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Old 10-20-2017, 05:23 PM   #31
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Sounds like you have lots of experience with the Weber Q's so let me ask;

I've owned Webers before but backyard grills. I initially intended to buy a Q but found it had a 12,000 btu burner. I had another brand at the time with a 12k burner and hated it so I passed on the Q and bought a Coleman NexTrip because it had 20k burners. At the time they were about the same price, now the Coleman is substantially cheaper than the Weber. It's also pretty hard to moderate the heat on the Coleman which is aggravating at times. I like the portability and the versatility with the different burner plates but I'm thinking of getting a Weber. I see most of them sitting on a table and I don't like that...I like portable but I also like good, easy to use cooking.
I find the Weber Qís to be hot enough for steak and burgers or salmon on an alder plank and be adjustable enough to not burn chicken as it cooks a little slower. They engineered them so they donít propagate flame when the lid is closed, unlike other brands like the one from Costco I mentioned.

I have a Weber Q OEM stand at home, but cook on a table when Iím on the road, and donít have any issues with that.

What questions can I answer?
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:19 PM   #32
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I find the Weber Qís to be hot enough for steak and burgers or salmon on an alder plank and be adjustable enough to not burn chicken as it cooks a little slower. They engineered them so they donít propagate flame when the lid is closed, unlike other brands like the one from Costco I mentioned.

I have a Weber Q OEM stand at home, but cook on a table when Iím on the road, and donít have any issues with that.

What questions can I answer?

Many of the places we go don't have a "table" per se to put the grill on so that's why I like the built in stand/rollers. We carry a folding table made of polypropylene I imagine but doubt it would take the heat of a grill sitting on it. I've seen OEM stands for some of the Weber's.

Do you use the 1200, 2200 or? I like a larger grill so figure I would go with the 2200 if I can find all the doo dads to go with it. BTW, thanks for the info.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:31 PM   #33
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Ours usually goes on a poly, rollup table. Hasnít affected it. Since we hook up to the onboard propane tanks via a QD, we are essentially tethered to near the trailer.

We bought them early on when they had a different designation, but the one we take with is is not the smallest, but the next one up. The one in AK is the smallest ones and goes camping with us in the airplane. We can cook for four easy enough, even when doing fresh salmon on a plank.

They all have the foldout shelves, which are really handy. I also use the Weber cover and just slide the unit into the basement on a cardboard produce box with 3-4Ē sides on it. I removed the regulator and installed a quick disconnect male to utilize a QD hose connection to the trailer. I also have another hose with a regulator/screw on connection for use with a propane bottle directly...screw into the bottle and QD to the Weber Q. Versatility...

I had a black bear tear one up here in NV. When I told Weber why I needed the parts and how much I liked their products (I also have a charcoal kettle for Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys), they sent me the parts for free. Iím sold on Webers.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:26 AM   #34
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We've been using our Q1200 on a poly fold up table all year and it just does get hot enough on the bottom to affect the table. One time I turned it on to preheat before cooking and then got sidetracked talking to someone who came by our site to B.S. a little bit. By the time I noticed/remembered, it was up to an indicated 600 degrees or so. No issues with it damaging the table ....nothing.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:55 AM   #35
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We've been using our Q1200 on a poly fold up table all year and it just does get hot enough on the bottom to affect the table. One time I turned it on to preheat before cooking and then got sidetracked talking to someone who came by our site to B.S. a little bit. By the time I noticed/remembered, it was up to an indicated 600 degrees or so. No issues with it damaging the table ....nothing.
One negative a I have noticed with letting it heat like that is that the the cast aluminum legs of the lower “clamshell” tend to melt into the plastic leg support. There are four screws, one at each leg that allow removal and replacement of the plastic leg support. You’ll notice a sagging of the screws into the plastic.

I wait until the grill begins to smoke off the grill residue greases before putting the food on it. If you wait, say another ten minutes, the aluminum clamshell get’s really hot and the melting sag begins. Not a big deal if you’re aware of it. It takes repeated overheating cycles for the process to advance.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:30 PM   #36
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this is what we have I like the way it stores easily and clean https://www.amazon.com/Toolbox-Pro-S...GJ4V23JVZBN91D
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One negative a I have noticed with letting it heat like that is that the the cast aluminum legs of the lower ďclamshellĒ tend to melt into the plastic leg support. There are four screws, one at each leg that allow removal and replacement of the plastic leg support. Youíll notice a sagging of the screws into the plastic.

I wait until the grill begins to smoke off the grill residue greases before putting the food on it. If you wait, say another ten minutes, the aluminum clamshell getís really hot and the melting sag begins. Not a big deal if youíre aware of it. It takes repeated overheating cycles for the process to advance.
Thanks for the heads up....I'll keep an eye on it. I don't normally let it heat up that much, but I got a little distracted that time.
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