Weber Q2200 Review

Portable propane grills don’t get much more simple than this. The Weber Q2200 offers plenty for anyone after a stripped-back cooker to take on the road. Find out everything you need to know with our outdoor grill review.

weber q2200 grill review

Are you considering buying the Weber Q2200? This is a portable gas grill, making it an easy piece of equipment to move around with. Being portable is one thing. Most of us expect more from our grills. We have had the pleasure of researching and trying out the Q2200. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer.

Main Features

Compact with large cooking space

One of the features that make this barbeque a good buy is that it is compact and can easily pack it up and go on the road with it. But don’t be fooled by the term compact. It has a large cooking space, especially for its size. The Weber Q2200 has 280 square inches of cooking space.

However, the downside is that it is a bit heavy and may need two people to carry it, even though it is marketed as being lightweight. Whilst it is larger than previous models, it is still easy to carry with you. For easy transportation, you may choose to remove the different parts such as the grates. Removing these will also make it lighter. But you may still need some help, especially if you are petite. 

Folding tables

The cooker has two folding tables at the side. These give you space to work with as you cook. The extra space comes in handy, especially when you are in a place with no amenities like kitchen counters. This cooker can easily be used when you go camping, thanks to features such as this.

Powerful burner

This cooker has a 12 000 BTU tubular stainless steel burner, shaped like a “D”. This generates more than enough heat to cook your meals effectively.

Large hood

It has a large hood to give you more space to work with. The hood is significantly larger than previous versions such as is found on the weber Q1200. With this model, you can make food for more than four people at a time. Whilst it is not the biggest grill, it will suffice for small gatherings. 

Thermometer

It has a thermometer mounted on the hood, which helps you know what temperature the food is cooking at. It helps you get a better result.

Uses gas

This grill is powered by gas, which means that you can use it just about anywhere. It comes with the necessary connectors and also heats up quickly. This is one of the things that makes this grill a good buy.

Construction

It has porcelain-enamelled cooking grates which help make them non-stick. It has a stainless steel burner which is durable and can hold its own as you cook. The burner is a  D-Shaped burner, placed inside, and this is where you get the heat that cooks your food. It has a cast aluminium heavy lid and will need you to clean it without scratching the surface carefully.

The side tables only take up extra space when they are unfolded. Both the body and then lid are sturdy and durable. The lid has a dome shape, allowing you to cook larger pieces of food such as a whole bird. The materials used to make this grill are durable and long-lasting. You should be able to use this grill for a long time to come.

The downside with the side tables is that they are made of plastic and may not be as durable as the rest of the grill.

Usability

It uses an electronic ignition button and has a built-in thermometer. To start it up, all you need to do is to push a button thanks to the push-button ignition. The cooking grates are made of porcelain, and they are non-stick. This makes it easy to clean when the time comes. This cooker is also great for cooking food evenly. This is an advantage that you may not find with other traditional outdoor grills.

When you use it, it is important to make sure that you don’t open and close it too often. This is how you lose heat. All things being equal, this grill can easily reach 550˚. The thermometer is placed on top of the lid, so it’s easy to read. The electric ignition button is easy to access, making this grill even easier to use.

Other highlights

In addition to the features that we have highlighted, the Weber Q2200 has several other features going for it. It has a removable catch pan, also known as a drip tray. It easily slides out and is therefore easy to clean. You can also save yourself the trouble, by putting a disposable foil covering, that way, whatever grease drips into the tray, is mostly collected in the foil, which you can throw away.

It also has a split grill grate. The split grill grate, lets you replace one perhaps with a grill pan. One of the things that you may like is the fact that it is non-corrosive. You can leave it outside and not have to worry about it rusting. 

Also, this grill comes with a cart for you to place the grill on for easy usage. This keeps it at a comfortable height for you to grill nicely. The portable cart makes it easy to move the grill from one [point to another even when you are cooking.

Cons

It’s heavy and may need more than one person to carry it.

You will need to know how to safely and properly assemble it yourself. 

Final Verdict

This is a good buy if you are looking for a portable grill. Its assembled depth is 25.1inches whilst its assembled width being 54.1inches. You will need to know how to assemble it though, which may be hard if you have no clue where to start. Whilst it may be a compact grill, it can comfortably fit about 14 burgers.

We like that it is an affordable unit that can easily feed a small family. Also, the fact that it is compact and that you can easily move around with it. Ultimately, the barbeque grill that you end up buying depends on your personal preference. We think it is a good buy and hope that this guide helps you make an informed decision. Happy cooking!


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