If you are set on a Weber grill but aren’t sure what to choose you aren’t the only one who has had this problem. They have a host of grills, in particular the Genesis and Spirit lines of grills which both have their own styles and small difference between them.
Weber Spirit vs Genesis
Different Spirit Models –
As I mentioned above there are a host of different Spirit models on the market these include –
As for the available Genesis models –
So, as you can tell there are a host of options available both of the ranges have their different models some of which have additional features and extras.
Having used a selection of the grills myself I will choose one from each and give you a short review of them and the comparisons between the two. As for the grills I have chosen for the comparison – I choose them because I feel they are the best options for each of the different Weber grill lines both of which offer top notch quality.
I could have done the more direct comparison between the Weber Spirit E-310 and the Weber Genesis E-310 but I instead choose the E-210 because it is very similar to the Spirt E-310 but with a significantly lower price point. The Spirit E-310 is basically the newer model to the E-210. For a more detailed comparison check out my article – Weber E210 vs E310.
Now for the Spirit E-210. This grill has an excellent design and top notch build quality that really is hard to beat when it comes to grills. The main base of the grill is made from steel and there are some areas which have are painted black which gives it a nice premium look and feel to it.
The set up with the grill is also a doodle and very simple. The directions are easy to follow using the included pictures.
Just above the main grilling there is a raised area where you can cook things at a slower pace or for me personally it can even be used to keep the food warm once the burners are turned off. It could also be used to slow cook vegies as the heat here doesn’t get just as hot as the main grill below it. As for the cooking bars they give an amazing sear effect that works on all kinds of foods but with meats I was particularly impressed.
On the sides you have areas which can be used to prepare food or even to place food after cooking or whatever you prefer to use them for. They can also be folded down for storage or if you need it to fit into a smaller space.
When you look at Webers Genesis line of grills you will see that the Genesis grills are usually more expensive. They are meant to be a little more premium and are usually bigger in size both overall and for the cooking area. This one has 3 burners which can be powered by propone/natural gas and this means for a much bigger cooking area which could cook for 5-8 people at once. Also, the side shelves are also bigger and offer more space than the Spirit counterpart. They can also be folded down for smaller spaces or storing the grill in the winter.
The first thing you will notice with this Genesis grill is its size is much bigger when compared with the Spirit counterpart. It also looks a little bit more premium though there isn’t a major difference between them there.
As for the cleaning – all of the grease flows down into a tray which can be replaced or cleaned which is simple. The grates here can be removed for cleaning which too is easy to do and cleaning them should only take a handful of minutes to get them looking as good as new.
Overall this is a highly premium grill that is made to last and does exactly what you want from a grill.
Weber Spirit vs Genesis – Conclusion
When I compare both sets of grills directly to each other there are really only a few small differences. The main difference being that the Genesis is a little more premium quality and each of the parts has a slightly improved design but in terms of overall functionality they are both almost identical. Both do all the important things well and for me that’s the most important thing.