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Weber Q-1000 Portable Gas Grill Review

Weber Q-1000 Portable Gas Grill
Weber Q-1000 Portable Gas Grill

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Weber Q-1000

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Construction Quality
Temperature Control


  • 189 square inch porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grate
  • 8,500 BTU tubular stainless steel burner
  • Push button piezoelectric ignition
  • Wide temperature control valve
  • One-piece porcelain coated cast iron cooking grate
  • Cast Aluminum lid and body
  • Weighs about 28 pounds
  • Uses 14.1 or 16.4-ounce disposable propane bottles
  • Propane only
  • Made in the United States by the Weber-Stephen Products Company

Full Review – Weber Q 1000 Portable Gas Grill

Originally labeled the “Baby-Q” this small member of the Q family is an excellently constructed little gas grill that gives you plenty of space and power for the size. What makes the Q grill work is the construction. With a cast aluminum body that holds in heat and a heavy porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grate to transfer heat to the food, this grill cooks like a full-sized unit in a portable size. The 189 square inches of cooking space is large enough to grill several steaks at once so you won’t have to grill in shifts.

Great attention to detail has been paid to this grill. In fact, Weber spent 5 years developing this line of portable grills. All in all, if you are willing to pay the nearly $170 price tag for this portable you’re going to get a really good grill and at the rate, they are selling, I think this is going to be a product that will be around for a while.

Because of the construction, this is a heavy little grill. While not suited for being carried long distances this is a perfect grill for trips to the beach or park. It is also a great grill for apartment dwellers who want a real gas grill but just don’t have space for one.

The only difference between the Q 1000 and the Q 1200 is the fold-out side tables. Since you are probably putting this on a table, to begin with, the side tables are of no real value. I recommend saving yourself the $30USD and buy this model instead.


  • Efficient Cooking System
  • Good Cooking Temperature
  • Attractive Design


  • Two Handed Carry
  • Small Capacity

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I have been writing about Barbecue & Grilling for 25 years. I have cooked on almost every grill or smoker ever built. In that time, I have endeavored to match people with the grill or smoker that is right for them. I believe that the right product is the one that you find easy to use, capable of doing everything you want, and reliable for the long haul. If you have a good first experience, you will be back for more. In this way, we grow barbecue for the next generation. I want you to make the memories that your children will cherish.

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Derrick Riches
Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.



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