As you can probably tell by now, all the members in my family are committed PETA people – People Eating Tasty Animals. If you and your family is anything like mine then the Weber Q 100 will work very well to help pass down the PETA commitment to future generations.
The Weber 386002 Q 100 is a 189 square inch propane gas portable grill made of cast-aluminum lid and body along with a glass-reinforced nylon frame. This product grill is made to last! The cast-iron cooking grates are porcelain enameled; drip pan and a weather-resistant handle allow this grill to take on the harsh winters of the Mid-West, or the extreme heat of the South.
The stainless-steel burner runs at 5,800 BTU. The Grill also comes with a push button ignition, and adjustable burner valves for easy start and heat regulating. To avoid the occasional fire flares Weber designed drip ducts to reduce this potential and allow for a much quicker clean up.
The Q 100 also includes a removable catch pan, and runs on a standard 14.1 to 16.4 ounce propane cylinder. Measuring 16x27x23.5 inches this is not the smallest of grills but is still portable. Also, like most Weber grills there is a 5 year limited warranty. Not to mention the Weber Q 100 price, a great discount is available via my link, and it is the best price I could find online.
What I like:
The stainless-steal burner is perfect for boiling water. This means you will have room for some mashed potatoes or heating up canned corn, or beans to add to your meal. Being able to complete a full meal outside will save clean up time if you are grilling at your home. It is also a wonderful benefit if you are camping or tail gating by allowing you to have a full meal instead of just the meat staples.
The frill surface is large enough to comfortably fit about 6 burgers on. Any more than this and it might get hard to turn the meat over. Unlike the Weber 586002 Q 320 this grill does not have a tall lid. This can be nice for portability, but you will need to stick to burgers and steaks. No whole chicken or turkey will fit in the closed grill.
Also, it takes a little while for this grill to heat up and to some this might be a disadvantage, but not for me. On average about 7 to 10 minutes will allow the grill to be fully preheated. One of the nice things about this is the grill surface is virtually completely usable and heats up very evenly. The only thing better than this is its fuel efficiency; one 5 pound propane tank should last a full summer if you use it once or twice a week.
What I dislike:
Two words, Wind Resistance. This grill is extremely portable, but because it is so light weight it is a bit tricky to steady some times. A good wind could potentially knock this grill over. I would suggest adding weights to the legs if you live in a winder part of town. The same can be said when it comes to the lid. Although it is wonderful to have a light lid for many reasons this lid tends to let a little bit of wind in if not put on completely secured.
If there is a good breeze blowing it could cause a loss of temperature above the grill surface under the lid. This is only an issue if it is windy outside and even if this is the case the worst thing that would happen is additional cooking time. You should be able to complete avoid this problem if you take the time to secure the lid properly.