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Summit® s-470

Reviews (9)
4 Stainless steel burners
48,800 BTU-per-hour input
580 sq in Total cooking area
57.1 (H)x66 (W)x30 (L)" Dimensions (Lid Open)
51 (H)x66 (W)x30 (L)" Dimensions (Lid Closed)
4 Stainless steel burners
48,800 BTU-per-hour input
580 sq in Total cooking area
57.1 (H)x66 (W)x30 (L)" Dimensions (Lid Open)
51 (H)x66 (W)x30 (L)" Dimensions (Lid Closed)
Benefits
  • Grill Overview
  • Stainless Steel Lid
  • 9 mm Diameter Stainless Steel Rod Cooking Grates
  • Snap-Jet™ Individual Burner Ignition System
  • Sear Station® Burner
  • Smoker Burner
  • Lighted Control Knobs
  • Integrated LED Tank Scale
  • Stainless Steel Side Tables
  • Tuck-Away™ Rotisserie System
  • Side Burner
  • Grill Out® Handle Light
  • Stainless Steel Doors
  • Heavy-Duty Locking Casters
Benefits
  • Grill Overview
  • Stainless Steel Lid
  • 9 mm Diameter Stainless Steel Rod Cooking Grates
  • Snap-Jet™ Individual Burner Ignition System
  • Sear Station® Burner
  • Smoker Burner
  • Lighted Control Knobs
  • Integrated LED Tank Scale
  • Stainless Steel Side Tables
  • Tuck-Away™ Rotisserie System
  • Side Burner
  • Grill Out® Handle Light
  • Stainless Steel Doors
  • Heavy-Duty Locking Casters
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Grill Overview

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Stainless Steel Lid

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9 mm Diameter Stainless Steel Rod Cooking Grates

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Snap-Jet™ Individual Burner Ignition System

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Sear Station® Burner

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Smoker Burner

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Integrated LED Tank Scale

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Stainless Steel Side Tables

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Tuck-Away™ Rotisserie System

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Side Burner

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Grill Out® Handle Light

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Stainless Steel Doors

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Heavy-Duty Locking Casters

Average Overall Customer Rating

Rating: 5 stars

100% of reviewers recommend this grill

Durability

5

 
Cooking Performance

5

 
Value

5

 
Overall Quality

5

 

Mar 15, 2016

Rating: 5 stars

I Love This Grill!

I spent most of my life using cheaper charcoal grills. In 2007, my wife suggested a gas grill. We bought a cheap one and used it like crazy. . . it lasted less than two years. In 2009 she bought me a "better" grill and we used it like crazy. Last winter, it was pretty well shot and replacement parts were impossible to locate. We started shopping. . . I saw the S-470, but wanted something cheaper - it was more than 3x the price of the grill I had. I kept shopping, but I also kept coming back to the S-470. I'd had a Weber kettle grill for about 10 years and liked the quality. At the end of May 2015, I broke down and bought the Summit. Best decision I've every made!

The difference in quality construction between the Summit and any other grill is unbelievable. It is absolutely rock solid! Temperature is even from side to side and cooking times for the same cuts of meat are consistent time after time. We've cooked everything from thick Delmonicos to thinner Ribeyes, from pork chops to pork roasts, from bone in chicken breast to rotisserie'd roasters, and the only time there's ever been a problem is when Mr. Genius here gets distracted and burns something. It grills everything perfectly! We used it all winter long - absolute perfection! In addition, it came with the Gourmet BBQ system, so we've purchased a number of the accessories. Never had a Wok that hot! It's fantastic! We even bought the pizza stone and it does a great job! We've used this grill like crazy - not every day, but far more than the "once a week" choice I had to select.

If you're looking to move up from the lesser brands, the Summit is the way to go. Yeah. . . the price is a little hard to swallow, but the warranty times are impressive, and while I haven't had to deal with Weber, everything I've read says they are great to deal with. . . A great grill that will last a lot of years will undoubtedly be cheaper in the long run. Get the Summit! You'll be very glad you did!

Would you recommend this product? YES

Bill S

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

Less than a year

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Mar 4, 2016

Rating: 5 stars

The Best there is!

I have had this grill for 3 or 4 years and have used it for everything. When I built my house I had a gas hookup installed on the back porch just for this grill and never have to mess with a bottle. I used to be a diehard charcoal guy and kept a custom made charcoal grill for a few years after getting the Summit but eventually gave it to my neighbor. I do however have a smoker as the smoker box to me isn't as effective as a smoker made just for that purpose. The rotisserie is nice and I've used it occasionally but not often but it's awesome when you want it. This thing is at it's best searing and cooking steaks, man it does a great job. I have many accessories like the griddle and slotted veggie grilling pan that make grilling veggies a clean and easy job. The only problem I have had is the clip that holds the rotisserie motor down disappeared somehow and it sticks up which bothers me but can be easily fixed. All in all I love this grill, in the winter I just step out the back door and preheat with a click and ball up a wad of aluminum foil and clean the grill off and I'm cooking. In the summer no need to heat the house with the oven or range while I'm paying for AC in the South, just step out back and leave the heat and smell outside. They are addictive to, my brother had to have one right after I got mine although he got a Genesis model. I've had many grills that I considered throw away now compared to the Summit and it was worth every penny and if it can be worn out I'll find out, great product!

Would you recommend this product? YES

Mick K

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Nov 29, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

This grill is made to last!

Very impressed with the quality and workmanship of this grill. Well designed and easy to setup. It was so easy to clean after use and looks great on my patio. I can't tell you how thrilled we are to finally have a grill that can stand up to Florida humidity. With all stainless burners and grates this is the last grill we need to buy. I can see why Weber warranties their grills for 10 years. Thank you Weber

Would you recommend this product? YES

Scott K

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

New

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jun 1, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

Great grill, hardly any instructions.

We love it, it is very ell built, and so excited to use the rotisserie, searing unit and smoking box. But, as stated by another user, for this pricey of a grill, I expected to get written assembly instructions, rather than just pictures, and a book of recipes incorporating the new features. Even small, inexpensive appliances come with recipe books!! I wrote Weber to ask if they sold a cookbook for the Summit series, and the response I got was "We do not have a cookbook specific for the Summit. Sorry for the inconvenience." Gee, how helpful.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Carole H

How Often:

Once a month

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

New

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jul 6, 2014

Rating: 5 stars

The S-470, a grillers dream.

I owned the Weber Genesis Gold grill (2002 model) for the last 12 years. It has been a good grill, but as I progressed with my skills, I found the burner configuration (3 burners oriented left to right) which made indirect cooking very difficult. I also could not use smoke packets because there was no room for them under the grates. The Summit S-470 solved this problem and it gave me a rotisserie too. My experience so far has been very positive. Here’s what I’ve done so far:

*My first meal was loin pork chops (3” thick!) using applewood wood chips for smoke and flavor, baked potato and corn on the cob. I started with the baked potatoes on the heating rack with the grill running on medium/high. I placed the corn on the cob on the warming rack at this point and began grilling the chops, which I seared 4 min. per side, then finished them on direct medium for 20 min. – Everything finished at the same time - perfect.

*Next meal was steak. My wife likes very well done while I like medium rare. I set the grill up for searing and direct medium. I seared the tenderloin (1/2” thick ) for 2 min per side, then put the tenderloin on the direct medium-low. I then put my steak (porterhouse 1 ½” thick) on the sear station for 4 min. per side, turned off the central burners and sear burner and cooked the porterhouse for an additional 6 minutes. Both the tenderloin (well done) and porterhouse (medium rare) were done perfect.

*The rotisserie was tested with a 3 ½ pound chicken. Set the grill up for indirect medium, loaded the chicken on the spit and left the rotisserie on for about 40 minutes. When a nice golden brown, I turned the rotisserie burner off and continued cooking the bird for another 45 minutes on indirect medium. Really great chicken. The rotisserie is one of the main reasons I purchased this grill.

*The next meal was baby back ribs, which I cooked for 3 hours on indirect low heat. This proved to be trickier than I suspected because of the pre-heating operation. Initially, I couldn’t get the grill down below 400 degrees. I was able to figure out that I needed to let the grill cool considerably before starting to grill the ribs. I kept the grill temp between 275 and 300 degrees. 3 hours later – viola – perfect ribs. The ribs were very tender and juicy.

*My next adventure will be with sea food. I live in a land locked state, and I don’t eat shell fish in months without an “R” in it (May through August) because of the chance of it spoiling, but there’s always salmon and swordfish, not to mention grouper. When my butcher can get it, I’ll be doing cedar planked fish.


The Weber Summit S-470 is a grillers dream. I wish Weber would include tips for using the features of the grill so it isn’t guess work. You’d think for the $1799 purchase price, they’d include recipes and grilling feature instructions. A less experienced griller could be discouraged by this.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Allen F

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

New

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Mar 22, 2014

Rating: 5 stars

The BMW of Grills

This baby is the bomb. I have grilled for over 30 years. My best experience has always been with a Weber. I received this grill last summer from my wife on my birthday and life as we know it changed forever. The heat is so evenly distributed it blows me away. I have always cooked a pretty good steak but with the sear station we would rather have steak at home then out. I also love the rotisserie. It works great and I am preparing some great chicken. The quality and durability are fantastic. It is pricey, but I plan on never having to buy another grill. Clean up is easy as long as you do a wipe down after every grilling. If you don't, like any other grill you will get grease build up and flame ups.I highly recommend this baby!!!

Would you recommend this product? YES

Scott F

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

Less than a year

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jul 9, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

THE best grill ever.

I needed a new grill and wanted natural gas rather than propane. The problem is, natural gas cooks at a lower temperature and I wanted heat heat heat. In Feb in NJ it is cold and unless you have the right grill you cannot sear a steak. Well, the 470 sear station will sear a steak in 0 degree weather running on natural gas. I can get this grill over 700 degrees and put a nice sear on anything.

Heat is good for a steak, but what about some ribs cooked low and slow. Except on very windy days, I can consistently maintain very low temperatures for that low and slow cooking. The side smoker works well because it has its own burner but it will not replace a true smoker.

This is my first grill with a side burner and I thought I would not use it very much - wrong, I use it all the time. In the summer it keeps the heat outside, and for some things it keeps the mess outside. It works very well except on windy days.

I do have two complaints First the disposable grease pan fills with water everytime it rains. I didn't expect the grill to be watertight, but the inside drip pan fills with water even with a gentle rain. If I take it out when it is going to rain, I get a mess from water going down the pan under the burners and carrying the grease to where the grease pan was. If I leave the grease pan in place, it will overflow and fill with water as the grease is carried over the top. Weber, please figure this one out. Secondly, the lighted plastic knobs are a nice gimmick, but durability is a problem. I have already broken the inside shaft on 2 knobs. I have managed a fix using 2 stainless clamps, but a metal knob would have been a better choice and more consistent with the overall quality of the unit.

I have one regret and that is not buying this grill sooner. I use it all year around and cook just about everything on it. This grill is built very well. I have gone the "cheap" and intermediate route and ended up spending money on parts, not getting the performance I wanted and then dealing with all that while the grill slowly fell apart . Although expensive, the Weber grill is an excellent value.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Gregory D

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Jun 10, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

Once you go Weber, you never go back.

We have always loved to grill no matter the season or weather conditions. We are not fair weather grillers. I have grilled in the rain and snow, which can be a challenge. I got my Weber approx. 2 years ago, there is no comparing it to any of my previous grills. Cooking on it in the rain, snow or wind, it does very well. This is my first Weber and I am more than impressed with the construction quality and how well it cooks . I ask my wife every few months if I have told her how much I love my grill. She laughs and says not within the last few days.

I love my Weber.
Bill S
Oregon USA

Would you recommend this product? YES

Bill S

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

May 15, 2013

Rating: 5 stars

Grill was Excellent on First try

Between the ease of lighting it and the Sear Station, we cooked some thin cut pork chops after marinating overnight. Took less than 15 minutes start to finish, including the preheating. These Chops came out very juicy and plan to reheat tonight for leftovers and expect them to still be juicy. I have used Weber grills for over 13 years now, but this is my first Summit, and I feel it is worth every cent.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Brian S

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Beginner

How Long Owned:

New

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5
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