The company is known for being one of the oldest and most revered grilling equipment manufacturers. What they are most famous for is the invention of the first kettle grill. Ever since then, they have been expanding their assortment, adding more innovations and diversifying the fuel systems.
All of the features on any Weber grill are effective, clever, and easy to use. Even now, when the market is flooded with countless brands of high-end grills, Weber has managed to retain its superior position. Their Q series, which has been rebranded and revamped as of 2014, has a special place in their collection.
The Q200 has become the Q2000. It also comes with excellent performance and a stylish design. However, it comes with the addition of brand new features that are both fun and functional. The new and improved model has the aim of converting customers who have been portable gas grills skeptics.
And there were plenty of reasons to be skeptical, up until now. There was a lack of portable gas grills on the market.
Since there was no competition, nor the demand, the manufacturers hadn’t put much effort into designing their portable models. So has Weber changed the game? Let’s find out.
This is a portable liquid propane gas grill manufactured by Weber.
- Push-button ignition
- Glass-reinforced nylon frame
- Folding side tables
- Infinite control burner valve settings
- Removable catch pan
- 280 sq in. total cooking area
- 12,000 BTU-per-hour stainless steel burner
- Cast aluminum lid and body
- Fully assembled out of the box
- Porcelain-coated cast-iron cooking grates
Why Get It?
It’s an ideal portable gasser for those who refuse to make any compromises. The model has you covered for under three hundred bucks. Its burner puts out 12,000 BTU per hour and is made of stainless steel.
The Q2000 has all it takes to heat up its 280 sq in. cooking area nicely and evenly. Don’t let the BTU worry you, this little gasser is capable of reaching 550 to 600-degrees in under 10 minutes. You can even count on it to deliver some beautiful sear marks.
The cooking area is big enough for a nice family outdoor cookout. It can accommodate a family of four. Perhaps five, if need be, but that might be pushing it.
The cleanup is a breeze, thanks to the porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates. The grates also prevent the meat from sticking to it.
The grates are split, so you can choose between griddle cooking, grate cooking, or both. Another excellent and useful feature is the cast aluminum body and lid. They are lightweight, preserve the heat well, and cool down fairly quickly.
You can easily adjust the temperature from a high heat sear to a low simmer, or anywhere in between, by using the infinite control burner valve settings. Starting up the gasser is easy too, due to the push button ignition system.
And the best part? There is no assembly. It’s ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box. There’s no hassle involved, making it ideal for camping.
As you can see by now, this gasser is all about convenience. It features two foldable side tables that allow you to put your cooking equipment, food, spices, and sauces right where the action is.
Folding and unfolding them is easy, making transportation very convenient. They also allow you to multitask easily while cooking.
Bringing The Great Taste Wherever You Go
A great camping trip or an RV adventure can be made even better with a proper portable grill. You could bring a charcoal grill with you, but they aren’t quite sanitary and can be a pain in the neck when you’re out in the great outdoors. The Q 2000 is a clean and efficient solution.
Since it comes fully assembled, all you ever have to do is take care of the cleanup, which is fairly easy.
Thanks to its smaller size, it won’t take you as much time to clean it up as a full sized gasser, so you’ll be able to pack it up in no time and hit the road before sunset. This particular model is already a dedicated RV gasser of many families.
Pros & Cons
- Very Portable
- Easy Cleanup
- Cast Aluminum Body and Lid
- Separate Greats – More Cooking Options
- Infinite Control Burner
- Porcelain-coated Cast Iron Grates
- Electronic Ignition, Easy to Start
- Overall 75% 75%
- Requires a Solid Table Top or Cart
- No Thermometer
“I fell in love with my full-sized Weber natural gas grill, so naturally, I bought a portable Weber gas grill for my camper. It’s just as reliable as the big one. The price surprised me the most – it was a steal!
I had had my fair share of experiences with cheap portable grills, but I went with my hunch and bought it. It was just as described, no hot spots, steady temperature, and practically no effort needed. Maintaining the temperature is easy and the meat cooks evenly.
I found some grilling guidelines on Weber’s website, but there’s also a pamphlet for cooking times that comes with the package. When following that guideline, the meat is always cooked just as I want it. I like the simplicity, and my boys like it too – I thought them how to grill on the Q2000 and they are now enjoying every moment of it.”
The cooking time guidelines sure do compensate well for the lack of a thermometer. They are even more reliable in fact, as in most cases, the built-in thermometers that come with budget-friendly grills of any sorts are inaccurate. However, if you think you’d benefit from a thermometer, you can buy one separately for as little as 5 dollars.
What to Watch Out For
To be able to use the grill comfortably you’ll need a tabletop or a cart to bring it to waist-level. You’ll have to buy one separately though. If you don’t want to pay over 50$, you can use any outdoor tabletop that’s sturdy enough.
A Piece of Advice
Cleaning up the grill shouldn’t be a problem since it is so small. It ought to take just a couple of minutes of your time. After grilling, scrape off the gunk with a grill brush.
While the grates are still warm, wipe them down with a damp cloth. Drippings and grease won’t be an issue since there’s a drip pan included that’s designed to collect them.
The Q2000 is a fun and easy portable gasser that’s quite likely the most popular portable grill on the market. It has rightfully earned its place up there. Aside from being really convenient, it distributes the heat evenly and the temperature is easy to control.
It might not be ideal for a huge outdoor cookout, but if you are planning a family camping trip, you can count on it to keep all of your bellies full. Despite its pocket-friendly price, you can be sure it will be of great use to you for the years to come.