Weber 396002: the grill for those on the go. The Weber Q 200 grill is functional for all those who travel a lot on business or those who camp. It has an abundant cooking area and its light weight makes it perfect for anyone. I also see it as a great grill for those who live in apartments and are not allowed to keep grills outside. It collapses for minimal storage, and expands for maximum cooking and prep area.
There are a lot of features on this grill. For the amount of work this grill does it is surprisingly portable and light. Don’t get me wrong you can find lighter but try finding propane cooking with 280 Sq. in. of cooking space. It comes equipped with a 12,000 BTU stainless-steel burner. That is enough space to cook for the whole family or more depending on the party you are throwing.
The rectangular burner allows for even heated cooking areas and with a quick snap of a button the grill heats up in mere minutes. Lighting the grill is a snap with its push button ignition system that Weber has perfected. One push and away you go. It comes with porcelain coated grates, and an easy to remove drip tray for collecting all that grease.
The body is cast aluminum making it great against the weather, and sports a glass reinforced nylon frame to stand up to all the traveling. It comes with two side tables for all the prep work you will need to do. Those side tables do fold up and fit nicely inside the grill when traveling or storing to prevent you from losing them or breaking them. To save space Weber has designed the side tables to also hold your tools while traveling. Even though the tools are not included this option is a nice space saver. This grill runs on 14.1 or 16.4 ounce LP tanks. It also comes with a Weber grill book and a 5 year warranty.
What I like
I love the Weber Q 200 price, and that it folds up and is portable yet it can still cook more the four hamburgers. The push button starts the Q 200 with ease. The small tanks are nice but when you want to cook you just need the extra gas. I love that it comes with the adapter to hook it to my 20 pound tank.
The temperature controls seem to be endless. Whatever you want to cook you could easily do it. High heat or low heat and everything between this grill can handle it. The grate is simply amazing. Since its grate has really wide bars and minimal spacing it easy to cook meat evenly.
One of my absolute favorite features is the side tables. So many portable grills do not have this option. I also love the fact that I can put my tools right in them when not in use and they store right in the grill. Over all I would say it competes easily with the thousand dollars portable grills. Don’t waste your money.
What I don’t like
There is one thing I don’t like about Weber’s Q 200. As much as I adore the tables and love that they hold the tools what I dislike is the tool holder itself. I wish it came with specific sized tools to make it easier to store. You might have to do a little looking around to find the tools that fit correctly. If you are not too attached to the ones you have already leave those at home and purchase new ones that fix this grill. It might just save you the trouble of losing them anyway, so it may just be a blessing in disguise.