Weber Q vs Baby Q (Weber Q1000 vs Q2000)

These two grills have a lot in common, including their single stainless steel burner and enamel-coated cast iron grills.

There’s a reason that so many Weber BBQs can be found in backyards and campgrounds around Australia. And it’s not just because they look good.

The Weber brand has been around for over 70 years and their products are easy to use and built to last.

All models in the Weber Q range feature stainless steel burner tubes and porcelain-enamelled cast iron grills. This means that you can use them year after year without worrying about rust or corrosion.

In this article, we compare the popular Weber Q vs Weber Baby Q to help you make your selection with confidence.

Key takeaways

The important differences between the Weber Q1000 and Q2000 are as follows:

  • Size and portability – the Q1000 is more compact and portable (11 kg vs 16 kg).
  • Cooking area – the Weber Q has a larger cooking area (1800 cm² vs 1200 cm²).
  • Burner power – the Q2000 delivers more heat output (12,000 BTU vs 8,500 BTU).
  • Side tables – the Weber Q comes with fold-down tables while with the Baby Q these need to be purchased separately.
  • Natural Gas – both BBQs are available in LPG (gas bottle) models but there is also a Weber Q model that can be powered by natural gas.
  • Price – at the time of writing, the Weber Q costs around $200 more than the Baby Q.

Weber Baby Q (Q1000)

Weber Baby Q Q1000 | BBQs and Outdoor Dining

Weber Q (Q2000)

Weber Q Q2000 LP BBQ 1 | BBQs and Outdoor Dining

Key similarities

Number of burners

Both of these Weber BBQs have a single burner (in contrast with the dual burners found on the Weber Family Q models).

The burner tube is constructed from stainless steel which is strong, durable, and prevents rust.

Enamelled cast iron grills

The Weber Baby Q and Q both feature enamel-coated cast iron grills.

These grills are easier to clean, help with heat retention, and distribute heat evenly.

Removable Catch Pan

All Weber Q BBQs have a removable catch tray, into which grease is directed during cooking. This makes for easy cleaning and maintenance.


The Q1000 and Q2000 both feature a push-button piezo igniter.

Because they don’t need their own power source, piezo starters are popular in gas appliances.

They are, however, considered to be less reliable than the electronic ignition found on more premium grills.


Both models are available in titanium or black. The lid and body are made from durable cast aluminium.

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Key differences

Size and portability

The Q1000 is compact and portable, making it ideal for travelling, picnics, and camping. Weber calls the Baby Q the “ideal travelling and camping barbecue”.

The Baby Q measures 36.9cm H x 68.6cm W x 42cm D and weighs around 11 kg.

The Q2000, on the other hand, is more of a do-anything BBQ. It’s the most versatile in Weber’s line-up of BBQs.

The Weber Q measures 36.9cm H x 130.6cm W x 49.6cm D and weighs around 16 kg.

While not as small as the Weber Baby Q, the Weber Q is still compact enough to take away camping or to the beach but is also perfectly suited to cooking for a group at home.

Cooking area

The extra size of the Weber Q means it also has a larger cooking area, measuring 1800 cm², compared with 1200 cm² on the Baby Q.

The cooking height with the lid closed is fairly similar, with the Q1000 having 13 cm and the Q2000 having 14 cm.

Burner power

While both of these grills are only equipped with a single burner, the Q2000 delivers more heat output.

The Baby Q features a 9 MJ burner that delivers 8,500 BTU while the Weber Q comes in at 12.7 MJ (12,000 BTU).

Side tables

One of the first things you will notice when looking at these BBQs side-by-side is the dual tables on the Weber Q.

These fold-down tables are perfect for storing your plates, food and drinks.

While the Baby Q doesn’t come with side tables, a Weber Baby Q Side Table kit can be purchased separately.

LPG vs Natural Gas

While both BBQs are available in LPG (gas bottle) models, there is also a Weber Q model that can be powered by natural gas.

This may suit users who have gas mains plumbed into their house and want to avoid the hassle of refilling gas bottles.


As you would expect, there is a bit of a price difference between these two models.

At the time of writing, the Weber Baby Q has an RRP of $389 while the Weber Q is $589.

The price difference is mostly due to the fact that the Weber Q is bigger and more powerful, but also because it comes with the side table kit which on the Baby Q needs to be purchased separately.

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Comparison table

NameWeber Baby QWeber Q
GrillsEnamelled Cast IronEnamelled Cast Iron
Removable catch panYesYes
Push button ignitionYesYes
Ignition typePush-button piezo igniterPush-button piezo igniter
Stainless steel burner tubesYesYes
Number of burners11
Burner power9 MJ (8,500 BTU)12.7 MJ (12,000 BTU)
Cooking area1200 cm²1800 cm²
Side tables02
Size (open)59.7cm H x 68.6cm W x 52.1cm D66.1cm H x 130.6cm W x 61.8cm D
Size (closed)36.9cm H x 68.6cm W x 42cm D36.9cm H x 130.6cm W x 49.6cm D
Cooking height13 cm14 cm
ColoursTitanium, BlackTitanium, Black

Weber Baby Q (Q1000)

Weber Baby Q Q1000 | BBQs and Outdoor Dining

Weber Q (Q2000)

Weber Q Q2000 LP BBQ 1 | BBQs and Outdoor Dining

Making your selection

If you want the most portable option for caravan touring or camping trips, go with the Baby Q. It’s small and lightweight, so you can take it almost anywhere.

On the other hand, if you will mostly be using the grill at home and want to be able to cook for more people, go with the Weber Q.

It has a larger cooking area than its little brother and comes with handy side tables.

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Steve Kropp

Based in Melbourne, Steve's passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY and is always looking for a new project. When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, cooking meals with produce harvested from his garden, and coaching his son’s footy team.


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