Welcome! This article will consist of a review of both the Weber Summit S460 grill and the Weber Summit S660 grill. In the paragraphs that follow, you will find the products divided up by headers- the images below will link to a product page that you can check out to get more information on each model listed here.
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Weber Summit S-460 Built-In Natural Gas in Stainless Steel Grill
This particular grill is what’s known as a “drop in” grill, meaning that it is shaped and designed to be dropped in between two counters, hence the square design. The shell is constructed of stainless steel and there are a total of four stainless steel burners that can be independently controlled and operated. Having independent control of each individual burner is handy and useful because you might have to cook a variety of foods all at the same time which might not have the same temperature settings or time settings. It is also useful for keeping stuff heated after you have already done all of the cooking. The burners put out more than a total of 48K BTUs or heat, and the sear burner has about 10K BTUS of power.
The stainless steel lid is durable and the hinges are high quality and do not wobble, as you should expect from ant kind of high end drop in grill. The front mounted steel handle allows you to lift the top regardless of how hot the grill is on the inside. Plus, there is a temperature gauge on the front of the thing that will let you know just how hot the grill is at the time. This means that you won’t have to bring in an external thermometer to keep track of the grill’s inner temperature. However, you will need to get a meat thermometer to determine the inner temp of the meat or whatever else you’re cooking. A good way to know if something is done is by measuring the internal temperature of the meat.
There is a rear burner with a rotisserie attachment that will make it a while lot easier to make rotisserie in the grill without over cooking it or under cooking it. The specialized “flavorizer bars” are designed to enhance the flavor of your meat by re-infusing the meat with its own drippings and grease.
This model is set up to be used with a gas line. If you are interested in using propane, then check out their other grill models. Additionally, there is a third option- electric. Electric grills are great because you don’t have to worry about connecting a gas line or even a propane tank. All you need is a good outlet and you’re ready to go. However, they tend to have less power and do not typically come with all the nice features that a high end gas or propane grill might have. You can take a look at some electrically powered smokers with the link provided in this paragraph.
There are some benefits to this one over other traditional drop in grills:
- Heats fast-this grill is able to get to a higher temperature faster than older drop in grills. You will spend much less time waiting for it to heat up.
- Affordable- when you compare how much this one usually costs with other drop in grills of similar ability and functionality, you are really getting a good deal for your money. Don’t just take my word for it, take a look at it for yourself and shop around to see what I mean.
- Excellent Rotisserie- the rotisserie is excellent and is more than just an extra. You can be sure that our food will come out delicious. Some customers has touted the rotisserie as being the number one feature of the Weber S4660 grill.
- Easy Installation- although this is technically classified as a “drop in” grill, it is more like a roll in grill. Installing the thing is much easier since you don’t have to drop it over an edge, you can simply roll it into where you need it and then lock it in place. This small feature makes it a lot more feasible to install the thing with only a couple of people.
Some people have mentioned that the doors on the cabinet might be a little flimsy, but this has not been widely reported and may only be an incidental problem. Cabinets are useful when it comes to grills because they allow you to effectively keep track of everything that you might need to use during a session of grilling, such as tongs, plates, spatulas, and more. The cabinet is spacious and you shouldn’t run out of room any time soon.
Also, this one may have some problems with excessive air intake. While this is great for getting rid of unwanted smoke, it makes it using the grill as a smoker highly ineffective. If you planned on smoking some meats, then I would recommend checking out some of the smokers listed on this site.
Weber 7360001 Summit S-660 Built-In Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
The Weber Summit S660 drop in grill is a slight upgrade from the 440 grill. Thus, it tends to cost just a little bit more than the previous model.
You can expect to get just about the same thing with this one, except for the fact that there are two extra burners, leaving you with a total of six burners overall. The shell is constructed of stainless steel and it is designed to fit comfortably between two counters. That being said, you can also use this grill outdoors if you really want to do so. If you plan on using it outdoors, then I would recommend that you get a cover to put over it to protect it from the sun and rain. Another thing that might be useful for you is extra drip pans. Extra dip pans are useful because you can use one while you are cleaning the other ones out. Plus, you can cover more space when you’re using more than one at a time. You can find both of these things on the product’s page.
Again, there is a nice storage cabinet that is sure to make things a lot easier when you need to store some extra stuff for a while. Keep in mind that the storage cabinet can not be detached from the grill (unless you saw it off) so you won’ be able to place it on top of a counter or another table. There are some models and brands that allow you to do this, for instance Lion Grills.
Some of the other metallic parts on the inside of the grill are not stainless steel, so keep in mind that the entire thing is not stainless.