You know you should really get a Weber, but which Weber Q Grill should you buy? There are a few different ones on the market currently, and they are all good. They re all amazing actually. So the question is not “Why should I want a Weber?” but “Which Weber do I want?”
I own the Weber Q 2000 and it is amazing. The flavour of food you get when grilling on the Weber is beyond compare. The secret is in the flavourisers which catches the drips from the meat cooking above and smokes and sizzles, sending incredible flavour back to the meat above. This is not going to be a bad review. But I hope I can rifle through the various ones available on the market and give you a direction towards the Weber that is right for you and your family.
There are a few things you need to look at when considering a Weber.
The size of your family
We are a family of 5. So for us, something around the size of the Q2000 works perfectly. We can feed our family, easily fitting 5 steaks on there, or a good size roast. You could only fit one pizza on there at a time though.
Usually directly correlates with size. You can pay anywhere from $169 – $399 for the Weber Q series. The Weber Genesis series starts at $699. So have a budget in mind.
What do you like to cook?
If you are into soups and stew and curry, the Weber is not going to work for you. Let’s be honest. But maybe you are not in the market for a Barbecue after all. Maybe you need a Thermomix! Click here to read my review of the Vorwerk Thermomix TM 5. A complete indoor kitchen machine.
We love an outdoor kind of lifestyle and there is nothing better than a summer grill cooking our favourite steaks while we sip on a nice cold beverage with friends.
As always, the moral of this story is the fact that cooking together and stepping away from the mundane actually helps you to become closer as a couple, and as a family. Think about what you had for dinner tonight. What did you have? Was it one of those standard fares from your standard weeknight meal plan? A lot of people do easy food all the time. But believe me when I say that BBQ food is so easy it’s not even funny. I mean, when we cook a steak and veg dinner on the Weber Q, there is hardly any washing up. It is awesome. Did I mention I hate washing up?
So, if you like delicious grilled meat, then the Weber is the one for you. With so many different accessories including plates and roasting trays, the Weber is also quite versatile. You have the option to purchase a grill plate, a skillet pan, pizza trays, and more to personalise your journey.
We also love buying disposable foil trays to cook things like eggs and bacon as well.
Size of your Space
Is this bbq going to go on a tiny weeny portico or an enormous verandah? Very important consideration. Our old 4 burner barbecue took up half of our small deck before we finally got a more compact yet much more efficient Weber.
This grill is totally portable depending on what level you end up buying. You just take along your gas cylinder and the Weber itself, making sure you either have the Weber portable table or some sort of heatproof surface to put it on and away you go! We always take our BBQ camping because it is so easy to transport and doesn’t take up too much room. On the other hand, if you know your BBQ will take pride of place on your patio and never leave again, you would be more suited to a bigger Weber with a more solid stand.
This is where things get really fun with the Weber Baby Q. The smallest entry level LPG BBQ with a portability that is beyond compare.
Grill space: 189 square inches
Weber Q 1200 LPG – available in 8 vibrant colours! The same grill space as the 1000, but with the ability to choose from anything from fuchsia to vibrant green hoods. They look super cool
Grill space: 189 square inches
Weber Q 2000 LPG (this is the one I have) Perfect in every way.
Grill space: 280 square inches
Weber Q 2400 ELECTRIC – Perfect for couples who are not that into the great outdoors but have a small to medium size patio for entertaining.
Grill Space: 280 square inches
Weber Q 3200 LPG – For the extended family or if you have loads of friends.
Grill Space: a whopping 393 square inches
At $699, the Weber Genesis E series is at the top of the Weber pile. It boasts a massive grilling area with a whole 637 square inch cooking space. With 3 burners and the control knobs on the front of the unit, the E series also comes with a built in cabinet to store the LP gas bottle. This bad boy loses in the portability stakes but is up there with style, looks, and class whilst being synonymous with Weber’s reputation for providing exceptional backyard barbecues and the good times with family and friends that go with them.
Grill space: 637 square inches
Good Looks: 4/5
Add some accessories according to your own Weber style:
Having a barbecue is a unique and delicious way to connect with your partner. Being outdoors never ceases to make even the most stressed out person feel relaxed. Combine that with a bit of music and some great conversation between you and your partner, or with friends or family, and you can really reconnect with those around you while you have a break from the everyday and mix it up a bit.
At my house, we have barbecues on our Weber Q a few times a week because we know the healthiness of the grill and the tastiness that flavouriser enhances combines to provide us with amazing dinners overtime that make the neighbours jealous.
We love our Weber. Got one? Comment below!