Weber Q 1000 Review

Rating: 4.7 – Reviewed by Eddie
Weber Q 1000 reviewIn this Weber Q1000 portable propane gas grill review we found this is an update from the Q100 and the Weber company started these updates for the year 2014.
 
The update we found in this Weber q1000 review are mainly aesthetics and the main features are from the same quality as the old q100 model.
The new features are larger handles and a larger control knob. Furthermore the brand is now branded in the lid.
 
The size of this weber q 100 gas portable BBQ grill makes it easy to use for RV and camping trips and tailgating. Of course it also a good grill for on your patio or back porch.

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Table of Contents

1. grill surface
2. Material of the grate
3. Features
5. Customer Reviews
6. Pros & Cons
6. Summary
7. Recommended

 

Grill surface of the Weber Q1000

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The grill surface of this Weber 1000 portable propane gas grill is 189 square inches.
If you realize that as a rule you need about 72 sq inches for every person you cook for if you also cook veggies on it, this grill is for a few people. Used for burgers, hotdogs, and steaks you can pack a lot more on there.
 

Material of the grate

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The grill grate is made of porcelain coated cast iron. the cast iron material retains the heat very well and the porcelain coating makes it easy to clean. It is my favorite type of grill grate.
 

Features of the Weber Q1000 portable gas grill

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BrandWebber
BTU's8500
Number of burners1 stainless steel burner
MaterialCast aluminum lid and body
IgnitionPush button electronic ignition
ControllerInfinite burner control setting
Weight27.5 pounds
OptionalGrill cart
Grill cover
Larger propane tank
Griddle

The Weber Q1000 Dimensions are important to know if you will use it as portable gas grill For the as a Portable grill for RV and Camping.
The dimensions with the lid open are:
23.5″ High x 27″ wide x 20.5″ Deep.
The dimensions with the lid closed are:
14.5″ High x 27″ Wide x 16.5″ Deep.

 
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Customer reviews

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With about 85% of the review I read giving the Weber Q1000 a 5 star rating it is hard to find negative reviews of this grill.
One of the problems that most smaller portable gas grill have is that they get real hot and this grill is no exception to that rule. I read a comment from a user that he did not like to cook steaks on this grill because he was not able to cook it done without burning the outside.

But then someone else mentioned the total opposite and wrote that the grill cooked to slow and he was not able to sear his steak.
Maybe this has to do with the safety feature in the Weber Q1000 regulator that we discuss in our post about that subject. You can read it all here in how to solve gas regulator problems

Most people are pretty happy with this grill and use it more than they expected to use it once they had it.
Many people buy it for a camping trip and end up using it at home all the time.

The few minor bad reviews we found were that it does not feel as sturdy and heavy as the older q100 model but is more expensive.

The fact that that the grill grater is divided in two parts and you can replace it with a griddle was mentioned as a nice option to cook breakfast on this portable grill.
 
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Grill surface of the Weber Q 1000 propane grill

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green-tick-buttonPros:
 

  • Portable and easy to store in a RV because of the size.
  • Can be used as is like a table top grill or on the optional grill cart.
  • The option to use a 20 lb propane tank with the available propane adapter hose is great for longer trips or at home in the back yard.
  • Can be hooked up to the gas tank of a RV but check with your RV dealer first.
  • The optional Weber griddle is nice for cooking smaller items or breakfast.

 
red-tick-buttonCons:
 

  • Some mentioned that the regulator does not work to well and it stays to hot whatever they tried. In my opinion a faulty regulator and just send it back.
  • Most bad reviews wrote that the grill does not get hot enough and like we wrote in the customer review section this most of the time is to blame on the new safety feature that prevents the gas to flow. There is a solution for that like we wrote in that section.

 

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Our opinion about the Q1000

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After reading a lot of reviews and like always try to find the reviews that were written by users and not people who received a free grill to write a review we can come to the conclusion that the Weber Q 1000 portable propane gas grill is a good buy if you keep some things in mind.
it is a great grill for a small group of people because of its size, but still big enough for a stack of burgers or hotdogs.

The optional cart and cover for the q1000 Weber grill in combination with the adapter hose and 20 lb propane tank makes it easy to use at home as a stationary grill.
I think it is safe to advice to order the grill with the stand so you do not have to use a separate kind of patio grill table to prep your food.

Like all Weber products the used materials are from a good quality only thing is that is not all made in America anymore like it used to be for a long time.

An other great advantage is that you can always buy replacement parts for your Weber grill. If you need some you can find them here. It seems that the stainless steel Q 1000 burner tube also fits the Q1200.
All you have to do is enter your model number and find the part you need to order.

The grill grate of the Weber gas grill q1000 that is made in 2 parts makes it easy to use the grill griddle to cook breakfast or smaller items on this grill.
 
Overall this Weber baby Q as some people call it is a nice RV grill because of its compact size. Many people look for a portable RV and camping grill and I think we can recommended it for that purpose. It is not limited to that and will also perform well on patios and apartment balconies with our without the optional grill cart. If you have anything to add to this Weber q1000 review feel free to do so in the comment section.


Video of the Weber q1000 propane gas grill

Although this is a video of the older Q100 model the features are basically the same.
As soon as I can find a better video I will publish it here.
 

 


Accessories for the Weber Q 1000 gas grill

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Weber Q100 grill cover

Weber q1000 grill coverLike always we recommend a quality grill for every grill and the Weber 6550 is made for the Weber Q 1000 if you use it without the optional grill cart and just as a table top grill.
If you going to use it on the grill cart you have to look for a bigger grill cover.
 
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Weber propane adapter hose

Weber adapter hoseThe adapter hose to hook this grill up to a 20 lb propane tank.
This hose that we use our self on our portable grill is easy to use and gives you the option to use a larger 20 lb propane tank instead of the little green ones that come recommended for this portable grill.
Easy to install and to take of when on the go.
 
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Weber Q100 grill cart

Q1000 grill cartWeber 6577 grill cart.
This grill cart can be used only with the Weber Q1000 and Q2000 series.
This Weber q10000 stand does not fit the older Q100 grill
Durable and can be folded for easy transport of your grill.
The grill slides in from the front and locks in place.
For transportation the two straps keeps the grill well in place.
One con is that it does not have any sidetables
 
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Weber Q1000 griddle

Griddle for Weber q 1000 seriesWeber 6558 griddle for the Q1000.
This griddle fits all Q 1000 series grills from Weber. I have also someone who used it on a different brand grill and just puts on top of his grill grate. it took a little longer to heat up but worked according to him.
Take of one of the halves of you Q1000 series grill grates and replace it with this griddle to expend the options of you grill. Great to use for breakfast. Easy to clean and the lip around the edge prevents the griddle from leaking grease in the grill itself.
 
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2 comments for “Weber Q 1000 Review

  1. Paul
    July 22, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I have a q1000 the problem I have with it is I has on gauge for temp, I only use when I want to cook with lid open, I have anouther gril with temp gauge I do most of my cooking in it. The Weber is used when camping. Will problem give it to my Dougherty. Can’t figur why they di ten put a gauge on it.

    • March 21, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Paul.
      Most brands have this problem. Most of the time I take of about 25 degrees from the temperature I read in the lid.
      Best is to use a Thermometer and in these reviews you can see a lot of the best ones.
      Eddie

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