After using the Weber Q-220 grill for a few years now, I have come to the conclusion that it is one of the best portable grills that I have ever used. Granted I have used all of the Q grills and they each have their own place in my life, but the q-220 stands out to me the most.
First of all when you are talking about portable grills, you want something that will be… well… portable. But not just that, you also want something that is lightweight and can cook food like a pro. While any grill can do that, I have found that the q-220 does it better than most grills out there.
I will give you an example. My buddy was going to host a small beach party with a few friends, but did not have a grill to cook any of the food on. Since I was going to be at the party I told him I would bring my portable grill so he would not have to worry about it.
Although there were only seven of us at the party, the q-220 grill performed flawlessly and was able to keep up with the demand of 7 hungry people. You could not do that on a smaller grill like the q100 that’s for sure. Not only did the Q-220 make an impression at the party, but a few friends that where there wanted to purchase one after seeing it perform.
After we finished grilling, we cleaned up everything and put the grill away so we could do other things like drink some beer and catch up on old times. Clean up was simple and the Q-220 was cleaned and put away in no time, which is a good thing to look for if you want a grill for tailgating at a football game. Having a grill that is easy to setup and break down is an advantage when you are pressed for time, so it is definitely something we will be bringing along with us to the game as soon as football season starts.
The thing that makes the Weber q-220 perform so well is the cast iron grill surface. Although it does make the grill a little heavier than other portable grills in the same price range, it does a good job at holding in the heat and transferring it to the food. That is what leaves those cool looking grill marks on the food that everyone loves.
The beauty of cast iron is that when you are grilling a steak or a burger, the heat from the metal sears the meat nicely and locks in the juices so you are left with a nice juicy piece of meat. Many people, including some of my friends from the party, seem to love this feature of the grill, and you will not find this on other grills in the same price range.
Another thing that makes the Q-220 such a great grill is that it is very efficient on propane. Those little blue propane tanks seem to last a lot longer than you might expect, although I still cannot figure out why Weber decided to use them to power their Q grills. The point is that if you are looking for a grill that is very efficient on gas and performs well when you need it to, the Weber Q-220 grill is a good choice for you.
If you are on the fence about whether or not you should buy this grill, you can take a look at my full review on this portable grill at http://www.weberqgrillreview.com/weber-q-220-grill and decide for yourself if it is the right grill for you.