Weber Q 1200

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Weber Q 1200 Review Facts

Barbecuing is an activity loved by many, and being able to have a good grill to barbecue on is a must. Being able to find something small and portable for those who enjoy camping is also a huge plus. It is important to find a grill that will cook your food evenly, thoroughly, and as quickly as possible. If this grill is to be something that you plan to take with you on a camping trip, it also needs to be easy to use, since you may not have the same abilities and flexibility to use it as you wish to at home.

The Weber Q 1200 is a grill that has been praised by lots of different people because it does not have too many noticeable negatives. You will be able to cook your foot quickly and thoroughly, so you won’t have to worry about spending too long waiting for everything to cook and you also won’t have to worry about eating potentially raw meat. Another key feature of this grill is that is is extremely easy to clean, so you will be able to use it frequently on your camping trip (or in your everyday life) and not have to feel as though this is too much of a hassle for you. The grill can even go in the dishwasher if you are in a rush.

One of the biggest features of the Weber grill, however, is that it is made with porcelain and enamel, meaning that your food won’t stick to the grill. This aids in the durability of the product and your ease of use. You’ll find that you won’t have to spend too much time trying to make sure that the grill is clean because the porcelain finish will allow you to clean it quickly and efficiently.

The grill is not necessarily the easiest grill on the market to transport, but it does offer quite a good amount of space for you to cook, meaning that you will be able to cook more food at once. It’s quite a heavy grill, but that ends up making this grill a lot more durable than some of the other, lighter grills on the market. You will also have a thermometer that comes with this grill so you can measure the temperature of your food to see if it is cooked.

As you can see, there are plenty of great features that come with this grill. Let’s find out more about all this grill has to offer.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • The porcelain, enameled finish of the grill provides for something that won’t make your food stick and that will be easy to clean
  • You can clean the grill in the dishwasher if necessary
  • There is a good control of the temperature and the grill comes with a thermometer
  • The grill has a huge surface area for you to cook a decent amount of food on
  • The grill is resistant to the wind, so you won’t have to worry about the fire being put out on a windy day
  • People have said that the grill always starts upon their first try
Cons
  • The grill is rather heavy compared to other grills on the market
  • There is no lid latch on the grill, a feature that many people prefer to have
Design

Design

Since this is a tabletop grill, it is a bit small. Other than the regular grill shape, it has side tables that come out on either side. You can choose from a variety of colors for the grill’s lid, including fuschia, silver, red, black, blue, orange, green, and purple.
Performance

Performance

A lot of people were pleased with how well the Weber Q 1200 grill worked. It is easy to ignite- you can do so simply with the push of a button- and it is exceptional at cooking food quickly and thoroughly.

Flexibility

Flexibility

Since the grill is rather heavy, it isn’t too flexible, but you will be able to fold the grill easily and fit it in the back of your car- or anywhere you choose to store it.
Durability

Durability

The porcelain-enameled material that this grill is made out of proves that it is something made to last. While many people complained about how heavy the grill is, it is important to realize that this is because of the sturdy materials that the grill is composed of and how many different features it comes with. You won’t have to worry about getting another grill for a long time if you choose to purchase this one. The porcelain won’t get rust on it, so you won’t have to worry about that either.

Ease of Use

Ease of Use

People were pleased with how easy it is to use this grill. Almost everyone who purchased and reviewed it said that the grill started every time during the first attempt, which is important for those looking for something easy and quick to use. You only have to push one button to ignite the grill. You’ll also be able to adjust and control the temperature accordingly, so you won’t have to worry about the grill getting too hot so that everything burns or too cold so that nothing cooks. The grease trap that the grill comes with is easy to replace and remove, and you’ll be able to reuse the aluminum insert in the grill as well if you wish. Your food will cook thoroughly and evenly, and it will be ready relatively fast, so you won’t have to wait too long if you’re hungry.
Portability

Portability

This grill is marketed to be portable, but it weighs 31 pounds, which many people believe is rather heavy for a portable grill. Other similar grills weigh over 20 pounds lighter, so that is something that you need to consider. However, a lot of people did not consider this to be a dealbreaker because of how well this grill works and how easy it is to use.

The lid of the grill is made with cast aluminum, so you won’t have to worry about getting any rust on it over time. The heaviness of the grill is attributed to the fact that it is made with very high-quality materials that will last you a long time.

If you wish to transport the grill, there are several ways for you to do so. First, it is safe to simply put this grill in the trunk of your car; you won’t have to worry about it getting damaged. However, you can’t roll this grill, so you will have to carry it by hand, which might be difficult if 31 pounds is heavy for you. Also, the placement of the grill’s propane bottle right next to the handle has proven to make the grill even more difficult to carry for some people who have purchased it. In order to make the grill easier to carry, you’ll have to pull the grill’s regulator away from the main piece. Since everything else on the grill is securely in place, you won’t have to worry about anything coming undone.

The side tables that the grill comes with will fold easily, which further adds to the ease of traveling with this grill. However, something important to note with the side tables is that you have to make sure the grill has cooled down completely before you pack it away. This is due to the fact that the side tables are made out of plastic, and folding them into the grill before it has cooled down will cause the plastic to inevitably melt.
Best Use

Best Use

Since this is a portable grill, you can essentially use it almost anywhere you’d like. You can take this grill with you on a picnic or on a camping trip, or you can use it at home as you would use a regular grill. However, keep in mind that you do need to carry the grill by hand and it isn’t the lightest grill on the market. But, the grill’s ease of use and ease of cleaning probably makes up for the fact that you’ll have something a little heavy to carry with you.

Cooking Area

Cooking Area

When looking for a grill, it is understandable that you will want something which allows you to cook as much food as possible. If you have a smaller family or if you want something that will be portable, much like the Weber Q 1200 grill, you won’t need to get a huge grill. But it is important that you will be able to cook as much food as you like while making sure that everything is evenly and thoroughly cooked.

One of the features that many people were genuinely pleased with when it came to this Weber grill was the fact that it offered a lot of cooking space- 189 square inches of it, to be exact. People who have purchased and reviewed the grill said that they were able to make plenty of food on it for approximately four people, which is a good deal for a portable tabletop grill.

Another feature that adds some space is the side tables that come with the grill. You might not think too much of them when you first use the grill, but in reality, they will save you a lot of space when you take your grill out with you and need somewhere to put your food and utensils. If you find that you need extra space when out on a picnic, or you simply don’t want to get your car dirty, the side tables will prove to be a great additional feature.

Price

Price

If you are someone who is looking for a rather inexpensive grill, then you have also found your match. If you’ve been on the hunt for a grill for some time, you probably know that grills can be several hundred or even thousands of dollars depending on size and places for use. A nice feature of the Weber grill is that it is relatively inexpensive compared to plenty of other grills on the market. Available at $209, this can’t be beaten. The many features that the grill offers will prove that this grill is worth the money that you will spend.

Key Features

Key Features

-The grill comes at a relatively affordable price when compared to many other grills offered on the market
-There is a lot of surface area, meaning that you will be able to cook more food at once than you would with other grills
-The finish of the grill makes it very easy to clean, and it even can be put in the dishwasher in a pinch
-The grill is easy to start
-There is great temperature control, so you won’t have to worry about your food burning
-The grill is heavy, but it is still portable and you can take it with you wherever you’d like
-The Weber grill offers ample wind resistance
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The only thing about this grill that some people were not too pleased with was the fact that it is rather heavy. However, that had no impact on the overall portability, and many found that the grill is easy to transport and use wherever they pleased.

If you are someone who is looking for a relatively small, easy-to-use, wind resistant, and easy to clean the grill, then you don’t need to look any further. One of the main things that people loved about this grill, in particular, was the fact that it was easy to clean. Having a grill that won’t take too long to clean up means that you will be more likely to use it because you won’t regard it as being a hassle. You can use this grill almost anywhere you’d like, whether it be your home patio or somewhere you’ve gone with your family on a trip.

Another great feature of this grill is that it offers a lot of cooking space, so you’ll be able to have a nice family barbecue thanks to it. Overall, there are 189 square inches of grilling space. People who have reviewed the product said that they were able to cook enough food for approximately 4 people, which is surprising for a grill with such a compact size.

Overall, if you are able to look past the fact that the grill is rather heavy and some of the other small negative features of it, this is one of the highest-rated grills offered and one that you should definitely consider purchasing.