Weber® have completely and totally re-vamped their Genesis® range of gas barbecues from the ground up to create their new ranges of Genesis® II and Genesis® II LX gas barbecues to boost performance with any sacrifices to the excellent Weber quality whilst adding a wide range of innovations to give a new generation of gas barbecues created to make life simpler and fit into any lifestyle from compact enough for a balcony or small patio to awesome beasts such as the Weber® Genesis® II LX S-640™ GBS™ Stainless Steel Gas BBQ.
The entire range of Genesis® II and Genesis® II LX gas barbecues feature the totally re-thought GS4™ High Performance grilling system, an innovative grilling system that Weber® has used over 30 years of gas barbecuing experience, culinary expertise and, most importantly, feedback from their customer's to engineer.
WEBER GENESIS GAS BARBECUES
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With the GS4™ High Performance grilling system Weber® created their most powerful grill engine so far with almost every single component of the GS4™ High Performance grilling system, the ignition system, the burners, the Flavorizer™ Bars and the grease management system being upgraded and, in most features, totally redesigned to boost performance and for ease of use.
Constant upgrades and many years of development combined with constant re-engineering has gone into sourcing exactly the right ignition system for the re-thought Genesis® II series to create a system built to ignite every time with each burner having a newly developed igniter. Weber® are so confident in the improved ignition that it now has a limited 10 year warranty.
Upgrades to the burners have now given them a unique tapered shape to combat gas purging giving a consistent gas flow from front to back ensuring an even heat distribution over whole cooking surface so food will grill evenly and consistently where ever it is on cooking surface.
The Grease Management System has been streamlined to simplify the general maintenance that is needed to keep any gas barbecue clean and grilling at it's best. The Grease Management System helps with the removal of excess cooking juices whilst reducing the risk of flare ups. Cooking juices not fully vapourised by the Flavorizer™ bars are channelled away from the burners into an easily accessible catch pan located under the cookbox so simply empty catch pan after each grilling session.
Underneath the cooking grates and above the re-designed burners sit the classic Weber® Flavorizer bars which are carefully shaped to just the right angle to catch catch the dripping fats and cooking juices that smoke and sizzle to add the characteristic barbecue flavour to the food being grilled. Any cooking juices not vapourised by the Flavoriser bars will then follow the slope of their unique angle to be funnelled away from the burners down into the Grease Management System.
A 13 kg Patio gas bottle, which will need to be purchased locally to power the Weber® Genesis® II series grill can be located on a bracket behind the designated storage screen at the side of the grill making it easier to access to get in and out to replace plus also creating a more generous space underneath the grill for all those barbecuing essentials.
At the heart of the cook box of the Weber® Genesis® II series grills sits a porcelain-enamelled cast iron Gourmet BBQ System™ Cooking Grate which can be used as a regular cooking grate or by simply lifting out the 30cm middle section and replacing it with one of the separately purchasable interchangeable Gourmet BBQ System™ accessories to greatly expand the versatility of the grilling, roasting or baking options available on any Weber® Gourmet BBQ System™ equipped barbecue.
A further innovative features is an integrated frame in the side table so is each grill prepared to accommodate, and be fully compatible with, one of the newly developed iGrill™3 thermometers. An iGrill™3 thermometer measures the temperature simultaneously in different food items using up to 4 probes with a Bluetooth facility allowing the iGrill™3 combine with smart phone to offer a whole range of grilling possibilities.
More innovation can be found under the re-designed lid as the warming rack has been specially designed to accommodate the Weber® Elevations® range of accessories.
Weber® have included all these features and enhanced them with even further on all their Weber® Genesis® II LX gas barbecues which are all delivered factory pre-assembled with the simple attachment of the side tables being the only assembly needed after delivery. The Genesis® II LX gas barbecues also all feature solid doors fronting the cart underneath the grill to store all those barbecuing essentials behind and site
The Weber® Genesis® II LX models in the range have a specially developed enhanced version of the electronic ignition system found in Genesis® II models with a switch built in to each burner ensuring smooth ignition every time just with the turn of a control knob.
All the models in the Weber® Genesis® II LX range have an additional enhanced High+ function to give a sear burner on top of each individual burner so meat can be seared when you want and where you want giving extra power and control over the whole cooking grate. Each individual burner can be turned up to their highest setting to give an added boost of heat anywhere on the cooking grate. This feature makes any Weber® Genesis® II LX model perfect for searing, creating those much sought after sear marks, or for decreasing the time needed to pre-heat the cooking grates to get them to grilling temperature.
Weber® Genesis® II LX series grills all have an integrated Side Burner set into one of their two stainless steel side tables, one of which has integrated tool hooks along with a fully re-designed more ergonomic stainless steel lid that has been re-engineered so that it is now more convenient and easier to operate plus on the lid handle there are mounted handle lights so the total cooking surface can be fully seen in the dark plus with the push of a button. The control knobs light up to give total control no matter what natural light is available so usability or convenience does not have to be sacrificed whatever the time of day on a Weber® Genesis® II LX series grill.
With the Weber® Genesis® II series grills Weber® say that “the revolution continues” as the innovations introduced are the biggest changes to their gas barbecue range in 30 years. There is a new and improved model gas barbecue in the Weber® Genesis® II series suitable for any lifestyle location or number of people all offering Weber®'s best grilling performance yet.