So I was at my local Ace today doing errands and did a doubletake as I walked by a new black Genesis II. This must have been a brand new floor demo as it was already assembled but in the back away from the main grill sales area. I happened to have my tape measure with me so measured a few things. here is how it compares to the current genesis:
Total grate width: 1" wider (~27")
Total grate depth: 1" shallower (~19")
Grate to lid height: 1" shorter (~8.5")
So basically its 1" wider, shallower and shorter than the cook area of the current ones (this was a 3-burner model). Also, no doors and the left hand table folded down like a spirit. Grates were cast iron. There was an Ace spec sheet printout showing the msrp was $699, total cook area 669 sq. in and BTU 37,500. To me it seems like Weber is going to start pushing everyone upmarket to get the features on the current base Genesis, which now seems like a great unit by comparison.
Hope this helps someone.
Last edited by PaulK; 11-23-2016 at 05:47 PM.
Yeah, they seem like less grill for more money. If you want a side burner, you have to go to the LX series which looks like a replacement for the Summit x20.
The Home Depot website has them for pre-order now.
Last edited by Craig F; 11-24-2016 at 08:03 AM.
Notice how much the warranty has shortened up? Frankly the value just does not seem to be there anymore
I am glad i popped on the 2016 E-330 last night online for 6 and a half green backs. Similar value would cost me about 1399 in the new line as they are only providing side burner in the LX model.
What happened to the 25 year on the fire box? Eh...................maybe I just didn't break it down enough. It's been a long while since I bought a new Weber. Last was the Summit 450, and it will truly be the last for reasons many here know
However, when I bought it, I fully expected to be able to get replacement parts easily, but I am afraid that may not always be the case. I may have to pick up the flavourizers and maybe the burners before they go the way of the Dodo.
As an aside, I do like the enclosed area underneath the grill, as my neighbour's barn has around three million barn cats as well as assorted raccoons and other sundries, and there is my "foodaholic" beagle also. I would think that the grease tray would be a very good attraction to them if it was all open underneath.
2009 Weber Spirit E310, 2013 Weber OTG 22.5, a bunch of Weber stuff.
This is all I can share for now
Last edited by Martin Chicago; 11-25-2016 at 08:14 AM.
2004 18.5" WSM 2002 Genesis Gold B 18" Kettle