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Sneak Peek: Weber Griddle Review

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WEBER Griddle

Weber aims to capitalize on the rising popularity of backyard griddling with their new, stand-alone griddles, griddle inserts, and suite of griddle accessories. At the time of this writing, these new griddle products were not yet available. Weber expects to roll them out sometime this spring. We were treated to a sneak peek at Weber’s test kitchen.

The three, 12,000 BTU burners on the stand-alone models are engineered to distribute heat evenly across the carbon steel cooking surface from side to side and front to back. A four burner model is in the works. The open-air cart has left and right side tables with built-in tool hooks. Scrape grease and gunk down an opening in the left front corner.

WEBER Griddle grease scraper

Where it can easily be removed with a grease tray that slides out the front.

WEBER Griddle grease tray

Owners of Weber Spirit and Genesis Gas Grills will be pleased to hear the new griddle roll out includes full-size griddle inserts to fit models made from 2016 through 2022. The 3-burner Spirit insert will have a 529 square inch capacity and list for $188. The 3-Burner Genesis will have a 787 square inch capacity for $249, and the 4-burner will have 994 square inches for $299.

WEBER Griddle insert

Lastly, Weber will offer a series of new, griddle-specific tools and accessories that include stainless steel spatulas, egg rings, a cast iron press, squeeze bottles, and a basting dome, among others.

Weber Griddle tools

The free-standing griddles will be offered in 28″ and 36″ sizes. Our price below is for the 28” free-standing griddle. We don’t have a price on the 36” model yet. We’ll test Weber’s Griddles and publish our full, detailed review soon. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our griddle section found here!

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  • Model:
    Griddle
  • Item Price:
    $ 449
  • 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:
    Griddle grills
  • Fuel:
    Propane Gas
  • BTU:
    36,000
  • Heat Flux:
    71.43
    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:
    504 square inches

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Published On: 1/17/2023 Last Modified: 1/20/2023

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