New Spirit II Grills For 2018
“Word on the street” is that Spirit is the next line of Weber gas grills to be completely redesigned for 2018. This follows the revamping of the Genesis line of grills in 2017.
Spirit will be rebadged “Spirit II” just like Genesis was renamed Genesis II last year. There will be two models—E-210 selling for $399 and E-310 selling for $499. Liquid propane models are available in four colors: black, red, ivory, and sapphire; natural gas models come in black only.
These grills mimic the 2017 Genesis II design in terms of low-profile lid, open cart design, and iGrill 3 compatibility. There is conflicting information on whether these grills use the GS4 High Performance burner system used in Genesis II, but the photos below seem to show the GS4 badge on the right side of the control panel.
Here are some photos of these new grills and colors:
It’s not clear yet if Spirit grills will be offered in stainless steel S-210 and S-310 versions…we’ll see. If not, stainless steel will only be available in the Genesis II line.
New Genesis II Grills For 2018
As for Genesis II, changes to the line include a new 3-burner SE-310 for $749 (similar to the 4-burner SE-410 with enamel lid but stainless steel grates and Flavorizer bars) and a new 3-burner S-310 for $799 (same as the E-310 but with a stainless steel lid, grates and Flavorizer bars).
So in the 3-burner “sweet-spot” of the Genesis II line-up, there will now be four grill configurations:
- E-310 (enamel lid, CI grates, PE Flavorizer bars)
- S-310 (stainless steel lid, stainless steel grates, stainless steel Flavorizer bars)
- SE-310 (enamel lid, stainless steel grates, stainless steel Flavorizer bars)
- S-340 LX (stainless steel lid, stainless steel grates, stainless steel Flavorizer bars, plus additional LX features)
CI = cast iron
PE = porcelain enameled
Improved 10 Year Warranty On Spirit, Genesis, and Summit Grills
Sources say that starting in 2018, all Weber Spirit II, Genesis II, and Summit gas grills will get an improved 10 year warranty covering most parts. Previously, major components were covered for 10 years, stainless steel grates and Flavorizer bars for 10 years, porcelain-enameled grates and Flavorizer bars for 5 years, and all remaining parts for 2 years. And we’re told that this new warranty will be applied retroactively to all Genesis II models sold in 2017.