With summer just around the corner, a lot of us could be planning to start the grilling season with a new grill. Over the past few weeks, I have come across quite a few people who are finding it difficult to pick a grill. If you walk into any Home Depot and check out their grill department, you will mainly see grills from two certain brands. Nexgrill and Weber make up a large area of Home Depot’s grill offering. What follows, is questions like “Is Weber better than Nexgrill?”, “Does Weber make Nexgrill?”, “Are Nexgrills any good?” and so on.

So, we’ve decided to put together what we know about grills made by Weber and Nexgrill to determine which is a better choice of the grill and why. 


In a Rush : Comparison At a Glance…

Portable Line : Nexgrill Fortress Portable VS. Weber Q1200 Portable

IMAGE MODEL FEATURES
byb2-table__imageNexgrill Fortress
  • 261.2 square incheds of primary cooking space
  • Heavy duty cast aluminum body.
  • 5 year warranty of damage and replacement parts
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byb2-table__imageWeber Q1200
  • 189 square inches of primary cooking space.
  • Porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates (rust resistent)
  • Limited 5 year warranty
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Mid-Size Line-Up : Nexgrill Revelry 4-Burner Vs Weber Spirit E-330

IMAGE MODEL FEATURES
byb2-table__imageNexgrill Revelry 4 burner
  • 613 square inches of total cooking space
  • Cooking grates are coated with 304 stainless steel for easy cleaning
  • 10 year burner warranty
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byb2-table__imageWeber Spirit E 330
  • 529 square inches of total cooking space
  • Cooking grates are porcelain-coated cast iron
  • 10 year warranty on cookbox, lid, and burner tubes
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Large Line-Up : Nexgrill Evolution 5-Burner Vs Weber Genesis E-335

IMAGE MODEL FEATURES
byb2-table__imageNexgrill Evolution 5 burner
  • 676 square inches of total cooking space
  • Stainless steel cooking grids
  • 8 year warranty on burner tubes, 1 year warranty on stainless steel parts
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byb2-table__imageWeber Genesis E-335
  • 664 square inches of total cooking space
  • Stainless steel cooking grids
  • 10 year warranty covering all parts except normal wear and tear.
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Nexgrill vs Weber – The Moment Of Truth

BBQ enthusiasts are so intrigued about just how close these two brands fare in the market. While they both bring to the table some unique, power-packed and versatile features, it is hard not to compare them with one another. As it turns out, both Weber and Nexgrill are solid contenders of the grilling world and have their advantages over the other.   

NexgrillCompany History

Founded in 1993, Nexgrill Industries Inc. deals primarily with the manufacture of stainless steel gas grills, outdoor and indoor seasonal products and also, outdoor kitchen innovations. Over the years, Nexgrill made its mark in the grilling game with its searing side burners, energy capabilities, multiple heat zones, infrared heat plates, customizable grids, and other such features. 

Nexgrill headquarters are located in Chino, California. Contrary to popular belief, these grills are not made in the USA but are imported ready-made from China. To some people who prefer a grill made in the USA, this might come as a surprise. 

Apart from its revolutionary grilling, the firm guarantees supplies of accessories like stainless steel kitchen food prep carts, stainless steel finish patio heaters, stainless steel partial grills, outdoor fire pits etc. Unfortunately, some of the grills sold under the brand name of Nexgrill are not exclusive to the brand and can be seen sold under other brands like Member’s Mark, Grill Master, Jenn-Air and even Kitchen Aid. This is quite common in many industries and it is called private labelling. Let’s have a look at the key lines offered by Nexgrill.

Evolution

The Evolution series is a gas grill series that gives you the flexibility of cooking with various combinations of direct and infrared heat. The Evolution is large with 5 burners which provides 57,000btu of cooking power. Economical is the name of the game with Nexgrill and for the amount of features the Evolution has, you’ll be surprised by the low price. Keep your eye on the warranty offering. 1-year is standard.

Nexgrill Evolution 5 burner

Revelry

Nexgrill’s newest premium BBQ, the Revelry series is a combination of durability and design. In a more aesthetically pleasing exterior, the Revelry comes with premium upgrades such as cast iron lid end caps, pull out propane tank tray, and a built in smoker box. At night turn on the led lighting to easily see your controls.

Nexgrill Revelry 4 burner

Weber Grills

A product of Weber-Stephen Products LLC. Founded in 1893, this brand is an American manufacturer of top-class grill accessories, electric outdoor, gas and charcoal grills. George Stephen Sr, one of the co-founders of Weber, is also known for his invention of the original charcoal kettle grill in 1951. Since its inception, Weber has been rising steadily to become one of the most loved BBQ brands among enthusiasts.

Weber grills are assembled and produced in Illinois, where the headquarters are located. Similar to the Nexgrill, Weber grills are not produced in the USA but components of the grill are imported. The Weber Spirit II and the Genesis II are currently manufactured in China. 

In a nutshell, Weber grills come in a wider range of options and are available for almost any budget, capable of fulfilling most of your grilling needs. The quality of materials used and the grilling experience with these grills are testimony to this. These are the key lines offered by Weber:

Spirit

A gas line grill, the Spirit series comes in a wide array of options that range in price and design. In an elegant design, these grills are easy to navigate as they feature some very useful systems including convenient features like electronic ignition, prep shelves, etc. The Spirit series is the introductory line of Weber. Quality meets affordability.

Genesis

Another gas line grill, the Genesis series feature grills that are in an attractive, sleek design and a variety of colors. Though they come in various sizes, they are larger than the Spirit series. With more options, sizes and upgraded materials, this makes up the mid-range line of Weber. The Genesis line is a high quality line intended for the avid grill enthusiast. This is for someone will pay more for the finer things in life.

Weber-Genesis-IIE330

Summit

The Summit series features charcoal or gas options and is considered to be the premium choice offered by Weber. Of powerful design and size, these grills stand out among all other products offered by the brand. Every possible option is made available and you will pay dearly for them.

weber summit 670

How Is A Nexgrill Different From A Weber Grill?

As means of a reference let’s consider the Nexgrill Evolution 2-Burner and the Weber Spirit II E-210. These represent the closest means of comparison between the 2 brands. We will be considering heat output, durability, technology, performance, design, price, and maintenance as factors.

Heat Output

  • Based on heat output, the Nexgrill carries a total of 28,000 BTUs of searing power as against 26,500 BTUs by Weber. This difference is negligible.

Cooking space

  • Nexgrill features a total cooking area of 450 sq. in. (385 sq. in. of primary cooking surface and 65 sq. in. of warming rack). Weber also covers 450 sq. in. of total cooking area that includes a warming rack of 95 sq. in. Though the dimensions are almost the same, Weber is sleeker when compared to the stocky build of the Nexgrill.

Cooking performance

  • Weber uses higher quality grill grates and heat shields which leads to more consistent temperature zones and beautiful sear marks that cannot be had on the Nexgrill.


Cleaning and Maintenance

  • With the grease management system common in both grills, cleaning is a breeze in both. A temperature gauge and fuel indicator make both models simple and easy to use.


Technology and Durability

  • The Weber Spirit is really focused on no frills but quality materials that will bring a long lasting grill. Nexgrill comes with a the infrared burner design which can bring searing high temps that the Weber cannot hit.

Warranty

  • Weber trumps Nexgrill in the Warranty department. 10-year warranties are standard on Genesis and Summit series with Weber, whereas Nexgrill is a 1-yr warranty.

Price

  • Weber grills are higher priced than their competitors and it is true in this case too. While both the grills have their advantages, the Nexgrill is more affordable for almost the same features making it better value for money. However, the materials in the Weber and warranty offering makes it obvious who offers the higher quality product.

The Nexgrill being an introductory type of grill is better compared to Weber’s Spirit range as it is the technical equivalent to the introductory line of Weber grills. However, owing to its large cooking area and grilling capacity, the Nexgrill stands against Weber’s Genesis range. 

Weber grills have fewer burners than the Nexgrill, and what it falls short in burner count, it makes up for in optimum performance. Weber grills are designed to heat around 500-600 degrees Fahrenheit on the higher side, as against Nexgrill’s erratic temperature control (the burners don’t heat as soon as Weber, and the light-weight construction makes it difficult to retain heat. As Nexgrill comes only in 4, 5 and 6-burner varieties, it is better compared to the Weber Summit line that offers 4 to 6-burner grills. 

Is Nexgrill Owned By Home Depot?

Owing to the blurred classification of grill lines by Nexgrill, and the fact that these grills are sometimes sold under other manufactures as well, Nexgrill is often confused to be owned by Home Depot. In reality, Home Depot is an online home improvement retailer that offers its customers an assortment of building materials, home improvement products, and caters to home improvement installation services. 

Home Depot is an important supplier of various products and accessories under Nexgrill, but by no means owns the brand. Nexgrill is owned by Nexgrill Industries Inc. that manufactures and supplies grills and heaters. 


Reviewing the Top Portable, Mid-Size and Large Models from Nexgrill and Weber 

In an attempt to a fair comparison, we’ve lined up products from each category by both the manufacturers that hit the market at the same place. Let’s have a look at how these grills fare against products of their caliber. 

Portable Line : Nexgrill Fortress Portable VS. Weber Q1200 Portable


Nexgrill Fortress Portable Review

A pioneer of the tabletop trend, the portable Nexgrill Fortress is designed in a heavy cast aluminum body and features 2 burners made of 304-stainless steel. Porcelain enamelled cast iron cooking grates, independent ignitions for the burners and flexible cooking options are some things to look forward to with this grill.

Nexgrill Fortress Portable
What We Like…What Makes Us Angry…
Easy AssemblyThe assembled grill can be bulky to store
Robust Exterior
Aluminium lid to protect the grill from outside elements
Is portable
Versatile cooking with 2 burners
Reasonably priced

Design and Structure

  • The Nexgrill Fortress is designed in a heavy-duty cast aluminum body and firebox that encloses a 261.2 sq. in. primary cooking area.
  • A propane grill, this one can be assembled in about 10 minutes by fitting the lid handle, knob controls, cooking grates and drip pan in place.
  • A built-in thermometer in the lid helps accurately read the temperature of your food.

Cooking Performance

  • The Nexgrill Fortress Portable hold 2 burners that sear at 6,500 BTUs each, making it a neat total of 13,000 BTUs.
  • The independent push-and-turn ignition systems on each burner tube allow greater cooking flexibility by letting you keep a cooler and hotter side of the grill, ensuring grilling and toasting happens side-by-side.
  • Firing up the Nexgrill Fortress is quick and the heat is evenly distributed across the cast iron cooking grates.

The Nexgrill Fortress Portable comes with a 5-year warranty against damage and replacement of its parts. 

Weber Q1200 Portable Review

A propane gas portable grill, the Weber Q1200 Portable is a part of the Q1000 series. A reliable, fun-to-use grill, this grill comes in 8 different colors and has a variety of accessories to it too (these are sold separately). Stellar temperature control, easy maintenance, and some quality parts are what you can expect with the Weber Q1200.

Weber Q1200
What We Like…What Makes Us Angry…
Minimal AssemblyBulky to carry around
Powerful heating capacitySlightly Pricey
Easy to clean
Useful foldable side tables
Attractive colour options

Design and Structure

  • Available in a host of colors, this grill might not be portable in the strictest sense of the word. With a weight of around 30 lbs and no wheels, transporting this grill could be a bit of work.
  • The Weber Q1200 covers over 189 sq. in. of primary grilling area fitted with porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates.
  • The cooking grates are especially a delight because they are rust-resistant and very easy to clean.
  • This grill is also fitted with handy foldable side tables that help you organize your food and prep materials.

Cooking Performance

  • With a searing power of 8,500 BTUs across a single Q-shaped burner, this grill can do some serious grilling when fired up.
  • The cast-iron cooking grates take about 10-15 minutes to heat up but perform efficiently in low heating, making them perfect for direct grilling.
  • The cast-iron grates cover the burner, and this can avoid grease falling onto the burners, preventing flare-ups.
  • An electronic push-ignition allows quick, reliable start-ups every time.
  • Fitted with an infinite burner valve, setting and controlling the temperature to low, medium and high settings is easy.
  • A built-in thermometer gauge allows greater temperature control.

Weber Q1200 Portable is backed by a 5-year warranty of grill body, grates, lid, frame, side tables and burner from rusting. 

Mid-Size Line-Up : Nexgrill Revelry 4-Burner Vs Weber Spirit E-330

Nexgrill Revelry 4-Burner

From an even-heating system equipped with angled flame tamers and 4 stainless steel burners to stainless steel side shelves, a built-in smoker box, electric ignition, a warming rack, built-in thermometer and casters for easy mobility, the Nexgrill Revelry 4-Burner does a decent job as a mid-size offering. This is Nexgrills flagship grill when it comes to features and build quality.

Nexgrill Revelry 4 burner
What We Like…What Makes Us Angry…
Powerful heating capacityIs not as solid as the entire stainless steel body claims to be
Can cook large quantities of foodSurfaces can be prone to rust
Handy side burner for additional cooking
Enclosed cart for accessories
Even heating system
Angled flame tamers

Design and Structure

  • The main body of the Nexgrill Revelry is an enclosed cart of shiny, stainless steel finish that covers a total cooking area of 613 sq. in. Of this, the primary cooking space measures 452 sq. in. with a side burner taking up the rest of the space.
  • Cooking grates in this grill are 304 stainless steel coated and are easily cleaned.
  • 2 stainless steel side shelves help keep your prep materials within arm’s reach.
  • Of the 2 side shelves, one houses a side burner that is ideal for heating sauces or side dishes.
  • An upper-level warming rack helps hold your food until it is served.
  • Wheel casters make the Nexgrill Revelry 4-Burner easy to move.
  • An enclosed cart with stainless steel doors offers storage space, easy access to the gas tank and a pull-out tray.
Nexgrill Smoker Box
Built In Smoker Box

Cooking Performance

  • The 4 burners generate a total of 52,000 BTUs for the main burners and 12,000 BTUs from the side burners, making it easy to accommodate around 22 hamburgers at a time.
  • Fitted with an even-heat cooking system below the grates, Nexgrill Revelry makes sure heat is evenly distributed across the grilling grates.
  • Angled flame tamers prevent flare-ups, deflect the heat and convert drippings into the BBQ smoky flavor in your food.
  • A battery-operated electronic starter guarantees a quick and reliable start.

The Nexgrill Revelry 4-Burner comes with a 10-year burner warranty for its main burners. 

Weber Spirit E-330

The Weber Spirit E330 is the top in the line of the Spirit series. It is a 3-burner grill with an added sear station and a side burner for extra cooking. Of a compact design and reasonable budget, this grill has all the qualities of a grill twice its size and is great value for money.

Weber Spirit E330
What We Like…What Makes Us Angry…
Constructed out of durable materialsAssembly is tedious
Big features, small designSlightly pricey
Easy to cleanSide shelves are not foldable
Reliable ignition
Good for both direct and indirect cooking
Sear burner helps sear at high temperatures
Good warranty options

Design and Structure

  • Weber’s Spirit E330 is designed in cast aluminum with a cook box and body that is porcelain enamelled and prevents it from fading, peeling, or rusting.
  • Covering a generous 424 sq. in. of primary grilling surface, this grill has an extra warming rack measuring 105 sq. in. that comes in handy while keeping food warm.
  • The lid includes a center-mounted thermometer that gives reliable readings.
  • This grill is flanked by 2 fixed side shelves that can be used as prep space and is fitted with hooks that let you hang out with your tools.
  • The Spirit E330 is fitted with 3 stainless steel burners that can be individually controlled by a knob under the panel. The stainless steel is rust-resistant and easy to clean.
  • The storage cabinet has plenty of room for the propane tank and can also be used to store grilling accessories.
  • The grill sits on 4 casters that help keep it in place.

Cooking Performance

  • The burners come with a searing power of 32,000 BTUs in the main burner and an extra 7,500 BTUs from the sear station burner. A side burner operates independently from others and offers 12,000 BTUs making it ideal for cooking sauces and side dishes.
  • Cooking grates in this grill are porcelain-coated made of cast iron. These retain heat for longer, allow even heating across the grilling surface and easily cleaned.
  • This grill fires up with a battery-powered electronic crossover system that ensures reliable start-ups every time.
  • Porcelain-coated flavorizer bars not only collect and vaporize the drippings to form the smoky flavor, but they also keep the grease away from the burner tubes thus avoiding clogging and flare-ups.
  • A built-in fuel gauge keeps you informed about the amount of fuel you’ve remaining.

The Weber E-330 comes with a 10-year warranty for its cook box, lid and burner tubes, and a 5-year warranty for its flavorizer bars and cooking grates.


Large Line-Up : Nexgrill Evolution 5-Burner Vs Weber Genesis E-335

Nexgrill Evolution 5-Burner

Nexgrill’s Evolution 5-Burner works on infrared technology to deliver the flexibility of both direct and indirect cooking. With 5 stainless steel burners, a massive cooking area, a side burner for preparing sauces and sides, stainless steel cooking grids, a warming rack and powerful heating are some features to look forward to with this grill.

Nexgrill Evolution 5 burner
What We Like…What Makes Us Angry…
Large cooking areaThin parts are prone to corrosion
Infrared cooking optionThe infrared system isn’t that strong
Powerful heat outputNot near the quality of a Genesis
Inexpensive
Lots of Storage

Design and Structure

  • This grill allows flexible cooking options for infrared cooking, direct cooking, or both.
  • The Evolution 5-Burner comes with 5 stainless steel burners that cover a part of the 676sq. in. total grilling area of the grill. A side burner that helps prepare sauces and sides take the remaining area of the grill.
  • This grill comes with a stainless steel warming rack that helps keep food warm until the cooking is done.
  • An electronic igniter ensures easy start-ups.

Cooking Performance

  • The Evolution 5-burner has a powerful heat output of 45,000 BTUs from the main burners and an additional 12,000 BTUs from the side burners. This gives ultimate grilling control at a total of 57,000 BTUs.
  • This grill is fitted with stainless steel cooking grids that are easy to maintain and works on an even heat distribution system that features angle flare tamers that prevent flare-ups and vaporize drippings to create smoky infusions.
  • A temperature gauge helps accurately read and set the temperature for consistent grilling
  • The infrared cooking technology used in this grill ensures that your food doesn’t dry out and helps retain flavor.

Nexgrill offers an 8-year warranty on its tube burners, and a 1-year warranty on the stainless steel, cooking grids and flame tamers.


Weber Genesis E-335

The Weber Genesis E-335 is one high performing grill that offers a host of useful features. With 3 burners, a vast grilling area, different sauté and searing options, and made of outstanding quality, this grill is a wonderful pick guaranteed to take your grilling your grilling to the next level.

Weber Genesis 335
What We Like…What Makes Us Angry…
Excellent grilling performanceIs pricey
Superb build qualityAssembly is complex
Ample storage space
Sear station and side burners
Good Warrantee
Cleaning is easy
iGrill 3 digital thermometer

Design and Structure

  • The Genesis E-335 is built of high-end stainless steel that is very durable and has a cook box made of rust-resistant cast aluminum.
  • The grill body encloses a primary cooking area of 508 sq. in. and a side burner of 156 sq. in.
  • This grill also comes with a warming rack, heat retention lid with almost perfect insulation.
  • An enclosed storage space promises ample room for storing cookware, food, and seasoning.
  • It cooks food over 3 primary burners, a side burner, and a sear station burner.

Cooking Performance

  • Powerful heat performance is what you can expect out of the Weber E-335, with the 3 main burners producing 39,000 BTUs, the side burner at 12,000 BTUs and a sear station at 9,000 BTUs.
  • The sear station is perfect for grilling steaks and cooking grids are made of stainless steel
  • A GS4 cooking system heats up quickly and maintains consistent heat across the grill surface, making sure that food is cooked evenly.
  • Infinity ignition helps control the temperature of the grill, producing some great tasting food
  • Stainless steel flavorizer bars help collect the drippings and convert it into the much-loved BBQ flavor.
  • With an excellent grease management system in place, this grill has minimal flare-ups and clean-up is a breeze.
  • A warming rack helps keep food warm until serving.
  • A digital thermometer that connects to the iGrill 3 helps check and set the temperature on the grill.

The Weber Genesis E-335 is backed by a 10-year warranty that covers all parts for all damages except normal wear and tears.


Weber vs Nexgrill – A General Comparison

Both Weber and Nexgrill have garnered the attention of BBQ enthusiasts with their offerings. While some factors in both the grills work on similar lines, as the size of cooking spaces, grease management system and infrared technology, some things set them apart too.

Weber grills come in a sleeker, sophisticated design, unlike the Nexgrill which tends to be slightly clunky.

When it comes to price, Nexgrill is a more budget-friendly option. Having said that, many grilling enthusiasts are willing to pay the price for Weber grills that are known for their fantastic durability, superior quality materials used and professional set-up. 

While grills from Nexgrill focus more on economy and low cost features, you will find Weber taking on a more innovative outlook that focuses on making grilling a technology-friendly, easier process.

I mentioned earlier that the warranty from Weber is far superior to Nexgrill especially in the Genesis line. A 10-yr warranty covers you from a lot of problems. Piece of mind is worth something.

Your Call, Your Choice

The best grill depends on what you consider the most important in your choice of the grill. Considering the main factors of an efficient grill like price, heating output, durability, and searing performance, Weber emerges as a clear winner of the two of them. 

Weber’s long experience in the grilling game has led to insight-driven, thoughtful products that might be priced higher than their peers in the market, but is the best value for your money. Keep in mind resale values of these grills. Maybe in 5 years you want to upgrade to a larger model or Weber has something brand new. You’ll have a much easier time selling your used Weber grill vs Nexgrill. Its premium quality products produce consistent results and can stick around for years with just a little upkeep. Speaking of upkeep, checkout our article on how to clean a gas grill.

Weber’s quality is a testament to the majority of positive reviews we hear around its products, and customers willingly switch to, or loyally staying with the brand over years.

Hope we helped you decide between these two grills. We have more Weber comparisons here.

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2 thoughts on “Nexgrill vs Weber”

  1. I have had the nexgrill 5 burner pile of junk for 1 year. If you want it you can look for it in the landfill. Worst grill I’ve ever owned. There is no happy point when adjusting it. Either steak takes 2 hours to grill or it’s in fire. Setting it is a nightmare. I hate it will never buy another

    1. Hi Bruce,

      You prove that you get what you pay for. I agree that the Weber is the superior product but you need to have the budget for it. Good luck on finding your next grill.

      Cheers

      Michael

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