Spirit II or Genesis II?noodlesoup wrote: ↑Jun 12th, 2018 11:11 amI'm considering the BK Sovereign, and went to Lowe's to compare the Weber E-310 with the Broil King Signet. I'd get the Sovereign elsewhere, but just wanted a side by side comparison and from pictures, it looks like the Sovereign is more similar to the Signet than the Baron/Regal. Anyway, it feels like the E-310 is better built. Lid and handle are all metal construction, whereas there are plastic parts on the Signet. Opening and closing the lid, the Weber also felt more solid.
Because of this, the wife prefers the Weber. To be honest, without this thread and reading about the stainless steel grates, and how the E-310 is made in China, I may have gone with the Weber as well.
For those that own the Sovereign, is there anything else I can use to help convince her? And also help other readers on the fence?
The spirit line has a terrible lid to me. Seems so loose and wobbly with a cheap grating sound when opening/closing. That would be a deal breaker for me as it's a $600 bbq.
If you were looking at the Genesis II E-310, and since you seem to have wife approval, I would upgrade to the SE-310 at the least to get stainless steel flavorizer bars & grates.
E-310: https://barbecuesgalore.ca/collections/ ... 10-propane
SE-310: https://barbecuesgalore.ca/collections/ ... -se-310-lp
or jump up to the LX ones which are made in North america, but it's a big jump. I would take the full jump to the one with 9mm grates, only sold in bbq stores, the CSE-340: https://barbecuesgalore.ca/collections/ ... 40-propane
If you like the stainless steel finish, it can be had for a few bucks more on some of the versions mentioned.
(I have the CSE-340, I love it)
edit: okay i completely got side tracked. With respect to the sovereign, you are getting a north american made bbq at a cheaper price. Going up to the 90 (side burner and rotisserie) means you're getting features at a great price compared to a north american weber/napoleon. If you got a weber genesis (non-lx), it's not that bad given weber's reputation for good warranty service, so with that you can be assured some peace of mind. But they're so new no one's had the new lines for multiple years. But I haven't seen anything consistently negative yet.
So if your wife forced your hand for a genesis II se-310, there's probably no downside for bbq experience, just a bit more $ spent over a sovereign 20.