Weber Summit E-670 6-Burner Natural Gas Grill Review
Natural gas is an increasingly popular commodity that is finding its fuel-efficient way into many modern homes. It technically has less energy density than propane, which in residential settings means it’s only available via a municipal source. If your house doesn’t currently have a natural gas connection, you may be able to have one installed for relatively cheap.
If your home’s deck or patio does have a natural gas connection, and you are in the market for a premier grilling experience, you might want to take some time to get to know the Weber E-670 6-Burner Natural gas grill. It has all of Weber’s hallmark quality and performance with the convenient energy efficiency of natural gas.
The exterior is largely made from commercial grade stainless steel, with many components having a black finish. This gives it a visual appeal that can easily transform it into a conversation starter at your next cookout.
Inside the firebox is largely made from durable cast aluminum. The burner elements are stainless steel, each has its own independent control knob and electric igniter. There is also a searing station burner, a side burner, and rear-mounted rotisserie burner, with a “Tuck Away” rotisserie system included.
Resting right above the primary burner elements are Weber’s proprietary “Flavorizer” bars. These serve as heat deflectors for more even heating across the 624 square inch porcelain-coated primary grill grate. They also help vaporize drippings to accentuate smoky fire-kissed flavors, while also preventing runoff from clogging flame ports.
Any drippings that manage to make it past the flavorizer bars fall down to the angled lower portion of the firebox. This helps divert them to the angled grease management tray and the large, removable catch pan.
Construction & Ease of Assembly
Weber is well-known for using quality materials and thoughtful engineering in all its products. You see this in spades with the Weber Summit E-670 natural gas grill. The stainless steel components are commercial grade, and all paints are highly heat resistant. The firebox is made from cast aluminum which is known for being lightweight and durable.
Even the grill grates are made from porcelain-coated steel for easy cleanup and superior rust resistance. This is a step above Weber’s typical chrome-plated grill grates that you see in many of their other mid-to-high-end grills.
A grill this large and admittedly complex can be quite a challenge to put together on your own. Fortunately, there are some online retailers who include free expert assembly as part of an active promotion program. This lets you enjoy the grill, without all the tools and knuckle-busting assembly!
This again is a reason why the Weber Summit E-670 stands apart as a premium grill. The large primary grill grate and burners will do everything you want a direct flame gas grill to do. Since each burner can be controlled separately, it also allows you to use it for indirect heating and hybrid grilling. This in-and-of-itself is nice, but not the limits of the E-670.
Weber also includes a 6,800 BTU smoker burner, along with a 10,600 sear station, and a 12,000 BTU side burner. There’s also a rear-mounted 10,600 rotisserie burner, with a “Tuck Away” rotisserie included in the package. All told the Weber Summit E-670 produces an impressive total of 60,800 BTUs.
The primary grill grates are made from steel, coated with nonstick porcelain and measure in at 624 square inches. There is also a 145 square inch warming rack. All told this gives you 769 square inches of grilling space.
The Flavorizer bars and how they work with the angles and catch pan of the grease management system are intended to be “Special Feature” but they are outshined by many of the other features in the Weber Summit E-670.
The smoker burner is something you rarely find in competitors grill at this price range. It lets you place a wood chip box on one end of the grill to use it as a smoker. The remaining space available is enough for two Boston Butt pork shoulders, a large brisket or perhaps four to five butterflied chickens.
The sear station, side burner is also a nice touch, but the feature that really helps the Weber Summit E-670 standout is the Tuck-Away Rotisserie. A lot of grills in this niche will accommodate a rotisserie, but you still have to purchase it separately. The fact that it’s included in the initial purchase as well as thoughtfully designed is something to appreciate.
Just bear in mind that it’s still only rated to handle a large chicken, or perhaps a trussed leg of lamb. It’s not robust enough to handle something like a suckling pig.
Ease to Clean
The grease management system with its angled tray, funneling to a catch pan, and the flavorizers protecting the burners make the interior firebox of the grill a breeze to keep clean.
It’s also worth pointing out that that many Weber grills use chrome-plated grill grates which are known for being sticky and require a lot of elbow grease to scrape down. Weber usually sticks by them as a stubborn part of their “Brand Image.”
For once they wisely chose to switch to porcelain-coated steel, which is very easy to scrape down. Even if something gets caramelized onto the grates, you can easily remove them for a long soak in warm soapy water. The porcelain will prevent any corrosion issues, while also preserving the long-term value of grates.
Just like all the grills in Weber’s Summit line the E-670 comes with a 10-year warranty, excluding normal wear and tear.
If you are in the market for a new natural gas grill, that’s easy to use, with all the bells and whistles to take your grilling game to the next level, then the Weber’s Summit E-670 deserve to be near the top of your list. The smoker, secondary burner, included rotisserie and the well-engineered grease management system was made to serve.
- 60,800 Total BTUs
- Porcelain Coated Grill Grates
- Smoker Burner
- Well-Designed Grease Management System
- 769 Total Square Inches Of Grilling Space
- 10 Year Warranty Protection
- Price Tag Is A Little High
- Complex Assembly
- Needs A Natural Gas Line
- Won’t Run Safely On Liquid Propane