Excerpt: We've lived the portability and ease of this grill but after about a year of use the started quit. We have to light it using a match. A bit of a bummer but we've so enjoyed cookouts and quick apartment dinners.VersatilityNot a huge surface to offer a ton ofversatilty.
Summary: Ok.. so like any grill this thing can smell up your vehicle when you put it back in your car while you go to the game or the the concert. I suggest you empty the drip pan and then put it in a 1 gallon plastic Zip-lock back. I have also used one of those giant zip-lock bags to cover the entire grill. Either or.. trust me this is a simple way to control that great after smell that your wife hates..
Pros: This thing is built solid, lights up faster than the the tailgater next to you using a cheaper gas grill or charcoal, has accessories, makes an awesome flame, is almost as good as you home grill.. and heck .. it's a weber.. I have been on a couple of handfuls of tailgates with this thing and this is my favorite grill of all time.
Summary: Took a little time to figure out how to get the thing lit, but that was solely the fault of the user.
Pros: Very solid. And portable. Fits in the trunk of a Ford Escort ZX2 without major effort. Perfect element for camping. Thick metal and cast iron. One propane tank lasted for 10 grilling sessions. No need to worry about charcoal and lighter fluid.
Summary: Weber is the best. I have had my older portable model for approximately 10 years and the electronic ignite r still works the first push. Also the burner is made of stainless steal so it will last forever on the older model. However the Q100 is NOT a stainless steal burner so it will remain to see how long it will last before it rusts out and has to be replaced. P.S. If a magnet sticks than it is NOT pure Stainless Steal.
Pros: I have the older model tabletop with the burner straight down the middle and now have replaced it with Weber Q100. This grill cooks more evenly as the burner is a wrap around and covers a larger area. Also it doesn't slide around on the table as it weights 4x what the old model weights. The drip pan is a perfect design and and will make the inside cleaning very easy. I also love the cast iron grade. It stops food falling through which was always a problem with the rou...
Cons: It is not as portable as the older model. The older model will fit in the trunk of a car much better. Also the older model will take the shorter propane bottles which you can buy anywhere and the Weber Q100 will only that the long propane bottles which are a little harder to find. (The long propane bottles are used for gas soldering guns) so will be found in hardware stores. I will dock one egg cause the burner on the Q100 is not Stainless steal. For the price on this...
Summary: Coolest looking grill available. Excellent for apartments. Get the stand, it's built to be integral and locks in place. This is no toy - built like a tank.
Pros: I've had this grill for 5 years. It has worked flawlessly. It's propane use is very low and it gets plenty hot fast. Looks great on the porch too. Ignition system has worked every time. Highest recommendation and you can't beat Newegg!
Summary: too bad it doesn't turn the food over on it's own...
Pros: It cooks the food!! Easy to clean, easy removal of the grill, also has a built in ignitor. I have bought grills for almost the same price with no ignitor and I hate it when i forget the match or lighter.. I have the Q200 and is basically the Q100, just bigger and love it. that was the reason i got the smaller one to take with me when i need a grill.
Summary: Unless you actually need 3 or more burners, this grill is all you'll ever need; and it will last that long. Have had one for 5 years; zero problems; can easily handle a cookout of 15 to 20 people.
Pros: Small, compact, portable, very well built, works well.
Cons: You might want a built-in thermometer but you don't need one.