A portable grill can double the joys of camping or any outdoor event by allowing you to treat your loved ones to delicious and healthy food anywhere and anytime without any time-consuming preparations or complicated arrangements.
The best thing about grilling your food is that you can prepare almost any item and infuse some restaurant-quality style flavor to it.
Today we are going to be reviewing the Weber Q2200, which is a portable Gas Grill, designed for easy transportation and set up.
Finding the right size of a portable grill is not easy. Very often you will notice that an appliance that is easy to carry around will not be big enough to prepare large items or meals that can feed a whole family.
We found the Weber Q2200 quite promising in that criteria as it looked pretty big when spread out but also compact enough to fit in the trunk of your car when folded up.
However, we wanted to find out a bit more about this product for our readers who are interested in buying a gas grill. Which they can set up at their back yard or balcony and also carry along during outdoor trips.
If you are also on the lookout for something similar then stick around as we fill you in with more details on the Weber Q2200.
Weber Q2200 Gas Grill Product Reviews
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Product Specifications and Features
- 280 square inches cooking area
- 12,000 BTU-per-hour input stainless steel burner
- Cast aluminum body
- Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates
- Cast aluminum lid with built-in thermometer
- Glass-reinforced nylon frame
- Foldable work tables on each side
- Removable catch pan
- Infinite control burner valve
- Electronic ignition
- Total weight: 42 pounds
Cooking with the Weber Q2200
With 280 square inches of cooking area, you can easily prepare food for 4 persons or more on this grill. Weber also had the Q120 with a 189 square inch surface which served well for people looking for a smaller grill. This model is however ideal for when you are hosting parties or looking to serve more people.
The 12,000 BTU burner and the high-grade cooking grates ensure that heat is well distributed so you can get just the right amount of temperature to cook up any recipe.
Porcelain-Enamel Cast-Iron Cooking Grates
The cooking grates come in a split design which makes it easier to clean and also add more variety to the cooking. If you wish you can use just one half of the grid and place a griddle on the other side to try something different.
This unique split design is perfect for breakfast time use as you can grill your favorite items on one side and cook eggs or pancakes on the other side. We recommend purchasing a griddle as an extra accessory to be able to fully enjoy versatility on this smart design.
The heavy porcelain coating on the cast iron surface is something worth mentioning as it does a wonderful job in sustaining heat and allowing food to cook really well from inside out.
The ‘non-stick’ feature prevents food from sticking to the grates and also makes cleaning up much easier.
Measurements of the Foldable Grill
Of course, the Weber Q2200 is being reviewed today under the criteria of ‘portable grills’ because of its easy to transport design.
Now, this product ‘transforms’ into something really cool and compact when folded up and not in use and the measurements vary quite a bit depending on how it is set up.
When open and ready for use, it measures 26×51.4×25.1 inches with the side tables and all handles spread out, making it large enough to cook all your favorite recipes for a group of people.
When you are done with using the grill you can easily fold it up to a unit that measures 15x31x18.5 inches which is not the smallest size of a grill on the market but it is reasonably compact for easy transportation.
The main weight of the appliance comes from the heavy-duty grates which when added to the unit results in a total weight of about 42 pounds.
You can expect an output power of 12,000 BTU per hour which is way higher than what you would normally get from many other grills of the same size.
The amount of heat produced is more than enough to prepare burgers, chicken pieces, breakfast items, and other basic grilling recipes.
Maybe this is not the best grilling machine to cook up recipes that require extreme power but realistically speaking we shouldn’t expect that from a portable gas grill anyway.
The unit runs on disposable liquid propane cylinders (14.1 or 16.4 oz) so you can avoid carrying large propane tanks and have more space in the car to carry other essential items for your trip.
2. One-touch Electric Ignition
For a quick and safe way to get the gas lit and flowing, the grill is equipped with a one-touch electric ignition. As you press on the ignition button a spark is created which lights the gas and instantly you have your grill machine all geared up for cooking.
3. Dripping Container
If your grilling unit does not come with a smart way to deal with all the fat and juices that flow from certain food items then you will have some serious problems at the end of the cooking process.
Luckily the Weber Q2200 has incorporated a simple yet useful feature in the design of the unit to take care of this issue.
There is a hole in the curved surface just beneath the burner that has a disposable container placed for the purpose of collecting all the drippings.
The design is made is such a way that all the juices will be bound to flow in that direction so you can easily remove the container after cooking.
4. Temperature Control
You can check and control the temperature with the built-in thermostat which is located on the lid. This allows you to keep a close eye on the process of cooking and also on adjust the heat according to what the recipe demands.
What We Liked
- Made of solid and high-quality materials
- Large cooking surface
- Split grate design – non-stick coating
- High power
- Easy to use
What We Did Not Like
- No extra accessories included- the only thing you get is a conversion hose for propane tanks
- Not ideal for cooking recipes that require extreme heat
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Does this grill cause flare-ups?
- With the help of channels in the design, grease flows in a certain direction and away from the burner, which reduces the chances of flare-ups.
2. How long does 16.4 oz propane can last?
- It depends on how often you use the grill but in terms of continuous use. We would say around 1.8 hours with the heat set to high at first and then slowed down.
3. Does this item come with a stand?
- No, it does not.
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We think that the Weber Q2200 is a great gas grill for a small family or for a group of friends seeking a portable grilling machine.
Starting from the split grate design to the use of high-grade materials in the construction of the unit, we find this model to have great value and usability.
The heavyweight may be a concern for some but it really is due to the heavy duty built of the machine, which is actually an advantage in terms of durability.
We hope this review has given you all the information you need on the product. And helped you decide on whether it is something you would consider for yourself or not. Don’t miss out the comment section, write a little bit word about our Weber q2200 reviews. Also, read our latest reviews about the instant tent.