The stylish, good looking Weber E320 Spirit Original is both an ideal first gas barbecue, as it is practical, simple to live with, needing little fuss to assemble and simple to use, and a perfect tool for more adventurous grilling, with all that is needed for direct or indirect grilling, all of which has been created with out any short cuts on construction quality and grilling results – exactly what you would expect from Weber's well earned reputation for gas barbecues.
Designed to handle all the wear and tear that will it will be subjected to during it's long life the Weber E320 Spirit Original is built around a powder coated steel frame on which sits the tough and hard wearing Porcelain-enamelled cook box with it's 3 stainless steel burners, Porcelain-enamelled Flavorizer Bars and Porcelain-enamelled Gourmet BBQ System cooking grates that all have been created to blend performance with ease of maintenance.
The Porcelain-enameled Gourmet BBQ System grate can be used as a regular cooking grate or by simply lifting out the 30cm middle section and replacing it with one of the interchangeable GBS accessories; wok, sear grate, griddle, pizza stone, dutch oven or poultry roaster, all of which can be purchased separately to greatly expand the versatility of the grilling, roasting or baking options available.
Built into one of the two side tables of the Weber E320 Spirit Original is an individually controlled side burner, which gives scope for preparing sauces or boiling vegetables on the barbecue, with a flush fitted protective lid meaning that the side burner surface can be used for preparation or storage when not in use.
The lid of the Weber Spirit Original E320 has a solid full width handle, making it hassle free to lift, and a simple central thermometer so grilling conditions can be watched with out needing to lift the lid too often. Below the lid there is a handy warming rack which sits over the Porcelain-enamelled Gourmet BBQ System cooking grates that make up the large 2735cm² cooking area.
Siting below the Porcelain-enamelled Cast Iron cooking grates are Porcelain-enamelled Flavorizer bars, which can be removed for cleaning and maintenance, which a vapourise cooking juices or residues falling through the cooking grates onto them to recycle the vapour up into the cook box for additioanal smokey flavour for any food being cooked on the grates. The Flavorizer Bars reduce flare ups by preventing cooking residues from falling down onto the stainless steel burners as well as protecting the three burners that sit below them.
The Porcelain-enamelled Cast Iron cooking grates and Porcelain-enamelled Flavorizer bars are available to purchase as replacement parts for when they become tired and the performance of the grill begins to lose it's edge.
At the front of the Weber Spirit Original E320 is the neat control panel for the barbecue with it's Crossover Ignition System, which will fire up all three burners at the same time, and three infinite control burner valve dials which allow the gas flow to each of the three burners to be regulated independently for total control over grilling. The three independent burners provide the option to use the barbecue for indirect grilling whereby the barbecue can be used successfully for roasting or baking by turning the heat up on the left and right burner and down on the central burner. The side burner is controlled using it's own independent control knob which sits at the front of the side table.
On the front of the fully enclosed cart of the Weber Spirit Original E320 there is a painted steel door to conceal whatever utensils or accessories need to be stored below the barbecue as well as a 5kg Patio Gas bottle that can be used within the cart. The larger sized 13kg Patio Gas bottles will need to stand under the side table when grilling with the hose going into the barbecue through the hole on the barbecue side.
Also hidden away behind the door is a disposable drip tray which catches any excess cooking fats which are made during a grilling session so they can simply be discarded. Further drip trays are available to purchase as an extra.
More easy to reach storage is to hand for utensils on the six tool holders that are on the sides of the two side tables when the barbecue is in use.
The Weber Spirit Original E-320 has a 10-year limited warranty on the porcelain-enamelled lid and cast aluminium components, with 10 years on the burners and 5 years on the cooking grates, and two years on all other parts and components.
To make sure you optimise your grilling experiences with a Weber Spirit Original E320 GBS Black Weber have designed a comprehensive range of accessories to help expand cooking options, and generally make life easier, with well thought out and simple to use items from essentials such as utensils, drip trays and cleaning brushes all the way to a wide range of roasting racks and grill baskets via skewers, griddles and burger and slider presses.
Simple to use, build, clean, with great grilling versatility and a great performance - whether this is a first gas barbecue or you need a hassle free grilling machine then the Weber Spirit Original E-320 will not let you down.