One of the oldest and most respected manufacturers of barbecue and grilling equipment, Weber creates grills and smokers that have great features and cook beautifully. You can read more about the Weber company here.
The general interest in electric grills is growing due to their ease of use but also because of the increased number of building restrictions banning any type of fire on apartment and condo decks. Weber responds to this demand with its Q Series, which feature two small portable electric grills: the Weber Q 1400 and his big brother, the Weber Q 2400 electric grill. These new 2014 models come to replace the old Q-140 and Q-240 models.
With a dark grey cast aluminum body and glass-reinforced nylon frame, the Weber Q electric grills have an attractive, modern look. As would be expected from a portable indoor grill, the Weber Q grills offer a limited cooking space of 189 square inches on the Q 1400 and 280 square inches on the Q 2400. Most of the electric grills have limited max. temperatures, however the Weber Q series can get up to 500 degrees or more, depending on the ambient temperature, according to Weber. The aluminum retention liners have a great action on preserving temperature. May not seem impressive, but according to customers switching to Weber electric grills, the Qs deliver superior sizzle.
The cooking grates are made of porcelain-enameled cast iron. Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates combine the ease of porcelain-enameled with the superior heat retention of cast-iron. As usual with Weber grills, a removable grease pan is also present. Travelling with the Q grills is easy as the cooking surface is large enough for your needs and, of course, there is electricity available at your destination. As many owners liked their Q grills at home and on the go, Weber created a few larger models, installed on carts. Roller carts can also be purchased separately so that you use your Weber Q grill as a table top grill or mounted to a Weber roller cart with two legs, two wheels, tool hooks and even side-tables.
The Weber Q electric grills are covered by a 5 year limited warranty, as follows:
- Cookbox – 5 years, no rust through or burn through (2 years on paint excluding fading or discoloration);
- Lid Assembly – 5 years, no rust through or burn through (2 years on paint excluding fading or discoloration);
- Porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates – 5 years, no rust through or burn through;
- Plastic Components – 5 years, excluding fading or discoloration;
- All Other – 2 years.
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Webers are just great grills no matter which one you decide on. The Q series are just neat little grills that are so versatile. I have a huge mega burner rotisserie stainless thing that just sits there now that I have used a Weber Q. They are just simple and don’t require a whole lot of anything to use and clean. Plus you can move them all over easily since they weigh so little. The electric is a great model. The only downside I have found is that… (read more)
The grill heats up quickly and evenly. I assumed that the metal dome top would steam everything rather than provide a true sear to anything. I was extremely surprised when all the chops including the pork belly came out beautifully seared and the fat on the pork belly was perfectly charred to our liking. It was so QUICK!! Honestly it was quicker than our infrared propane grill on the balcony that we use during the summer. You have to keep the lid down and this effectively cooks everything quickly and provides the right amount of heat combined with the awesome grates.
A tiny issue is that cooking surface is a bit small. We had to cook everything in 3 batches. Again, the grill is super quick! There were two pork bellies and 2 odd shaped chops that would fit at a time. If you need a better example: Imagine 6 center cut boneless chops; that is what you can grill at one time on the small surface… (read more)
I’m one of those old die-hard charcoal grilling is the only kind of grilling kind of guys. Propane grills just didn’t have the “flavor” element or history or tradition…or skill. So when I say I was skeptical, I qualify it as a refusal to accept most grilling options except for the coal. This compact electric grill is perfect for urban dwellers who can’t use charcoal on a balcony or small porch area. The amount of smoke and debris is minimal and quite frankly, it does a really nice job of evenly cooking my culinary projects. I’ve grilled all kinds of meat: tri tip, hot dogs, lamb chops, burgers, and of course the occasional veggie as well. Nothing has disappointed me yet! (read more)