The Weber Genesis II LX S-440 stainless-steel natural gas grill will require a natural gas or city gas hook up. Even though that will cost you a few dollars for plumbing out to your setup in the backyard or BBQ gazebo, you won’t have to worry about ever running out of gas again. No more empty propane cylinders in the middle of your backyard BBQ.
But, before you buy any accessories for this grill, you should use it for a while. Thinking of this as just another natural gas grill could be costly. This is more than just a grill, it could realistically replace many of the appliances you now have in your kitchen, such as the breakfast griddle, the oven, any grill, frying pan, or gas/electric burner for boiling water or steaming vegetables because you can do all of these things on your Weber. Some owners have left their kitchens for the summer, preferring the convenience of an outdoor grill to the heat of the kitchen. It’s summer, get outside. Yet, you’ll be tempted to cook that Holiday turkey or ham shoulder on the Genesis instead of in the kitchen, even in the dead of winter.
If you are in the market for a higher end Weber NG Grill, may we suggest the Weber Summit S-470 Natural Gas Grill? This 48,800 BTU Natural Gas Grill has a Tuck-away rotisserie is designed for a natural or city gas line plumbed in and even comes with a 10-foot flexible hose for convenience.
Cooking Grates & Tuck-Away Warming Racks
The exceptional stainless-steel cooking grate rods provide an even heat circulation across the whole surface of the grill, which retains the heat and leaves those gorgeous sear marks on your steaks and burgers. These are stainless-steel cooking grates, not cast-iron, which requires so much maintenance or chrome-coated, which looks so good new, but once used a few times begins to show the rust. These grates are stainless-steel, which are inherently long-lasting.
You’ll love the convenience of these tuck-away warming racks, which keep your foods warm while you cook the rest of the meal. Also, you can toast those hot dog and burger buns on the warming racks. This one-of-a-kind feature can be folded away while you’re not using it, giving you more room for larger cuts of meat, such as turkeys, briskets, ribs, or a big Boston Butt. Therefore, these tuck-away racks give you more grilling space and in-grill storage.
Side Tables with Tool Hooks
You will love these side tables, the side burner, and the handy tool hooks. No more looking around for those BBQ utensils such as spatulas, grill tongs, or pot holders, and what’s more, these are not hooks that will catch your clothing like some grills have, but round knobs, which are excellent for hanging what you need within reach while grilling.
The side tables will fold down on some models, but you are definitely going to use these to prep and season your BBQ meal. You can keep those platters handy to put the cooked foods on and all those great seasonings you will be using.
Features and Specifications
- 615 Square Inches of grill Space, 690 including the warming racks
- 52,000 BTUs
- Grease Management System
- Infinity Ignition
- Flavorizer Bars
- 52 x 48 x 33 Inches
- Airtight and well insulated, so it is capable of smoking and baking
- Solid stainless-steel construction with thick fully-insulated walls
- The grease management system makes cleanup a breeze
- Easy setup, despite its huge size
- Too many batteries in too many different places, this Cadillac of grills should have a central power system
- The wind will blow out the burners if set too low, so protect it from the wind
Customer Reviews and Scores
This Weber Genesis II LX S-440 stainless-steel natural gas grill has a new grilling system known as the GS4, which is comprised of 4 key components, highly efficient burners, the Infinity Ignition, the grease management system and the Flavorizer Bars, ensuring every aspect of the grilling adventures are fun and easy. Easy grilling and easy cleanup; right from the moment you turn on the grill through the routine maintenance after the party. You are in for the grilling experience of a lifetime, time after time, season after season.
We only able to find 25 reviews for this version of the Weber Genesis II LX S-440. Those 25 gave this Weber S-440 an average rating of 3.7 stars out 5 stars. 87% of these customers rated this natural gas grill either 4 or 5 stars. However, there are so many reviews for other Weber Genesis II products, such as the S-240, 340, and 640 natural gas grills as well as the propane tank versions or these grills so we compiled a better overall look at the Weber Genesis gas grill by combining some of the reviews and ratings left for those grills and other retailer reviews where there is a commonality.
Obviously, if someone rated the Weber Genesis propane grill lower because Weber did not include a propane tank (actual comment), we would not add that rating to a natural gas grill. We seriously stopped looking after 2300 reviews, but those reviews showed a significantly higher 4.7 stars and 88 percent favorable, 4 or 5 stars.
Here are a few comments from the 29 verified Amazon purchasers of this grill, “…it’s gorgeous. I mean, it looks so, so good. And every single part just screams High Quality.” “Outstanding quality, great experience, excellent extras” … “The best grill I’ve ever owned.” And, a couple comments from other retailers, “…best of the best, you never sacrifice quality with a Weber.” And, “Having these many burners gives you many cooking and grilling options.”
In summary, this Weber Genesis II LX S-440 stainless-steel natural gas grill is a well-built, sturdy centerpiece for your backyard BBQ setup. You will likely use this grill for 20 years or more and never need another grill; it is a Weber after all!