New 2017 Weber Genesis Gas Grill Photos

New 2017 Weber Genesis Gas Grill Photos

Genesis II With Open & Closed Cabinets Featured at Ace Hardware Convention in Chicago

Photos of new 2017 Weber Genesis gas grills started showing up online in the past few weeks. One of my sources saw these grills today at the Ace Hardware convention in Chicago and says they are real beauties!

Weber Genesis II LX stainless steel 6-burner with storage cabinet, side burner, handle lights and integrated tool hooks
Weber Genesis II LX stainless steel 6-burner with storage cabinet, side burner, handle lights and integrated tool hooks

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Chicken Kebabs on a Weber Gas Grill

Chicken kebabs are a delicious and healthy choice when grilled on a Weber gas grill. They’re fairly easy to prepare and cook, and your guests will be impressed because kebabs are a specialty that you don’t often find on summer cook-out menus.

Chicken kebabs on Weber Summit gas grill

This recipe is inspired by one published by America’s Test Kitchen in 2002.

Makes 12 chicken/veggie kebabs plus extra chicken-only kebabs.

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Genesis 2 Restoration by EdW

Here’s a beautiful restoration of a Weber Genesis 2 by EdW from Silver Spring, MD. He’s documented the process in a series of posts on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.

Genesis 2 after restoration and before restoration
Genesis 2 after & before restoration

The restoration included a complete disassembly of the grill, repair of the rusted frame, replacements of many internal parts, repainting of the frame/firebox/lid end caps, and some beautiful new woodwork on the work surfaces.

Area of rust cut-off and rewelded
Area of rust cut-off and rewelded
Replacement piece welded into frame
Replacement piece welded into frame
Repainting firebox
Repainting firebox
Replacing burner tubes
Replacing burner tubes

EdW utilized much of the information found on this blog and in the Weber Gas Grills forum at The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board to complete his restoration, including how to restore the Weber emblem and how to clean the porcelain coated lid.

You can read more about this restoration on The Virtual Weber Bulletin Board.


Replacement Cooking Grates For Weber Q Gas Grills

2006 Weber Q 120
2006 Weber Q 120

Restoring or refreshing a Weber Q portable gas grill? If so, you may be in the market for replacement cooking grates.

Here’s a handy list of replacement cooking grates for popular Weber Q models. The Amazon links help support this blog, so thanks in advance for clicking!

Weber Q Replacement Cooking Grates

All include a set of 2 grates and 2 support clips.

  • PECI – Porcelain-enameled cast iron
Part No. Type Fits Dimensions (inches)
7644 PECI Weber Q 100/1000 series 17 x 12.7 x 0.5
7645 PECI Weber Q 200/2000 series 21,5 x 15,3 x 0.5
7646 PECI Weber Q 300/3000 series 25 x 17.8 x 0.5


Grilled Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Grilled teriyaki pork tenderloin
Grilled teriyaki pork tenderloin

Grilled teriyaki pork tenderloin is a favorite in our household. It’s easy to make, it tastes great, and it’s as lean and healthy as boneless, skinless chicken breast.

I like to use two types of teriyaki together when grilling pork tenderloin. I marinate the meat using Lawry’s Teriyaki Marinade before cooking, then glaze it with the sweeter JES Teriyaki Sauce toward the end of cooking.

Teriyaki marinade and finishing glaze
Teriyaki marinade and finishing glaze

Start with a fresh pork tenderloin weighing 1 to 1.5 pounds. Trim any silverskin and excess fat. Place tenderloin in a Ziploc bag and add 1/3 bottle of Lawry’s Teriyaki Marinade. Squeeze out excess air, seal the bag, and massage the tenderloin through the bag to make sure it’s well coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours, turning the bag several times so the meat marinates evenly.

Tenderloin marinating in Ziploc bag
Tenderloin marinating in Ziploc bag

When ready to grill, remove tenderloin from bag and pat with paper towels to remove most of the marinade. Too much marinade and the meat will steam on the surface, inhibiting browning. To promote even cooking, fold the thin end of the tenderloin back over onto itself about 2-3 inches and tie with kitchen twine.

Preheat the gas grill on HIGH for 10 minutes, then clean the grates with a grill brush. Reduce heat to MEDIUM.

Spray both sides of tenderloin with non-stick cooking spray. Grill for 2 minutes, then use a spatula and tongs to loosen the meat from the grate and turn it over. Grill for another 2 minutes on the second side. Repeat for another 2 minutes on each side.

Now that you’re 8 minutes into grilling, start glazing the meat with JES Teriyaki Sauce using a basting brush and continue turning and basting every 2 minutes. Also, now’s the time to start checking internal meat temp with an instant-read thermometer.

Grilling and glazing the tenderloin
Grilling and glazing the tenderloin

Keep grilling, turning, and basting until the tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 135-140*F. Move tenderloin to a rimmed baking sheet, cover with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Interior view of teriyaki pork tenderloin
Interior view of teriyaki pork tenderloin

This teriyaki pork tenderloin is moist, tender and delicious when cooked to perfect doneness on a Weber gas grill! Serve with warmed JES Teriyaki Sauce on the side, along with sticky rice and your favorite side dishes.


Weber Spirit E-310: Best Gas Grill Under $500

Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill
Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill

In their May/June 2016 issue, Cook’s Illustrated magazine reviewed gas grills priced under $500 and named the Weber Spirit E-310 as the only highly recommended grill of the six grills tested.

Even though the Spirit E-310 had one of the lowest BTU ratings of any grill tested, it produced better results than grills with much higher BTU numbers. The reasons cited in the article include the tight-fitting lid, minimal exhaust vents, a heat-retaining cookbox made of thick cast aluminum, and even heat diffusion due to Weber’s exclusive Flavorizer bars.

Testers also liked the grease tray for easy cleanup and sturdy, compact design.

Once again, Weber leads the pack! As I like to say: “Buy the best and only cry once!”


Cast Iron Cooking Grates: Which Side Is Up?

I spend a fair amount of time walking around hardware stores and home centers looking at Weber grills. When I open the lid of many display grills, I see something like this:

Cast iron grates: Which side is in the correct orientation

This Weber Genesis features cast iron cooking grates. The grate on the left has the narrow, pointed side facing up; the grate on the right has the wide, flat side facing up.

Which orientation is correct?

The grate on the right is in the correct orientation. The wide, flat side of the grate should face up for maximum contact with food and for the best grill marks.

Cast iron grill grates in correct orientation

It’s easy to install grates in the wrong orientation when assembling a new Weber grill or when replacing porcelain enameled steel grates with cast-iron grates. But you won’t make this mistake because now you know what’s up!


Replacement Cooking Grates For Weber Spirit & Genesis Gas Grills

2007 Weber Spirit E-210 with side-mounted control panel
2007 Weber Spirit E-210 with side-mounted control panel

Restoring or refreshing an older Weber Spirit or Genesis gas grill? If so, you may be in the market for replacement cooking grates.

Here’s a handy list of replacement cooking grates for popular Weber Spirit and Genesis models. The Amazon links help support this blog, so thanks in advance for clicking!

Spirit & Genesis Replacement Cooking Grates

PES – Porcelain-enameled steel
PECI – Porcelain-enameled cast iron
SS – Stainless steel
* – Models with side-mounted control panels

Part No. Type Fits Dimensions (inches)
7523 PES Spirit 200* series, Spirit 500, Genesis Silver A 15 x 11.3 x 0.2
7525 PES Spirit 300 series, Spirit 700, Genesis Silver B/C, Genesis Gold B/C, Genesis Platinum B/C (2005 model), Genesis 1000-3500 17.4 x 11.8 x 0.2
7522 PECI Spirit 200* series, Spirit 500, Genesis Silver A 15 x 11.3 x 0.5
7637 PECI Spirit 200 series 17.5 x 10.2 x 0.5
7638 PECI Spirit 300 series 17.5 x 11.9 x 0.5
7524 PECI Genesis 300 series 19.5 x 12.9 x 0.5
7521 SS Spirit 200* series, Spirit 500, Genesis Silver A 14.9 x 11.3 x 0.5
7639 SS Spirit 300 series 17.3 x 11.8 x 0.5
7528 SS Genesis 300 series 19.5 x 12.9 x 0.6


ThermoPop Leads The Pack Of Inexpensive Digital Thermometers

Cook’s Country magazine reviewed inexpensive digital thermometers in their April/May 2016 edition. Which units came out on top? Here are the top three recommendations:

ThermoWorks ThermoPop

ThermoWorks ThermoPop

Fast, accurate, ergonomic design, backlight and rotating display make this a good alternative to the more expensive Thermapen.

Polder Stable-Read Instant Read Thermometer

Polder Stable-Read Instant Read Thermometer

Fast and accurate with audible beep when temp is registered. On the downside, a test unit melted when rested briefly against a hot saucepan.

Le Creuset Digital Instant Read Thermometer

Le Creuset Digital Instant Read Thermometere

Fast and accurate, but slim body was not ergonomic for big-handed users.


Lab Tests Prove It’s Better To Cut Meat Across The Grain

Interior view of Porterhouse steak

Here’s a great video from the folks at Cook’s Illustrated magazine that describes their lab testing of cooked flank steak and strip steak and the relative force needed to cut both meats with the grain and across the grain.

Tests using a texture analyzer showed that cooked flank steak took 4 times the force to cut with the grain than across the grain. For cooked strip steak, it took almost 2 times the force to cut with the grain than across the grain. Most interestingly, it turns out that the force needed to cut both cooked flank steak and cooked strip steak across the grain is almost the same!

The Bottom Line: How steaks are cooked, to what internal temperature, and how they’re sliced after cooking have a huge impact on tenderness; and cheap(er) cuts like flank steak, skirt steak, and hanger steak can be almost as tender as expensive steaks when cooked and sliced properly.

Hope you enjoy the video!


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