While helping my neighbors choose the best grill between the Kenmore Grill and Weber, I came across another good contender for the Weber—the Monument Grills propane gas grill.
This grill model from Monument Grills has a rich set of features similar to the Kenmore grill mentioned in my comparison article above.
That said, here’s a detailed review of the Monument Grills and the Weber Genesis II E-335 propane gas grill to help you choose the right model for your needs.
Table of Contents
- 1 Monument Grills vs. Weber Grills
- 1.1 1. Comparing the Brands
- 1.2 2. Main Grilling Features and Functionality
- 1.3 3. Burner Quality
- 1.4 4. Cooking Temperature Ranges
- 1.5 5. Quality of Construction & Build
- 1.6 6. Ease of Usage
- 1.7 7. Grilling Space Availability
- 1.8 8. Fuel Efficiency
- 1.9 9. Grate Quality
- 1.10 10. Storage Capacity
- 1.11 11. Weight & Portability
- 1.12 12. Ease of Cleaning & Maintenance
- 1.13 13. Price & Warranty
- 1.14 14. After-Sale Service Quality
- 1.15 15. Resell Value
- 1.16 16. Value for Money
- 2 List of Features of Monument Grills 35633
- 3 List of Features of Weber Genesis II E-335
- 4 Pros & Cons of Monument Grills 35633
- 5 Pros & Cons of Weber Genesis II E-335
- 6 Which grill is better Monument Grills 35633 or Weber Genesis II E-335?
- 7 Honorable Mentions from Monument Grills
- 8 Honorable Mentions from Weber
Monument Grills vs. Weber Grills
1. Comparing the Brands
Monument Grills is a fairly new brand in the grilling space but has become increasingly popular for its massive range of grills with innovative features.
The company was founded by a team of experts in grill design and manufacturing and has been producing OEM for some of the leading names in the business.
Monument Grills uses superior quality materials such as 304-grade stainless steel burners, and porcelain-coated cast iron.
Some of the company’s grills come with Clearview lids to enhance your grilling experience.
Founded in 1893, Weber is an esteemed manufacturer of gas, charcoal, and electric outdoor grills, and accessories.
The company incepted the original round charcoal kettle grill, which has been greatly improved since its inception and is still a hit among grilling aficionados.
Apart from grills and related accessories, Weber also runs a chain of restaurants across the US.
2. Main Grilling Features and Functionality
Monument Grills 35633 Propane Gas Grill
The Monument Grills 35633 propane gas grill boasts a rugged design, so it will last you for many years to come with proper care.
It features a total of six burners and is designed to deliver powerful BTUs to the cooking surface.
The Monument Grills 35633 propane grill is one of the company’s few models that comes with a Clearview lid, which gives you a visual treat of your food being grilled with a single glance.
Adding to this, the Monument Grills 35633 propane grill features an electronic ignition system for quick startup and LED control knobs for easy visibility at night.
Weber Genesis II E-335
The Weber Genesis II E-335 propane gas grill is one of the best-selling models from the company’s product range and is powered by a world-class Gs4 grilling engine.
It comes with a separate searing station, and a slew of premium features like a tuck-away warming rack, and an enclosed grill cabinet.
One of the key features that make the Weber Genesis II E-335 stand out from the crowd is its iGrill 3 compatibility. iGrill 3 is Weber’s app-connected thermometer that allows you to monitor the doneness for four types of meat remotely.
It even notifies you on your smart device once the desired temperature is reached, and the food is ready to be served.
The Weber Genesis II E-335 comes with a side burner to sauté vegetables or simmer sauces. It also offers excellent heat retention, thanks to its porcelain-enameled lid that protects the grill from the elements too!
3. Burner Quality
The Monument Grills 35633 propane gas grill comes with five main stainless steel burners, plus a side burner, and a sear burner.
The burners are made from premium quality 304-grade stainless steel, making them highly durable, corrosion-resistant and rust-proof.
The Weber Genesis II E-335 is fitted with three stainless-steel burners in the primary cooking area, and three stainless steel flame tamers to ensure even heat distribution and prevent flare-ups
Adding to this, the Weber Genesis II E-335 propane grill also comes with a side burner and sear stainless burner, both made from high-grade stainless steel.
Winner: Monument Grills due to the extra primary burner
4. Cooking Temperature Ranges
The Monument Grills 35633 propane grill offers 48,000 BTUs via its five main burners, and a total of 24,000 BTUs via its side and sear burner.
The Weber 61016001 Genesis II E-335 gas grill generates 39,000 BTUs via its three burners in the main grill area. Its sear station burner produces 9,000 BTUs, and the side burner at 12,000 BTUs per hour.
Winner: Monument Grills 35633 for its higher heating power
5. Quality of Construction & Build
The Monument Grills 35633 boasts a tough and rugged stainless-steel build and comes with a large 29-inch firebox.
The burner knobs of the Monument Grills 35633 grill are also made from stainless steel, so you can rest assured they will last for years to come.
The Weber 61016001 Genesis II E-335 can be ordered in a black or steel finish, where both are crafted from solid stainless steel.
Winner – Both
6. Ease of Usage
Both the Monument Grills and Weber are easy to use with their large control knobs, and their lid integrated temperature gauges.
However, the Monument Grills steps it up a few notches with a clear view lid that allows you to keep tabs on the foo as it’s being cooked and without opening the lid.
The Monument Grills as well as the Weber grill come with a push to start ignition system, so you can get grilling in no time. Speaking of which, it comes with LED control knobs to see clearly in low light conditions.
They also come with a tuck-away warming rack to keep your food warm, while the main dishes grill below.
Winner – Monument Grills for its clear view window and LED control knobs
7. Grilling Space Availability
The Monument Grills 35633 propane gas grill offers 513 square inches of primary cooking area and 210 square inches of warming rack area.
The Weber 61016001 Genesis II E-335 also provides 513 square inches of primary cooking area, but a little less 156 square inches of warming rack area.
Winner – Both grills provide the right amount of space to grill 20 burgers at one time.
8. Fuel Efficiency
The Monument Grills and Weber grill run on propane, and their fuel efficiency boils down to how often and how much you’re going to cook on the grill.
Propane grills are however more energy-efficient than charcoal grills. It typically costs $20 to refill a propane tank for 20 lbs of propane, which roughly lasts 18 hours to 20 hours of continuous use on a medium-size grill like the Monument Grills and Weber models in this article.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Weber 61016001 Genesis II E-335 is also available in a natural gas variant, which can be connected with your home’s natural gas supply, and pay local utility rates.
Winner – Tie
9. Grate Quality
The Monument Grills 35633 grill comes with porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates, which is a material that’s strong and resilient, provides good heat transfer and even heat distribution, and prevents your food from sticking.
The Weber 61016001 Genesis II E-335 propane grill also arrives equipped with porcelain-coated cooking grates.
Winner – Tie
10. Storage Capacity
Both the Monument Grills 35633 and the Weber 61016001 Genesis II E-335 offer plenty of enclosed storage at the bottom of the grills. They also feature tool hooks, which you can use to hang all your essential tools on the side of the grill.
11. Weight & Portability
The Monument Grills tips the scales at 101.41 lbs, and Weber at 153 lbs. However, the Monument Grills comes with four wheels, and the Weber with two, which isn’t exactly a dealbreaker, as you can still move the grill around easily.
Winner – Tie
12. Ease of Cleaning & Maintenance
Propane grills are much easier to clean than their charcoal counterparts. Plus, both the Monument Grills and Weber grill come with easy-to-clean porcelain-coated cooking grates.
The Monument Grills propane grill does also come with a rear accessible, removable grease tray complete with a catch pan for convenient and easy cleanup after grilling.
Winner Monument Grills – removable grease tray
13. Price & Warranty
The Monument Grills gas grill comes at a highly affordable $469 price tag, whereas the Weber is priced at just under a $1000.
The Weber Grill is backed by a leading 10-year manufacturer warranty and the Monument Grills a little less 8-year manufacturer warranty.
14. After-Sale Service Quality
Weber and Monument Grills provide unsurpassed after-sales service via phone, email, and certain social media channels.
Winner – Tie
15. Resell Value
The resell value of both the Weber and Monument Grills depends on their age and condition. But since the Weber costs twice as much as the Monument Grills, you should be able to get a bit more. Weber Grills also have a higher resale value, but it’s best to check marketplaces such as Craigslist to compare prices and get a good idea.
Winner – Tie
16. Value for Money
With regards to value for money, I feel the Monument Grills 35633 propane grill offers a rich set of features that make it a good choice for the novice as well as seasoned grillers.
It not only offers a moderate size cooking area, but showcases a robust build quality, and comes with porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, LED control knobs, and an oil drip catch pan.
List of Features of Monument Grills 35633
- Four main 304 stainless steel burners, one side burner, and one side sear burner with infrared heating
- 29″ Stainless Steel Firebox
- 513 square inches of primary cooking area and 210 square inches of warming rack area
- Porcelain-coated, cast-iron cooking grates
- Stainless flame tamers
- Built-in Clear View Lid allows for easy viewing
- Built-in center-mounted thermometer
- Electronic ignition system for quick and reliable startup
- LED Control Knobs
- Enclosed storage area
List of Features of Weber Genesis II E-335
- Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates
- Sear Station creates an intense heat zone
- Side burner to simmer BBQ sauce or sauté veggies
- iGrill 3 compatible
- Porcelain-enameled lid
- Tuck-away warming rack
- Enclosed storage space
- 39,000 BTUs main burners
- 513 square inch primary cooking area
- 10-year warranty on all parts of the grill
Pros & Cons of Monument Grills 35633
|High-quality stainless steel burners||Limited to 1 color option|
|Easier to clean up than other charcoal or gas grills|
|Heavy porcelain-coated cooking grates|
|Clearview glass lid|
|Temperature gauge on the lid|
|Great manufacturer warranty|
Pros & Cons of Weber Genesis II E-335
|High-quality stainless steel burners||
Takes time to assemble
Durable porcelain-enameled lid
|Sear station that creates an intense heat field|
|GS4 system with top-notch performance|
|Great heat retention because of enamel coated cast iron|
|Great manufacturer warranty|
Which grill is better Monument Grills 35633 or Weber Genesis II E-335?
Monument Grills is a fairly new entrée in the grilling scene but has become an increasingly popular brand since its inception.
The Monument Grills 35633 offers twofold benefits—a long list of innovative features and a budget-friendly price tag.
But if you want a grill from a leading brand, then the Weber is worth a second look. The Weber Genesis II E-335 does also come with several great features, but its price of under $1000 may not fit well with everyone’s budget.
Honorable Mentions from Monument Grills
Here is another model from Monument Grills that can also be considered for purchasing.
Monument Grills 14633 2-Burner Propane Gas Grill
If you aren’t going to be grilling for a crowd, and want to buy a gas grill that comes with basic yet key features, the 146633 Monument Grills is hard to beat.
It offers 326 square inches of primary cooking area and 147 square inches of warming rack area and generates 24,000 BTU flame power.
The 14633 2-burner grill by Monument Grills is fitted with porcelain-coated cast-iron grates and a clear view lid for easy viewing.
Honorable Mentions from Weber
Weber Spirit E-210 Gas Grill
The Weber Spirit E-210 gas grill offers 360 square inches of main grilling space and comes with easy-to-clean porcelain-enamel cast-iron grates.
Adding to this, it is equipped with six tool hooks and is easy to clean and maintain, thanks to its onsite grease management system.
The Spirit E-210 is topped with a porcelain-enameled lid that retains heat and features an easy-to-rea fuel gauge that’s located right next to the gas tank. It comes with easy fold-down side tables for extra room to work with.