Weber Flavorizer Bars are the most frequently replaced part on all Weber gas grills. Installing new Flavorizer bars is extremely simple but finding the correct ones in a giant pain in the neck.
You have a couple choices for replacement Weber Flavorizer bars (porcelain enameled steel or stainless steel).
If you have a two burner Genesis Silver A then the Weber Flavorizer bars you need are available below.
If you have a three burner Genesis Silver B or C then the Weber Flavorizer bars you need are available below.
The original porcelain enameled steel Flavorizer bars came with a one year warranty compared to five years for the original Weber stainless steel bars.
The stainless steel Flavorizer bars I have linked to are aftermarket parts and are the best value. The stainless bars are made by a small company in Missouri and cost significantly less than the stainless Flavorizer bars from Weber. In fact they are only a few dollars more than Weber’s porcelain enameled steel Flavorizer bars.
I haven’t included a link to Weber’s stainless steel Flavorizer bars as they more expensive than the aftermarket parts and they are lower quality. Weber’s stainless steel Flavorizer bars are made of 18 gauge steel while the aftermarket bars are made from 16 gauge stainless steel.
Flavorizer bars made from 16 gauge stainless steel are going to last you a realllllllly long time! I am guessing they will last at least 7 years and possibly longer.
Before you spend any money on new Flavorizer bars make sure you really need them. The bars are designed to vaporize dripping grease and protect the burners. They are going to get very dirty.
Once your Flavorizer bars look like the one pictured on the right it is definitely time to bush the crud off of them with a standard grill brush.
If the Flavorizer bar stays intact when you clean it then it does not need to be replaced. Some metal might flake off and it will look ugly but it will function perfectly fine.
If the Flavorizer bar starts falling apart on you when you hit it with a brush then you know it’s time to get new ones.
A very simple trick to get more life out of your Weber Flavorizer is to rotate their position in the grill every month or so.
We are all creatures of habit and have our favorite sections of the grill that we always like to use. The Flavorizer bars under our favorite grilling real estate wear out faster as they are exposed to more corrosion inducing drippings.
If you rotate the Flavorizer bars on a regular basis this will help them age evenly. It sucks to have to put a complete set of Flavorizer bars when only one or two have failed.
I hate to have to say this but please don’t rotate the Flavorizer bars while your grill is lit.
Here are the links back to the complete parts lists.