Compact and portable
Long lasting and durable
More affordable than other BBQs
Larger Weber BBQs may be more effective
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!!
I know that Weber Baby Q requires a 4.5kg to 9kg gas cylinder. However, is it still possible for me to use one that is smaller than 4.5kg? For portability, I would think a smaller gas cylinder is more appropriate. For example Bunnings only sells gas cylinders weighing 3.7kg and 8.5kg. I am a bit disappointed that I need to buy a heavier gas cylinder as this compromises the portability of the Weber Baby Q.
RUN ITS RACE
Had my Webber just under 10 years. I replaced one grill and now the second grill is shot (rusted). Basically the BBQ went well except for the last 12 months, auto lighter went, the BBQ lost heat, replaced the regulator, and little or no improvement. Tried all the tips on YOU TUBE to reset the regulator but to no avail. My assessment is the BBQ has run its race and is now unreliable. Time for a trip to the tip and look around for a new BBQ.
I have bought the weber Baby q without the thermometer to use on our caravan travels. I can't for the life of me workout to set it at 180 degrees. There is no indication on the dial and I've had too many disasters. I don't want to spend my holidays sitting watching meat cook.
Works perfect and its fast.
This bbq is easy to use, its a good choice if you want to cook something at home. However, this bbq is not easy to clean. Most of the time my bf need to use too much tissue to clean it but the food.I love mine it cooks food so perfectly better than a normal bbq. When you close the lid it really cooks the food well. They don't take up to much…
Could be better
Bbq is a great size, easy to use but not easy to clean! The white top goes grimy very quickly and especially being outdoors! The grill plates however are incredibly difficult to clean. Any sauce or fat sticks to the grill making it really hard to clean and then in turn peeling off the coating on the grill which can’t be good!!
Great, easily gets grimy
Have to buy a small gas bottle, assembly was easy.
Gets grimy easily due to a small size and the lid especially.
Had many great meals on it, mostly stakes.
Had a flat plate, but never really found it useful.
Compact size, which is great, but if not cleaned Expect a lot of smoke.
We purchased this BBQ for use while travelling in a caravan, it is ok, but could be better, as we find that it could be hotter, even with the lid down. Rather a small cooking surface also. Then I suppose it is only a small unit, and maybe I am expecting more than I should from it.
Great little BBq but way to expensive for what it is. Gas fittings makes it tough to use wish it was a heat bead charcoal cooker. Lid is hard to open which is a shame and was difficult to put together but the quality of food is great
It's ok, really its just the Thermomix of BBQ's
Ok, i might fly in the face of many WeberQ fanboys here, but I'm going to remain factual.
Pros: Portable, Gets Very Hot, Roasts as well as BBQ, Uses little LPG.
Cons: Long Pre Heat Time, Lid will Stain in a short time, Is a total hassle to clean! PRICE!!!!
Firstly, when you purchase a Weber, its like buying an iPhone or a Thermomix, you are not just buying a BBQ, you are buying into their Eco System of products, cleaners and accessories. You will need to buy extras on day 1.
Secondly, it is a very very hard product to keep clean and I'm n...
Had a Weber Baby Q for about 3yrs before it was stolen, & have since purchased a similar type of BBQ from a competitor. I loved my Baby Q, it was very handy to take camping & for BBQ's & roasts around the home. It was also extremely cheap to run, with a 9kg gas bottle lasting a long, long time.
What drove me to choose a different type of BBQ was the following:
- They take a long, long time to preheat
- I was never able to cook decent bacon & eggs (the bacon would take forever to cook for some reason)
- Sausages were able to roll off the...
Bought this 3 months ago when we moved into an apartment after researching it and reading reviews. It is a great size for a balcony and the fact that cooking with lid down as it's designed to do means less bbq smoke etc to permeate to other peoples balconies. I so wanted to rave about it and imagined I would be doing the majority of cooking in it for two of us to avoid cooking indoors. However, it hasn't worked out like that. Haven't cooked a really decent meal on it yet. Yes I've read the accompanying books which lack detail for recipes and ...watched the cd and even you tube videos. Been back into the store where they do demo's and checked we are doing it right. Steaks just seem a bit stewed as the grill plate doesn't seem to contact enough of their surface unless you rotate them a few times which goes against the instructions and videos I watched. Sausages not great either, need to cook almost on lowest heat setting to try and avoid black outsides. In fact, we found sausages better cooking with the lid up. Cooked a pork roast with half decent crackling after painstakingly researching how to produce the best chance of great crackling. I think I'll get more out of roasting on it than bbq steaks etc. The cooking grills are of good quality and clean relatively easy but I can see how marinades would change that. The half flat plate we bought hasn't been easy and seems to have stains and sticky residue no matter what we do. Have only cooked sausages on it. It seems the weber really isn't suited to marinated food so have kept to simply seasoned meat while trying to get the hang of cooking on it, however finding plain steaks and chook a tad boring. All in all I want to love it but feeling undewhelmed with it, particuarly as they are expensive.
Dislike cooking on this
I bought this about 5 years ago for my parents and detest cooking on it when I visit them. The grill is like a food magnet, esp for chicken. It never seems to get hot enough and tends to stew steaks rather sear hem, (Yes lid is down), but it does start reliably, and the cast body will last forever. I recently cooked on a larger Q at a holiday house, and that was a much better experience.
Great in the beginning
I was very happy with the Baby Q for almost 6 months before I started having problems starting it. The flicker will would not work so we have always had to use an external source to light the BBQ, which can be a little dangerous at times. Whilst I love the compact size of the BBQ it is a real hassle to clean. The gas jets get blocked constantly.
I'm sure a cheaper model BBQ would work just as well as the Baby Q. Definitely would not purchase another one.
Cooks well, but concerned about safety as flame constantly goes out.
The unit does cook really well and is a nice compact unit. I am however very concerned about safety. So many times have I pre heated the unit (located on a covered balcony with no wind), walked inside to get the meat to come back and the flame is out and there is a strong smell of gas (obviously). Unfortunately this bbq requires constant supervision and doesn't allow multi tasking like preparing the salad inside as the meat cooks. Such a shame.
Ok, but flame goes out if there's any wind whatsoever!
In all other ways, the Baby Q is a great (although expensive) BBQ. It cooks roasts REALLY tenderly and juicy with the convection tray and cleans easily. It does cook very quickly, so you need to take this into account if you're not used to this style of cooking.
However, if there is even a breath of wind, it goes out! I have mine on a north facing verandah, so it's fully protected from south & south-westerly winds. I have to turn it around if there is ANY wind at all. I don't know how people go who use them in the open air.
It's a shame, as this ruins what is otherwise a great BBQ.
No Hot Plate :(
Don't get me wrong I love this device as a grill and for out door roasting unit but my preferred method of BBQing is with a hot plate. I was given one recently as a gift and I have used quite a bit as a grill and for roasts.
It's compact, easy to use and portable. I was however under the impression that Weber has tailor made hot plates, I was wrong. They only make these for the larger Family Q series. The available premium hot plate and breakfast plate accessories are neither the right shape or size for this the smallest and cheapest of the...Weber Qs. The Breakfast Plate is so small as to make cooking onions difficult and the Premium Hotplate is too large to be able to use the grill simultaneously but not large enough to cook a decent sized meal on, the main reason for this is that it is not the same shape as the grill but rather sits across it lengthwise. Hopefully I can find someone else to make me a custom hot plate for this other wise perfect grill. Nice compact design. Easy to clean and store. Has electric starter, temperature gauge and roasting hood. No Hot Plate, Lots of expensive accessories required- roasting trivet, side tables, trolley. Weber brand hot plate options are inadequate.
A short gas hose
Well not used the BabyQ as yet but setting it up in the patio area
putting it on our long table so the gas bottle is directly under table away from the bbq. Trouble is hose very short now have to put the gas bottle on a box or small stool (making it unstable) and hard to turn off the gas @ the bottle.
Needs a longer gas hose (looks like I will need to visit the BBQ shop again)
I checked the cost in teh US where it is made and retail for about 1/3 of the price of here. The weber 300q that I brought for $800 in Aus costs $300 in the US. The sole supplier who hold the monopoly on weber in Aus is taking australians for a ride.
Its a great BBQ , cooks well, very effiecient
Its the price, way over priced for what it is
Questions & Answers
Are you guys going to bring out a retrofit for the Baby Q for a flame out sensor.? There are a lot of us who have this model and use off a bayonet fitting from the van / motor home.
Now with new Australian regulations, this is no longer legal and I will be mightily annoyed if I have to replace the Que with another brand that does comply.
We have a weber baby q and the temp on low setting is still around 180 how can you get it lower
Can this be used with the small screw on non-refillable gas cylinders like Coleman Lightweight 1 lb LPG Bottle in Australia?
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.
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