Weber-Stephen Products S-420 (NG) Gas Grill Reviews
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Weber-Stephen Products S-420 (NG) Gas Grill

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This Weber Summit 429 Natural Gas Grill is perfect for serious grillers.

May 11, 2010
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Pros:stainless steel, easy to use, fast delivery, automatic delivery

Cons:expensive

The Bottom Line: If you must have a stainless steel grill, check out this Weber Summit 420 Stainless Steel Grill.  We love ours!


We've had a smaller Weber grill for the past several years, but my husband decided to upgrade to a bigger and better one this past winter.  He selected this Weber Summit 420 Natural Gas Grill.  He reeeeeeeally wanted the 6-burner one with built-in smoker box but I couldn't get on board with the almost $2000 price, so he "settled" for this smaller model.  We've been using it regularly for the past six months and have been very happy with it.

About This Product

This Weber Summit 420 Grill is a huge weather-resistant stainless steel grill with a side burner and warming rack.  It has 4 burners that light from left to right rather than the front to back arrangement of the Genesis series.  The ignition is automatic and the knobs control flames from high all the way down to low levels.  This grill has an automatic "Snap-Jet" lighter system so you don't have to mess around with matches.  It also has "flavorizer" bars under the grates to divert juices and oils down at an angle to prevent flame flare-ups that will burn your food.  We bought the natural gas version which came with a 10-foot flexible hose to attach it to the gas valve.

You can buy optional accessories including covers, handles lights, griddles, thermometers, aprons, wood chips, kabob sets, rotisseries, and a smoker box. Thus far, my husband has purchased the cover and two additional lights for the handle.  I figure it is only a matter of time before he works his way through the entire line of accessories for his newest "toy". 

Our Experiences

We have been very happy with our Weber Summit 420 Natural Gas Stainless Steel Grill these past six months.  It is easy to use and does a wonderful job of slowly cooking pork roasts, whole chickens, racks of ribs, etc.  It also quickly sears and cooks steaks, pork chops, chicken breasts, and hot dogs.  We even grill seafood like tuna steaks, large sea scallops, and shrimp and vegetables like zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers.  I have noticed that I still do get "flare-ups" when I marinate meats/fish in olive oil, but aside from that the "flavor saver" bars really do seem to protect them from getting the flame treatment.

The automatic ignition is nice.  I always light the burners and let them pre-heat for awhile before adding food to the grill.  With 4 different knobs to deal with, it can get a bit complicated, but you can also keep one side of your Weber Grill hot while the other is at a low and warming temperature or you can keep two of them off and two of them on low for slow-roasting. 

The natural gas option is wonderful because we no longer have to worry about running out to fill up the propane tanks.  My husband is very handy around the house and ran the gas line himself in just a couple of hours.  Obviously, if you don't know how to do such a thing you should hire a professional because gas isn't something to mess around with. 

After six months of sitting outside, our Weber Summit 420 Gas Grill still looks brand new.  It has had a couple of feet of snow sitting on it for weeks at a time this past winter, but it also has been protected by an official Weber grill cover.  My husband assures me, however, that it would still have looked exactly the same because stainless steel last forever.  I trust him because he works for a steel fabricating company.

Price and Availability

We paid about $1500 for our Weber Summit Grill through the Lowes web site. (free shipping!)  You can find Weber products in Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, Walmart, and Ace Hardware and also in many of the local appliance dealers.  This high-end stainless steel grill isn't something than many places keep in stock, so you should probably call ahead if you are hoping to take one home with you immediately. 

Overall Opinion

Honestly, do you need a $1500 grill, even when you entertain as much as we do? Nope.  You don't.  It is nice, however, to have the extra burner and the durability of the steel.  We have no complaints about our Weber Summit 420 Natural Gas Grill and look forward to many years of wonderful cooking with it. 


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 1500


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