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Weber Spirit S-210 Gas Grill Review

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WEBER’S SPIRIT GAS GRILL LINE WAS REPLACED IN 2018 WITH WEBER’S SPIRIT II. Click here to learn more.

Weber’s entry level Spirit line was completely redesigned for 2013. Spirit S-210 has two stainless steel burners. It is the smallest Spirit model with 360 square inches primary cooking surface and a 90 square inch warming rack. The two side shelves fold down making it ideal for environments where space is an issue, like an apartment patio.

A big change for Spirit in 2013 was reconfiguration of the burner layout. Burners used to connect from left to right with control knobs on the right side shelf. The new Spirit burners connect from front to back with control knobs on the front panel. This not only frees up work space on the side shelf, but provides better performance when cooking indirect or 2-zone. Indeed Weber Genesis, Summit and most other manufacturer’s gas grills follow this burner design. Also included is Weber’s in cart LP tank fuel gauge that gives an approximate indication of fuel level by tank weight.

The S-210 has black porcelain enameled grates and flavorizer bars. The painted steel cart has a single 430 stainless steel door. The hood and work surfaces are also stainless with cast aluminum end caps that feature built-in tool hooks. It rests on four casters (two locking) and has battery powered ignition. This 2-burner is also offered as E-210 which includes all of the above except the hood and door are porcelain enamel and cost is about $50 less. The S-210 is offered in both LP and NG, E-210 is LP only.

Spirit was always a very basic, well made, serviceable BBQ grill line. The 2013 redesign offers significant upgrades and considerable value. Owners of previous Spirit grills may rub their eyes in disbelief as they behold these new cookers that barely resemble past models. Although Spirit is Weber’s entry level price point, it is still more expensive than many other popular grill brands. However, most Spirit owners feel the quality, durability and performance are worth the price.

  • Model:
    Spirit S-210 Gas Grill
  • Item Price:
    $ 549.00
  • Made in USA:
    no
  • Review Method:
    Looked Closely At It
    We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources.
  • Primary Function:
    Grill
  • Fuel:
    Propane Gas, Natural Gas Capable
  • BTU:
    26,500
  • Heat Flux:
    73.61
    Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
  • Main Burners:
    2
  • Primary Capacity:
    360 square inches
  • Secondary Capacity:
    90 square inches

Published On: 11/21/2012 Last Modified: 2/24/2021

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