The Weber Q1400 is a tremendous electric barbeque to use because of its ease of use and ergonomic design.
You can place your grill anywhere in your backyard or on a balcony, plug it and you’re ready to cook your meat.
If you are looking for a fantastic smoker to use at home, this product is definitely for you. Its great features will allow you to cook your meat to perfection.
There are several reasons you would choose a portable electric BBQ. One is lack of space – this smoker is perfect for people with limited space.
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Weber Q1400 Features
This barbeque takes up a small cooking area – 189 square-inches – and that is why I think that it is the best choice for people who have limited space at home.
Its small cooking area does not compromise the quality of cooking. It can produce the temperatures matching those of a gas barbecue because of smoker’s innovative use of reflective surfaces.
If you are cooking for larger crowds and need a bigger bbq, you should check out my Weber Q2400 review.
Another reason to use an electric smoker is a ban on gas grills. These days gas grills, even the portable ones like Q 1000 are banned from many condos and apartment complexes, but fire marshals are OK with using bbq like this one.
The Q 1400 barbeque features an aluminum heat retention liner, a cast-aluminum lid and a glass reinforced nylon frame and it is finished in a cast-aluminum with titanium color. Because it is made out of sturdy materials, you can be sure of its longevity.
The unit also features an infinite heat control settings that let you adjust the temperature of your grill depending on your preference.
Aside from the fact that it is built using quality materials just like other Weber BBQs and that setting it up is relatively simple, in my opinion, what makes the Q1400 simple to use is its ease of cleanup.
It also comes with a removable catch pan that allows you to quickly clean up any drips from the meat you are grilling.
Not only can you get rid of drips thanks to the removable catch pan, but you can also easily lift off the grilling surface and place it straight in your sink or dishwasher.
However, one of the most important factors to consider is whether or not this smoker can bbq steak to perfection? The answer is yes.
Not only that, but you can also be able to achieve a great smoky flavor to your steak. This happens when you close the lid as the smoke accumulates inside the bbq and it adds that distinct taste to the meat.
Grill operates at 1560 watts and 120 volts. It has a 6-foot grounded cord attached making it possible to move the machine around easily.
- Wattage 1560 Watts
- Total cooking area size 189 square inches
- Primary cooking area – 189 sq in
- Removable warming rack – not available
- Fuel – electricity
- 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 29.4 lbs (including 5 lbs of packing material)
Weber Q1400 Electric Grill Reviews From Customers
The Weber Q 1400 electric smoker performs better than an average gas smoker and exceeds the expectations of customers because of its usability.
It is much easier to clean than gas or coal grills as well. The top of the smoker can get a little stained during the grilling process, but a quick wipe down makes it as good as new.
Not only does this barbecue have a long shelf life, but it can also be kept outside without worry about the weather affecting its porcelain enabled outsides. Be it snow or rain; it shall not affect the looks, nor the performance of this barbeque. Being an electric appliance, cooking does not require any gas nor coal, and the job is done faster. Manufacturer recommends keeping the lid closed to help heat up the iron grates quicker.
This barbecue is perfect for those living in an apartment, as a gas or charcoal BBQ can be very hazardous in these closed environments. A lot of residential building owners do not even allow such grills for the hazards, and this is a great alternative because you get all that you would need from a decent smoker, but with a lot fewer things to take care of.
For city people, an electric smoker is a way to go, and nothing beats the Weber 1400 barbecue.
If done right, this barbecue cooks food to perfection. Not just that, it also gives the food that smokiness that people crave and look for in smokers. This BBQ creates great smoky crusts on top of meals as well. The only little downside that some customers have not loved about the product is that the lid does not have a thermometer, so the only way to measure the cooking is by timing it.
Weber Q140 vs Q1400
If you compare the older Q140 (left) and current Q1400 (right) models, there are no significant differences.
You can call Q 1400 updated or facelifted model with a tiny bit improved design and ergonomics.