A Great Way To Clean Our Weber Q

It’s probably the unofficial grill of Rvers everywhere. Walk through any RV park in North America and count the different brands of barbeque grilles and the Weber Q series usually wins by about 3 to 1 over any other brand. Everybody loves them, nobody is sad they bought one.
We’ve had ours for more almost a year now and the only thing I can’t figure out why I didn’t buy a Weber in the first place instead of screwing around with other comparable priced brands.

I’ve always had a problem getting the cooking grate clean until yesterday. We were out walking the RV park yesterday morning and stopped to talk to a fellow whose grill was smoking away. I asked him what was for breakfast, he replied that he was cleaning his grill.
Here is his secret is: he fires up his grill, turns it on high, puts two layers of aluminum foil on the cooking grate, closes the lid and lets it roar for about 30 minutes.

When I got home I tried his method. It works great. Just follow that up with a bit of easy scraping, brush off the cooking grate and it’s job done.
Now I just need to come up with an easy way of cleaning the inside of the lid. How do you clean yours?
While we are talking Weber; I get the distinct impression that the regulators on the Weber 100 series is their weak point. In my owners manual Weber suggests that you use the small 1 pound bottles as the source of liquid propane. I know of probably 6 people who’s regulators have failed after they have been using the big road tank on their motor home as their fuel source. In all cases Weber has told them not to use the big tank, that it voids their warranty. In most, but not all of the cases that I am aware of, Weber has then replaced the regulator under warranty anyway.
What’s been your experience? What’s your favorite grill?

4 thoughts on “A Great Way To Clean Our Weber Q

  1. Like you said the Weber Q has to be the best BBQ we have owned. Thanks for the grill cleaning tip. Inside the lid I just wipe it down occasionally. Our regulator failed after 3 months and was told the same thing by Weber, but they replaced it free anyway. Talking to various propane technicians they tell me it should make no difference what size tank we use. But I installed a Mr. Heater fuel filter last October (my own idea, Mr. Heater recommend one if we use larger than a one pound cylinder) and it has been working just fine ever since and we use it almost every day.

  2. Liked it so much, we actually bought a second one. But that wasn’t our initial plan.
    We’ve had our “big one”, I think it’s the “Q”, with the wings? (isn’t there some sort of lady’s product with “wings”? whatever) for a few years now. Got the stand, adapter hose. Installed a “t” at the tank of the motorhome and took it along. Didn’t have any problems. Maybe just lucky.
    Then when we moved to Europe, and I needed a BBQ, I ended up buying the little one. I think in North America it’s the “100”. Equally as awesome, but just the right size for just the two of us. I don’t use the goofy small tanks. I had a place install a hose for me when we were back in Holland. The small tanks are just goofy.
    If ever anyone has any doubts about buying one, I say “buy it!”.. Yes, they’re a little pricey, (our little one was €150 ON SALE in the Netherlands!) but it turns out that you do get what you pay for in this case. I can load up either one from one side to the other, and everything will cook at the same rate.
    Great little grill. It IS however, a grill. Slightly different than a BBQ, as it will cook a little faster. That’s the only caveat.

    The cleaning tip is awesome. I’m going to try it very soon.

    See, now when my wife says I waste time reading blogs, I’ll have something to show for it. *smiling in that goofy Gomer Pile kinda way.*

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