In 2021, Weber introduced its first smart gas grills. After developing its Weber Connect platform for the SmokeFire and Smart Grilling Hub pellet grills, the company turned its Wi-Fi connected cooking into a more widely used fuel source. Last year, the company stepped things up a bit with PureBlu high-heat burners, a burn zone, a side table, an extendable upper cooking grid, and “Nightvision” LED lighting. If 2022 EPX-335 doesn’t meet your needs, there are other options available in three- and four-burner configurations with porcelain enamel or stainless steel finishes. There are also both propane and natural gas models, and some come with a side burner if you need one.

Of course, the main attraction here is the Weber Connect integration. Just like with SmokeFire and Smart Grilling Hub pellet grills, technology can guide you through every step of the grilling process. A combination of instructions and videos in the Weber Connect app offers help to grillers of all skill levels, right down to when to flip their steak. What’s more, the system offers real-time food temperatures and a countdown of expected doneness right on your phone, so you can better prepare side dishes like vegetable skewers (and keep the hungry crowd at bay). On its gas smart grills, Weber Connect can also monitor the fuel level so you know when it’s time to change the tanks.

Weber has also introduced numerous grill tool kits and accessories that expand the capabilities of its gas grills. The company manufactures grill mitts, grill grates, grill baskets, grill elements and pizza stones, as well as grill cleaning tools such as scrapers and brushes. There’s also a pan insert that lets you do everything from breakfast to smashing burgers. And if you want to transform the entire grilling area, Weber has a full-size grill accessory that will do just that.