best portable propane grill??

Discussion in 'Grilling Tips' started by stiffyman, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. stiffyman

    stiffyman Smoke Blower

    Hi all, I am looking for a good small table top type protable propoane grill, so far the Weber Q is peaking my interest.  any suggestions or comments please?
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I haven't used these, but the weber Q series look like some high quality rigs. The Q100 series is 189 sq in & 8,500 btu..about the right size for 2 people for an entire meal. The Q200 is 280 sq in & 12,000 btu...(a touch bigger than a weber 18.5" kettle @ 240 sq in) would handle 3 persons for and entire meal, possibly 4. I've grilled chops/chicken for 6-8 on my 18.5 kettle, no prob. When I say entire meal, I'm refering to skewered taters/veggies and 3/4lb of meat per

    I wouldn't recommend the "go anywhere"'s just a thin sheet-metal box style grill and lid, designed to be light-weight, and that includes the cooking grate.

    Other brands I've seen don't compare to the weber Q series at all. You will pay for the quality of the weber, but if money's not an issue, the choice is easy...I'd not hesitate to go with the weber.

  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just bought the Q120 for my motorhome and so far am loving it
  4. stiffyman

    stiffyman Smoke Blower

    Thats the same model I am looking at. thanks
  5. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    Can't beet a Lill smokey Joe by weber
  6. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Watch craigslist.  You can often find Weber Q models at a very good price and there is not much to break or replace on those.  Usually a good cleaning is all that is needed.  I scarfed up a 2009 model Q100 model for $50 a few months back.  After a good wipe down with simple green to get the grease off it, it was like new.  Picked up the folding cart at Home Depot for $39 on sale too.

    They used to make a zip up bag for the smaller Q's but it looks like they no longer make it.  I snagged a cover, but the bag would have been perfect for transporting in the back of the van or a car to make sure no errant grease gets on the carpet.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  7. 561grizz660

    561grizz660 Newbie

    Haven't tried any other one but love my Weber Q which I also got off of craigslist for $70 with stand and cover in great condition!
  8. campfindit2

    campfindit2 Newbie

    5th or 6th year with my Napoleon infrared grill. It's far from a slow cooker. It's a sear burner. Combine with a cast iron pan and you fix most anything while camping. The grill has survived many trips onto the ice fishing, towed in a sled behind a snowmobile. I cringed when I wrote the check for it but have been very pleased with my purchase.
  9. I have the Weber Q 10 for use at my apartment. Looking for a 200 now for when friends are over. Love the Weber Q!!

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  10. jwiley86

    jwiley86 Newbie

    Weber Q is a little low on heat compared to other table top grills. I would recommend the Magma Chefsmate. You can find its review there. But if you have already decided with the Weber Q, this might help you decide which of the Q series is better.

    Better yet, browse through The Best Gas Grills Guide, you could also find other good tabletop or portable gas grills there. Hope that helps! :)
  11. Coming in a little late on this, but if you haven't made the purchase yet, check out the top-end Olympians. I've been using mine about a year and a half, now, and have yet to run into any problems.

    It's a bit pricy, true. But for my money it's the best portable propane grill around.
  12. shaggy91954

    shaggy91954 Meat Mopper

    I've owned the weber q for 3 years now and all i've ever had to replace is the propane hose.  The connector got brittle and cracked and better safe than sorry.  I highly recommend it for tailgating or quick grills such as a few burgers or steaks.  Easy to clean and very durable.  Uses the small propane cylinders as well. 

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