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Weber® Q® Electric 1400

Reviews (6)

Weber® Q® Electric 1400

Reviews (6)
189 sq in Total cooking area
23.5 (H)x27 (W)x20.5 (L)" Dimensions (Lid Open)
189 sq in Total cooking area
23.5 (H)x27 (W)x20.5 (L)" Dimensions (Lid Open)
Benefits
  • Grill Overview
  • Porcelain-Enameled, Cast-Iron Cooking Grate
  • Heat Retention Liners
  • Infinite Heat Control Settings
  • Removable Catch Pan
  • 6-Foot Grounded Cord
Benefits
  • Grill Overview
  • Porcelain-Enameled, Cast-Iron Cooking Grate
  • Heat Retention Liners
  • Infinite Heat Control Settings
  • Removable Catch Pan
  • 6-Foot Grounded Cord
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Grill Overview

Average Overall Customer Rating

Rating: 5 stars

100% of reviewers recommend this grill

Durability

5

 
Cooking Performance

4.8

 
Value

4.8

 
Overall Quality

5

 

Dec 26, 2016

Rating: 4 stars

Well, now I'm a confirmed Weber freak!

OK, here goes. Fifteen years ago I purchased a Genesis Silver B gas grill and used it on my deck in Virginia several days a week for nine years. (My record was standing on five inches of snow packed into ice on a 14-degree night, indirect-grilling ribs. Hey, the Weber kept me warm!) Anyway, my wife and I divorced in 2010 and I was relegated to apartment life, and open-flame grills were not allowed on our patios or balconies. A friend came to the rescue with a Q-1400. When I upgraded from apartment life to a rental house earlier this year, my 1400 came with me ... but here it is Christmas night, and that same friend -- to whom I gave my original Genesis six years ago and he still uses -- just gave me a 22.5-inch Original Kettle (charcoal) for Christmas! So now I'm an "All-Fuel Weber Junkie," lol! I've been wanting to transition to charcoal for years, and I can't wait to fire this new baby up for another long-term relationship!

But alas, this review is supposed to be about the 1400, so here goes. It's very well-made (and heavy!), heats up to full blast in only 15 minutes (comparable to my Genesis), and does a good job even if I can't grill indirectly, which I prefer. (But the heating element is more forgiving than an open flame, so you *can* kinda "emulate" indirect grilling if you pay attention to what you're doing. The single element also does a surprisingly good job heating the entire grilling surface evenly. In other good news, I found that one of my small, rectangular Pyrex baking dishes fits the drip-catch pan holder perfectly -- and once it gets dirty I can just toss it in the dishwasher. No need to buy replacement drip pans! (Er, sorry, Weber!) The aluminum reflector in the lid, along with the thick lid itself, does a great job of holding in the heat -- even on windy nights. Alas, I do have two nitpicks. First, food tends to stick to the *textured* cast-iron grates no matter how well I lubricate them. Second -- and this is something I think Weber needs to work on design-wise -- the way the lid is designed like a clamshell, where the top has a lip that comes down over the base, means that over time, the gunk that unavoidably accumulates on the inside of the lid, when heated, drips down and all over the edges of the base and down the outside of the base itself. I found myself taking apart and cleaning this little grill more often than I thought should be necessary to keep down the "gunk flow." (Like at least once a month -- one time I waited too long and actually had a full-on, three-alarm fire in the grill. Luckily the grill is so well-made, nothing was damaged even though the entire interior was fully engulfed for several minutes.) I also wish the little grill had a bit easier method of cleaning the interior (like the slide-out bottom in the Genesis). You have to take the entire grill apart, removing the grates, element and lower heat shield, to gain access to the bottom of the pan to clean it well. And the edges of the lower pan are *sharp* and it requires a bit of wiggling and cussing to get it to slide out. It's not as user-friendly as Weber's gas grills.

As it turns out, I'll be putting the 1400 on Craigslist now. My "new" rental house (a restored 1956 rancher) only has 15-amp circuit breakers, and the 1400 trips the breaker every time I turn it on, which has made it useless for me. Make sure you have at least 20-amp breakers before buying this grill. But that's OK -- I've got the new kettle grill to fall in love with. So, no harm, no foul. I will say that I did a lot of research before deciding to "drop the hint" to my friend about the 1400, and I've used other electric grills. None performed as well as this one. I don't recommend electric grills in general, but if you simply must take this route because of lease restrictions, this is the one to buy. It heats up enough to actually put sear marks on steaks and does an admirable job despite my maintenance nitpicks. One other thing -- I purchased the cart for it too, and it's well-made and sturdy (albeit a tad short -- I'm 6-1 and the cart puts the grill surface below my waist) -- and has nice hooks for your tools. The grill locks into it, and it folds up nicely for transporting too, with the grill attached and with the wheels still functional -- like a rolling suitcase. I also purchased Weber's grill cover. Don't buy a generic grill cover -- with generic covers, you'll wind up replacing them often and paying several times the price of a custom-fit, felt-lined, durable Weber cover. (My Weber cover has lasted six years through rain, snow and sun.) If you invested in a Weber, don't skimp on the accessories! Keep up the good work, Weber, and I apologize for the length of this review. But I believe in writing real reviews!

Would you recommend this product? YES

Meade D

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

More than 10 years

Durability: 5
Value: 4
Performance: 4
Quality: 5

Nov 17, 2016

Rating: 5 stars

Love to grill.

I have two Q1200 one for home and one for our camp lot. My son has a Q2200 for 5 years and still works great. Love the way they cook.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Patrick F

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

Less than a year

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Aug 5, 2016

Rating: 5 stars

Best Grill Ever

I usually don't ever review a product; even though I read the reviews- go figure- so here goes.
My husband does not do the grilling and I usually disliked grilling dinner because it can be a pain in the butt and to be honest to be good at grilling you have to love it. I didn't like having to trek across the lawn because the grill is too big, dirty, or smoky to have near the house, Or tripping over the dog and dropping everything, that's fun. Also the ever popular charred outside, raw inside scenario. The best is if you use propane or charcoal, most the time your food tastes like a chemical bath. Yum! If you are an expert griller more power to you. I'm just trying to get dinner done.
However, this grill is amazing. I can turn it on and leave it until I'm ready. It doesn't lose temp or propane, no coals to burn out.. It maintains an even temp grill surface until I turn it off. Food cooks evenly without hot spots or flare ups. Yes the outer edge is slightly cooler but big deal.
It is small enough to sit on my small backdoor deck but still big enough to cook a lot of food. I usually let it cool off on the deck and roll it away with the portable cart. I'm buying the full length cover tonight because I use it so much I don't want to store it away in the garage. BTW I have used it in garage during a rainstorm. No propane fumes or coal fire risk. Very self contained.
I also previously bought the small bonnet cover to use when traveling. We have taken this thing everywhere. It's great for camping, The solid pan that is available makes breakfast so easy. The electric coils are just like an electric cooktop, you can use pots and pans on it. We even use it as a makeshift oven for pizza. Wherever there is an electrical outlet you have a full stove not just a grill. This might not have been the original idea behind the Weber Q electric but it is a great multitasker.
I do have one minor complaint about the grill and that is the temp gauge. It has a simple turn knob that doesn't really indicate what level of temp your at, just a arrow. You have to play around and get used to it and to be accurate an external thermometer is a must. Sorry for the novel but I really like this grill.

Would you recommend this product? YES

Patricia W

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Intermediate

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Aug 16, 2015

Rating: 5 stars

The Best Grill I've Ever Owned

Given my lifestyle, a large gas, wood, or briquette grill makes no sense, but few electric grills can actually decently cook. While the Weber Q 1400 takes a little longer than a conventional grill, like you'd expect, you cannot deny the quality of even cooking it produces, as well as a complete lack of chemical taste.

Would you recommend this product? YES

William H

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Oct 12, 2014

Rating: 5 stars

electric grill no AU 0509643

the best, but you have no site in French. thank you.roger

Would you recommend this product? YES

roger m

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Beginner

How Long Owned:

1 to 5 years

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5

Aug 7, 2014

Rating: 5 stars

Love my electric Weber!!!!!!!!!!

Living in a condo we had to get an electric grill. We have cooked steaks, fish, chicken, burgers and dogs. We are very pleased how everything cooks. The temperature is easy to adjust. It is not too heavy and we have carried it out to our pool cottage for parties. It is easy to clean and very sturdy.

Would you recommend this product? YES

john l

How Often:

Once a week

Type of Griller:

Advanced

How Long Owned:

A few months

Durability: 5
Value: 5
Performance: 5
Quality: 5
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