The Bottom Line
Shortly after introducing the first Q Portable Grill, Weber noticed that people were not taking them on the road, but were using them as a primary grill. Seeing an opportunity, Weber introduced this monster sized "portable" gas grill. The Q 300 is a 2-burner grill that comes on a fold down cart and is really designed for the person who wants a real grill but needs something smaller than the standard freestanding unit. Because of the burner design this grill gives you both direct and indirect grilling capabilities, can connect to a 20-pound propane tank, if you really wanted to lug around an 83 pound portable, you can take it on the road.
- A good grill for apartment dwellers
- Full open gas grilling gets you as closes as possible to real grilling
- Good design lets you grill directly and indirectly
- Portable design in an unportable size and weight
- At well over $300 this is a basic grill with limited feature and function
- 393 square inch porcelain coated cast iron cooking grate.
- 21,700 BTUs from two tubular stainless steel burners
- Push Button piezoelectric ignition
- Large hood promises to make room for a whole chicken or large roasts
- Cast Aluminum lid and body
- Two side work tables
- Full sized stand included
- Weights in at 83 pounds. This includes the grill, stand, hose and regulator
- Includes hose and regulator for 20 pound propane tank
- Made in the USA by the Weber-Stephen Products Company
Guide Review - Weber Q 300
When Weber introduced the Q portable gas grill they found a lot of people not taking it to the beach but keeping it on their patio. It was a perfect grill for urban dwellers who didn't have a backyard, but still wanted to grill. In 2006 Weber introduced the Q 300. A larger, two-burner gas grill that comes standard with the previously optional stand. This unit also comes standard with the hose and regulator to hook it to a 20-pound. After all at 21,700 BTUs it would go through disposable, 1-pound bottles very fast.
While not strictly a portable, this grill is a great compromise between a large full feature grill and a traditional portable, making it perfect for apartment dwellers. The two burner design gives you indirect cooking abilities. One burner runs around the edges of the grilling area, while the other cuts through the middle. This gives the grill the power it needs to heat 393 square inches of cooking area hot enough to grill steaks, while giving you a lot more versatility in your grilling.
For the price the construction of this Weber is good. The straight forward design is a model of simplicity and the grill doesn't rely on lots of extras. This is a basic unit grill, perfect for someone who wants to grill small items in a small place.
The Weber Q 300 has a suggested retail price of $449USD but can be typically found for about $100USD less.