Summary: My last two competitor BBQ grills were both stainless steel just like this Weber. Both rusted quickly (grates/interior cooking area)and fell apart within a few years. While more expensive, I could tell the Weber was higher quality based on other reviews. I finally read an excellent article that explained there were many grades of stainless steel, and that the lower grades can easily rust due to high iron content.
Summary: I was replacing a WEBER Silver B model which had nothing wroung other than an abundance of grease. It was 13 yrs. old. When I saw the box it came in, I thought their was going to be a hundred pieces and a two day assembly process. Not so. Instructions were fairly straight-forward, and everything matches and assembled with ease.
Pros: Easy Assembly, Easy To Cleanup, Easy To Use, Even Heat, Great Design, Short Grill Time
Summary: The enamel plates below the burners and above the clean out pan are difficult to get to. Must take the flavor bars out prior to getting to the enamel plates. Additionally, I prefered the stainless steel clean out pan available in older models rather than the enamel coated clean out pan.
Pros: Easy Assembly, Easy To Use, Even Heat, Great Design, Short Grill Time
Summary: I have used this grill for one month. I have cooked filet mignons multiple times to perfection, salmon, chicken breasts, pork chops, giant polish sausages, burgers, and hot dogs. At full blast it heats to past 600 degrees! Great searing and low temp cooking too. Looks sharp on my deck. I bought the Weber cover and will use it before winter. The Weber grill brush works great too. It's easy to clean, and to move around the deck when needed.
Pros: Easy To Cleanup, Easy To Use, Even Heat, Great Design, Short Grill Time
Summary: Love this grill. Beautiful, solid design. On first use, grilled some steaks and didn't really like how the stainless cooking grates seared. They don't retain heat as well as the porcelain-enameled grates, so I picked up a set of those and I'm happy again. Grill gets VERY hot, upwards of 700 degrees with all 3 burners on high. Cooks food beautifully, and I'm very satisfied.
Pros: Easy To Use, Even Heat, Great Design, Short Grill Time