What Is The Weber Q2200?

As a portable grill, the Weber Q2200 can accompany you on a ballgame for tailgating or a campground for a family getaway. On the other hand, the grill does not need to be transported. It is sturdy enough to serve as a day-to-day grill stationed on a porch or patio.

Our Weber Q2200 review confirmed almost 300 square inches of grilling surface and a weight of over 42 pounds. That is enough room to cook for multiple people, and 42 pounds is plenty to remain stationary for everyday use. In fact, even the grill folds for travel, some owners may find 42 pounds too cumbersome for comfortable travel.

The weight speaks to the sturdiness and durability of the grill. It is a well-made product with heavy grates. The grill is primarily composed of heat-resistant cast aluminum. The grill can produce 12,000 BTUs of heat energy which is a solid number for its portable size. Any traditional grilling, such as burgers or BBQ chicken will be cooked on the easily Weber Q2200.

“Grilling means good times, good friends, and hopefully, great food.”

-- Bobby Flay, celebrity chef, restaurateur

In our Weber Q2200 review, we found that disposable propane tanks of two sizes, approximately 14 and 16-ounce cylinders, for fueling the Q2200. This is especially useful for individuals who want to travel with their Weber grill. For those who want to use it as a primarily stationary grill, there is nothing to keep you from attaching a larger, longer-lasting tank.

The grill has only one stainless steel burner, but it heats the grill evenly and thoroughly. The heavy grate is made of cast iron and is a major contributor to the 42-pound weight. The porcelain coating reduces sticking and makes for easy cleaning.

The grill's bottom is curved to direct drippings into a disposable container. A built-in thermostat helps users control the heat by adjusting the burner's dial. Our Weber Q2200 review found that your purchase includes an owner's manual and cookbook.

Product Specs

The Weber Q2200 grill is made of cast aluminum with cast-iron grates coated with porcelain enamel. The lid features a built-in thermometer.

The grill has folding side tables, and the frame features glass-reinforced nylon. The burner valve can be adjusted to control the heat level, and an electronic ignition lights the grill. The Q2200's dimensions are 25.1 x 51.4 x 26 inches with a weight of 42.5 pounds. The package, when ready to ship, weighs 44.2 pounds.

Pricing

The price of the Weber Q2200 hovers around $$. This is on par with other similar grills. Our Weber Q2200 review did find one comparable grill under $$, and the most expensive grill we looked at was just under $$$. The more expensive the grill, the more features it tends to have and the more durable the materials that go into making it.

How It Compares

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.

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  • Char-Broil Performance 475 4-Burner Grill
  • Coleman Propane Grill RoadTrip LXE
  • Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grill

Weber Q2200

Weber 54060001 Q2200 Liquid Propane Grill
  • Total cooking area = 280 Square Inches
  • Stainless steel burner puts out 12,000 BTU-per-hour
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates

EASE OF USE

ASSEMBLY

DESIGN

PERFORMANCE

 prOS

  • Can be treated as portable of permanent
  • Heavy duty build for durability
  • Large cooking area

 CONS

  • All grill components must be purchased separately
  • May be too heavy for some people to transport

Char-Broil Performance 475 4-Burner Grill

Char-Broil Performance 475 4-Burner Cart Liquid Propane Gas Grill-...
  • 4-Burner, 36,000-BTU Cart-Style Gas Grill with 10,000-BTU Lidded Side Burner
  • 475 square inches of primary cooking on porcelain-coated cast iron grates plus 175 square inches of secondary cooking on...
  • Stainless steel lid, handle and control panel add style and durability

Our Weber Q2200 review identified the Char-Broil Performance 475 4-Burner Grill as a close relative of the Char-Broil TRU infrared 4-burner. Char-Broil used the same basic design for each grill. The grill is not meant to be a portable option like the Weber Q2200. In fact, the Weber was heavy for portable grills at about 42 pounds, while the Char-Broil Performance 475 tips the scales at 104 pounds.

For a full-size, stationary grill, 104 pounds is not overly heavy, and it has wheels for easy movement. The body is made of 430 grade steel, but the cart is less durable.

The grill has 475 square inches of cooking surface with an additional 175 square inches on an additional movable rack.

EASE OF USE

ASSEMBLY

DESIGN

PERFORMANCE

 prOS

  • 430 grade steel body
  • 475 square inches of cooking surface
  • Easy assembly

 CONS

  • Less durable cart
  • Lesser grill than similar TRU Infrared from Char-Broil

Coleman Propane Grill Roadtrip LXE

Coleman Propane Grill | Roadtrip LXE Portable Gas Grill
  • Portable propane grill ideal for tailgating, picnicking, and camping
  • Delivers 20,000 BTUs of heat across 285 square inches of grilling surface
  • Swaptop interchangeable cooktops allow you to switch grill grates out for griddle and stove grates (sold separately)

The Coleman Propane Grill RoadTrip LXE is a portable grill that folds for easy travel. Its lift-and-lock system allows it to be folded and set up again in moments, whether you are simply moving it from your front yard to your back patio or whether you are taking it tailgating before the big game.

The grill has cast-iron grilling surfaces and a matchless lighting system. The intended propane cylinders can cook for over an hour, and larger cylinders can be used easily with a Coleman hose and adapter. A heat source of 20,000 BTUs cover a 285 square inch grilling surface. Two burners can be individually adjusted for different cooking zones.

EASE OF USE

ASSEMBLY

DESIGN

PERFORMANCE

 prOS

  • Easily transportable
  • Collapsible design allows for easy setup and takedown
  • Enough cooking room for multiple people

 CONS

  • Flames are not covered by any type of drop shield
  • Poorly designed grease removal

Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grill

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Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grills, 2 Burner, Liquid Propane...
  • 2 burners @ 15,000BTU each
  • TOTAL BTU is 30,000
  • Primary cooking area is 350 square inches

The Dyna-Glo Black & Stainless Premium Grill is a two-burner grill with a Dyna-Power system that features a steel firebox with two burners. The burners are P-shaped stainless-steel units that put out a combined 30,000 BTUs.

The burners heat 467 square inches of cooking space, yet the grill maintains a narrow design to fit on many porches and patios with ease.

EASE OF USE

ASSEMBLY

DESIGN

PERFORMANCE

 prOS

  • Powerful with even heat distribution
  • Durable

 CONS

  • Grates are not cast iron
  • Not portable

Conclusion: Weber Q2200 Review

In concluding our Weber Q2200 review, we gave the Q2200 four stars. Our favorite aspect of the Weber grill was its versatility as a portable grill that could also stand as a stationary backyard grill. We think having characteristics of each is a good thing.

However, somebody determined to have a backyard grill with room to cook for crowds may find the Q2200 unable to fit the bill. Likewise, a buyer who wants to consistently travel with his or her grill may not want to lug all 42 pounds of the Q2200 around. Like any review, every buyer has certain needs and preferences. Only you can determine if the Weber Q2200 is right for you.


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