Every year the grills are dugout at the first rays of sunshine in spring and prepared for the new season.

However, if the old appliance stopped working last year, you will have to buy a new model. The following article introduces the Weber Q 1200 Black Line in more detail and illuminates it from top to bottom. Thus you will learn everything there is to know about it.

After reading the article you will know whether Weber Q 1200 is the right model for you or not.

Best Overall
Weber 51060001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill,Titanium
  • One stainless steel burner produces 8500 BTU-per-hour to heat 189 square-inch total cooking area. Dimensions - Lid Open and Tables Out (inches)-24.6 H x 40.9 W x 20.5 D. Lid Closed and Tables Out (inches)-15.5 H x 40.9 W x 16.5 D
  • Porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body
  • Fully assembled out of box. Battery type: AAA
  • Easy-start electronic ignition and infinite control burner valve settings
  • Uses disposable 14.1 or 16.4 oz LP cylinder (sold separately).Glass-reinforced nylon frame

Guide Review – Weber 51060001 Q1200 #1 Best Seller in Natural Gas Grills

Weber Q 1200 Black Line GasgrillIf you look at the grill for the first time, you immediately notice the high-quality workmanship. The grill grid is enameled porcelain and can, therefore, be cleaned very easily after use. The removable drip tray is positioned so that the fat cannot drip into the burner. This means that the food does not burn so easily on the grill. It is easy to remove after use and can even be cleaned in the dishwasher.

Also practical is the fold-out table on both sides, where you can place all your grilling utensils, such as marinades, spices or a bowl in which you can place the finished barbecue food.

The functions

You can regulate the grilling temperature of the Q 1200 steplessly and according to your wishes. This means that even sensitive food can be cooked gently. A thermometer is integrated in the lid, so that you always have the heat in view. You light the gas flame on the Q 1200 with an electric ignition that is wind resistant or alternatively with a long match. This is the smallest mobile gas barbecue from Weber, which you can purchase either as a stand-alone version or as a trolley.

With the trolley version, you can easily hide the bottle behind the manufacturer’s logo and hang the grill cutlery on three integrated hooks. The wheels make the barbecue even more mobile and provide an ideal working height.

The grill surface
Like many other mobile barbecues, the small Weber Q 1200 naturally has a slightly smaller grilling surface than models that are always firmly placed in one place. Nevertheless, this is completely sufficient. The grill has a two-piece grid and practical aroma bars.

In total, there is a surface of 43 x 32 cm for meat, vegetables, and fish. Therefore the grill is also suitable for barbecue evenings with more than two people. Due to the fact that the grill consists mainly of cast iron, it is very resistant and therefore durable.

The frame
If you take a closer look, you will notice a few more small features on this Weber gas barbecue. For example, it has an optionally available collapsible trolley.

This allows you to roll it to a dry and protected place after the summer and store it in a space-saving way. According to Weber, the frame of the Weber Q 1200 is very robust and durable.

The burner
The stainless steel burner can be ignited simply by pressing a button or with a long match. The grill is operated with special gas cartridges, so a gas bottle is not absolutely necessary and would certainly be a bit too big. The nominal power of the Q 1200 is 2.64 kW. When you switch the grill on, it immediately gives off heat. This means that you do not have to wait until you can place the food on the grill.

The stainless steel burner is ideally protected from dripping fat by a drip tray. In order to clean the latter more easily, it makes sense to put some crepe paper in it when grilling. This absorbs the fat and cleaning the tray takes much less time. This does not have to be done by hand. The drip tray can also be cleaned in the dishwasher without hesitation.

The cleaning

As already mentioned, a practical grease drip tray is also on board. This prevents the grease from reaching the burner. The grate made of robust stainless steel can also be cleaned very easily in the dishwasher. It makes sense to remove very stubborn dirt in advance with a suitable brush.

It is best to clean the grate immediately after each use when it has cooled down. This will prevent food residue and fat from sticking to the grate.

Pros:

  • Works without problems for many years if handled properly
  • Attractive and modern design
  • Gives the grilled food a delicious taste
  • Rapidly reaches operating temperature
  • Easily understandable instructions

Cons:

  • The gas cartridges are empty relatively quickly
  • Is only partly suitable for smoking

Conclusion

Even though it is the smallest mobile gas grill of the manufacturer, the Weber Q 1200 does not have to hide behind its big brothers.

Despite its compact dimensions, it scores points with a fairly large grilling surface and is therefore also suitable for barbecues with more than two people. The design must also be mentioned as positive.

The Weber Q 1200 gas barbecue also scores with some practical extras, such as two fold-down side tables, a thermometer integrated with the lid, and a practical grease drip tray. It can also be extended with additional accessories, such as a grill plate for pancakes or bacon. The Weber Q 1200 scores with a very good price-performance ratio.