Having a grill at home is one of the best things you can do if you want to make sure your cooking stays consistent, and grills help deliver this. But with so many different models available from a number of manufacturers, it can be difficult to know which one’s right for you.
Take Weber’s Spirit II E-210 model as an example. It represents everything that makes a Weber grill grate in a compact package that won’t break the bank. The product line has been around for years now and holds up well among its competitors, offering excellent performance across all categories at a reasonable price point. In making this review I will highlight some key features, what current owners think about their purchase, any common complaints or issues users might face, and finally an overall conclusion.
Weber 44010001 Spirit II E-210 2-Burner Liquid Propane Grill
Although small, this grill is of high quality and possesses great features, such as the porcelain-enameled lid and cooking grates. The warranty is also very good, lasting 10 years for all parts except normal wear and tear. It was easy to assemble with the help of a detailed instruction manual, and it only took me around 2 hours.
Fitting in the $300 price range, this grill has many of the same features found in its larger and more expensive counterparts: porcelain-enamel cast iron cooking grates and a clever side mounted propane tank compartment. This last feature is especially impressive when you consider that it also includes two telescoping stainless stell legs to give you that extra height for comfortable cooking. The total weight comes at around 103 pounds with dimensions measuring 57 x 48 x 26 inches (LxWxH).
The 26,500 BTU rating on the Weber E210 isn’t too shabby either coming from two stainless steel 12,000 BTU burners under a solid aluminum lid. It’s not as powerful as some larger grills might be, but it’s enough to accommodate a variety of foods from steaks and burgers to vegetables and seafood. As with all Weber products you also get their excellent cooking grates that will sear your food and retain enough heat to give you that nice smoky flavor.
The E210 comes equipped with several extras that smaller grills tend to lack: foldable side tables for extra space during food preparation, iGrill 3 compatibility (not included), spacious cart layouts for added flexibility, and overall sturdy construction. It won’t compare to the more expensive models but isn’t too far off either.
The Weber Spirit E210 Grill is built with high-quality materials. The porcelain-enameled lid and cook box are durable against fading and peeling. All other parts of the grill, with the exception of the side shelves and burner tubes, are also rust-proof.
The cooking grates are made from porcelain-enameled cast iron which evenly retains heat and prevents sticking. Finally, the grease management system makes it exceptionally easy to clean.
Ease Of Use
There aren’t many grills out there that are easier to use than the Weber Spirit II. The control knobs make it very easy to regulate the temperature, and all of them are conveniently located just below the lid so you can see them when you open it up.
The porcelain-enameled lid handle makes it easy enough for anyone to grab hold of, while still being durable enough to resist wear and tear for many years. The grease management system beneath the burners makes cleaning the grill a breeze by allowing grease runoff into a grease cup which is easily drained after each cookout.
For added convenience, this grill has built-in thermometers in both meat probe ports so you can monitor the temperature of whatever you’re cooking without having to open up the lid.
The Weber Spirit E210 Grill’s construction does not take as long or require as much effort as some of Weber’s bigger grills, but it does need some time and work. The manual is easy to follow; however, it is critical to pay attention to every step if you want to avoid difficulties. It should only take a novice about 2 hours to put the grill together.
What Do Current Owners Think About Grill?
There are many positive reviews online with users citing its solid build quality, good cooking performance, and ease of use. One owner even said, “For the price, it can’t be beaten.” A few people have mentioned that the grill is a little difficult to move around because of its weight and size, but this is to be expected from a grill of this caliber.
The only real complaints I could find were about some minor issues with an assembly which is to be expected from time to time. Overall, owners seem very pleased with their purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable, mid-sized grill that performs well.
If you’re in the market for an affordable entry-level grill that doesn’t sacrifice quality or features, the Weber Spirit II E-210 is a great option. It has all the essentials you need for backyard grilling and comes with a number of extras that make it stand out from the competition. You can’t go wrong with this purchase.