Weber Spirit S 315 and Spirit SP 335 Reviewed and Compared

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Weber is introducing two new stainless steel Spirit grills for the 2020 grilling season, the Spirit S 315 and SP 335. These are beautiful three burner grills that have a lot to offer. Lets take a look at how the two grills compare to each other as well as to some other Weber three burner gas grills.

Weber Spirit S315 vs SP 335

Weber Spirit S 315 Review

Here are the base specifications for the S 315:

  • Burners: Three burners with top output of 32,000 BTU/hr
  • Cooking Area: 454 square inches
  • Grates: Porcelain enameled cast iron
  • Warranty: Lid, cookbox and burner tubes (10 years), Cooking Grate (5 Years), Everything Else (2 Years)
  • Fuel: LP or Natural Gas
  • MSRP: $599

Weber Spirit S 315

Functionally the stainless steel S 315 is identical to the the E 310. The main differences between the two grills is that the E310 has a lid made of black porcelain enameled steel, differently styled burner control knobs and tool hooks in different locations.

Weber Spirit E 310

If you like the idea of a three burner Spirit grill and are not set on stainless steel then you can save yourself some cash and get the Spirit E 310 instead. The performance and warranties between the two grills is identical.

If you do really want a stainless steel three burner grill then you ought to sneak a peek at the Weber Genesis II S 310. The Genesis S 310 has 20% more grilling space than the Spirit S 315, has a better warranty (10 years on everything) and, in my opinion, is a much better looking grill!

Spirit 315 vs Genesis 310

The Genesis is going to cost you more than the Spirit but it is a better grill. However, before I considered getting the Genesis S 310 or the Spirit S 315 I would take a LONG look at the Spirit SP 335.

Weber Spirit SP 335 Review

Here are the base specifications for the SP 335:

  • Burners: Three burners with top output of 32,000 BTU/hr
  • Side Burner: 12,000 BTU/hr
  • Sear Station: 7,500 BTU/hr
  • Cooking Area: 454 square inches
  • Grates: Stainless steel
  • Warranty: Lid, cookbox and burner tubes (10 years), Cooking Grate (5 Years), Everything Else (2 Years)
  • Fuel: LP
  • MSRP: $699

Weber Spirit SP 335

Hands down, the Spirit SP 335 is a much better grill than the Spirit S 315! While the two grills are the same size the extra features that come with the SP 335 make it worth the extra money. The S 335 comes with the following three big upgrades:

  • Side Burner
  • Sear Station Burner
  • Stainless Steel Cook Grate

The Sear Station is an extra burner inside the cook box that you fire up when you want to really sear a steak. It is a nice feature! I also really like the stainless steel cooking grate that is made from rods of stainless steel that are 7 mm thick.

An equivalent Genesis grill that has a side burner and Sear Station costs several hundred dollars more than the Spirit SP 335. I think this grill is one of the best values in Webers lineup.

New Grills For 2020

Both the Spirit S 315 and SP 335 are new for the 2020 grilling season and there are not many customer reviews posted online yet. However, these two stainless grills are simply upgrades of the E 310 and E 330 grills which have a long track record of great reviews. On average, a little over 90% of folks who own the base model 310 and 330 grills would recommend them to a friend.

Below is a screen shot of the reviews for the base model Spirit E 310 that I grabbed from Lowes website. I have no reason to suspect that the reviews for the new grills will be any different.

Weber Spirit E 310 Reviews

The one thing that concerns me about these grills is that they are not as great as they could be.

In 2018 and 2019 Weber was selling a new line of Spirit grills called Series II. The Series II grills introduced new styling that looked beautiful and came with a 10 year warranty on all components. It appears that Weber will stop production of the Spirit II grills in 2020 is is going backwards in terms of styling and warranty coverage.

I am a little confused why Weber, a company that loves to continuously innovate and improve, is taking the Spirit line backwards and not forwards. Maybe they have a trick up their sleeve that I havent figured out yet.

More Information About Weber Grills

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