bbq for 4 years now - the ignition switch went about 6 months ago. I e-mailed weber and within 2 days had a free, unasked for ignition switch arrive in the mail.
Reliable, efficient, produces great meals
A terrific BBQ for the money and is all that it says it is. Great customer service - you can call and ask how to cook something and they are happy to tell you everything you need to know for a perfect result every time. Website has handy tips and also great recipes so that you can keep trying new things. My husband was a steak and sausages man when it came to cooking on the BBQ but now he is a gourmet chef due to being inspired by having such a great BBQ to cook on.
great looking BBQ. Ridiculously long warranty - cant believe its so good. Well built and works perfectly.
Does tend to get surface rust very quickly - we bought the full stainless model and were surprised to see surface rust within 3 months.
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