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Weber has been making charcoal grills since 1952, and gas grills like the Genesis since 1985, but we’ve only been making the electric Q series since 2009. First, we came out with the Q 140, and then we introduced the Q 240. Today we offer updated versions of both of these models, known as the Q 1400 and Q 2400.
Since many people are unfamiliar with using electric grills, today we’re going to answer some of the more common questions we get here at Weber Customer Service.
#1. How does cooking on an Electric Q model differ from cooking on a gas or charcoal grill?
We turned to our Culinary R&D Specialist, Jennie Lussow, for her thoughts on the matter.
“The electric Q functions pretty much the same as the gas Q’s. I’m always amazed that a grill with the wattage of a hair dryer can produce the same sear on a steak that I get from some of our larger, more powerful gas grills. If you cooked side by side on a gas Q and electric Q, I think you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference in the result of the food.”
Jennie gets to test the cooking properties of all of our grills and smokers, and if she has a hard time telling the difference I’m not sure anyone could. This is actually great news, because many people might find themselves subject to restrictions on gas or charcoal grills if they live in a condo, apartment or townhouse, but many times electric grills are allowed.
This means they can enjoy the experience of outdoor cooking, and expect the same results as if they had a gas or charcoal grill. Of course, there will always charcoal grill “purists”, but given the option of having an electric grill or no grill at all…I’d choose the electric grill.
#2. How should I clean my Electric Q grill?
Due to the unique design of our Electric Q models, there are some noteworthy differences in how they should be maintained. Here are a few of the most important points.
By using these cleaning tips an Electric Q model should last for many years and provide great results for countless backyard BBQs.