Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Smeagle It's a trap!
You look a the quality top, the quality bottom, the great cast-iron grill, the high price-tag and you think this thing will be awesome. You'll use it for years, always being happy with what a great grill this is. Eventually you'll come to terms with the fact it's not great. In fact, it's horrible. You aren't actually in love with the grill, you are in love with the IDEA of the grill.
The valve/regulator is of very poor quality. I had to replace mine 4 times. The burner/valve never puts out enough heat. The way you have to cook is let it get hot, which it's never hot enough, and then let the hot cast-iron cook your food. When you flip your food, you have to flip it to a new pre-heated hot spot. This results in burnt on the outside, raw on the inside food.
The burner/valve don't actually put out enough heat to cook your food, that's why you have to rely on the cast iron. If you completely cover the surface with chicken wings, they won't cook, because the burner can't keep up. The one side that you dropped on the hot cast-iron will be nice, but the other side is just rubbery. You'll start to think that maybe since it doesn't actually get hot enough, maybe you can slow cook on it. Nope. It only has 1 setting, medium.
Once the cast-iron starts to rust, you'll try everything to re-season it. You'll buy brushes, attachments for your drill, research it on the internet, put it in the self-cleaning cycle in the oven, soak it in vinegar. You'll waste 30 hours of your life on this cast-iron junk.
If you try to protect you lovely grill with the cover, you'll marvel at how well the water sheds right off it. Then you'll remove the cover, and see it's actually been trapping moisture on/in the grill, causing it to mold. It's not a cover, it's a trap for moisture.
Everything about this grill APPEARS to be awesome, but it's not. Eventually you'll start to recognize how you have been deceived, how you have been lying to yourself this whole time, and you'll toss it in the dumpster after years of ruined food, depressing camping trips, and tears of sadness. As you walk away from the dumpster, a smile will cross your face. It feels like a giant weight has been lifted off your shoulders. As you return into your home, you'll hear it crying out to you. "How can you abandon me! I'm your precious! You just threw away a $200 BBQ! Come dig me back out." Stay strong my friends. You can do it. Resist the urge.
January 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cookie Insufficient Heat and Poor Regulator
The other gentleman who gave it one star is correct. This grill has insufficient heating for the cooking surface area: 12,000 BTU's per hour spread over 280 square inches! He is also correct about the mass of the cast iron as well as the cast iron. Plus, cast iron should be seasoned and not coated. The old style hibachis were cast and shipped without a coating. The Q series product lines are great and you want to buy it. However, It's just like buying a sexy sports car and discovering a four cylinder engine under the hood. If you drive like grandma, you'll be happy. If you expect performance, you'll be disappointed. I expect someone who lets the cast iron come to temperature and then only cooks a few items will totally happy. But, the large cooking surface cannot be used. You'd be better served by buying a cheaper model with a smaller surface area and saving the bucks.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nan Best grill I've ever owned.
This is our second Weber Portable Propane Gas Grill in 30 years. It always starts! Small enough to keep on the deck or move to a campsite if necessary. Big enough to cook for the family.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robby excellent value
I love this grill.It's portable but we got the hose to attach a 20 propane tank. We also bought the stand for this grill. If you have a small table to use with this grill. , Make sure the table is not plastic for it wll melt and warp. Use a tile top or concrete top. You'll love this grill. Big enough for a couple of steaks or maybe 8 burgers. For a smaller household, it's perfect!!
March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Juanito High quality, the grilled food tastes great
This is a minimalist grill. It has only one grate level, a small grate, no thermometer, and only one burner. If this meets your needs, it is an excellent quality grill and does a great job. Food cooks evenly and is delicious. Assembly is much easier than with most propane grills you can buy at the same or lower price. The only piece requiring care is the igniter, since if the igniter's wires are disturbed during installation, it won't work right. The grate and other parts clean up very easily after use. When cool, the unit folds up into a compact package which is easily moved or stored.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by willieboy Another Great Weber
This is our second Weber grill. We bought this one for the camper, and it is great. It gets as hot as any big grill, cooks very even and is a breeze to cleanup. Every propane grill should come with these drip pans! Our other Weber was the smaller version of this grill and it is still going strong after 9 years (original everything)! We just needed a bigger one due to the family growing.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barry Small but mighty
Don't let the size fool you. This is a great grill that I bought when I didn't want to drag my big grill out. I've used it three times on my front porch with the snow flying. It cooks like a full size grill. The porcelain coated grates make it easy to clean. The only drawback is that it doesn't have a temperature gauge. Other than that, it's another great Weber product.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NRH8099 Great Grill!
Very pleased with this grill. I live in a small townhouse in Minnesota where space and weather can be an issue. I was looking for a grill that had enough power and I could bring down to the garage for those super cold winter months. They basically took a two burner grill and compacted it. Plenty of power for a small-medium backyard cookout.
April 22, 2014