The Weber Q 2000 series grills are the mid sized grills in the Weber Q product line. The Q2200 and Q2000 are designed for folks that want a table top gas grill but want something a little larger than the highly portable Q1000 and Q1200.
If you are trying to choose between the Q2000 and Q2200 then I strongly suggest buying the Q2200. There are a few upgrades on the Weber Q2200 that make it the better grill and the price difference is not substantial.
Let’s take a look at these two grills to understand what the have in common, what is different and whether you should buy a Weber Traveler instead.
What the Q2000 and Q2200 Have in Common
The Q 2000 and Q 2200 are identical in terms of grate size, heating capacity and quality of construction.
- Burner: Single stainless steel burner rated for 12,000 BTU/hr that traverses the outside edge of the grill grate.
- Cooking Grate: Two piece grate made of heavy porcelain enameled cast iron.
- Cooking Area: 280 square inches
- Grill Body: Rust resistant cast aluminum
- Warranty: 5 years for cook box, lid, burner tube and grates.
- Fuel: Disposable 1 pound propane bottles (not included)
- Side Tables: Two side tables that fold inward for storage.
In terms of size the Weber Q2000 series offers 48% more grilling area than the Q1000 series and 40% less than the Q3200.
The Q2000 grills are only available in the Titanium color and for use with liquid propane. The names of these grills have changed over time. The Q2000 used to be called the Q200 while the Q2200 used to be called the Q220.
Difference Between the Q2000 and Q2200
There are a few differences between these grills but only one that is significant.
- The dome on the Q2200 is a little over an inch taller than on the Q2000
- The Q2200 has an electronic ignition compared to a push button spark ignition on the Q2000.
- The Q2200 has a thermometer mounted in the dome lid.
- The Q2200 costs $20 more than the Q2000 ($279 vs $259)
Of the differences that one that really matters is the thermometer.
The thermometer on the Q2200 isn’t very accurate but it will let you know if something is wrong with your grill. If you run out of gas in the middle of a cook, or if the regulator gets plugged, you will see the temperature drop and know to check things out.
Q2000 and Q2200 Customer Reviews
The reviews on Weber’s site for these two grills are mixed with folks loving the Q2200 and being frustrated with the Q2000. The data is plotted side by side for the two grills below.
Here is a look at the raw data (current May, 2022).
Two things are obvious from this data set.
- The first is that the Q2200 gets a higher percentage of 5 Star reviews than the Q2000 (78% vs 70%).
- The second is that the Q2200 has more than 5X as many reviews as the Q2000 reflecting its increased popularity.
The biggest complaint about the Q2000 is that it does not have a lid thermometer.
Upgrades for the Weber Q2000 and Weber Q2200
If you buy either of these grills then I strongly suggest buying the adapter hose for use with a 20 pound propane tank.
These grills are designed to operate from a disposable one pound propane cylinder. The 12,000 btu/hr burner on these grills will burn through a one pound tank in less than two hours.
Using a 20 pound propane cylinder means you are much less likely to run out of gas in the middle of a cook and wont be throwing all of those little one pound propane tanks into a landfill.
Another nice upgrade for these grills is the Weber cart. I advise getting the sturdy stationary cart (Part # 6525) instead of the flimsy portable version (Part # 6557).
What About The Weber Traveler?
Until 2021 the Weber Q2200 was the grill that I recommended to people who wanted something bigger than a Q1000 or Q1200. However, with the introduction of the Weber Traveler portable gas grill that has changed.
The Traveler has about 20% more grilling area than the Q2200 and, if you include the cost of a cart, is actually less expensive.
I have been grilling on a Weber Traveler and have fallen in love with the grill.
Check out my article on Weber Traveler vs Weber Q for a more detailed head to head comparison.