Review: Weber Genesis II LX Grill

An indication of the sturdiness of the gas grill, based on our rigidity test and judgments of our expert testers. Evaluates the temperature after a 10 minute preheat weber genesis 2 using thermocouples. It also gives an indication how quickly the grill reaches its maximum temperature. Once shipped, items usually arrive within 3-5 business days.

The takeaway is that you can expect some trial and error before you find the path to delicious ribs from this Weber. The Genesis II turned in mixed results on our beer can chicken test, designed to assess how well a grill operates at medium heat. I again used one of the grill’s probes to tell me when the internal temperature reached 165 degrees. I also set the left and right burners to the midway mark as indicated by on their dials.

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Unfortunately the Genesis failed this first attempt, requiring almost 4 hours for its probe to hit the magic number. The temperature inside the grill box hovered at around 250 degrees with the left and right burner dials at the medium setting. After seeing the test through to the end , the chicken was inedible. Its skin was as leathery as a football and the flesh inside was watery, mushy and thoroughly unappetizing. All of the various iGrill models link to the Weber mobile app, which lets you monitor the Genesis II wirelessly from a distance of 30 feet.

The black color finish porcelain-enameled hood has a center-mounted thermometer to monitor cooking temperatures and has painted cast-aluminum end caps. The Genesis II E series grills are iGrill 3 ready and feature a fuel gauge on propane gas models. The propane tank is stored to the side, freeing up the shelf space under the grill and has a tank shield that keeps the tank out of view.

There’s a spring inside the mechanism, so as the propane is used and the canister gets lighter, it gets lifted up, which then moves the indicator so it points at a different icon. For example, when the canister is full and sitting low, it points to the full icon. When it’s empty, it sits higher up and points to the empty symbol. This made it super easy to see how much propane we had. We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.