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Weber Releases the New Weber Q Gas Grill in Australia and NZ – Full Details

The new Weber Q and Weber Q+ has officially been released, after Weber teased it earlier this week. While we knew most of the features it has it, the new + burner was the biggest surprise.

What’s New?

For Q fans or anyone new to the Q, the biggest question is what’s new to the redesign? We’ll get to the model specifics later, but in general, the following features are new with the Q.

  • Redesigned lid that allows for more area inside the cook chamber
  • New dual-burner design that can sear better or cook low and slow
  • Better Weber Connect integration
  • Improved burner design
  • Front-facing grease tray access
  • Additional colors

Model Comparison

The Weber Q line has four new models. They range for the smallest, with the Weber Baby Q, to the largest, the Family Q+ Built. Below is a breakdown of all the different models.

New Weber Q BBQ on the Beach
New Weber Q BBQ on the Beach

Weber also offers a built-in Q model, but it’s the legacy Q. It isn’t the latest model that just came out.

Baby Q

  • Comes in two different models, the Q1000N (A$369) and the Q1200N (A$399)
  • The difference between the two models is the Q1200N comes with two removeable side tables, a thermometer on the lid, and two additional colors
  • Both have 10,000 BTUs of grilling power
  • Has 1,290 square cm of cooking area (200 square inches)

Weber Q

  • Comes in two different models, the Q2000N (A$489) and the Q2200N (A$499)
  • The Weber Q has all the features from the Q1200N
  • The Weber Q is larger than the Baby Q with 2,064 square cm of cooking area (320 square inches)
  • The burner has more power at 14,000 BTUs
  • The difference between the two models is the Q2200N gets a thermometer in the lid and an electronic ignition, rather than the piezo ignition on the lesser models. It also has two more color options.
  • At only A$10 more for the Q2200N over the Q2000N, it’s a no-brainer to get the better model. An electronic ignition works much better in bad weather.
New Weber Q+ Family Cooking Some Food
New Weber Q+ Family Cooking Some Food

Weber Q+

  • Comes in two different models, the Q2600N+ (A$589) and the Q2800N+ (A$599)
  • The Q+ has all the features from the Q2000N, and is the same size
  • The burner has more power at 18,000 BTU
  • The + models add what Weber calls a + burner. It’s a 4,000 BTU burner in addition to the main burner. More on that later.
  • Much like the Weber Q, the difference between the two + models is the Q2800N+ gets a better ignitor and a lid thermometer for only A$10 more

Weber Family Q+

  • Comes in two different models, the Q3100N+ (A$889) and the Q3200N+ (A$899)
  • Has the same features from the other Q+ models, and the difference between the Q3100N+ and the Q3200N+ is a better ignitor and a lid thermometer for A$10
  • Increased power at 21,989 BTUs, with a + burner at 3,980 BTUs
  • Larger with 2,535 square cm of cooking space (393 square inches)
  • Comes on a cabinet with casters for a more permanent grilling experience
New Weber Q+ Family Close
New Weber Q+ Family Close

New + Dual Burner Design

Weber released a patent last fall for a dual burner assembly where the burners were sized differently. It’s a neat idea to get a larger cooking temperature range.

The new + burner appears to be an iteration of that idea. The + burner is offers a little bit of power either for low and slow, or to give a little extra oomph to searing with the main burner.

It depends on how you use your grill if you’ll find that useful, but it add extra capabilities to the new Q. It’s the biggest differentiator from the previous generation.

New Weber Q+ Family Grill
New Weber Q+ Family Grill

Weber Connect Integration

While you could use Weber Connect on the previous generation of the Q, the new version is designed for it. It features purpose-built ports and housing areas for the Weber Connect Smart Hub. This allows you to monitor your cook with the Weber app.

Which Model to Get?

Choosing the right Weber Q model is obviously going to depend on your budget. Ignoring budget, the sweet spot is the Q2800+. This gives you all of the new features from the redesign.

The only thing you’re missing is a dedicated cart. For A$300 for the next model up though, you can easily buy a nice cart that can be used for all types of outdoor cooking.

Now Weber just needs to bring the new Q to the USA!

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