Weber Genesis II LX S-340 Natural Gas Grill Review

Weber Genesis II LX S-340 Natural Gas GrillThe Weber Genesis II LX S-340 Natural Gas Grill, Stainless Steel makes barbecuing convenient and worry-free. Sure, you will need to spring for the plumber’s bill for running the line to your gazebo, patio, or BBQ center in your backyard, but you will not have to ever worry about ordering gas or changing propane tanks in the middle of a BBQ meal again. Most of us know the agony of an empty propane bottle or empty charcoal bag in the middle of that Fourth of July party when everything’s closed. But, with the Weber Genesis II natural gas grill unless the city runs out of gas, your grill is still cooking, so the party continues.

With 513 square inches of grilling space and 156 square inches on the warming rack, you can grill two dozen burgers and a couple of racks of ribs while toasting the burger buns on the warming rack. Or, maybe your plan is a Boston Butt, beef brisket, or a whole turkey. Any combination you can imagine for the Weber Genesis you have a huge grill and a side burner to steam the corn-on-the-cob, steamed clams, potatoes, or whatever side dish you plan.

The GS4 Grilling System

The GS4 Grilling System offers new-age high performance that sets a standard of excellence for new backyard BBQs. This new grilling system includes the grease management system, the Infinity Ignition, Flavorizer bars, and high-performance burner tubes, which sets the Genesis II and II LX apart from other grills, either propane or with piped in natural gas. This creative grilling system incorporates Weber’s more than 30 years of grill research, development, and production experience together mixed with their culinary competence. More importantly, it seems, they’ve tried to use customer suggestions to build a better grill.

The four components of the GS4 is uniquely designed to provide 100% satisfaction for your grill. It is easy to assemble, easy-to-use, and easy to clean up after the BBQ party. Your backyard BBQ just got a lot easier with the Genesis II.

Lighted Handles & Control Knobs

The lighted handles with powerful light-emitting diodes (LED) can illuminate the total cooking area. The lights Illuminate the whole grill so you can see everything you’re cooking, right down to the redness of the meat. As an energy-saving method, the light automatically turns off whenever you close the lid.

Just push the button and voila, the control knobs are lit, offering the optimal control for night-time grilling under the moon and stars. Whether your afternoon BBQ runs into the night or a planned BBQ turns into a dinner party, you will not have to let go of the fun just because of darkness. The convenience of the LED lights and illuminated control knobs will assist in keeping the party going.

Features and Specifications

  • 513 Square Inches of Primary Grilling Space
  • 156 Square Inch Warming Rack
  • Flavorizer Bars
  • 43,500 BTUs main grill and 12,000 BTUs Side Burner
  • Lit Handles and Control Knobs
  • i-Grill 3 Bluetooth Digital Thermometer
  • 33 x 38 x 52 Inches and 145 pounds
  • The grease management system makes it simple to clean up
  • Night proof lighted handles and control knobs
  • Large 513 square inch grilling area
  • Solid stainless-steel construction
  • A few complained of parts damaged in shipment but stated that customer service replaced broken pieces
  • Assembly instructions are not clear

Customer Reviews and Scores

This stainless-steel Weber Genesis II LX S-340 Natural Gas Grill has so much space, you will want to go out and get more food to fill the grill. From hot dogs to burgers, ribs to roasts, steamed veggies or caramelized onions and peppers, you have over 600 square inches of grilling space with the Tuck-away warming racks. And, you can easily grill a 15 or 20-pound bird in this airtight oven-like grill. This is an excellent natural gas grill however if you want this same grill but slightly larger with more BTU per hour, then take a look at the Weber Genesis II LX S-440. That grill has more to offer for those looking to accommodate a larger family or more burgers to serve at the next get-together.

We found 143 verified Amazon purchasers of this stainless-steel, natural gas Weber Genesis II with a median rating of 4.5 stars out 5 stars. 88 percent of these customers rated the Weber Genesis II either 4 or 5 stars. Many of these buyers professed to have owned an average of 2 or 3 Weber BBQ grills before this one, almost everyone seems to have started with the Weber’s Original Kettle.

These are some of the written comments from the 47 verified Amazon buyers, “Great BBQ with all the bells and whistles”“This is an expensive grill but I love using it.”“This grill replaced a ten-year-old Weber Silver Genesis.” … “Delivers a hot fire quickly and efficiently” And, “Amazon even provided professional assembly of the grill which was super convenient.” Many commenters advise buying a large silicone grill mat to make it even easier to clean up and protect your grill.


Although this Weber Genesis Natural Gas Grill is huge, at nearly 50 inches wide with the side table folded down and 145 pounds, it is easy for one person to move around with large casters. It is very sturdy and could easily be the last BBQ grill you will ever need to buy. It seriously has everything you need on a BBQ grill and then some. You will get many years of pleasure from this grill.