Although the Weber Q-320 gas grill is sometimes billed as a portable model, it weighs 83 pounds. As one expert reviewer notes, "this isn't a grill to take on a picnic." Instead, it seems to be aimed at apartment dwellers and tailgaters. It does, however, bolt to Weber's Q cart (*Est. $90 sold separately, but included with the Q-320), which holds a refillable 20-pound propane tank (not included). Some users are surprised to find that the cart is made of plastic, but say it's surprisingly sturdy.
The Q-320 gets very good scores for cooking at high heat in one comparison test, and its two stainless-steel burners (a total of 21,700 BTU) allow for indirect cooking (whereby the food is placed to the side of the flame, rather than atop it, for gentler heating). Users and experts praise the Weber Q-320's sturdy, durable construction and straightforward design; "for the price the construction of this Weber is a good grill," writes one reviewer. Owner opinions are evenly split on whether the Q-320 is simple or complex to put together.
This small grill has 393 square inches of primary cooking area, with a 69-square-inch warming rack. One reviewer says that the warming rack, which sits over the primary cooking area, is too low to move food around below it; however most seem to like this feature, and you can remove it if you think it gets in the way. If you'd like a small gas grill that's truly portable, the Weber Go-Anywhere Gas Grill (*Est. $60) weighs just 14 pounds and gets the best reviews.
ConsumerReports.org, and an About.com provide the two best expert reviews of the Weber Q-320. We also found hundreds of user reviews of this popular grill at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, and Walmart.com.
Derrick Riches, the About.com guide to barbecues and grilling, gives the Weber Q 320 a 4.5-star rating (out of 5). He notes that it's too heavy to be truly portable, but is "a great compromise between a large full feature grill and a traditional portable." (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Weber Q 320, Derrick Riches
The editors of ConsumerReports.org evaluate and rate more than 100 gas grills, including the Weber Q-320. Many of the ratings are based on ongoing testing; full details are available to subscribers.
Review: Gas Grills, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, April 2012
More than 275 user reviewers give the Weber Q-320 a 4.5-star average rating. They like it for its compromise between size and grilling space; "Unless your cooking for an army, this is the one to get," one reviewer says.
Review: Weber 586002 Q 320 Portable Outdoor Propane Gas Grill, Contributors to Amazon.com
Nearly 130 users like the Weber Q 320 enough to give it an average score of 4.8 stars. "Great grill in a compact package," writes one reviewer that's tried cheaper grills in the past, and found that they didn't provide enough heat.
Review: Weber Q 320 2-Burner Portable Gas Grill, Contributors to HomeDepot.com
More than 60 customers weigh in with their opinions about the Weber Q-320, giving it a near-perfect rating. Almost all of them say they would recommend this grill to a friend. We found a handful of comments that assembling this grill was a challenge.
Review: Weber Q 320 21,700 BTU 2 Burner Gas Grill, Black, Contributors to Walmart.com