Weber Summit 7170001 S-470 LP Grill Review

Weber Summit 7170001 S-470 LP Gas GrillThe Weber Summit Liquid-Propane Gas Grill with Thermometer Bundle is designed to accommodate the 20-gallon propane tank, which is sold separately. However, the natural gas equipped model is also available for those of you who already have natural gas plumbed into your porch, patio, or backyard BBQ area. For those looking for a high-end natural gas grill, read the review on the Blaze Outdoor Pro 3-Burner Rear Infrared NG Grill. The Summit Grill is the Crown Jewel of the Weber family of grills and takes over where the Genesis reigned for the last decade or more. This model is available with the Amazon Store Card, 12-month financing with no interest. Which is an awesome bundle in itself!

Infrared Rotisserie Back-Burner, Sear Burner, and Smoker Box

When you count the searing burner, the smokebox-burner, the rear infrared rotisserie, and the side burner; you can cook at six stations. Imagine searing steaks, smoking a turkey, roasting a chicken on the rotisserie, steaming corn or other veggies on the 12,000 BTU side burner, while grilling the burgers, hot dogs, and buffalo wings.

You’ll have 48,800 BTUs spread across four stainless-steel burners to BBQ your meats to perfection while you warm the buns and caramelized veggies on the 112 square inch warming area. Yes, this is a busy grill for the busy weekend barbecue specialist or full-time cook in a camp crew.

Large Cooking Area and Stainless-Steel Encasements

Those living by the beach love the total stainless-steel encasement because even after three summers of use right on the beach, there is no evidence of rust anywhere. And, there’s nothing as impressive as a chrome encrusted stainless-steel grill. This is not just a great grill but a great investment, as you can plan on using this grill year after year with minimum maintenance, just keep it covered.

This grill with its 580 square inches of grilling area is perfect for those large summer BBQ parties at the beach, lake, or even a logging camp where it’s the source of food for the crew.

The exclusive features and specifications below truly make the Weber Summit stand out as the propane gas grill of choice.

Features and Specifications

  • 580 square inch grilling area
  • 48,800-BTU liquid gas heating capacity
  • Stainless-Steel cooking grates and Flavorizer bars
  • Attractive & Sturdy Stainless-Steel Construction
  • Snap-Jet individual burner ignition system
  • Large-Size, 30” in Length X 66” in Width X 57” in Height
  • Weber Original Digital display thermometer (Included)
  • Six tool or utensil hooks
  • Sear station grills steak perfectly in minutes
  • Sturdy build
  • Multiple cooking choices
  • The grease management system
  • Sear station uses up gas quickly

Customer Reviews and Scores

The Weber Summit Liquid-Propane Gas Grill is extremely versatile with the sear stations to grill up some steaks for your guests in just a few minutes or you can spread out the heat to slow-roast a Boston Butt or large rack of ribs. And, while you’re doing that you can roast a duck or turkey on the rear infrared rotisserie. Your tools and grilling utensils are handy at your disposal on the cleverly mounted hooks for ease of access. Weber has indeed thought of everything for this revolutionary grill.

We found 275 customer reviews on Amazon for the Weber Summit with an average rating of 4.4 stars out of a possible 5 stars. 84 percent rated this liquid propane grill either 4 or 5 stars.

Most of the reviews written about the Summit were former Genesis owners who decided to upgrade after many years to a more versatile grill. In addition, many loved the customer service at Weber and Amazon. “So long Genesis, Hello Summit!” … Was scared of the price but worth every penny.and “…my previous grill was a Weber and lasted over 20 years (only replaced it in favor of natural gas and size), so I have high hopes for the same reliability and longevity.


In summary, the versatility of the Weber Summit grill makes it a must have for those who depend on their BBQ, but want more. I would buy this just to have the added benefit of rotisserie chicken, duck, or turkey when I want. Plus, it is just so clean and professional looking in stainless-steel and chrome.