The Weber Q 220 is a gas grill available from
The Q 220 typically costs
Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's
our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on gas grill
models like the Q 220.
The grill's primary cooking grates may be made of porcelain coated cast-iron, which generally sears meats better and keeps grilling temperatures more consistent than grates made of porcelain coated steel. The porcelain coating usually makes such grates easier to clean than other surfaces, and the grates should resist rust as long as their porcelain coating isn't chipped.
The Ratings of Weber Q 200 were applied to untested model Weber Q 220, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
This brand, known for its durability and dependability, went through an entire line and design change in 2007. Weber is known for its quality products in the midpriced to high-priced categories, and grills that feature coated cast-iron and stainless-steel-rod cooking grates and long-warranty stainless-steel burners. (The company offers a natural-gas version for most of its grills.) Weber recently introduced an infrared-searing station on some of its grills, updated its Q line of portable grills, and added colors to its entire lineup. Weber grills are available at many retailers nationwide. Grills range in price from $130 to $3,000. Note that Weber acquired Ducane about four years ago.
Features & Specs - Weber Q 220
Stainless-steel grates Primary cooking grates made of stainless-steel are generally sturdier than those made of coated steel and resist rust even without a porcelain coating.
Coated-cast-iron grates The grill's primary cooking grates may be made of porcelain coated cast-iron, which generally sears meats better and keeps grilling temperatures more consistent than grates made of porcelain coated steel. The porcelain coating usually makes such grates easier to clean than other surfaces, and the grates should resist rust as long as their porcelain coating isn't chipped.
All or mostly stainless Includes more than just a panel or other trim. Based on our limited tests, nonmagnetic stainless is less likely to corrode.
All or mostly stainless
Long-warranty burners While burners remain the grill's most-replaced part, most are warranted for only 3 to 5 years. Better burners are covered for 10 years or more.
Side burner A side burner, which resembles a gas-stove burner and has its own heat control, is handy if you want to cook vegetables or sauce without leaving the grill. A side burner could also be an infrared burner used for searing.
Infrared burner Gas burner that uses infrared technology (ceramic burner, plates and screens, or troughs as some examples) for cooking. An indirect flame is used for cooking food. Burner can be located as the main burner, side burner, rotisserie burner, or any combination of burners.
I am a charcoal user, always will be, and have 3 Weber charcoal-based units. For that reason I've long hesitated to buy anything gas fed, but for what I wanted in a small but versatile unit this LP grill has turned out to be really excellent. I've done fish (even salmon heads), assorted beef, chicken whole and in parts, lamb, sausages -- all have turned out beautifully. Very easy to use. Yes, it's hard to clean & I agree burner could be better protected. But no regrets. On this back porch the Q220's a real hit.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Helen the servant
from San Diego, CA
It doesn't stand up to its name
Short Grill Time
Poor Flame Quality
I find that this grill's burner is not protected from dripping & always clogged up.<br />The side tables are weak.<br />Not happy with this model! <br />I'm saving for the Spirit E210 by Weber.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Hightower expeditions
from North east
IF this one goes ill get another!
Easy To Cleanup
Easy To Use
Perfect For Everything
Short Grill Time
I am an outdoor sport enthusiast. which means i travel alot to remote and disatant places to run whitewater/mountin climb/advanture racing... and this lil puppy is perfect lil grill to tag along. <br /><br />first off its simple. you screw in a gas tank press a button and your good to go. <br />there is a deciveing amount of grill space ive had a pizza and couple burgers and dogs at the same time and had no problem at all. with dogs and hamburgers you can easily feed up to 8 hungry paddlers.<br /><br />and the best part about it after unpacking from a voyage i throw it up on its rolling pedistal and it works like any other webber grill... ...top knotch!