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Weber Q2000 vs Q2200: What’s the Difference?

These two models are similar in many ways, with each having a single stainless steel burner that produces the same amount of heat.

The Weber Q2000 and Q2200 are both very popular gas-powered grills from Australia’s favourite BBQ brand.

They share a lot of similarities, but there are some important differences you’ll want to consider before making your decision.

In this article, we’ll cover the key differences between the Weber Q2000 and Q2200 so you can make your selection with confidence.

Key Takeaways

These two models are similar in many ways, with each having a single stainless steel burner that produces the same amount of heat.

They both also have enamelled cast iron grills and a cooking area measuring 1800 cm².

The key differences between the Weber Q2000 and Q2200 are as follows:

  • The Q2000 uses a push-button piezo igniter, while the Q2200 is equipped with a premium electronic ignition.
  • The Q2200 has a built-in lid thermometer.
  • The Q2200 has a slightly higher dome (17 cm vs 14 cm cooking height).
  • Both models are available in titanium or black, while the Q2200 also comes in red.
  • The Q2200 has traditionally been harder to find, as it was only sold through Weber Specialist Dealers and Weber Stores. However, you can now purchase the premium model online from Weber’s Amazon store.
Weber Q Q2000 LP BBQ 1 | BBQs and Outdoor Dining
Weber Q2000
weber Q2200 | BBQs and Outdoor Dining
Weber Q2200

Key similarities

Compact design

The Q range is the most versatile in Weber’s line-up of BBQs.

While not as small as the Weber Baby Q, the Qs are still compact enough to take away camping.

However, they still have enough capacity for at-home grilling on the deck or in the backyard.

Number of burners

Both of the Weber Q BBQs have a single stainless steel burner which delivers a heat output of 12.7 MJ (12,000 BTU).

They both also have a cooking area measuring 1800 cm².

Enamelled cast iron grills

The Weber Q and Weber Q Premium both feature enamel-coated cast iron grills. These grills are easier to clean and distribute heat evenly.

This is important because it means you can get consistent results every time you cook on your grill.

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.

Key differences

Ignition

The Q2000 uses a push-button piezo igniter, while the Q2200 is equipped with an electronic ignition, also known as a spark generator.

Because they don’t need an outside power source, piezo starters are often used in gas appliances.

Electronic ignitions are activated by the application of electricity from a battery, and they’re found on many high-end grills.

While an electronic ignition is generally considered to be more reliable, it does come with the downside that the battery needs to be replaced periodically (1 x AAA battery).

Thermometer

One of the most noticeable differences between the Weber Q Premium and the standard model is the built-in lid thermometer.

A built-in thermometer is a very handy feature that allows you to monitor cooking temperatures while you roast or grill.

This is probably the biggest factor that sways people to opt for the Q2200 over the Q2000.

Size

These two BBQs are fairly similar in overall size and they both have an 1800 cm² cooking area.

However, the Q2200 has a slightly higher dome, with a cooking height of 17 cm, compared with 14 cm on the Q2000.

The higher dome on the Weber Q Premium provides more space for roasting with the lid down.

Colours

The Weber Q is available in titanium or black, while the Premium model also comes with the option of a red colourway.

Availability

The Weber Q is sold through national retailers and can be purchased online from places like Amazon and BCF.

Until recently, people have found it a bit more difficult to get their hands on the Q2200 model, as it was only sold through Weber Specialist Dealers and Weber Stores.

However, you can now purchase the premium model online from Weber’s Amazon store.

Comparison table

NameWeber QWeber Q Premium
ModelQ2000Q2200
BBQ cartNoNo
GrillsEnamelled Cast IronEnamelled Cast Iron
Removable catch panYesYes
Push button ignitionYesYes
Ignition typePush-button piezo igniterElectronic igniter
Stainless steel burner tubesYesYes
Number of burners11
Burner power12.7 MJ (12,000 BTU)12.7 MJ (12,000 BTU)
Cooking area1800 cm²1800 cm²
Lid ThermometerNoYes
Side tables22
Size (open)66.1cm H x 130.6cm W x 61.8cm D66.1cm H x 130.6cm W x 63.8cm D
Size (closed)36.9cm H x 130.6cm W x 49.6cm D39.4cm H x 130.6cm W x 49.6cm D
Cooking height14 cm17 cm
ColoursTitanium, BlackTitanium, Black, Red
Weber Q Q2000 LP BBQ 1 | BBQs and Outdoor Dining
Weber Q2000
weber Q2200 | BBQs and Outdoor Dining
Weber Q2200

Making your selection

Weber Q BBQs are among the most popular in the country for good reason.

Both grills have all of the features that make the Weber Q range so popular: they’re easy to use and reliable, deliver consistent cooking temperatures, and feature high-quality components.

Another standout feature of the Weber Q range is that because of their compact size, they are fairly portable, making them a good option for camping trips and weekends away.

In terms of choosing between the Q2000 and Q2200, there are only a few things that are likely to sway you one way or the other.

The biggest difference that will sway most people is the built-in lid thermometer. It’s not essential, but for the lid-down cooking style that Webers are designed for, it’s very convenient.

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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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