Weber Q

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I've decided to buy a small Weber Q for the camper so I've been looking around at prices in local shops.

I notice that Weber will have a display at the Brisbane Caravan Camping Show next week and I was wondering if any body knew if I was likely to get a good deal if I waited and bought one at the show?

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Reply By: hazo - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 16:48

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 16:48
Weber have the retail market pretty tight when it comes to any discounts.

Best they will normally do is throw in some extra's like a cover or a hot plate, trivet etc.

You wont regret buying one so do your best bartering act and get as much with it as you can !
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Follow Up By: Jos - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 16:56

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 16:56
Thanks Hazo.

I'm positive I'm not going to regret the purchase.

Considering the cost of all the little extras I could easily want (but not justify the cost), I'd be happy to just get something extra thrown in to sweeten the deal.

But, if I have to carry it from the show, it needs to be a sweeter deal than I can get in the shops.
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Follow Up By: Ian & Sue - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 18:41

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 18:41
Make sure you get the high lid one with the temperature gauge - it makes roasting and baking easier and only cost and extra $10.
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Follow Up By: Jos - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 18:53

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 18:53
Definitely getting the high lid as I plan to use it primarily for roasting and baking. I'm sick of planning to cook something in the camp oven and being stuck in the rain.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 07:30

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 07:30
I have no trouble at all with my camp oven in inclement weather.
The Hillbilly has a gas ring attachment which allows cooking under the awning. It can be placed underneath, or on top.

Love my Hillbilly:-)

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Reply By: Nev (TAS) - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 18:34

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 18:34
Hi Jos,
As a matter of interest have you had the opportunity to look at the Ziegler & Brown Twin Grill LP Gas Model available from BBQ Galore. I am also in this market looking for a replacement for my current bbq and Cobb. One unit to do job of 2. We are a bit on the Z&B side at the moment as it has 2 burners making heat control better, has all the extras we need and the size is perfect for us, so chances are we will buy it soon. Whatever you decide I wish you well with your cooking and camping.
I have no association with BBQ Galore or Z&B etc etc etc.
Rgds
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Follow Up By: Jos - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 18:50

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 18:50
The Ziegler & Brown looks like a beautiful BBQ, but its $100 more than the Weber Q100e that I'm looking at. Otherwise I'd be giving it a serious look.
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Reply By: Member - Coldee - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 19:05

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 19:05
My experience with show salesman is that they are pretty keen to do a deal. My only advice would be to shop around thoroughly and make sure the deal they do for you can't be bettered on the high street.
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Follow Up By: Member - pedro1 - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 20:17

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 20:17
At the Perth C & C show one of the retailers were offering a discount (not on the accessories thou ) I found out that Masters Hardware store stocked them and the accessories and when we priced the grill plate we were after it, was the cheapest in Perth especially when you can take an extra 5% off when using Woolies giftcards purchased through the RAC .
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Reply By: kevmac....(WA) - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 20:23

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 20:23
Have had a Weber Q for just on 2 years now. Bought it simply because was suitable for our small space at home, as well as taking away caravanning. Only thing we haven't tried in the Weber yet is bake a cake.Roasted, BBQ'd, pancakes, bread, pizzas
you name the accessory for them and we probably have it. We paid $380 something for ours at BBQ Galore here in Albany, after walking out of a same branded store in Perth after they ran down every cheap barbie we looked at. As was getting close to Xmas we put out our list of all the accessories we wanted and told the family, hence is how we ended up with most of them. Only non weber accessory we add is the teflon sheeting to go on the open grill at times. Get that at Kmart in large rolls for bugga all.
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 21:03

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 21:03
I have one, absolute PITA to clean, so bad I stopped using it.
It's sitting in the shed on the heap of bad purchases!


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Follow Up By: Jos - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 21:09

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 21:09
Aren't all BBQ's a PITA to clean?

Hopefully it shouldn't be too much of an issue as I rmainly want to use it as a sort of oven when camping - to cook up some home-made pizzas, small roasts, maybe bread etc.
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Follow Up By: kevmac....(WA) - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 22:07

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 22:07
which is one reason we use the teflon sheeting, which is dang easy to wash clean.......apart from that use something like Selleys BBQ Wipes and purpose designed scraper
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Follow Up By: auzinomad - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 22:33

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 22:33
Cousin has one and it sits beside his house in disgrace.
He likes his steaks seared on the first drop down onto a plate and the Q wouldn't do it.
He was a Little Peed off cos he liked his steaks cooked His way and not boiled to death.
Me I don't have one , cant see how it's better than my Companion or Oven in the van, both which require less carrying space and weight.

Ron
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Reply By: pepper2 - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 06:52

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 06:52
i second that my weber q will not sear a steak properly it stews it,also you need to preheat it for at least 30 mins to get it anywhere near hot...
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Reply By: Jos - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 08:32

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 08:32
Thanks everyone for the feedback - wow, I suppose I only read the positive things about the Weber when doing my research, but there seems to be a lot of cons too.

I just have a camper trailer with the usual kitchen. I don't have a van, or an oven, that would do what I want - baking and roasting. I'm really wanting something portable and gas efficient that will do this job. Maybe I'll have a serious look around at the coming caravan camping show for what's available.
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Reply By: gbc - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11:27

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11:27
The q most certainly cooks the best steaks I have ever had - seared and all. The little cook book that comes with it contains all the how toos. I bought mine to fit on a small rear deck at home, but now it comes camping, does roasts, breakfasts, everything. They have some of the most even heat of any bbq I've used which makes every square inch usable. They are designed to cook with the lid down.
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Follow Up By: hazo - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 13:25

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 13:25
My mate bought a weber q and then never stopped moaning it only stewed his steaks.
I went and watched him as I couldn't believe it, silly bugger was trying to cook them with the lid open !

Anyone that cannot cook a good steak in a weber, either has a faulty unit, not enough gas pressure or some other issue, maybe a spiders web in the air intake ?

We cook virtually everything in ours !
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Follow Up By: Ajay and Fletch - Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 15:48

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 15:48
Yep, there are those among us who refuse to read instructions! If you read the instructions included with the Weber Q, you cannot fail!!! They are really the best thing since sliced bread! We have done roasts, cooked pizzas, baked bread, seared perfect steaks, baked fish in foil, etc, etc, and all have turned out perfectly. The only, repeat, only point I would make is that when it is windy, try to shield the Q from the wind otherwise it does take a bit longer to complete the cooking. I was given my Q by my former work mates upon my retirement.

Regards ... Ajay.
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Reply By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 12:29

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 12:29
Our Baby Q is the best thing since sliced bread. Magic steaks, roasts, pizza's, veggies the lot. Cooks the best bacon in the world. Learn how to use it and they are great.

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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:59

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 17:59
We love our Baby Q! Cooks the best steaks and roasts! Great for bread and cakes too. You do need to close the lid and generally follow the very simple instructions! Can't imagine how you could get a stewed steak!!
Your chances of getting a great bargain are limited. Weber keep a very tight control on their agents and don't allow discounting.
In terms of extra accessories the meat probe is wonderful for perfect roasts. Sound a great idea to spread the accessory list around the family at Christmas time. Ours arrived as a birthday present and has been the best present ever.
Cleaning is easy - after each use wipe over the whole inside of the BBQ and plate, with paper towel or similar, when convenient. Wash trivet if used, burn off any remaining oiliness when you next light up while BBQ is heating. Keep the drip tray clean -(you can buy cheap versions that fit at Crazy Clark's etc). Every few months give the grill a good scrape. After three years ours still looks great. It doesn't get very mucky if used correctly and wiped after each use. Good luck! Lynne and John
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Reply By: skilbys - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:27

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:27
We have had the medium sized as our home barbee for 4 years and swear by it, to the point where we just bought the babyQ for the van, with the higher lid so you can do roasts.
Steaks are easy, sear on plate then flame grill on the grill with lid down.
Another huge advantage is that it uses a fraction of the gas a normal BBQ does.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:58

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:58
They only say to cook steaks etc with the lid down to compensate for the lack of heat, you don't cook steak in your oven at home!
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Lynne - Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 11:15

Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 11:15
Hi Shaker
Our Weber gets plenty hot enough to cook anything! It is basically a very clever design that really works. I guess it depends on whether you want to grill or cremate your steak! Lynne
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 11:37

Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 11:37
It is evident from some of the replies here, that not everybody is in love with their Webers.
I find it bulky & inefficient, & no, I don't like my steak cremated!
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Reply By: kevmac....(WA) - Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 19:25

Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 19:25
just thought would post this link to show that Weber Q can cook a quite reasonable steak & easy cleaned afterwards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGv8sV9tXJo sorry if this contravenes rules
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Reply By: Jos - Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 16:52

Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 16:52
Just thought I'd update.

The Weber Q100E that I wanted was selling for $275 at the Brisbane Caravan and Camping Show. Not really a bargain at all. The same bbq has a retail price of about $299, but my local bbq shop will toss in a cover for free (rrp $29).
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