Weber Spirit E-330 Ratings
Performance - 86%
Convenience - 85%
Durability - 90%
Ease of Use - 86%
You can consider the Weber Spirit E-330 an excellent purchase at a reasonable price. It is a sturdy grill built with quality materials and uses 3 main burners and a side burner to offer you a high heat output.
Weber Spirit E-330 delivers a high performance in cooking all kinds of meat and side dishes on the 3 stainless steel burners and 1 side burner. Although it takes longer to heat and you will have to wait until it reaches the right temperature, the porcelain-enameled grates will retain the juices inside your steak so you will enjoy a tasty and moist meal. It comes with a solid warranty and great customer support on the Weber website, so the $549 investment is somehow justified.
This grill looks like a unit with a sturdy construction that will last throughout the years although some of the materials used are not of the best quality. It has stainless-steel main and side burners which are heat resistant and offer a satisfying heat, but the door and rear of the stand are painted steel and it has a plastic base. The lid and the grates are made of porcelain-enameled and the handle is made of plastic so it won’t overheat. The grill is supported and transported on 4 heavy-duty swivel caster wheels with the front 2 locking for maximum safety and stability in use. On one side, there is the additional side burner and the other serves as a storage shelf for increased convenience. While not all the materials are high-quality, the grill should last for many years if you keep it covered when you are not using it, in order to prevent exceeded exposure to the environment.
This is a small grill with only 3 burners and a side burner that deliver a total of 32,000 BTU. They create powerful heat that reaches up to 500 degrees F and can be adjusted with the front-mounted control knobs and the built-in thermometer. The porcelain-enameled cooking grates cook the food evenly and the uniquely angled flavoring bars create smoke when the grease reaches them, so they make the meat taste even more delicious. It does take longer to heat than other grills, but the cooking performance makes the wait well worth it. Once you have it hot and smoky, the grill will deliver juicy, tasty, and evenly cooked meat.
Design and Accessories
Match the Spirit E-330 to the decor of your house with the two colors available, namely black and stainless steel. The assembled dimensions with the lid open reach 63-inch by 52-inch by 32-inch so it’s not one of the largest grills you could choose, meaning you will easily fit it on a small deck. The cooking area offers a total of 529 sq. ft. divided into a 424 sq. ft. main area and a 105 sq. ft. warming area with a warming rack included. The stainless steel work surface comes with integrated tool hooks so you can keep your grill tools withing reach. The enclosed cart keeps an elegant touch while hiding the propane tank and the sleek handles help you open and close it easily.
Ease of use
Although it’s not the most spacious grill available out there, it does offer comfort in use and a cooking surface that can easily fit 20 burgers. The warming tray, however, is smaller than in other models, but you will have to learn to adapt to that. The good thing is you will immediately have the grill started with the Electronic Crossover Ignition system that requires the push of a button in order to start. The temperature is easily adjustable thanks to the rotating knobs and the thermometer lets you see the exact temperature created inside the grill. The grates are very easy to clean, even easier than the porcelain-enameled ones on competitor grills. Thanks to the fuel gauge placed inside the grill, you will always keep a track on how much fuel there is left so you will never run out of it. You will discover the convenience of the side burner that allows you to extend the working surface to either saute vegetables or prepare side dishes. It works on propane gas, so make sure you are able to get the right type of fuel for it. What makes it a little cumbersome is the fuel tank that sits on the ground because there is no tank tray, so you will have to detach it every time you want to move the grill.
Warranty and support
There is nothing to worry about the well-functioning of this gas grill with the generous 10-year warranty on the stainless-steel burners. The other parts are covered by an above average 2-year warranty and the cooking grates enjoy a 5-year warranty, so you can enjoy your grill peacefully. For further problems or questions regarding the grill, you can consult the manufacturer’s website and find the answer quickly. There is also customer support available via phone or email, so you won’t have to worry about a thing.
This grill may not be the best on the market, but it’s still a reliable choice if you like cooking outside. Even though is lacks some features that might have made it more popular among customers, there are still enogh advantages that may easily convince you to buy this model. Starting with the ease of use and finishing with the generous warrnaty, the grill is a fair bargain if you consider the overall performance and utility. At a closer look, the grill is well designed, stylish, and stable, so you can rest assured because this is a long term investment.