Updated 10 Nov 2017

Weber

Genesis II LX E340

Snapshot: A patio (deck) barbecue that has a medium-sized cooking area with a sideburner. How well does it cook?

Genesis II LX E340
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$2299

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Test results

Overall score
83
Steak
?/10
Sausages
?/10
Chicken wings
?/10
Whole chicken
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good steak cooking.
  • Excellent sausage cooking.
  • Very good chicken wing cooking.
  • Excellent at roasting a whole chicken.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Easy to use.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

How we test

The overall score is made up of cooking performance (60%) and ease of use (40%). Our performance assessment is weighted equally between these 4 tests:

Steak cooked on the grill for six to eight minutes each side with all burners on full.
Sausages grilled on a medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes each side with the entire cooking surface covered and the hood closed (unless the manufacturer states otherwise).
Marinated chicken wings cooked on the hotplate over a low heat, for about 10 minutes each side.
Whole chicken roasted (if possible on the barbecue) with the outder burners on high and inner burners on low, and the hood closed.

Top-scoring barbecues cooked everything evenly throughout, resulting in consistently tender and juicy meat. This also meant the barbecue’s temperature was easy to control, and its heat was evenly distributed across the cooking surface.

Ease of use scores comprise general ease of cooking (40%) mobility (20%), controls (20%) and cleaning (20%).

Key data

More test results (/10)

Cleaning
7.0

Model

Avg price
$2299
Type
Patio/deck

Specifications

Running time (hrs:mins)
11:3
H x W x D
124 x 146 x 72cm
Cooking area
0.26m²
Main burners
3
Weight (kg)
n/a

Features

Side burner
Warming rack
Domed hood
Side trays
Folding side trays

Materials

BBQ body
Stainless steel
Hood
Porcelain enamel
Trolley/stand
Enamel coated steel
Cooking surface
Porcelain coated cast iron
Burners
Stainless Steel
Flame diffusers
Stainless Steel

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Notes

-

Availability

-

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