Weber Genesis II E-410 Gas Grill Review

The Weber Genesis II E-410 6202001 is a liquid propane grill made by a famous brand, one of the top and most well known outdoor cooking companies. It comes in 4 color schemes, all with stainless steel and painted steel chassis, and hood colors in ebony black, suede copper, crimson red, and subtle stormy grey. 

It comes with the brand’s famous 10-year warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The company also offers a natural gas option, but today this Weber Genesis II E-410 review will focus on the basic liquid propane option.

Genesis II 410 is the higher edition model of Genesis II, the lower model being the 400. The 400 doesn’t include the flavorizer bars and the grill top doesn’t have the porcelain finish but is just a normal stainless steel grate.

Weber Genesis II E-410 Review

I bought this propane grill for my backyard parties after a research on Amazon. This model is sturdy and should last a long time. With its amazing features it cooks wonderfully and with control. These are its main features that deserve a praise.

GS4 Grilling System

GS4 Grilling System is their high-performance package deal of including the infinity ignition system, high-performance stainless steel burners for ultimate heat distribution, flavorizer bars for irresistible smoky flavor, and grease management system that prevents flare-ups. All 4 systems together are exclusive to the Genesis II grill.

Burners and flavorizer bars

As part of the GS4 grilling system, it has 4 burners, which are built for high performance. Along the bottom of the unit sit 4 and 1/2 inch wide triangular steel bars that are dubbed flavorizer bars,  which move grease away from the fuel output burner tubes.

Grease management system

Because the drippings are now vaporizing on this hot steel bar instead of on the burner flame, it produces a nice smokey flavoring and prevents flare-ups by directing the grease that isn’t turned into smoke into a grease catching area, making the grease cleanup a little easier to handle and manage.

Grilling area

The unit measures 65 x 29 x 47 inches and weighs 153 pounds. Its surface has 646 square inches which is 34 inches long and 19 inches wide, along with a 198 square inch warming rack for food, which is about 34 inches long by 6 inches wide. The lid is porcelain-enameled for superior heat retention.

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Tuck-away warming rack

It rests over the top of the cooking surface when set up, or, it can fold against the back lip of the grill to stay out of the way which is very nice when you have big items to cook and need all of the grill’s available space. 

Grill surface material

Its surface is made out of cast iron that’s coated in porcelain enamel that is known to have good heat distribution, longevity, and ease of cleaning.

Convenient spaces and work area

On either side of the burner is a work station where you can put your tools and plates. The working areas are about 14 inches long by 19.5 inches wide. It’s really nice to have 2 of them. The grill also features a fuel gauge that will show you how much fuel is left in the tank for cooking.

Workstations and storage spot

Below the device, there are two racks to store things, with the upper rack having a metal wire grate texture. On the edges of the workstations is an indent containing several pegs for longer hanging cooking utensils, which is a convenient feature. The pegs have wider edges, like a push pin, so that your hanging items won’t simply eventually slide off,  but rather, catch and hang there steadily.

Tank storage

Below the right worktable area is an underhang of steel with an opening in the middle and side. This is where you would put your fuel canister, with the steel working as a shield. If you rent your propane bottles and have to return them later, this shield is a lifesaver as it saves you from having to wipe down your canisters from smoke, grease, and dirt.

iGrill3 system

The grill itself doesn’t come with any thermometers, but you can buy some online. When you hook them up to the unit, this integrates into a system called iGrill3. To use it, you’d download Weber’s app on your phone and it would tell you the temperature of the 4 heat probes that you bought.

This can be convenient if you’re waiting for the device to get ready but don’t have the free time to check on it constantly because you are prepping food or watching the kids.

Pros
  • Even cooking
  • Superior heat retention
  • Compatible with iGrill 3 app-connected thermometer
  • Easy-to-read fuel gauge
  • Powerful GS4 high-performance grilling system
Cons
  • Searing is questionable

My experience with the grill

This is how I assembled and cooked over this Weber gas grill.

Assembly

When I got my Genesis II, I took it out of the box and started putting it together. I was a little worried about the special nuts and bolts that I would have to hit the hardware store, but they included the right kind of wrench right in the box. 

It wasn’t bad, and it took me about 2 hours because I kept getting distracted by the tv, but I probably could have done it a bit faster if I focused. The grill has 3D interactive assembly instructions that are available through the free BILT app.

Turning the grill on

This unit’s ignition system is called infinity ignition, which ignites the gas and starts the burner. I didn’t have any problems with it and it worked as expected, with the gas lighting and burning from their holes in the burner tube, which looks reminiscent of a LED tube light in appearance. The heat was even across the surface but didn’t get as hot as I was expecting no matter what I did.

I had to do some investigation and then I realized that the ignition system has some internal safeties. I turned it off, waited a bit, and then tried again, opening the regulator valve, letting it sit for a few minutes, and then slowly turning up the valve for more gas. This did the trick and my grill got nice and hot in no time.

Cooking

I was able to prepare about 16 large bone-in chicken thighs with leg, 25 chicken breasts, 7 porterhouse steaks, and 36 2 lb salmon steak pieces. If you will prepare burgers you will be able to put 28 items on. The box says that you can cook for 8 to 10 people but I think that would be better stated that you can cook for 8 people. 

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If you take advantage of all of the spaces between your main items to prepare vegetables like corn, foil packets, foil potatoes, bell peppers, or portobello mushrooms, I think you could easily stretch this to 12 people.

My food came out hot and well cooked. I like my steaks medium rare and I didn’t have any problems, everything went as expected. I always let my steaks rest a while and my resulting steak was juicy and delicious, with just the right amount of smoky flavor.

Are Weber Genesis grills worth the money?

I like Weber because they listen to their customers and put features on the grill that people miss in their previous models. They truly stand out over the other grill companies and their products.

Special Weber Genesis features

Weber Genesis grills are worth your money due to special features that are unique among outdoor cooking devices on the market. Which are these features? You will be able to control the fuel level, prepare perfectly grilled food with the iGrill3, and have a friendly user experience because of the GS4 grilling system.

This means no flare-ups, hot and cold posts, easy grease cleaning, and nicely smoked food. With the upgraded features and stainless steel components, you will have the versatility and a premium look in your backyard.

Why is the Weber grill so expensive?

If you think of the Weber Genesis II E-410, it is a large grill that runs on gas fuel, has amazing user-friendly features that help the cook to prepare smoky flavor foods fast and with control. This is why this model and other Weber products are so expensive. The price of a grill depends on the brand, size, fuel (gas and infrared models cost the most), special features, and systems that provide a better cooking experience.

The best backyard gas grill ever

I am very satisfied with this grill and all of the features that were carefully thought out and right where you’d expect them to be. It performs as expected and I didn’t have any hiccups except for when I turned on the gas valve too quickly and the grill internal safeties kicked in. I highly recommend this model for your backyard parties.

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