- Four 10,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
- 468 square inches of primary grilling space for a total cooking area of 580 square inches
- 48,800 BTU maximum output from the main burners
- 10,600 BTU internal standard sear burner
- 10,600 BTU rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner
- 6,800 BTU dedicated smoker burner
- Stainless steel, cast aluminum, and powder-coated steel construction
- Stainless steel rod cooking grates
- Electric Continuous-spark ignition
- Two handle-mounted LED grilling lights
- LED lit control panel
- Made in the United States by Weber-Stephen Products Company
Full Review – Weber Summit S-460 Built-in Gas Grill
- Lots of Features
- Weber Support
- Good Construction
- Easy Custom Solution
- Mixed material construction
- Unusual built-in cut-out space
Weber is, of course, the most recognized name in outdoor cooking. In the mid-1980s, they introduced their first gas grill. Years later they followed it up with the Summit line of higher-end grills. From that, an insert or built-in model was the next logical step. Now, there are a few design features of all Weber grills that make them unique. Namely, the grease management system. This Weber Summit gas grill has a deep cooking chamber so it won’t fit into a standard cut-out of a custom enclosure. Hence the full height body.
There are advantages to this design. You don’t need a sleeve to place the grill insert into. And you get some cabinet space under the grill for storage. You can get this grill in propane or natural gas (though it can’t be converted). The simplest solution for a DIY outdoor kitchen is to buy this grill in a propane configuration and push it into a simple custom structure.
But wait! There’s more. This grill is packed with extras. You get a four-burner gas grill of good size with a sear burner, smoker burner, and a rotisserie burner. There are seven knobs on the front of this grill. So why would you just buy this gas grill?
First of all, this grill has stainless steel parts, but it isn’t a stainless steel grill. The cooking chamber uses a cast aluminum bottom. The box it all fits into is enamel-coated steel. Scratch that enamel and you get rust. And, it isn’t a spectacular grill. It’s good, just not great. The heat output is comparatively low. The sear burner is just an extra gas burner that makes a small section of the grill hotter than the rest of the cooking surface. The smoker burner is okay, but the grill doesn’t hold smoke, so it doesn’t affect the flavor of the food very much.
All in all, this isn’t a bad choice. As I said, it is one of the quickest and easiest ways to put together an outdoor kitchen. And you can’t argue with Weber’s support. As long as this grill is under warranty, you shouldn’t have trouble getting it repaired if anything goes wrong (normal wear and tear not covered). I consider this a good option, but also a quick fix for an inexpensive outdoor kitchen. I will let you decide if it is the right solution for you.