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 st...ill 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.
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.
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!
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 ma...xed 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 begin...
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 b...ottle 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. Everything Cost may influence you to look at other options
Questions & Answers
We have a natural gas Summit BBQ and are moving to an area without natural gas. Can we get a conversion kit to change it to LPG?
Is the Summit really worth it over the Genesis?
Does it get that much hotter?
The addition of the extra burner in the centre and the built-in smoker box is incredible. Even thawed from frozen steak turns out very well.
the summit has the sear burner in the middle great if your a steak lover. Also the summit has a smoker box, built in rotisserie and a rotisserie burner. The only down side is the price difference $1600 for the genesis or $4300 for the summit that's $2700 but if you have the cash get the summit other wise you will kick yourself later.
Based on your replies, I purchased the Summit. I had concerns that the BBQ (in comparison to other brands with higher BTU ratings) wouldn't get hot enough. Well the BBQ heats up to 400 degrees within 5-7 minutes and the "flame tamers" get literally red hot in the process. I was also a little concerned (moving from a 6 burner) that I wouldn't have enough room, but the even temperature cooking surface nullifies that issue.
My only "complaint" is that they should have the grill plate standard as a cross hatch formation. Then you wouldn't have to turn the steak 90 degrees half way through cooking to get that classic cross hatch look. (First world problems :) - I believe you can get this as an extra but I prefer the stainless steel grill plate to the enameled cast iron.
Thanks for the advice...
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