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We bought a new Spirit S210 in March this year. Well we have had a older one that had served us well for many years. But after close to 15-16 years ago and I must admit I could have been better at upkeep but never missed a lick. We retired and moved and it just was not worth it to move it and just wanted a new smaller unit (empty nesters).
We went to Lowe’s and bought a display unit they gave us $50.00 off so sold. Well when we got home the lighter plunger case was cracked did not see that at the store. Called Weber and they sent one out N/C. Great Customer service. Now to today just grilled some wings and Chicken Breasts. I had taken the food off the grill and was in the kitchen and ask my wife to turn it off in 5 min. Well my bad she has never used the grill. I do that in our place. I went out after dinner to clean it up and it was still hot. Well she did know the push the Knobs in to turn and she stripped them out so I called Weber to order new ones and to my surprise they are sending out 2 new knobs for free. Cannot ask for much more than that. Always have been a Weber guy and will continue to be one and recommended them to everyone I know. Way to go Weber.
Very disappointed with my Weber gas grill similar to the current model Q 3200 LP. Have used this for several years without trouble. 3 weeks ago I went to turn the burners off after grilling and the metal top and pan had severely melted the plastic base/stand causing the metal grilling area to begin sinking toward the driveway! With dripping/flowing plastic headed toward the gas tank, valve and gas line I was able to shut off the gas within minutes of what I'm sure would have been a very ugly situation and possible explosion. Contacted local Ace Hardware where I purchased the unit and they contacted Weber. Received request for photos which I sent directly to Weber. After a week I was sent an "offer" from Weber to purchase a new unit at a cost $30.00 less than a new one from our local Ace Hardware. No explanation, no apologies, no further information or reasoning behind their offer.
During my initial conversation with Weber their customer service representative indicated that this situation had occurred in the past as well with other customers. This alone is very disturbing. I will think long and hard before I use another product from Weber. Always considered Weber to be a top quality company but this issue has definitely changed my opinion of them both with their product design and definitely with their customer service! While some of their products may be very good PLEASE DO NOT buy anything from them molded with plastic components.... especially the base! I will never recommend another Weber product to anyone!
This Weber barbecue only used 5 times lights up but only reaches 200 degrees. Cannot cook steaks. We have taken burners apart. Did what was suggested and still not working well enough to cook. It's very frustrating when you only need to use it once or twice a summer and it cost 700$. It is now 4 years old.
The Weber is excellent for both grilling and smoking meats whether it's pork chops or long smoked Boston Butt. The enamel coated metal make it indestructible and useful for sometimes years and years. I have owned many but because rather than move a filthy grill, I have left them for the next tenant.
My Weber gas grill was originally my father-in-law's grill but he wanted to downsize to something smaller and with charcoal, so he gave it to me. That thing looks like it just came out of the store! It's all sparkling and the components are easy to clean. That also says it's durable. Sure you pay more for a Weber but you are also paying for QUALITY!!!
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My Weber was expensive, however it is the SS version and has held up very well. It does require a good yearly cleaning, although even though I live in the northeast, I use it year around.
I have owned many Weber products over 30 years. I purchased a Weber Spirit from Home Depot in Florida about 3 years ago. It was kept under a covered lanai. After a year the internal parts began rusting out. Weber was kind enough to keep sending replacements and I got to take apart and repair rusted pieces. Well the base and sides completely rusted through and again Weber sends me a base. The problem is the sides are rusted so nothing to attach the base to. Weber then wants me to get new sides which is just wonderful but they are riveted together!!! What is the 10 year warranty??? Weber keeps sending pieces of a grill so you can put it together! Well the final straw was a fire that happened and even once knobs turned off it flames. Inside is rusted. The stand and base are rusted through! $400 bucks and the grill is useless after 3 years!
Replaced the flavorizer bars 2 times, last time with the SS ones. Grill grates have been replaced twice. Replaced the igniter once, don't think I really had to but... Bought it in 1990 and still going great.
I have one for 15 years and still works. I replace 2 burners free of charge. Best grill I ever had. Very good customer service. I will buy another one and recommend a friend.
When I got to the point financially to buy a "good" gas grill I chose Weber. I have always used Weber charcoal grills and have loved them. I bought the Spirit E310 and put it on my houseboat. The grill works great as long as the operator understands that the knobs are cheap plastic. July 4th week we were on vacation on the houseboat and my wife decided to grill some burgers and hot dogs. She had no problem lighting it but when someone else attempted to adjust the temperature, the knob turned past the stop and that's when the confusion started.
As the flames grew higher and higher, she turned the knobs to "off" by the labels and the flames grew higher and higher until all out panic set in. I was in the lake swimming at the time and when I realized what was going on it was almost too late. I managed to turn the burners off and extinguish the flames in time before I lost my crew and houseboat. If it wasn't for my mechanical background and understanding of how things work it could have been a disaster. Luckily, it only cost us some meat and a lot of embarrassment.
I have had this Weber Silver over 16 years! We have used year round grilling at least once a week. I have replaced the flavor bars once. We have had cheaper grills that just didn’t last. I would recommend Weber without hesitation!
Purchased a brand new Weber S-310 just before Memorial Day 2018 for $850 from Home Depot. I registered the grill with Weber right after I bought it as they recommend. I have used it four times and on the fifth time the furthest right burner stopped working. I called their customer service line and spoke to a representative. She wanted me to go through all kinds of diagnostics with her including unscrewing parts underneath the grill which I did not feel comfortable doing as I have a medical issue. I explained to her I was not going to try repairs myself when the grill is only two months old. Suddenly without saying anything except “please hold” she transferred me to her supervisor “Sarah”. She proceeded to explain that she would not send a service tech out unless I try to diagnose the problem myself.
This is the first time I have ever reviewed anything on the Internet but I feel extremely disgusted at the customer service from Weber. I told Sarah since it was within 90 days, I would return the grill to Home Depot and Weber would be stuck with it. She proceeded to tell me that Weber wouldn’t be stuck with it. It would just be Home Depot. Wow what a company! Sarah should be fired and no one should buy one of these grills. You expect better from a so-called “high end” company.
We have been a loyal supporter of Weber Grills for years, even to the extent that our local Lowe's (04412) uses our experience when selling. In the past it was perfect. Now with our latest Spirit grill we went with the stainless steel one as we thought it may be a upgrade. 3 nights ago our house almost caught fire, we lost 2 beautiful steaks and my wife lost 2 of her new nails. Called Customer support and 3 or 4 reps, they wanted a series of pictures. It's the same grill they sold us, the problem is the design. Pictures are a worthless exercise as there are no modifications done, it's the same as all the others with this design flaw. Our past one that lasted 10 years did not have this problem which is why we promoted Weber Grills.
Very disappointed in customer service as reviews show this as a stranded pattern. I have a call into the President of the company and will see what this may or may not accomplish? He was in meetings on Friday and his assistant was on vacation. Apparently no one else was on call? Two years ago we had a neighbor who lost her entire house due to a grease fire so my wife has major concerns with sleepless nights. We are both seniors and things bother us. I'm 72 and thought I would be away from consumer problems but apparently not.
Weber has been a great grill for years. Finding parts is easy, cleanup relatively easy, cooking great. Most Webers last at least 5 years if you maintain them.
Weber outlast the off brand grills, they cook evenly and the parts are quality made. Taken care of, it will last you many years. Very happy with our Weber.
Weber grill work perfect every time we use it. It is very good and built to last. Weather doesn’t seem to affect the grill at all. It also cooks evenly. We had a charbroil before the Weber and it rusted out in 2 years time.
I have a very small Weber gas grill which is usually adequate for me. It is well made and durable. However, it only has one grate and only one cooking zone so you need to cook everything at the same temperature.
Bought this grill in 2002 - asked for the "top of the line" and this is what they sold us. I never knew that a grill would last this long and only need two replacements - especially since it has never been under cover, and was always left on the back deck - The cover wore out from the weather, so had to get a new one 5 years ago. The igniter started to fail and replaced it at about 10 years old. Even though most of the top is stainless steel, the edges are painted black. One time I bought high temperature black paint and touched up a small area near the handle. After all of this time, there is no rust on it yet. Each year, as start up for the season, it gets a thorough cleaning and waxing. Other than that it remains one of the best purchases I've ever made.
Purchased Spirit Weber grill June 2016. Inside top of grill peeling and falling on food being grilled. Paid almost $500 for grill with 10 Warranty. Called Weber customer service and was told too bad no help. I asked for another top but was refused. I have disputed charges with Lowe’s and is currently investigating. BTW Sam’s has the exact same grill for $200.
I have owned this Genesis 2 for about 4 years. The quality has certainly gone down since I bought one for my son 6 years ago. I got 2 good years out of mine and since then it has been a steady stream of replacing worn out and burned out parts. I have had to replace the burners, the deflectors (2x), the grids(2x), the hood (inside rusted out), and this year the whole inside frame and base have rusted out and are not covered by warranty. It cooks well but quality wise it’s no better than the much cheaper brands.
My Weber Genesis needed parts. I called the company and they were friendly and helpful. They sent me the parts I needed, free, and even offered to expedite shipping for free. I declined the offer, to save them money. The service was outstanding, far beyond what I had expected. So, no complaints here. Just praise.
The Weber grill is a nice looking grill, has a attachment to hook up a thermometer and sync with an app. This is useful when not able to sit right in front of the grill. The grill is very durable. The price is high but you pay for quality.
I've been a fan of Weber, but this last one I bought here in Florida is a junk shop with wheels. You are aware they are not cheap. I have this one for about 5 years, you would think that the thermometer on the grill should give me at least 5 years, but the original went to thermometer heaven, and they replaced it even though it was out of warranty, so that was 2, in thermometer heaven. Now the replacement needs burial, and they will not replace it unless I pay for it.
In the meantime, I have replaced the burners, which were under warranty, the casters and inserts, which are plastic holding up a 200 pound grill, the igniters, and a small metal piece that protects the igniter button, which none of those were under warranty. They seem to warranty only the items that they know will last awhile, everything else, you're on your own. For this money everything should be warranted for 5 or 6 years. Wal-mart, Home Depot and Lowe's sell other grills that probably will give you as good and maybe better service. For $800.00 or more the cheaper ones can be repaired as many times as Weber. And much cheaper. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Weber used to man made in America Not assembled in America. It’s a basic model. You have to buy the grill that you can open if you need to add charcoal. Overall it’s okay.
Love our Weber Grill. This is our second one. First purchased in the Boston area. It cooks evenly and we love the grated on our model. Easy to control the heat and time.
My Weber grill has performed well past expectations. Grill can use more of directional feature for the smoke. The grill looks good and performs well. I’ve had great heating (where grill maintains heat and charcoal usage) outing. Clean up is as expected.
I grill out 3 to 4 times a week. The grates on this grill are easy to clean by heating up the grill to 300 to 400 degrees and then using a wire brush just clean them off.
We have a Weber Genesis, and we have been using it for about 4 years. It has been extremely reliable as it lights every time. The cooking temperature has been great. We love the burner setup and the searing feature has really enhanced the outcome. The grill has maintained its appearance, and there is no rust anywhere at all. We keep it covered when not in use, and I clean the runoff trays after each use. Our grill is also used year around, and it has been very effective in the middle of winter without any problem.
I have the Weber Gold model charcoal grill. I've owned it for many years and keep it outside with a cover over it. This Grill holds up very well to outdoor climates. This particular model also has an "Ash" pot on the bottom that can be quickly removed and emptied. It is fairly easy to clean. Also has replacement parts readily available if needed.
Bought a Weber for the first time. Love it. Manual is very helpful in slow cooking. Though, many has mention the new one are junk and flimsy and not like the older one made. Saw the new Weber out this year and I can tell it is junk and flimsy. It was expensive. But customer service is good and honest.
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