If you dig deep and research grills, you’ll come across the Weber brand time and time again. It’s one of the best-known brands on the market, and it’s built a reputation for quality since the invention of the charcoal grill in 1952.
The Q2200 is one of four portable gas grills it offers, and it’s the top of the line in this category for Weber. Like all Weber portable grills, it has a single burner that goes around the bottom of the cooking area.
It is fueled by a 14.1 or 16.4 oz. disposable liquid propane cylinder and produces 12,000 BTUs per hour.
An electronic ignition turns on the unit with the touch of a button, and you can adjust the heat with a stepless control knob.
The porcelain-covered cast-iron grill (actually, they’re “grates” because it splits into two parts) offers a 280-square-inch cooking surface, which is a bit larger for a portable grill. Weber says you can cook 10 ground steaks simultaneously, and other sources say you can cook a whole chicken or roast under the large lid.
The lid has a handy built-in thermometer for measuring temperature, a feature not found on all portable barbecues.
Stability is very important with a portable grill, and the nylon leg design (think solid plastic, not jacket) should keep the center of gravity low and the whole thing stable. For added stability and height, you can purchase an optional cart.
Speaking of options, you can add a grill section to cook non-grill friendly foods like pancakes, or you can use it for searing.
The lid and body are made of cast aluminum, which helps retain heat and limit corrosion for longer life.
It measures 25.1 x 51.4 x 26 inches and weighs 42 pounds, which is a bit heavy. I’d say that’s pushing the outer limit of “portable,” but the handy side tables fold under the lid for easy storage and transport.