In this Weber Q1000 portable propane gas grill review I found this is an update from the Q100 and the Weber company started these updates in the year 2014.
The updates I found in this Weber q1000 review are mainly aesthetics and the main features are of 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 on 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 is also a good grill for your patio or back porch.
Better Grills Rating: 4.7
Grill surface of the Weber Q1000
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
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
|Number of burners||1 stainless steel burner|
|Material||Cast aluminum lid and body|
|Ignition||Push button electronic ignition|
|Controller||Infinite burner control setting|
Larger propane tank
The Weber Q1000 Dimensions are important to know if you will use it as a portable gas grill for RV and Camping.
The dimensions with the lid open are:
- 23.5″ High
- 27″ wide
- 20.5″ Deep
The dimensions with the lid closed are:
- 14.5″ High
- 27″ Wide
- 16.5″ Deep
With about 85% of the reviews, 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 grills have is that they get really 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 them without burning the outside.
But then someone else mentioned the total opposite and wrote that the grill cooked too 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 the grill grate is divided into 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
- Portable and easy to store in an RV because of its size.
- It can be used as- like a tabletop 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 backyard.
- Can be hooked up to the gas tank of an RV but check with your RV dealer first.
- The optional Weber griddle is nice for cooking smaller items or breakfast.
- Some mentioned that the regulator does not work too well and it stays too 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 to that as we wrote in that section.
Weber Q 1000 Review – My Opinion
After reading a lot of reviews and as always trying to find the reviews that were written by users and not people who received a free grill to write a review. I 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 make it easy to use at home as a stationary grill.
I think it is safe to advise you 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.
As I found in all my Weber grill reviews the used materials are of good quality only thing is that are not all made in America anymore like they used to be for a long time.
Another 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 is made in 2 parts making 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 recommend it for that purpose.
It is not limited to that and will also perform well on patios and apartment balconies with or 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
Weber Q100 grill cover
I 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 tabletop grill.
If you going to use it on the grill cart you have to look for a bigger grill cover.
Weber propane adapter hose
The adapter hose to hook this grill up to a 20 lb propane tank.
This hose that we use ourselves 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 off when on the go.
Weber Q100 grill cart
Weber 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 keep the grill well in place.
One con is that it does not have any side tables
Weber Q1000 griddle
Weber 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 put it on top of his grill grate. it took a little longer to heat up but worked according to him.
Take off one of the halves of your Q1000 series grill grates and replace it with this griddle to expand the options of your grill. Great to use for breakfast. Easy to clean and the lip around the edge prevents the griddle from leaking grease into the grill itself.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.