Weber Q1200 Review: The Best Grill for the Price

The Weber Q 1200 is a gas grill that combines the portability of the weber q1000 with the features of the weber q2000. It’s available in 8 different colors and has accessories sold separately. You can find it at retailers for a slightly higher price tag than grills of similar size. Still, if you want to enjoy grilled food for years to come, we recommend giving this grill serious consideration!

Positives

  • It’s small and straightforward to transport.
  • Electronic ignition and heat control
  • It will reach operating temperature rapidly.
  • Sturdy material
  • Grease management system minimizes the amount of time spent cleaning up.
  • Perfect for balcony
  • Covered by a 5-year warranty

Negatives

  • There is no grill stand included.
  • No locking lid, which we’d like to see on a portable grill. 
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Color: Titanium
  • Item Dimensions LxWxH: 20.5 x 40.9 x 24.6 inches
  • Item Weight: 11 Kg
  • Primary function: Grilling
  • Surface cooking area: 189 sq. inches
  • Number of burners: 1
  • Burner material: Stainless steel
  • Fuel: Liquid propane
  • BTUs: 8,500
  • Battery type: AAA
  • Fully assembled out of box
  • Warranty: Up to 5 years

What's in the box?

  • Grill Lid (with attached side tables)
  • Grill Box (with preassembled burner)
  • Cooking Grates (2)
  • Thermometer
  • Parts to finish assembly

Weber Q1200 Review

In this part, we’ll go over all of the features and functions that come with your gas grill.

Output Power

I’m not sure what Weber thought when they designed the Q 1200, but it’s a grill with some astonishing power. The single burner attached to this can cook food in record time – way faster than I expected for such an elegant little barbeque! Of course, it has all the same great features as other top models, too- like that U-shaped heat source over your selection area, which makes heating that sides fast and straightforward.

The small flames of the 8,500 BTU burner don’t seem like they’re capable of reaching searing temperatures. Still, within mere minutes of preheating with gas and cranking up to a high setting on the grill’s ventilation hood or smoker box (if you have one), the internal temperature reaches 500°F.

Control

The Q 1200 is the perfect grill for novice cooks and experienced chefs alike. The battery-powered electronic igniter makes this portable gas unit just as accessible to be used in your home kitchen without having any problem. 

Portability

There’s no way around the fact that at 31 pounds, this is heavy for a tabletop grill. It’s not so heavy that you can’t carry it, but you won’t want to move this grill around too much. On the other hand, the small size makes it easy to move from one place in your garage or basement.

Accessories

The Weber Q 1200 comes with a grate and a lid, and that’s it. You can find a variety of accessories for this gas grill company online or in your local hardware stores once you get the need to own them.

Cooking Area

The Weber Q 1200 only sports 189 square inches of grill space. It’s not tiny, but it won’t fit more than two people easily or comfortably. The 189 square inches of cooking space is divided into three separate areas, with one large area at the center and two smaller side grilling platforms.

Wind Resistance

The Weber Q 1200 is a gas grill designed to cook in high winds. Although it can take some low to medium wind gusts, it can’t handle windy conditions for an extended period. It is because the Weber q1200 only has two small side-mounted folding windbreaks. These folds help shield the grill from wind better than most other portable grills, but it won’t help as much as a full-length windbreak.

Workmanship

It’s a Weber grill so that you can expect nothing less than quality from this portable gas grills manufacturer.

Safety Features

The primary heat source for the Weber Q 1200 is a single-burner propane gas grill. The nonstick coating on its cooking surface is a healthy alternative to other grills that use an open flame. However, it’s still recommended for safe cooking.

Maintenance

The built-in ash removal system is fantastic, but it still has to be cleaned, which isn’t difficult. The juice from the barbecue can easily be disposed of and cleaned in the dishwasher with a detachable fat tray.

Value for Money

The Weber Q 1200 is a good grill for the price, but at $219, it’s not exactly the cheapest model out there. It’s a mid-ranged portable grill, and you get what you pay for, but we still recommend it to anyone who wants to take their grills outside so they can enjoy the smell of cooked food in the fresh air.

Critical features of Weber Q1200 

The Weber Q1200 gas grill’s most notable features are listed below:

Grill plate: Weber also provides a barbecue grill plate for the Weber Q1000 series grills. Grill enthusiasts may also cook pancakes and bacon on them.

Portable trolley: While moving, the trolley ensures that the Weber Q1200 has a sturdy base and the best grilling position possible. It fits in every trunk when folded.

Removable drip tray:  The drip tray is easy to remove and clean.

Built-in thermometer: The Weber Q1200 grill features a built-in temperature gauge. That ensures that meats are grilled perfectly and helps people keep track of how long items have been cooking for.

Fold-down side tables: The Weber Q1200’s fold-down side tables make it easy to store the grill when you are not using it and provide a convenient workspace for preparing food.

Weber Grill Accessories: The manufacturer offers a variety of accessories that you can purchase separately for people who want to take their grills with them on adventures or camping trips, including a carrying case, a cart, and an accessory hose.

Cast iron grill grate: The cast iron grill grate is the best option for grilling steak, fish, or vegetables.

Grease management system: This helps ensure that food doesn’t burn and catches excess fat quickly disposed of.

A porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grate is the best option for grilling veggies because they don’t stick and are easy to remove. It’s also excellent at evenly heating minor cuts of meat like sausage or fish.

Nonstick coating: The nonstick surface means that not only is it quick and easy to clean, but it also prevents food from sticking and burning.

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Wrap Up

The Weber Q 1200 grill is perfect for cooking outdoors in the sunshine! It’s easy to use, has safety features built-in, and can be used by anyone who wants healthy barbecued food without having to worry about cleaning up afterward. This grill deserves five stars out of five!

Z Hashan

Z Hashan

Hi, my name is Z Hashan, and I’m passionate about smoking the best BBQ. There’s nothing more satisfying than cooking a delicious piece of BBQ and seeing the joy on people’s faces while they have a bite of it.

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