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Weber Genesis E-330 Smoker Review (Updated Nov. 2018)

The Weber Genesis E-330 is one of the most popular grills in the world, appearing in backyards everywhere. We are no ​exception, we have one as well and bloody love it!

Weber Gas Grills are simply the gold standard.
We find them to be designed intelligently, built to last, start perfectly, and pretty much never break down!

Weber-Stephen is one of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of BBQ equipment and accessories in the world. We love their reputation for quality, durability and outstanding customer service and support. Don't forget Weber grills come with  a 10 year warranty!

Like all Genesis models, the E-330 has three stainless steel burners that line up from left to right with control knobs on the front panel. You get a 12,000 BTU side burner, and a 10,000 BTU internally mounted sear burner.

lets get into this Weber Genesis e-330 review and see why it is one of the most popular grills on the market.

Weber Genesis E-330 Review

The Weber E-330 is one of the worlds most popular gas smoker grills for a reason. You all know how much I love Weber and stand by their build quality and the Genesis E-330 is no different. Check out below what I like about it in my Weber Genesis E-330 review. 

Specifications of The Weber Genesis 330

  • Dimensions (Lid Open): 63 x 52 x 32 inches
  • Dimensions (Lid Closed): 45 x 52 x 24 inches
  • Primary Cooking Area: 24 x 18 inches - 424 sq inches
  • Warming Rack: 105 sq inches
  • Weight: 116 lbs
    Wheels: Yes
  • BTU Rating: 32,000 BTU per hour
  • Burners: 3 

Key Features of The Weber Genesis 330

  • Efficient and Durable Cooking Box: The cook box is made of cast aluminum. Due to the use of such high quality material we found that this grill requires maintenance and be able to withstand ANY temperature.
  • Cooking Fuel Versatility: The Weber Genesis E-330 allows you to choose between propane or natural gas. This means you aren’t stuck using one type of fuel.

    You can take advantage of cheap natural gas and never have to worry about running out of gas again. Otherwise, you have the option to make the unit portable and move it around or yard or deck with propane gas tank. We also liked that it came 10-foot flexible hose for the natural gas connection.
  • Fuel Gauge and Built-In Thermometers: The Weber Genesis E-330 has a fuel gauge which gives you insight into how much fuel is left and whether you need to run down the gas station for more.

    We found that the built-in temperature monitor was highly accurate and allowed us to keep track of the internal temperature.
  • Utensils
    Flavorizer Bars: Something that is unique to Weber Genesis Grills is the flavorizer bars. These bars are made to catch grease from your meat and evaporate it for added flavor. The bars also safety redirect the unused grease which can prevent flare-ups.
  • Utensils
    Maximum Heat with Maximum Grill Space: The Weber Genesis EP-330 has 507 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 637 square inches, which is huge. We can easily cook for 6 -10 people easily without crowding the grill surface.
  • Utensils
    Easy To Move Around: With Front Locking and Back Locking Wheels
    We were able to move the grill around and change cooking place frequently with ease. The unit has both high-quality front and rear wheels that swivel will keep it stable at any place. Once you lock the wheels this unit will not move at all!

What I Liked

  • Sturdy and solid construction of durable parts
  • The sear burner delivers extremely high-temperature capability
  • Enormous cooking area
  • Precise heat management
  • Simple to use and maintain

What I Didn't Like

  • It can take 1 – 2 hours to assemble due to the number of steps
  • It can be a hassle to ensure you always have propane gas in your tank

Ease of Use

A stand out quality of the Weber Genesis 330 is the simplicity. The knobs are situated in the right place, the push ignition starter works perfectly at all times and cleaning it is quick and simple (its no wonder there are an industry leader).

All you need to do to turn it on is adjust the knobs as per your requirement and push a button. The indicators are highly accurate and readable, which allows managing the right temperature conveniently.

With compatibility with natural gas, you can get rid of the hassle of replacing the propane gas tank as well.

Weber E-330

Cleaning and Maintenance 

Cleaning and maintaining and the Weber Genesis EP-330 Gas Grill is simple, easy and straightforward.

All that the burner tubes need is a gentle brushing using any regular stainless-steel brush and the cooking grates are extremely easy to clean.

We also clean the flavorizer with a stainless-steel brush while the catch pan and grease tray can be simply removed, emptied and wiped.

We noticed keeping on top of the cleaning meant the unit only required some maintenance once a year (bloody brilliant, I know).

Warranty Details

A find a breakdown of the warranties offered by the Weber Genesis E-330;

  • Burner tubes (stainless steel): 10 years 
  • Cookbox and the Lid Assembly: 10 years, with 2 years on the paint excluding any discoloration or fading.
  • Cooking grates and stainless steel flavorizer bars: 5 years
  • Cast Iron Cooking Grates with Porcelain Enameled: 5 years
  • All other parts: 2 years

Note: No burn or rust will be accepted for warranty. 

Do You Get Value For Money?

​​​​Without a doubt, the Weber Genesis E330 is one of the highest quality grills on the market. It may not be the least expensive but it certainly is worth the money.

​You know you're getting a long lasting, highly durable grill and it also comes with the 10-year warranty. When is the last time you got a 10 year warranty!!

From The Manufacturer

Final Thoughts

The Weber Genesis E-330 is one of the most well built as well as efficient gas grills on the market. For the price, we believe that you won't get a grill with features and quality.

We also like it that is simple to use but still creates highest quality meals. Don’t go past this one, it is a bloody winner and guaranteed for 10 years!

So simply put we believe the Weber Genesis line of grills are the best you can buy in this price range and beyond.

4.6/ 5 Stars

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:
Does the side burner only install on the left, or can it swap over to the right side?
Answer:
Due to the gas line being on the left side, it can only be connected on that side.

Question:
Is the searing station worth it?
Answer:
We found that it depends on how often you use your Weber. We found that it adds flavor to the meat by helping to hold the juices.

Question:
​Does the Weber Genesis have tool hangers?
Answer:
​This model does have has tool hangers on the outside of the side shelf, which we find very handy.

Question:
​Is this grill hard to assemble?
Answer:
​​Even the most absolute beginner won't have any trouble setting up this grill. You have instructions in the box however you can also download the Weber Genesis E-330 manual from Weber. 

Still Hungry For More?

5 (100%) 11 votes

Charlie

You will more often than not find me tinkering around in my backyard. I will have one hand tightly gripped around a can of beer and the other hand tightly gripped around my spatula. Not so long ago (almost 8 years now) I got obsessed with Grilling, smoking and BBQ-ing. I can't get enough of it.. and neither can my family!

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