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Weber Genesis E-330 Smoker Review (Updated August 2018)

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

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

Weber genesis 330

Weber-Stephen is one of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of BBQ equipment and related accessories in the world. We love their reputation for quality, durability and outstanding customer service and support,

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.

So 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

(One Of The Most Popular Grills On The Market) 

Key Features

Efficient and Durable Cooking Box
We found that due to the cook-fox being made of cast aluminum the grill was highly durable. It also means that the cook-box will require less maintenance and be able to withstand ANY temperature.

The way the cover is designed also promotes correct heat circulation which will allow you achieve an even cooking both during indirect and direct heating.

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.

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.

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.

Absolutely Portable with Front Locking and Back Locking Wheels
Movability is a fantastic feature of the Weber Genesis, we 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.

What I Liked

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    Sturdy and solid construction of durable parts
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    The sear burner delivers extremely high-temperature capability
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    Enormous cooking area
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    Precise heat management
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    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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is the searing station worth it?
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.

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

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

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