The Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill is the most portable and affordable of the small Weber grills, hands down. Users and experts alike say it's great for campers: "If you dream of folding up your Viking stove and inflating it in miniature in the great outdoors," writes one expert in an older review, "this grill's for you."
Several reviewers note that one side of the Go-Anywhere doesn't seem to heat up quite as much as the rest of this grill; some like this feature, using it for improvised indirect cooking or warming, while others complain about it. The igniter doesn't always function properly, but experts say you can light the grill with a lighter or match instead. Another points out that at 14 pounds and shaped like a toolbox, this grill is small and light enough to carry in one hand. Most of the other portable grills we found reviews of, primarily by Weber, weigh a minimum of 30 pounds.
One happy user points out that the Go-Anywhere's porcelain-coated steel exterior is much more durable (and rust-resistant) than painted steel, and an expert agrees that it's relatively durable. "If you are a heavy griller who likes to hit the road," he says, "you will be happy to buy another one of these in five years or so." The vast majority of users say the grill cooks well -- even in windy conditions -- but others disagree, saying that it doesn't get hot enough. The Go-Anywhere has 160 square inches of cooking area. If you'd like a portable grill that's a little larger and more powerful -- but also heavier -- the Weber Q-200 (*Est. $200) gets the best reviews.
The best review of the Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill comes from About.com's guide to barbecues and grilling, Derrick Riches. We also found a useful (and entertaining) review at Slate.com. User reviews from Amazon.com and Walmart.com round out the picture of how the gas version of the Go-Anywhere performs (it's also available in a charcoal version).
Derrick Riches, the About.com guide to barbecues and grilling, gives the Go-Anywhere a 4.5-star rating in this detailed review. He says its light weight and toolbox-like shape make it easy to carry in one hand, and says it's "a perfect little portable for tailgating or the college kid who wants a grill." (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Weber Propane Gas Go Anywhere Portable Grill Model #1520, Derrick Riches
This reviewer asks a group of friends to test several "mini grills." They evaluate both gas and charcoal models; in the end, the Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill is clearly the best reviewed of the gas grills. "We dug the thoughtful design touches," the reviewer says, praising the locking legs, tented grease pan, and generous cooking surface.
Review: Fired Up: Which Portable Grill Cranks Up the Heat?, Jude Stewart, June 5, 2007
More than 240 reviewers give this grill a 4.5-star average rating. One reports leaving his expensive grill untouched and using the Go-Anywhere instead; others say that it's good, but not great, and recommend discarding the removable Flavorizer bars for faster cooking.
Review: Weber 1520 Propane Gas Go-Anywhere Grill, Contributors to Amazon.com
Nearly three dozen Walmart.com customers weigh in on the Weber Go-Anywhere grill, giving it a near-perfect 4.5-star rating; 94 percent say they'd recommend it to a friend. They say it's perfect for camping, although we did find a complaint about the igniter not working. One reviewer also points out that one side of the grill doesn't heat up quite as much as the rest.
Review: Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill, Black, Contributors to Walmart.com