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Weber Portable Grill Review

This is a review of three top selling Weber portable grill models. The Weber 1520 Propane go Anywhere Grill, The 3826002 Q100 and the Baby Q 100.

If you are looking for a grill you take along camping with you, then a Weber may be suitable for your needs.

1520 Propane Go Anywhere Grill

The Weber 1520 Propane Gas Go-Anywhere GrillWeber 1520 Propane Gas Go-Anywhere Grill is a top selling Weber Grill. It's features include:

  • Easy push button igniter
  • porcelain enamel flavorizer bars
  • Pivoting legs that lock when grill is in use and fold down for easy storage
  • 160 square inches of cooking surface
  • Porcelain enamel coating prevents rusting.

Pros of The Weber 1520:

Most people who have purchased and tried this grill love it giving it 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. Here are some specific things that reviewers said they liked about this grill.

  • Food cooked on this grill cooks perfectly and tastes great. One user stated "If it fits in this grill it will be great!" (amazon review)
  • Easy to use
  • compact
  • Inexpensive to use

Most users recommend that you either get a larger cylinder for this grill or take along spares.


  • Users found little that they didn't like about this grill. The two things they mentioned were:
  • no hinges on the lid
  • a few users found that this grill had problems staying lit when it was extremely windy. Others felt it preformed well in the wind.

While many users did comment that this Weber Portable Grill was priced higher than other grills of the same size, most also stated that it was worth the price for the durability and performance.

Overall Ratings

The 386002 Q100 Portable Propane Grill

Weber Portable Grills

To look at with the lid closed the Weber 386002 Q 100 Portable Propane Gas GrillWeber 386002 Q 100 Portable Propane Gas Grill looks a bit like a wok or an electric roaster. It certainly seems small in size but, this Portable Grill is a big hit with users scoring 4/.5 stars out 5 on review sites. Here are some of it's features:

  • 189 square inches of cooking space
  • Cast-Aluminum lid and body with glass in forced nylon frame
  • 8,500 BTU stainless steal burner
  • Push button ignition
  • Porcelain enamel cast iron cooking grate, a removal drip pan, and a weather resistant handle.

Pros Of The 386002 Q100:

  • Even heat
  • Portable- As one reviewer stated "You can really take this grill anywhere" (BBQ Grill ratings review
  • economical on fuel
  • compact design
  • attractive
  • built to last
  • Great food- "works better that my large grill at home." (amazon review)

Cons of The 386002 Q 100:

  • The only negative that users seemed to find with this grill is that felt it was expensive given it's size.
Overall Ratings

The Weber Baby Q 100

Baby Q100

If you have been looking for a grill and have become confused trying to compare the Weber Baby Q (Q 100) Portable Gas GrillWeber Baby Q (Q 100) Portable Gas Grill to the 386002 Q 100 you are not alone. A reviewer could find no discernible difference between these two grills.

While one would expect the Baby Q 100 to be somewhat smaller than the 386602 Q 100 such is not the case. Both have the same exact dimensions and the same amount of cooking area.

This means in essence if you all ready own the 386002 Q 100 and purchase the Baby Q you will have the same Weber Portable Grills . They even earn the same 4.5 star ratings in reviews although there are more reviews available for the baby Q, which could possible mean its more popular with buyers.

Overall Ratings

Conclusion - Overall

While each Weber Portable Grill reviewed here received high ratings there seems to be little difference in any of these grills.

The 1520 does have a different shape and a somewhat smaller cooking surface but, overall, there is little difference in the overall durability, design, or performance.

This means that if you like the way one of these grills perform chances are you will like them all and any one may be ideal for that tailgating party, trip to the beach, or camping trip.

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