The Weber name needs no introduction, it's the BBQ brand everyone's talking about – and why wouldn't it be? Since the early 1950s, Weber have been taking the BBQ world by storm, with a range that's not only tough as nails and oh so simple to use, but can produce first-class feasts like they're going out of fashion. Whether you're picking up the tongs for the first time or you've got a BBQ for a bestie, adding a new Weber Q to the family is a sure-fire way to keep hunger at bay.
We all know the saying, "if it ain't broke…" well, Weber certainly seem to agree. It's been 8 long years since they've last made changes to their epic Q line-up! But why would they go changing something that's become a backyard icon for countless Aussie families? The answer… You! Weber wanted to create the best possible experience for you. They took everything that was known and loved about the old Weber Q and made it even better. Now, some may say "That's a hard act to follow" but not for the team at Weber. They've worked closely with passionate Weber customers to come up with a BBQ range even more feature filled than its predecessor.
What they wanted:
Giving customers the driver's seat is a different approach, but a simple and effective one at that. Instead of reinventing the wheel (or the BBQ in this instance), they instead took the feedback and used it to create a product that would allow customers to do more with their Weber BBQ and make their cooking experience even better than before. What customers wanted:
- More size to maximise the amount of food that can be cooked
- Greater temperature range to unlock more cooking methods
- Make it easier to control how they cook
- Make it easier to clean and maintain
- Make it easier to move, transport and store
As you can see below, Weber still have a few tricks up their sleeve, with a whole host of new accessories coming in hot! From front facing control knobs, tri-directional lid venting, front access grease management, expanded lid volume, and a whole host of other goodies sure to make your BBQing life easier. But, there's one addition we think will get tongues talking like no other. A new model in the already star-studded line-up, they've come to call… The Weber Q+.
Porcelain-enamelled Cast Iron Cooking Grills
Rust-resistant grills that provide consistent heat and restaurant-quality sear marks for perfectly cooked meats and veggies. Nice and easy to clean in hot soapy water.
Highly Efficient Burners
The burners on Weber QN and QN+ BBQs are highly efficient in gas consumption without compromising on cooking outcomes.
Weber Connect Compatibility
With specific locations for both the Connect Smart BBQ Hub and the ambient probe, the Weber QN and QN+ BBQs are fully compatible.
Weber Connect sold separately
Now that we've seen why these new Weber Qs are such an awesome bit of kit, the next thing to do is talk about the range. The Weber Q range in Australia is made up of 2 key ranges: Weber Q and Weber Q+. The plus range comes with a few extra bells and whistles including the new plus burner, which extends the temperature range, to unlock high searing capability, or low and slow cooking temperatures. Don't worry, we understand that it's difficult to choose between these epic barbies, - with each one as cool as the next. Our BCFing experts have done the hard yards here and put together a buyer's guide sure to come in handy. So, take a geez below as we break down each type of Weber BBQ and you can decide for yourself.
Baby Q - The Versatile BBQ
Just like the age old saying goes, “never judge a book by its cover”, but in this case, you should never judge a BBQ by its size. This powerful little slugger may be small, but its performance and flexibility far outweighs its compact stature. The is a top-tier option for those that love to take their BBQing on the road for camping getaways, caravanning holidays, beach trips, and even picnics. Compact enough to throw in the boot, the backseat, or the trailer, with the Baby Q, you can bring the BBQ experience with you just about anywhere. You want something simple to use? Well, they don't get much simpler than this! With push button ignition, you'll have no dramas getting her up and running, while the front facing control dials make even the slightest adjustments a piece of steak – I mean cake! A high dome lid, wide temperature range and large cooking area all help to make this beauty the perfect cooking solution. From hearty roasts to delicious bakes, crispy bacon to juicy steaks , no matter what's on the menu, there's nothing the Baby Q can't do!
If you’re new to BBQing and want to start out with something small and easy to use, or you just can’t fit a massive barbie on your balcony (we know you’ve tried it), this space-saver BBQ could be your solution to barbecuing some epic eats at home! Alternatively, adding this bad boy to your already vast BBQ collection wouldn’t hurt – everyone needs an on-the-go BBQ, right?
Weber Q - The all-rounder
If you're looking for the ultimate in BBQing versatility, the Weber Q could be your cuppa tea! It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid camper, caravanner, or the backyard barbie type, the Weber Q is the perfect all-rounder that can be fired up just about anywhere you go. When the fam is feeling extra hungry or you have unexpected guests drop in, the Weber Q is the perfect solution for those bigger feeds and fry ups. The sturdy, removable side tables also give the Weber Q an edge, offering more room and handling space to keep your rubs and sauces close. With built in tool hooks, you'll never have to ask, where are the tongs? The front facing grease tray makes clean up a breeze, and a 5 year warranty doesn’t hurt either.
The grill can comfortably support meals for couples, large families, and small gatherings. Think slow roasted meats, chargrilled steaks and chops, pizzas, fried eggs, and even crispy potatoes – the sky’s the limit! Whether you’re a rookie or a keen-as grill master, the Weber Q can handle whatever you throw at it. Easy to use, compact and portable, but with a tad extra space to include more of your favourite foods, the Weber Q will take your BBQ experience to the next level.
Weber Q+ - The new kid on the block
Just when you thought things couldn't get any better, our mates at Weber went and created a new addition for their epic Q line-up – ladies and gentlemen, we introduce to you… The Weber Q+. Just like the others in this epic range, she's simple to use, safe as houses, and tougher than a $2 steak – just what you'd expect from anything wearing the Weber logo. Big brother to the fan favourite Weber Q, this one's just as handy and will make light work of almost any meal. Whether you're after the ultimate camp-cooking machine for when you and the crew are BCFing it up, or you're after a new barbie for the backyard, this one's a cracker!
With the additional plus burner expanding your cooking possibilities even further, you can now grill, roast, bake and sear to your heart’s content. Use the large cooking area to grill up to 12 burgers at once – I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
Family Q+ - The entertainer BBQ
Nothing stops your heart faster than the in-laws dropping in around dinner time, or the better half inviting every man and his dog over for tea on a whim. But rest assured, you can put that defibrillator down and fire up the Family Q+ instead – the ultimate entertainer BBQ!
You can rely on the Weber Family Q+ to dish out delicious meals time and time again. The perfect backyard barbie with a massive cooking area that'll sort out the entire family, the whole street, or a party in the backyard no dramas. Whether you wish to roast, grill, sear or bake, the Family Q+ will sort you out. The handy cart allows you to push ‘n pull your BBQ to wherever you need it – no lifting from the knees needed with this beauty – as well as housing holders for all your BBQ tools. The removable and foldable side tables are perfect for keeping your rubs, sauces, serving ware, and tongs within reach. In a tight space and have no room for the wings? Remove the side tables and fit this bad boy in wherever you need him to stay.
You can let your imagination run wild with the possibilities on this beauty – chuck in a pizza on the pizza stone, grill up some veg in the large grilling basket, pop multiple roasts under the deep hood, and get amongst creating a massive feast for the many mouths you have to feed. Perfect for the entertainer or a big family, the Family Q+ will see you through your memorable events and moments.
BBQ Accessories - the tools of the trade
When it comes to BBQ Accessories, where do we begin? There’s so many ripper additions to go with your new Weber like portable carts, heavy-duty pans and trays, and you-beaut hotplates, you name it, Weber's probably got it. While Weber makes bloody good BBQs, their tools and accessories are just as epic, allowing you to completely kit out your barbie and outdoor space and get everyone in the grilling spirit. Weber BBQ Accessories – the perfect companions through every step of your BBQ journey!
So, there you have it! The new and improved Weber range is here to turn your BBQing game on its head. No matter what BBQ you settle on, it’s a safe bet you'll be happy with a Weber!