When the Weber Genesis II E 410 was introduced in 2017 it was a game changer in the balance of power between the ultra premium Weber Summit grills and the more affordable Genesis grills.
The massive four burner grill challenged the Summit for superiority in size and definitely won the battle as far as value was concerned.
However, the Weber product line has evolved and the Genesis II E 410 is no longer the slam dunk of a decision that it used to be.
This review will walk you through the features of this grill, give you some benefits and drawbacks of owning it, and offer some comparisons to other similar grills offered by Weber.
Specifications and Dimensions
To get a better idea of what this grill has to offer, let’s take a look at some numbers.
- Grilling Area: 646 inches of primary cooking area with an additional 198 inches available in the form of a tuck-away warming rack
- Grates: Porcelain-enameled, cast iron
- Burners: Four stainless steel burners
- Heating Power: (48,000 BTU/hour) / (646 square inches) = 74 BTU per hour per square inch
- Dimensions (with lid ajar): 61”H x 61”W x 29”D—45”H with lid closed
- iGrill 3: Compatible, but accessory sold separately
- Warranty Info: 10 Year— excluding normal wear and tear and subject to additional terms and conditions
The size of the 400 series is what really sets it apart in the Weber product line. With a primary grilling area of 646 square inches, the 400 series of grills are the largest gas grills manufactured by Weber. The 400 Genesis series has 25% more grilling space than the Genesis II 335 and 3% more space than the Summit 670.
If what you want is massive capacity then the 400 Series deserves your attention.
The Weber website shows the Genesis II E 410 has 702 reviews with 93% being 5 or 4 stars and only 5% being 1 or 2 stars.
The level of satisfaction is quite high for this grill and with a combined 93% customer satisfaction rating is on par with what you typically see for Weber gas grills.
What Makes the 410 Great
This grill comes with the grilling space to match some of Weber’s high end Summit grills but with a much smaller price tag. Before Weber introduced the 410, the best of the Genesis series was the three-burner grill. The only way to step up to a four-burner style was to pay a lot more for a Summit series.
If you wanted to stick with a three-burner style to save money, the Spirit was a much better value than the Genesis with similar enough specs that buying a Genesis seemed like spending for the sake of spending.
With the Genesis 410, Weber has finally filled in the gap and offered a tremendous mid-level option for those interested in a four-burner grill. It is a major step above the three-burner Spirit without the price tag of the Summit styles.
On top of everything, this grill is solid and should last a long time. It’s also reviewed very well for heating evenly, unlike other four-burner options from other brands. Overall the Genesis 410 is an excellent value for a solid product.
The Negative Side
There isn’t a lot that I don’t love about this grill. It’s got a lot to offer that other Weber grills do not without the price tag of other similar products. There are a couple of exceptions though.
First, let’s get the petty thing out of the way. I am not a fan of this grill advertising iGrill 3 as a part of the appeal of buying the grill, but not actually selling it with that feature.
Sure, it’s compatible, but you have the emblem for a feature directly on a product, put that feature in ads as part of the reason to buy the product, and then leave the actual feature off? I find that silly.
This promotion seems to be common practice with Weber, but that fact doesn’t alleviate the frustration it likely causes unknowing consumers when they realize they will need to purchase an accessory they assumed was included.
If you’ve ever put together even the most basic grill, you know it can be a bit complicated, but this one puts many of those Home Depot box grills to shame as far as difficult assembly.
Weber estimates that the whole process will take about four hours. Obviously that number can go up or down depending on skill level, but all in all, it makes for a long day, especially if you’re looking forward to grilling the same evening.
Lower Heat Output
The number one serious complaint about the 410 is the lack of a Sear Station burner. You used to be able to get a Sear Station on higher end Genesis grills and can even get an infrared Sear Station on lower end Camp Chef grills. The lack of hardcore serious searing power is the lone negative mark on the 410.
E 410 vs E435
While there was much to love when the E 410 was introduced, Weber soon came out with a better model, the Weber Genesis II E 435.
The E 435 is the exact same size as the E 410 but also includes a Sear Station burner and a Side Burner. These grills are in the thousand dollar price range and for that kind of money I expect a grill to be able to grill a proper steak.
I am fond of the E410 but can see no reason to buy it over the E 435 unless you are looking to save a few bucks. But the thing is, if you were already looking at the 410 then you have the money to spend. Go ahead and get the nice one.
Versus the Summit E 470
I should start off by pointing out that the Summit series by Weber is the series with all of the bells and whistles, so this may not be a fair comparison. However, I think it’s important to note the differences between the two, and talk value.
Let’s check out the upgrades you’ll get on the Summit vs. the Genesis:
- Sear station burner
- Stainless steel smoker box
- Side burner
- Rear-mounted infrared rotisserie burner
- Built in rotisserie motor
- SMALLER cooking area
- Handle lights
- Stainless steel cooking grates
- Stainless steel flavorizer bars
- Grill cabinet
- LED fuel gauge
- Stainless steel doors and covers
Is that all, you ask? Almost. The price tag on this bad boy definitely matches the features you see listed here.
If you are looking for a grill with all the bells and whistles, or for a grill you can show off to your buddies, this is the grill for you. If, however, you want all the features you need with a couple of extras, all for a good value, you will want to stick with the E 435.