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Weber Spirit SP-320 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 SP-320 has three stainless steel burners and a 12,000 BTUs side burner. It is the largest Spirit model with 424 square inches primary cooking surface and a 105 square inch warming rack.

A big change for Spirit in 2013 was reconfiguration of the burner layout. Burners used to connect from side to side 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 SP-320 has 7mm stainless steel rod cooking grates and porcelain enameled flavorizer bars. The single door cart is painted steel with a stainless door. The lightish hood and work surface are also stainless steel. Cast aluminum end caps feature built-in tool hooks and a small condiment rack is affixed to the side of the cart. It rests on four casters (two locking) and has battery powered ignition. SP-320 is offered in both LP and NG models.

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 SP-320 Gas Grill
  • Item Price:
    $ 699.00
  • 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
  • Burner Type:
    Side
  • Fuel:
    Propane Gas, Natural Gas Capable
  • BTU:
    32,000
  • Heat Flux:
    75.47
    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:
    3
  • Primary Capacity:
    424 square inches
  • Secondary Capacity:
    105 square inches

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

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