Weber Spirit E330 Review: Taking a Deeper Look

December 5, 2022

The most striking innovation that catches the eye on the Weber Spirit E-330 is the sear burner. This is an additional high-performance burner that sits between two main burners. There’s also a side burner and altogether, the gas burner tubes can produce a cranking heat of more than 44,000 BTU. 

I have already introduced you to the new Weber Spirit II series in another review. By now, you can tell Weber Spirits are a step ahead of other grill lines in the industry. In this Weber Spirit E-330 gas grill review, I would like to introduce you to the Weber Spirit E-330 gas grill and tell you whether it’s worth investing in. 

Weber spirit E330 review

Brief Overview of the Weber Spirit E330

Preview
Weber Spirit E330 Gas Grill
Weber Spirit E330 Lp Black Grill
Type of Grill
Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Country of Manufacture
China
Cooking Space
529 Square Inches
Number of Burners
3 Main Burners With Side Grill
Main Burner Burning Power
32,000 BTU
Sear Station Burning Power
7,500 BTU
Side Burner Burning Power
12,000 BTU
Grill Grate Material
Porcelain-enameled Cast Iron
Product Status
Discontinued (but Still Available on the Market)
Weber Spirit E330 Gas Grill
Preview
Weber Spirit E330 Lp Black Grill
Type of Grill
Liquid Propane Gas Grill
Country of Manufacture
China
Cooking Space
529 Square Inches
Number of Burners
3 Main Burners With Side Grill
Main Burner Burning Power
32,000 BTU
Sear Station Burning Power
7,500 BTU
Side Burner Burning Power
12,000 BTU
Grill Grate Material
Porcelain-enameled Cast Iron
Product Status
Discontinued (but Still Available on the Market)

The Weber Spirit E-330 is a three-burner gas grill with an extra side grill that can serve as a warming rack and a side table. By taking a look at this grill in the product images above you’ll see there are 5 control knobs. You have to note that most three-burner gas grills stop at three burners, with no sear burner or side grill. 

One side of the table has a built-in burner while the other one is a side shelf. You can sautee or simmer your food on the side burner for example. However, both the side burner and side tables are fixed. They don’t fold down like the Weber Spirit II E 210

This is a grill you can dare to try new experiments on and expand your grilling skills. With a total cooking area of 529 square inches and extra features like the Sear Zone, side cooker, and the GBS grill grate, you now have even more room to indulge and experience unlimited grilling options. 

The grill has a robust porcelain enameled lid for superior heat retention and all-weather use outdoors. It won’t rust or peel off. The porcelain enameled cooking grates are fully made of cast iron which is a material that retains heat and provides even grilling. The sear station on the grill is designed to create quick sear marks on your BBQ. 

The grill grate is made of porcelain-enameled cast iron and is equipped with the Weber Gourmet BBQ System. The porcelain-enameled cast iron grate has a round recess that can be used with other grill inserts (sold separately). You can add pizza, wok dishes, or desserts to your grill menu, among other things.

The Features at a Glance

  • Enameled lid with lid thermometer: for optimum temperature control
  • Fixed side tables, each with 3 cutlery hooks
  • Cast iron grill grate coated in porcelain enamel
  • Stainless steel burner tubes that are infinitely adjustable and easy to clean
  • Sear zone: this 4th burner ensures high temperatures
  • Flavorizer Bars Aroma rails: made of enameled steel, protect the burners
  • 32,000 BTU main stainless steel burners and a 7500 BTU sear burner: for efficient cooking 
  • Sunken built-in side burner with 12,000 BTU: for preparation of side dishes
  • Piezo Ignition: for safe and comfortable ignition
  • Grill trolley with swivel castors, 2 of which have a stop function
  • Warming rack: enlarges the usable area of ​​the grill

Main Characteristics of the Weber Spirit E-330 Grill 

1. Superb Heat Retention

The Weber Spirit is a beautiful grill with a porcelain enamel lid that holds heat and retains moisture inside the cooking area. 

Moisture content is a key aspect of making meat that’s perfectly grilled. Dry beef brisket is not something everyone wants to eat. Because they melt in my mouth, I love BBQ beef ribs and chicken wings. You can get these recipes perfectly done on the Weber, thanks to its moisture retention ability.

Besides, this grill will ensure your food retains maximum heat and cooks faster. 

2. Convenient Grill Design

Once again, the versatile and convenient grill features a side burner, ideal for cooking any side dish.

To make vegetables, you wouldn’t need to wait for your main dish to get cooked. The side burners have great heat control.

This side burner can be used to make your favorite barbecue sauce or greens on the side.

3. Simple Controls and Durable Construction

The mobile grill station can be easily pushed to the place of use, thanks to the four castors. 

With two side tables and cutlery hooks, you have enough space for your grill cutlery and side dishes or other grilling utensils. 

In the practical side cooker, you can also prepare delicious side dishes or heat sauces.

This Weber Spirit grill features a cooking station for quick heat-up so you can sear your favorite chops or steaks.

The Weber Spirit is designed to have the cart open. This makes it easy to access cooked food.

You will find the fuel gauge next to your gas tank. It’s easy to read. You can easily check the remaining amount of fuel using this gauge.

The propane grill unit has a strong stainless steel body that is stain and scratch-resistant. This is designed to last for many years and can be used in your garden.

4. Uniform Heat Distribution 

Grilling can be a frustrating and difficult process. If you put anything on the hot spots on most grills, they can burn or overcook your food.

However, the Weber E330 barbecue grates ensure no hot spots. They are made of cast iron which absorbs heat better than models made of stainless steel.

The porcelain enamel coating makes the grates non-sticky and distributes heat evenly. Porcelain enamel is a high-quality coating that is known for even cooking.

5. Sear Zone for Perfect Steaks

The powerful stainless steel burners and the burner tubes are continuously adjustable. The fourth burner reaches extremely high temperatures, which are ideal for searing steaks. This keeps the steaks juicy on the inside and gives them a delicious crust with roasted aromas. 

The Flavorizer Bars protect the burner and at the same time ensure that dripping fat evaporates and gives the grilled food a smoky aroma.

Pros 

  • Grills at high temperatures
  • GBS grill grate for a variety of grilling methods
  • Cast iron cooking grates for heat distribution and great searing
  • Side burners for preparing side dishes or warming goods 
  • Powerful main burners that heat up quickly.
  • Includes a sear station which can help to add grill marks on meats
  • Great heat retention; no cool spots or hot spots on the liquid propane grill
  • Putting it together is easy and doesn’t take time 
  • Great grease management system for ease of cleaning
  • 10 years of warranty

Cons 

  • You may need to change the regulator to get higher pressure 
Spirit E-330 Gas Grill

Why Should You Buy The Weber Spirit E-330 Gas Grill?

Now you have an idea of ​​why the Spirit gas grill is so popular. Here are some shopping tips on things to consider before buying a gas grill. 

Space 

Are you lucky enough to have a small yard? Maybe you don’t. Maybe you have a lot of backyard space, a large garden, or a balcony. No matter the space size you have, before investing in a barbecue grill, consider its size.

It’s best to choose something lightweight and portable if you’re limited in space. 

However, the Weber Spirit E-330 is just 63 x 52  x 32 inches in dimension with the lid opened. This makes it suitable for small and large backyards.

Cooking Area

The Weber Spirit E-330 has a modest primary cooking area of 424 square inches with a secondary cooking space of 104 square inches on the warming rack. Altogether, you have 529 square inches of total cooking space. This is enough grilling surface for family dinners.

With extra space for vegetables, you can make 20 burgers at once. It would make it easier to organize night parties and Sunday brunches with family and friends.

Its 18 inches high lid is ideal for slow-cooking large pieces of meat, Texas-style grilling, or what have you. 

High-Temperature Settings

Weber Spirit e330 doesn’t include the GS4 grilling system as you’d find in the Weber Spirit E310 or Weber Genesis E330. But the design of this grill makes it a high-performance grill that allows you to cook at high temperatures without worrying about hot spots.

You can quickly add grill marks on your lamb chops or steaks on the sear burners before serving. You won’t believe the variety of flavors the gas grill can produce. Your meat gets tender and full of rich and smoky barbecue flavor.

Mobility

Freestanding gas grills cannot be moved around a lot. They are most often made to be fixed in one place.

That’s why it is essential that a grill can be moved easily when needed. Outdoor barbecues require you to be able to move them to clean them properly.

Thankfully, the Weber e330 has wheels for ease of movement. However, they are small and made of plastic. So they cannot be maneuvered around rough surfaces. 

However, it can be moved in any direction. It is super strong and light, thanks to the stainless steel framework. 

Durability 

You’ll be grilling outside all year round, so you want a grill that will last years.

The Weber Spirit E330 grill is known for its sturdy stainless steel construction and well-built body. Stainless steel material is strong and resists rust. 

The stainless steel body and burners are not only strong, but it also gives your garden a modern and sleek look. It’s also easy to wash and clean.

As for internal materials like cooking grates, they are made of heavy-duty cast iron that is enameled in porcelain. 

Warranty

Weber offers 10 years warranty on their grills, just to show how serious they are about their durability.

It’s the best grill warranty offer of any brand. The Spirit model has a 10-year warranty covering all parts excluding natural damages caused by usage. Buying this grill is like investing in a high-quality product.

Unfortunately, the product has been discontinued by Weber so the supply you have on the market currently is limited. 

Cleaning the Weber Spirit

It is difficult to clean most gas grills. It’s not something we like to do. It’s worth it for the fun you can have grilling with families and friends.

Cast iron grates are the best choice for grills that will last for decades. Non-stick grills tend to last a year.

Except that cast iron grates have a downside: they need a lot more maintenance.

Here are some simple steps and tips to help you keep the Weber E330 grill in top condition for many years to come.

  • First, clean the Weber by removing any food stuck to the grates.
  • Then, heat the grill to the highest temperature by turning the knobs clockwise. Then, let the recipe cook. Continue this process for 15 to 20 minutes, so the remaining food debris on the grill is gone.
  • Before beginning to clean your grill, allow it to cool for a while.
  • Scrape charred food with a wire brush. For more control, you can also make use of a scraper. It should be easy to remove if you’ve burned it well.
  • Also, remove the side burner and grease tray.
  • Because there is plenty of fat buildup, wash both the grease tray and catch pan with warm soapy water.
  • After removing all food particles, wash the area with dish detergent or soapy water. This will help remove any grease or oil in the grease management system. You can also use grill cleaners. You can also use grill cleaners.
  • For this area, I recommend that you use a microfiber towel.
  • You can spray soapy water on the outer frame and wipe it with a piece of paper towel. The stainless steel will easily remove all the dirt.
  • After cleaning the grill, rub a little cooking oil like vegetable oil on the cast iron cooking grates. Let cook for about 40 to 50 minutes. Repeat this process every few months to make your grill shiny and non-stick.

About Weber Grills 

In the 1950s, the Weber company started with the idea of ​​revolutionizing the grill market. The brand specializes in making grills and matching accessories. Hobby grillers can choose from a variety of different model series. Whether classic charcoal grills, gas grills, or electric grills for the interior, Weber offers numerous variations. Nowadays, the Weber grill is often seen as a status symbol.

Among other things, the grills are characterized by high-quality workmanship and the spare parts for the devices that are no longer in production are still available for customers. Customer friendliness is the focus at Weber.

The manufacturer comes from the USA. However, a lot of their factories have been moved abroad, specifically to China to save costs. Although Weber grills are still quite expensive to buy, there are almost only positive opinions about their products. 

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FAQs 

Is Spirit E330 Discontinued?

The Weber Spirit E330 gas grill has been discontinued. It’s no longer produced or sold by Weber. For the time being, it’s still available on Amazon. Should the 330 be out of stock, the Weber Spirit E310 is a very similar grill you can buy. 

Is the Weber Spirit Grill Any Good?

The Weber Spirit grill is one of the best quality gas grills you can get. They have a no-frills design suitable for beginners. They cook quite fast. They are easy to clean and easily controlled. The Weber Spirit E330 propane gas grill comes with a 10-year warranty on the stainless steel lid, the three stainless steel burners, and the side burner to show you how reliable it is. 

Does the Weber Spirit E-330 Come in Natural Gas?

The Weber Spirit E330 LP gas grill doesn’t come in a natural gas version. It’s designed to use liquid propane gas as its name suggests. 

Conclusion

Everyone knows about Weber’s quality but it’s the cooking system that really sets this barbecue apart. Weber invents cooking systems and that’s why they’re the world leader in creating superb barbecue food. 

This Weber Spirit E330 gas grill is a huge hit and I advise that you buy it while you can still find it. You will enjoy grilling with its many wonderful features. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued. So, again, if you like it, you have to get it while it’s still available. 

By Kristy J. Norton
I'm Kristy – a chef and connoisseur of all things BBQ! You can find me either in my kitchen (or someone else's) or at a big outdoor barbecue surrounded by friends and family. In both my professional and personal life I’ve picked up more than a few tips and tricks for turning out delicious food. I consider it a privilege to share it with others!
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