If you like entertaining people in your backyard, you are probably in need of a fantastic grill. Evolving from the traditional charcoal smoker, you might want to switch over to gas operated or liquid propane grill like Weber Q 1000 that are more energy efficient and less of a hassle to use.
You’ll find this kind of a barbecue useful, especially at your backyard barbecue events. Weber is one of those brands that make somewhat efficient, cleverly designed grills. To help you pick the best BBQ suited for your use, we have decided to put the Weber 1000 grill to test.
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Weber Q1000 Review
The Weber Q1000 might look a little too futuristic, but the use is rather simplistic and hassle-free. This liquid propane smoker is great for patios or decking as a feature and is great for outdoor cooking or tailgate and RV parties.
I really love that it comes with a red push-button ignition and infinite control burner valve settings. Not only does it help auto-ignite the fire, but you also get greater control over the heat. I also like the ergonomic control knobs which help hold a gentle simmer on liquids. These also make turning up the heat on large pieces of meat a piece of cake.
I am impressed by the stainless-steel burner, which produces 8500 BTU per hour to heat its 189 square inches of cooking area. With this smoker we can comfortably host six people, fitting six large steaks on the surface. If you need a BBQ with a larger cooking area, the 280 square inches of Q 2000 may be what you are looking for (let me know if you want to read more extensive Q1000 vs Q2000 comparison).
The power output is excellent for grilling large steaks and a couple of burgers. Even though the output can be a little lower than some other popular grills, it lets you save some fuel in the process which is always a good thing. The large cooking area is a great feature, not to be taken for granted and not easily found in other models.
The grate can be easily removed in two pieces. Hence, along with the grease tray, this feature also makes it very easy for the smoker to be cleaned. Carrying it is hassle-free, thanks to the two carry handles on either side.
Regarding looks, the Q1000 has a sleek design combining black and silver in its body. The porcelain-enameled cooking grates, along with the body and aluminum lid are both made of cast iron, giving additional strength.
The construction, overall, is really sturdy as it is made of durable cast aluminum. The handle is quite sturdy, the frame happens to be made of reinforced nylon, and the material is corrosion resistant. The Q 1000 is rather easy to clean, thanks to its grease tray.
I also love how the product comes fully assembled and ready to use out of the box, saving you a lot of hassle. It also comes with a five-year warranty from the manufacturer. As it is a liquid propane barbeque, it uses disposable 14.1 or 16.4 oz. LP cylinders, which are sold separately.
The Q1000 weighs only 27.5lbs in spite of the sturdy construction and durable body. This deceptively light smoker can hence be easily taken outdoors or used in RV. The features on this one are numerous and exciting, efficiently helping you to serve food for four to six people at a time.
Overall, the Weber 1000 makes grilling on the road hassle-free, and it’s undoubtedly worth checking out.
- 8,500 BTU per hour
- Stainless Steel burners – 1
- Total cooking area size 189 square inches
- Primary cooking area 189 sq in
- Removable warming rack – not available
- Fuel – Liquid Propane
- Lid open (in) – 23.5″H x 27″W x 20.5″D
- Lid closed (in) – 14.5″H x 27″W x 16.5″D
- Shipping Weight 26.9 lbs
Weber Q 1000 Reviews From Customers
The features that the customers particularly love include the ergonomic handles and the sturdy construction of the grill. Many were initially not too pleased with the 8500 BTU reading on it. However, customers say that the Weber grill’s head can be turned on and marked it up for the economy.
There is undoubtedly a wow-factor to the unique and modern design, and some customers really found the large cooking area a blessing while entertaining a large number of guests. The durability was also a highlight in the customer reviews as the cast iron cooking grates were a fan favorite.
The greatest joy of using the Q1000, according to customers, is the sheer ease of use. Just one push of the red auto-ignite button and one can simply watch their food being cooked on the gorgeous porcelain enameled cooking grate.
Many have admitted that it may not be the most suitable for rugged outdoor conditions, but the Q1000 model was found to be the perfect backyard companion for family events.
7110 Grill Cover
Weber 7110 Cover has got you covered (pun intended) when it comes to keeping your appliance safe from outside wear and tear and elements. The material is constructed from vinyl, proving to be very durable. Within the cover, there is a storage bag that always comes in handy.
I definitely think that a quality grill cover is a good investment if you want your barbecue to last a few extra years.
6557 Q Portable Cart
Carrying your barbecue around by holding the handles can be quite the hassle, especially if you have a lot of stuff to move. To make transporting the appliance more manageable, you can opt for 6557 Portable Cart.
I really like how you can lock the BBQ in place and slide it back, thanks to its front-loading design. There is a wire transport handle built in with the portable cart. In transport mode, the hook and loop strap helps to keep the appliance in place on the stand.
I love the all-weather wheels, along with the two tool hooks that can store all the other accessories you might be carrying. Overall, the portable cart can help you to mount your grill comfortably on top and push it around for better mobility.
Last but not the least, we have for you the Weber 6558 Griddle. The griddle has been designed to replace a grate in the Q1000 smoker. The material, like the smoker itself, is porcelain enameled cast iron.
The griddle is very easy to clean as well, and the lip around the outer edges helps to prevent any spillover that might happen. The heat retention and distribution of heat, we found, was exceptional.
This really does enhance the performance of your grill and ensures evenly cooked food. The double-sided surface of this griddle can help you to prepare delicate food items which would otherwise not cook thoroughly on regular cooking grates.
Overall, I think you should invest in this griddle to be able to cook a wider variety of food, not just steak and burger patties. Pancakes, crab cakes, and bacon can be cooked evenly when you replace the standard grate with this griddle.
Weber Q1000 vs Q1200
The only difference between these two smokers is presence of built-in termometer in Q1200 model.