Weber Spirit E-315 Gas Grill Review

Weber Spirit E-315 Gas Grill

$570
8.1

Construction Quality

8.5/10

Temperature Control

8.5/10

Flare-ups

8.5/10

Features

7.0/10

Durability

8.0/10

Pros

  • Good Burner Design
  • Solid Construction
  • Strong Warranty

Cons

  • Comparatively Basic Grill
  • Doesn't Use Weber's Better Cooking System
  • Low Heat Output

Specifications

  • Three 10,667 BTU top ported stainless steel burners
  • 424 square inches of primary cooking space with a total of 529 square inches
  • 32,000 BTU maximum output from the main burners
  • Porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates
  • Fold-down side tables
  • Electronic Ignition (one AA-battery)
  • Cast aluminum and enameled steel construction
  • Cover and propane tank sold separately
  • Sold as Propane - not convertible
  • Made in China by Weber-Stephen Products Company exclusively for Home Depot

Full Review - Weber Spirit E-315 Gas Grill

Weber and Home Depot have had a relationship for years. This generally comes in the form of a special edition gas grill. Recently, it is this inexpensive version of the Weber Spirit. In the past, these special editions have had something to offer. This model is basically a stripped down version of the Spirit grill, which is already Weber's discount line.

The Weber Spirit E-315 Gas Grill, which runs around $570USD doesn't sound budget, but then you pay for the Weber name and reputation. The truth is, that this grill gives you three burners and nothing else. It is a basic model without any extras. The standard configuration has three burners, producing up to 32,000 BTUs under 424 square inches of cooking surface. Not an impressive number. The porcelain coated cooking grates are heavy enough to put grill marks on a steak, but this isn't a high performance unit.

Now, this isn't a bad grill. For a three burner grill it has a small footprint and with the fold down side tables, is perfect for small spaces. It has good potential for indirect grilling and can do most grilling tasks well. The design isn't going to win any awards, but it is still relatively attractive.  There is a nice gauge for checking how much propane you still have and a nice space to hide such a tank.

The real reason not to buy this model is that it lacks qualities that other Weber grills have. Weber has innovated their gas grills over the past few years, but this model lacks those innovations. With the Spirit II or Genesis II, you get improved burners and ignition and a better warranty. Those models have a ten-year warranty on virtually everything. This grill has a warranty that covers components for anywhere from ten to two years. Additionally, for 2021, Weber has introduced their 'smart' grill version that adds a WiFi enabled temperature monitoring system directly into the grill.

Consider Instead:

Weber Spirit II E-310

No, it isn't as attractive, however, you get a better warranty and Weber's latest cooking system. This is still a simple grill and not heavy duty. On the other hand, it has the same number of burners, cooking area, cooking grates and costs more than $100USD less. This model is compatible with Weber's iGrill technology, so if you want connected temperature monitoring, you can get it for around $100USD. Not a bad deal.

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