If you are looking for a new BBQ and you have your sights set on a Weber – you are already on the right path. Weber BBQ’s are one of the most dependable, high quality and amazing BBQ’s on the market today. Even in the Weber range, not all BBQ’s are created equal each of them performs a range of barbequing tasks.
If you are looking for the best of the best, these three should be at the top of your list
- Weber Genesis – this the real *work-horse* of the range and is a perfect all-around BBQ that has been designed to meet the needs of an average family who love to BBQ. It comes with three individual burners, digital thermometer compatible, large cooking area and a tuck away warming rack. With Webers legendary infinity ignition and flavouriser bars under the grill, you have the perfect BBQ for just about anyone.
- Weber Spirit – a great portable BBQ with two burners, large cooking area and all of Webers best features including electronic crossover ignition system and flavouriser bars. If you only have a small space, or a balcony this is the perfect BBQ for you.
- Weber Summit – the ultimate in BBQ’s with 6 powerful burners and a huge cooking area all packed into an impressive stainless-steel body. Add to this some stainless steel flavouriser bars, stainless steel cooking grill, side burner and the patented Snap-Jet burner ignition system, perfect for larger outdoor areas and for the huge BBQ King who loves cooking every chance he gets.
So, what’s inside the Weber BBQ?
All the best high-quality Weber BBQ’s have a lid that not only balances the features of the BBQ but ensures a safe and effective cooking experience. There needs to be proper ventilation for safe and quality cooking, while a highly visible thermometer on the lid ensures a proper cooking temperature. Under the lid you want a cooking area with plenty of space. You also need side wings with a good surface area to place everything you need while cooking. Wings fold down to make the BBQ more *compact* for storage and can be popped into place when needed.
Depending on your needs, you also want a BBQ that’s on wheels, making it mobile so it can be easily moved around. While some of these features don’t *sound* that important overtime these advantages can make or break your desire for cooking. Barbequing is all about enjoying yourself and cooking great food, so organising the BBQ should be convenient as possible.
The grill inside your BBQ has a big impact on the quality of your cooking experience and the food you cook. The best cooking grills are made from cast-iron and features a porcelain enamel which reduces sticking and tearing of food, enhances its flavour and provides and even heat over the cooking surface. Cast-iron has become the popular choice because of the way it retains flavour. When purchasing a BBQ, you should also consider the amount of cooking area you will need – how often will you be using the BBQ? And how many people are you cooking for?
A closer look at the BIG THREE Weber BBQ series.
- Spirit Series – of the Weber series, these are the smallest BBQ’s in the range, but they still pack a big punch. Available in 2 or 3 burners, they are the perfect size BBQ for couples, individuals and families. They are small and can fit into balconies, patios and other areas where space is limited. They still come full of features including flavouriser bars, fold down side tables, and a stainless-steel finish, where it matters most, including the burners.
- The Genesis Series –this series carries a wide range of grill sizes and features ranging from 2 burners all the way up to 6 burners.
- The Summit Series –Offering a BBQ in the larger range – 4 or 6 burners, the Summit series not only looks good, it also packs a lot of power under the hood. Designed predominantly to be *built in* to an outdoor kitchen setting they provide a range of cooking features and are perfect for any BBQ King.
When it comes to the size of the cooking surface many think that *bigger is better* – but in going *bigger* – you might find you lose in other ways. There are some disadvantages to choosing a larger BBQ – they can take longer to heat up which makes for a longer *wait time* when you are cooking. Larger cooking surfaces also use more gas, they will use gas faster than smaller BBQ’s, which means you could be spending money on wasted gas.