I'm looking for a new portable gas BBQ and have narrowed the search to these 2 brands. Can users of either of these brands comment on pros/cons for each? Not looking to "bash" either brand just solid reason to buy either. Thanks in advance.
I'm happy with our Coleman "RoadKill/Trip Grill". But it is a different animal from the Weber. One issue with the Coleman is, you should not operate it with the cover closed. (I re-labled ours RoadKill Grill)!
I got the fitted bag and it stores in a basement without a mess.
The flat skillet option is great for Bacon & Eggs or Toast
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When we first hit the road FT we purchased the Coleman..thought it would be a good idea. Built in stand, folds flat, different grill grates etc.
Well, it was hard to keep clean enough after using to put away, the pop rivets on lid broke, the unit took up too much storage room, couldn't close lid with anything that had height (like whole chicken). It just didn't fit with what we wanted in a portable grill.......gave it too a friend that could leave it set up and use it.
Replaced it with a Weber Smokey Joe charcoal BBQ.......been using it FT for over 4 yrs. Simple, easy to store, easy to clean up for travel (just dump into trash bag after ashes go cold).....can smoke with it, grill with it, oven cook with it (put lid on and still cook).
For a 'grill' I'd go with the "Q" due to it's size, domed lid and portability.
I have the coleman and what I liked about it is you can buy different grill covers and cook a t large variety of foods. any thing from eggs to steaks. I cook breakfast and turn a round and cook supper on the grill at night.
I used my Q200 for the last time last night. It is useless in cold weather. It just takes forever to heat up. Different tanks and replacing the regulator didnt help. I like our Stow n Go. Its light, has a tall lid, and cooks fast when you want it to. For Sale...Q200..cheap.
For those having problems with low heat output, there is an easy workaround. Check out this memo from Weber:
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I'm sorry to hear your grill is giving you problems. There could be several issues that could cause this sort of problem. Let's try to fix the problem with the follow suggestions. Do you preheat the grill with the lid up or down? If you grill with the lid down there is a possibility that you have inadvertently triggered the safety device in the adapter hose. This safety device is designed to detect leaks. If the grill is leaking, it will restrict gas flow to prevent a fire. When the gas is restricted, the grill will only reach about 250 degrees. This safety device can be inadvertently triggered if the grill is turned on too quickly.
To reset the gas safety device:
Open the barbecue lid.
1. Close the LP tank valve.
2. Turn your burner control knob to the OFF position.
3. Wait at least 5 minutes if the barbecue had been lit, then
4. Disconnect the gas source
5. Turn your burner control knob to the HIGH position.
6. Wait at least 2 minutes, and then turn the burner control knob to the OFF position.
7. Re-connect the gas source
The grill was designed for the small, disposable tanks. If you choose to use an adapter hose for the larger propane tanks, there are some simple rules to follow to ensure that the grill works properly. Please follow this procedure every time you turn the grill on and off.
Re-lighting the barbecue:
1. Open the barbecue lid.
2. Open the LP tank valve all the way and wait 1 minute.
3. With the lid open, turn the burner control knob to the HIGH position.
4. Ignite the grill by pushing the crossover ignition button.
5. Close the barbecue lid.
6. The barbecue should reach 500 to 550 degrees in 10-15 minutes.
When you are done grilling:
1. Turn all burner control knobs to the OFF position
2. Turn off the LP tank valve last. The tank should be turned off after EVERY grill use.
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