2019 Weber Genesis II Gas Grill Changes

October 1 marks the new model year for Weber grills, and the 2019 model year brings some significant changes to the Genesis II product line.

The Genesis II line is now two years old, and you will remember that it consists of open-cart grills called “Genesis II” and enclosed-cabinet grills with high-end features called “Genesis II LX”.

For 2019, the “LX” designation goes away, but there will still be open-cart and enclosed-cabinet designs. However, the 2-burner and 6-burner grills are being discontinued, leaving only the 3- and 4-burner models. If you want a 2-burner grill, you’ll have to buy a Spirit II grill, and if you want a 6-burner gasser, it’s a Summit grill for you.

Other changes include the return of the dedicated Sear Station burner on select models, a feature that was discontinued in 2016.  All Genesis II grills will now feature stainless steel Flavorizer bars. There are also three “SE” grills that include beefier 9mm stainless steel rod cooking grates and a built-in handle light.

Here’s a sneak peek at the Genesis II S-435 4-burner grill with Sear Station burner and side burner. This grill retails for $1,199. Continue reading 2019 Weber Genesis II Gas Grill Changes