Key Features and Specifications
- Primary cooking area: 424 in²
- Warming rack area: 105 in²
- Three stainless steel burners
- Liquid propane and natural gas models
- Main burners: 30,000 BTU-per-hour
- GS4 grilling system
- iGrill 3 compatibility
Our Rating: 4.5/5
The Weber Q 2200 is a liquid propane grill that is easily maintained, compact, versatile, and ideal for small outdoor spaces and smaller gatherings.
Although on the smaller size with 280 square inches of grilling space, the Weber Q 2200 is still powerful as it can easily heat up to 550 degrees. The grilling space allows you to cook full meals, making it a perfect addition to your balcony or on your next camping trip.
With a price of around $269, the Weber Q 2200 is one of the more expensive portable grills. But if you are willing to invest a bit more in your grill, you will get yourself a great grilling experience.
Table of Contents
- An easily maintained split grate
- Strong build quality
- Roomy side tables
- Only one burner
- Quite heavy
What We Cover in This Weber Q 2200 Review
If you are a BBQ enthusiast, you must be familiar with the Weber grills. This renowned business has been operating since the 1950s and is one of the most famous grill producers. The products are designed with legacy in mind and are guaranteed to be reliable and innovative.
The Weber Q 2200 is one of the best in the Q-line of portable grills and is a favorite on every camping trip or small outdoor gathering because it has all the features one family grill should have – push-button ignition, a hood-mounted thermometer that helps you control the heat and a big lid that holds the temperature. But portability is its biggest advantage.
If your family loves both having dinners at home and outdoors, you will be thrilled to get this grill.
But let’s see what the exact features of this grill are. We’ll take a closer look at its performance, specifications, and features and help you decide if this grill is worth your money.
There are plenty of features that we really love about the Weber Q 2200, but there are also a couple of them which we disliked. Let’s dive into these.
What We Like:
- Portability: The Weber Q 2200 is an amazing grill for families of 2-4 that are active and want to have a grill they can take with them on a picnic or a camping trip. The portable cart is a separate purchase, but it’s a good idea if you want to invest a bit and make transportation a lot easier.
- Cast-iron cooking grates: It boasts porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates and has a split grid. This makes cleaning a lot easier since you can remove just one part of the grid and clean the rest. Additionally, having a split grid allows you to add a griddle on one part while still having a grate on the other side. You know what this means – pancakes or eggs for breakfast and sizzling steak for lunch.
- Strong, durable build: Given the price, it is no wonder the Weber Q 2200 is made of high-quality materials. Its tall, cast aluminum lid, the body sitting on the heat-resistant glass-reinforced nylon frame and burners made of stainless steel make this grill durable and sturdy. This grill is built to last for years.
- Foldable side tables: What makes this grill even more amazing is its foldable side tables. They are not as strong as some of the previous Weber models, but you will still be able to keep your cooking utensils, spices, and sauces on them. The whole grill is more practical with this.
What We Don’t Like:
- Just one burner: Having just one burner isn’t necessarily a problem, but it does slow down your grilling experience. There are some limitations, especially regarding indirect cooking. The cooking can be uneven at times as the heat can’t be centralized.
- Costly cart accessory: The grill does not come with the portable cart, but having one can make a huge difference, especially when moving the grill or if you don’t have the waist-level table to put in on it. However, at the price of $ 119.99 for a Q-line cart, it is quite an investment.
- Too heavy: Given the fact that this is categorized as a portable grill, at 42 pounds, it is just too heavy. You will definitely need help transporting it to another space if you don’t have the portable cart.
Don’t let its size at 280 square inches trick you into thinking this grill will not fit a whole chicken. Although smaller than some competitors, the grill with its domed lid can fit larger roasts.
With a push-button ignition, starting the grill has never been easier and efficient. One 12,000 BTU D-shaped burner heats up very quickly, and the heat is mostly evenly distributed. We say mostly because customers have said that the grill doesn’t do well with indirect cooking. However, if we take into consideration the size of this grill, one burner is a good match for it.
Another great thing is that you can take off one of the cast-iron grates and put the griddle instead of it, allowing you to prepare different kinds of food at the same time. This also means it will take just a couple of minutes to scrape off any mess. Drippings are not a huge problem with this one, so all in all, cleaning is fairly easy.
Overall, this grill has plenty of features that make it a worthwhile purchase. It has very good cooking performance, making your meat juicy and moist.
Weber Q 2200
Number of burners
Main burners BTU
Dimensions (height, width, depth)
26” x 51.4” x 25.1”
The Weber Q 2200 is of excellent quality. It has a cast aluminum lid and body, which is definitely sturdier than standard aluminum sheeting. The whole grill just comes across as a very solid and stable construction. Together with porcelain-coated, cast-iron grates, it is a high-quality grill that will last for years.
The only problem regarding the materials are the foldable tables, which are made of plastic. The convenience of having these is enormous, but you also have to be aware that if you want foldable tables made of steel, it will cost you a lot more money.
Finally, although portable, this is not your average light grill. It fits inside the trunk of the car and on the smaller balcony, but carrying it would require two pairs of hands.
Weber grills are generally known for being easily and quickly assembled. You really won’t spend more than 30 minutes putting it together.
The grill comes with the instruction book, which includes pictures and makes the whole experience simple and almost effortless. Even for novice BBQ enthusiasts, this grill will be a piece of cake to put together.
The Weber Q 2200 comes with an amazing 5-year warranty on all parts. The 2-year warranty on paint it has does not cover fading or discoloration that might occur.
Weber is a company known for making quality, high-performing grills and the Weber Q 2200 is no exception. The design is sleek, the build is compact and sturdy, and materials used for it are really top-of-the-line.
If you are looking for a portable, family-sized grill that is durable and will serve you in the years to come, this grill is an excellent choice.
Should I use a baking dish in my Weber Q when roasting?
We don’t recommend that you use a baking dish in your Weber Q. Apart from the fact that you’ll have healthier, better-tasting roasts if you use a roasting trivet instead, you’ll also help to keep your Weber Q clean and tidy.
Where do the fat and juice go when I’m cooking on my Weber Q?
The shape of the Weber Q grill greatly reduces the chance of fat dropping directly into the burners and causing a flare-up. Instead, the fat drops past the burners into the bowl of the barbecue. From there, it runs into the hole in the bottom of the cook box and collects in the disposable drip pan beneath.
Will my food taste “stewed” if I cook with the lid closed?
Definitely not. Weber has built its reputation on 50 years of helping people cook magnificent barbecues and roasts in their own backyards. When preheated and used with the lid closed, your Weber Q will cook beautifully seared steaks, perfect lamb chops, and chicken breasts as well as those famous Weber roasts.
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Our score for each grill is based on a weighted scoring system of seven factors:
Price to Quality Ratio
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