Weber Q1000 vs Q1200 vs Q2200 - Battle of Q Series -

Weber Q1000 vs Q1200 vs Q2200 – Battle of Q Series

If you’re looking for a small gas grill for your next tailgate party, beach day, or picnic at the park, then you’ll want a model from the Weber Q series. The Weber Q series is a Weber’s answer to BBQs-on-the-go. All models feature a modern compact design, a lid and base made of cast aluminum, and a small drip tray at the bottom. These liquid propane grills are solidly constructed as all Weber grills are. Of course, the question is which Weber Q model should you get? The Q1000, Q1200, or the Q2200?

 Our verdict: Q1200 
  • Cooking Area 189 sq in vs 189 sq in vs 280 sq in
  • User Satisfaction score: 4.7 vs 4.7 vs 4.6
  • BTU per hour: 8500 BTU vs 85000 BTU vs 12000 BTU
  • Weight: 28 lbs vs 30.1 lbs vs 44 lbs

Looking at the Q1000 and Q1200, you’ll notice that both have the same cooking area at 189 square inches as well as porcelain-enamel coated cast iron grates which are perfect for retaining heat and even heat distribution. The stainless steel burner in both models have a max output of 8500 BTUs. There are only three differences between these two models. One, the Q1000 has a push-button ignition while the Q1200 has an electric ignition for easier startup. Two, the Q1200 comes with 2 folding side tables which give you extra prep space, perfect if you have no space on the table or have no table at all. Three, the lid of the Q1200 is higher to enable you to cook foods like beer can chicken which is perfect for any kind of outing.

What about the Q2200? Compared to the Q1200, the Q2200 is bigger with 280 square inches of cooking space. It also has a much more powerful burner with a max output of 12000 BTU. However, the Q2200 is also taller and heavier which makes this model a lot less portable in comparison. Also, the Q1200 comes in a variety of colors while the Q2200 doesn’t. Not that this makes a lot of difference but some people like color, right?

So, why did we go for the Q1200? If you’re cooking for 2 to 4 people and would like a reliable gas grill that’s portable, the Q1200 is definitely the best one of all three. For bigger groups, you’ll want the Q2200. Just keep in mind that it isn’t a lightweight model that can be taken camping. As for the Q1000, it is the cheapest and most basic of all three. It’s also the most portable. So if you don’t need more height, an electric ignition, and folding side tables, then you’ll be plenty happy with this one.