Best Propane Grill: Weber Spirit II E310 Review

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  May 31, 2022

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The Weber Spirit E310 is what you should get if you want professional quality grilling at a fraction of the price.

It offers 424 inches of cooking space which means you can use it to cook different meals at once, and clean-up is a breeze thanks to the porcelain coated cooking grates.

The Spirit E310 dazzles with innovative and unique features like the flavorizer bar which is responsible for trapping the meat’s natural juices for a flavorsome texture. You won’t have any problems with flare-ups either, thanks to the dedicated grease management system which is integrated into the grill. This system makes it easy to grill back-to-back meals without having to clean-up in-between.

It offers great quality of workmanship, durability and essential features at a pretty convenient price. The grill comes with 424 square inches of the main cooking area and three strong burners.

Such number of burners makes it possible to create different heat zones and to achieve very high temperatures in a very short time.

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Weber Spirit II E-310 is without a doubt the best overall propane grill under 500 dollars.

It is a pretty simple propane grill without any extra features, but it’s possible to buy many interesting gadgets separately (such as the iGrill 3 wireless thermometer).

The most important thing is quality, and in this case there is nothing to complain about. The Spirit II series is a solid and reliable construction that will certainly withstand a lot, especially considering that the manufacturer offers whole 10 years of warranty.

The open construction might not be appealing to everyone, which is why I’d like to remind that there is also the Weber Spirit I E-310 available with its closed construction (the previous series).

The grease management system ensures that the excess juices go straight onto the grease tray. Such solution makes the post-cooking cleaning incredibly simple and effective.

It comes with plenty of work space on the side shelves and plenty of room to store things.

A small downside is the slightly complicated assembly to many people, and I also noticed a thinner grill lid compared to the previous Spirit series.

Weber Spirit II E-310 is one of the best options of recent years. It is characterized by great efficiency, a lot of cooking space, three strong and reliable burners and durability.

Another advantage is the great approach to the customer and post-sale support as well as respecting the warranty in the event of any problems.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble and install with clear instructions
  • Makes for effortless clean-up and maintenance
  • The grease management system helps to keep the drippings off the burners
  • Cooks evenly and thoroughly
  • Comes with a removable drip tray

Cons

  • The grates and igniter don’t last very long

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It also comes in a natural gas version: Weber Spirit II E-310 NG

Best natural gas grill overall- Weber Spirit II E-310 NG

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A universal size, three burners, functional construction, high quality of workmanship, solid warranty, and a great price. This is why the Weber Spirit II E-310 is my top pick for the best overall natural gas grill.

While it’s not the cheapest at first glance, it’s the best ‘bang for your buck’. It is a simple model that comes complete with all the functional elements you would expect.

The open construction offers a lot of space under the grill, with two large side shelves for working space and hooks for your BBQ accessories.

Under the lid, you will find 429 square inches of cooking area – enough for most people doing everyday cooking. It comes with three burners which is the recommended minimum number for this size.

Creating different heat zones is a huge advantage that I make use of a lot while also grilling different kinds of food.

This grill doesn’t come with any fancy features, but it has everything you need to be able to grill at the highest level.

And if you want to go a step further for more precision grilling, you can get a separate iGrill3 (a Bluetooth BBQ thermometer), which is compatible with this model.

If you’d rather pick your own Bluetooth thermometer, check out my extensive review of the best Bluetooth thermometers here.

It makes it possible to monitor the cooking process on the screen of your mobile device.

You can also decide to go with the Amazon Expert Assembly, but it’s really not that hard to put this grill together.

Watch this no-nonsense assembly video to get you on the right track:

This grill also comes with a great manufacturer’s warranty – 10 years. That’s pretty impressive!

Pros

  • Budget: Not the cheapest natural gas grill, but you will get the most ‘bang for your buck’ with this one
  • Burners: Three solid burners
  • Size: 429 square inches of cooking area
  • Features: While it’s not exactly an ‘added’ feature, the 10-year warranty shows how much the manufacturers believe in this model and its quality. I would say this is actually a really valuable ‘feature’.

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Wanting to test your new grill right away? How about making a delicious Beef and Pork Chili on a Natural Gas BBQ?

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Lakeside Smokers is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with BBQ Smoking (& Japanese food!) at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.