Compact and portable
Long lasting and durable
More affordable than other BBQs
Larger Weber BBQs may be more effective
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- Baby Q Standard (Q1000)
The grill plates are disappointing
I followed all the instructions accurately and viewed Weber’s video clip about how to keep the bbq clean using a bowl of hot soapy water and a sponge scourer.
The first time I used the bbq the food was cooked nicely. But the disappointment was the cleaning of the porcelain grill plates. The black pieces mostly came off but it still left some black stains even after giving it a bit of elbow grease. They can’t be removed. I spent the extra $ thinking that I was buying a quality product. I’m not convinced.
I phoned customer service and was told ...
Purchased for $305.00.
One month old Webber baby q 1200
I had a Webber baby q 1200 as a birthday present just over a month ago 2021
When I first used it no issues
Since then it won’t heat up to the required temperature , I have changed the gas bottle no difference
I contacted the support centre at Webber after emails back and forwards they have decided there is nothing wrong with the bbq
I will never buy another Webber product
Purchased in January 2021.
great for cooking roast and veges for two, bacon and eggs and also toasts the bread. cooks steaks ,chops, etc to perfection every time. keep out of the wind if possible, every now and then i use a pin to clear fat out of the gas burner holes. i purchased an aftermarket bayonet 2mtr long hose for the caravan.
Purchased in January 2020 at The Good Guys for $329.00.
My Webber doesn’t get hot enough
Even with the lid down it doesn’t get hot enough. Nothing else wrong with it but I have to write thirty words or they won’t except my review. The fact it doesn’t get hot enough is not great
Unreliable & dangerous.
Our weber goes out all the time... several times in a row. Gas continues to flow under lid.. dangerous if we hit the ignition button!
Purchased in 2018 for $ 329 dollars.
Purchased in April 2018 at Wangaratta for $329.00.
Broke down after minimal use
We bought a baby q to be our second bbq (we also have a charcoal / smoker). We’ve used it occasionally for steaks and sausages when in a hurry. It was ok until the gas hose started leaking. Luckily we heard the hiss and nobody was injured. We’ve only had the bbq for 4 years so I was a bit surprised that it failed. The worst part though was trying to buy a replacement gas hose. I visited a Weber stockist, only to be told I needed the serial number and receipt if I wanted to purchase any parts. When I asked why I was told that Weber wanted to tra...ck me. On the web site there is also no ability to purchase parts or even get a part number. I had to hand over my personal details including my home address and phone number in order to even contact support. Completely disturbed by this and certain I will never buy a Weber again.
Purchased in December 2016.
Love my Baby Q
love my Baby Q used it so much I have burnt out the Burner tube. Have just replaced it at a reasonable cost with fantastic service from Webber plus the igniter electrode was replaced free of charge. this is the second time Webber have done this , a few years back they replace the hose and regulator free of charge when it stopped working arrived by currier the next day, Many thanks.................Dave (NZ)
Purchased in December 2012 for $499.00.
Long live the Baby Q
I purchased my Q1000 way back in 2007 and soon all the add ons like the side table, pizza tray, grill tray, light, cover and cart. It has been one of the best purchases I have made, lasting longer than three cars. It still looks pretty new and does the job from picnics to NYE parties at home. Coming to the close of 2020, (yes, I’ve had it for 13 years) the only complaint is the feet on the trolley rusted and it fell over and it’s hard to get a replacement as series 2 trolleys don’t fit series 1 Baby Q’s. So unless I find a trolley/cart that fit...s on the second hard market, I might upgrade to the Q2200. My family had had other brands in the past, but Weber had proven its longevity in three family households and I simply won’t consider any other brand.
Purchased in October 2007 for $320.00.
Best thing invented since sliced bread.
My only complaint is that the Webber "baby" Q ie generally speaking does not get hot enough to make great pork crackling.
Ive tried everything. Best results generally are a result of pre salting and leaving pork in fridge 24 h.
Pre heat bbq 15 min in wind sheltered area.
Its hit and miss.
Just my opinion.
Overall.......we love it
Purchased in April 2008 for $350.00.
Doesn't get hot enough!
I like our Baby Q (Q100) which is great for steaks and snags, but it doesn't get hot enough for crackling on a roast pork. Tried many times without success. If there is the slightest breeze around, it even struggles with a few steaks on and ends up broiling them rather than grilling. It needs a bit more oomph!!
Purchased in March 2013 at Barbeques Galore for $300.00.
Perfect for my camper trailer. It sits well on the slide area and connects to the gas already in the trailer. Grill is easy to clean. Perfect for roast and for steaks/hamburgers
Purchased in February 2020 at The Good Guys for $349.00.
Versatile bbq, portable for picnics
Such a great addition to our home! We like to cook juicy steaks, whole roasts, pizza on a stone, amazing bbq chicken and stock standard bbq meat. Haven't had a single issue with the bbq and we are super happy with the build quality.
Cleaning isn't too bad, a quick scrape once it's heated up; every few months a "deep" clean with a bit of hot water and elbow grease.
We plan to get a full size Webber q for our outdoor kitchen and keep the baby q for camping and picnic lunches... can't wait!
Purchased in January 2017 at The Good Guys for $300.00.
Such a great bbq
We love doing all kinds of food on the baby-q. It would be better if they sold the split plate as standard because you absolutely need it, I guess that’s why they don’t). But this is such a solid little bbq. We do roasts and veggies and slow cooked ribs. Plus the gas bottle lasts forever. Well worth the money
Purchased in January 2020 at Dune for $349.00.
Perfect for a family of three!
We cook steak, pork crackling, beef roast, sausages, and a lot more perfectly with it. Very easy to keep it clean, just clean as you go. We keep it under a roof but sure can cope with a mild wind.
Purchased in December 2019 at BCF Online Store for $271.00.
- Baby Q Standard (Q1000)
Our First Weber!
We purchased a baby Weber for our caravan - but it's become a staple in our home too.
It's a great size (we have the Duffle bag for storage and well as the half hotplate). It's easy to clean and heats up quickly and evenly.
My husband also cooks our homemade scones in the weber. Wish we got one sooner!
Initially we also bought the Weber branded convection alfoil trays - however Now I just get the cheapo ones from the grocery store and they do just as well.
Purchased in November 2019 at BCF Online Store for $377.00.
We bought a Weber Baby Q Standard from. It is really easy to clean, and it it is very convenient. It really does cook the veggies quite quickly and well. Overall, I really do recommend the Weber.
Purchased in July 2019 for $320.00.
Use it for every dinner!
This it the best cooker we’ve ever purchased! We use it every evening preparing dinner! The flavours it produces, when cooking meat is absolutely amazing!
The ease of packing it up and taking camping is just another benefit, and now all of my children have one due to the samples of dinners we’ve had.
Recommend to get one, you’ll won’t turn back!
Purchased in February 2015 at Reward offer.
- Baby Q Standard (Q1000)
Works well and excellent purchase
Wanted a small bbq for occasional grilling and it works perfectly. Bought the weber cart as the table. Easy to use and easy to clean. Even bought the cover to protect it from the rain and dust.
Purchased in December 2019.
- Baby Q Standard (Q1000)
Compact, great cooking, not disappointed
Purchased at Christmas as we’ve moved to a smaller house and had no space for our previous six burner. Six months of use on, and we are not disappointed.
We’ve cooked all sorts of things in here and so far, no complaints: Steak, chicken kebabs, croc kebabs, fish in foil, patties, sausages, eggplant slices, corn ..... no drama.
It does cook relatively fast, so we are Do the proper preparation: Get our accompaniments ready, bring our product to room temp, preheat the BBQ, pay attention to our cooking times. I suspect those with complaints m...ay not adhere to that system. Our old BBQ, it took ages to cook, at cool spots, and it made the cooking a bit of a drawn out affair. If you want to stand around your BBQ for an hour turning sausages, this one is not for you. We’re a family of four, perfect size for us, and I’ve cooked for six no problem. If you’re planning regulate large cook ups, you need a bigger size. Plates clean easily. We did take on board a recommendation to get the Weber Q cleaner to help with shifting the grease out of the domed lid and I’m glad we did. No regrets.
Purchased at BCF for $299.00.
- Baby Q Premium (Q1200)
High Lid model worth it
Great little cooker. Purchased the High Lid model mainly for roasting purpose. It comes with piezo electric starter and a temp gauge incorporated in the hood. Cooking on the Weber is different to your conventional barbq ovens. Always cook with the lid close. You can go crazy buying accessories for your Weber. We bought a trolley/stand for stability and ease of transport.
Purchased in November 2014 at Gladstone Camping Centre for $299.00.
Questions & Answers
I’ve owned the baby q for about 3 years and only used it 3 times outside my caravan. However, it never seems to get hot enough to cook steaks properly. The flame from the burner appears to be very weak and even the slightest breeze blows the flame around almost blowing it out and making it very ineffective. Is this normal and are there any satisfactory solutions to this problem?
Yes the flame will be blown out if you have the lid up. Light the bbq first and then close the lid, let it heat up for 10-15 mins. Then put food on bbq adjusting the heat low-high, close lid and let food cook.
I’ve done what recommended but it still tends to broil the steaks rather than searing them (even when on high heat).
Hi Carl, thanks for reaching out. There could be a few things which could be causing this issue for you and we will definitely help you with this.
What type of gas bottle are you using when you cook? Have you performed a soapy water test recently on your barbecue hose?
Is there any reason that we cannot use a 2kg gas bottle with our baby q when away camping? Is there a safety issue, or is just about the gas lasting longer that 4kg is recommended? Thanks.
Hi Rose I found this on the Webber Australia web site
We recommend the 4.5-9kg bottles to ensure that you have plenty of gas to get through a great number of cooks before you have to change it over. Just a question Rose what size gas bottle do you use at home ?
Thanks heaps for that info!
At home we have a 9kg bottle. For camping we usually take a 2kg bottle for a gas stove (but now have the baby q instead). We have just filled the 2kg bottle & its a space issue in the car to take anything bigger. I was just worried it could be a safety issue. If its just to cook plenty of times we should be sweet as only away for a weekend. U think? Thanks heaps for your help! ☺️
Hi Rose, often we recommend the larger gas bottles for their longevity but also with some small bottles the fittings can be too small for our barbecue hose to connect. If you do have a smaller sized gas bottle that fits the hose fitting then it is fine to use when you are away camping and there is no safety issue, just be aware that with a lower amount of gas this can sometimes impact the pressure of your barbecue.
Hope this information helps and please let us know if you have any further questions!
Hi I have been using my Baby q for baking cakes and sausage rolls however am disappointed to find they are burnt on the bottom when baked. Is anyone finding this problem. Vonne
The popular Weber Baby Q Series is recommended for outdoor areas with limited space. This is a portable BBQ that you can take on holidays without it weighing you down.
- Compact BBQ designed for travel but still large enough to roast a whole chicken
- More affordable than other Weber BBQs, which are usually around $100 more expensive
- Stainless steel burner tubes provide an even distribution of heat
- Available in red, black and cream
Points of praise for the Weber Baby Q Series:
- Winner of the ProductReview Award for the BBQ category for multiple years in a row, proving to be a reliable and trustworthy choice for consumers
- Longevity was a point of praise amongst reviewers - with one reviewer claiming that they had been using their Weber Baby Q for the past 13 years
- Many reviewers loved to take their BBQ camping, reporting that it was the perfect size.
|Category||Gas BBQs||Gas BBQs||Gas BBQs||Gas BBQs|
|Cooking Plate / Grill Material||Cast Iron||Cast Iron|
|Features||Grill||Grill and Temperature Gauge|
|Colour / Finish||Black, Titanium||Black, Red, Titanium|
|Dimensions||600 x 690 x 520 mm||620 x 690 x 520 mm|
|Weight||10.8 kg||11.25 kg|
|Number of Burners/Zones||1||1|
|Gas Rate||9 mJ/hr||9 mJ/hr|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Sept 2006||Sept 2006|
|Replaced by||Weber Baby Q Standard (Q1000)||Weber Baby Q Premium (Q1200)|
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