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Weber Q 1400 Electric Grill Review

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Weber Q 1400 Electric Grill

Q 1400 is the smallest Weber electric with 189 square inches of cook surface. It has a dark grey cast aluminum body and glass-reinforced nylon frame. Most BBQ electrics have limited upper temp ranges, but many owners report Weber’s Q electrics put a pretty good sear on a steak. Weber states their electrics reach 500 degrees, but can get hotter depending on ambient temperature. They attribute this to two interior, aluminum heat retention liners that prevent heat from escaping and promote even temps. Additionally, the conductive properties of coated cast iron cooking grates on all Q models help produce good sear marks. 500 degrees is not what we’d call steak temps, but many owners who switched from a different brand of electric to Weber feel the sizzle is far superior. In 2014 Weber split the cooking grate in two to accomadate an optional cast iron griddle on one side.

This small cooker makes travel easy, as long as your destination has electricity, but obviously limits the amount and size of what can be cooked. It may be used as a table top grill or mounted to a fold out stand with two legs, two wheels and tool hooks.

Six foot grounded cords are standard. If you need an extension cord it must be rated no less than that of the appliance. Extension cords must be marked with the letter “W” and with a tag stating, “Suitable for use with outdoor appliance”. Use the shortest length extension cord possible. Do not connect 2 or more extension cords together. The Q 1400 should be supplied through a grounded GFI outlet. 15 amp minimum.

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Product Information:

  • Model:
    Q 1400 Electric Grill
  • Item Price:
    $ 299.00
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Made in USA:
    yes
  • Review Method:
    Looked Closely At It
    We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources.
  • Primary Function:
    Grill, Tailgater
  • Fuel:
    Electric
  • Main Burners:
    1
  • Primary Capacity:
    189 square inches
    Small (about 9 burgers)

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Published On: 11/9/2012 Last Modified: 6/22/2023

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