I bought this electric Weber BBQ last year, as my condo building does not allow propane gas on the balcony. I did a lot of research and found that this Weber Q 2400 Electric had the best reviews (the small one is good if you don’t BBQ a lot at once). I have and will always recommend this for condo/apartment dwellers that will allow electric grills. It cooks food very, very well; and there is another big advantage… if you like sausages or cook meats with a lot of fat it doesn't flame up when the fat drips down so the food won’t burn. It is easy to clean too. I only wish I had bought this BBQ years ago when I first moved into a condo. Enjoy everyone!
Would you recommend this product? YES
Once a week
Type of Griller
How Long Owned
1 to 5 years
Rating: 5 stars
May 29, 2014
Great electric grill
This is a review on the Weber Q 2400 electric grill
I have used the 2400 electric q grill for a month now, use it about 2 times per week and have been pleased. I am a Weber fan and this is my 5th Weber grill and will compare the ones I have owned.
Kettle charcoal grill - in my opinion, the best grill on the market. You can't beat the flavor from a quality stack of coals. However, this one has limitations like being in apartments or having cooking time limitations making waiting for burning coals a challenge.
Q 100 and 300 series. Both cook very well and evenly. The 100 has a smaller grilling area, and the 300 is perfect size for a family. The Q series is great because the heavy grill plate distributes the heat very well through the entire cooking surface. The 300 is not as portable as the 100.
The 2400 electric is excellent for what it is. It has the same heavy grilling surface as the other q models
Pros of the 2400 –
- Electric burners are clean and it simply can't get easier or more convenient.
- It has Weber’s quality in the product.
- Heats nicely and can put a nice sear on meat. I read a few people criticize the grill for lack of making a good sear – I have not noticed that as a problem.
- Has a nice flavor, better than expected. Most of the grilling flavor comes from the smoke from the meat juices, and this grill, like all the other Q’s, keeps the smoke contained to flavor the meat.
- Easier to clean than the 100\300. It has aluminum liners that can come out of the shell that are easier to clean than the bare shell.
- It doesn’t seem cook as well at low settings as the gas grills. I like to grill salmon at a low temp and it didn’t cook quite as well as the gas grill. I think this is due to the burners turning off and on versus a very low constant flame. I think there may be a learning curve for this, as it was based on one experience.
- Cooking in between the metal grates on the grill plate is not quite as crisp as the gas. It does a good job, but I think the constant adjustable gas heat cooks in between a little better.
My over all opinion is if you can do charcoal, the kettle is hard to beat. If charcoal is not an option then I would suggest the Q gas grill. My family lives in a rural area where getting a propane tank filled is a bit of a pain, so we went electric. The flavor with the gas is a little better, but it is not a huge difference. You can still get the great grill flavor with the electric grill. It also did a great job on kebab with both meats and veggies. If you like Weber’s and need to go electric the good news is you can still get a great piece of meat off this grill, and I would highly recommend it this case.