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Old 09-10-2004, 10:17 AM   #71
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Steaks & Ribs a must!

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We got a QGrill this summer. It's ok for burgers & dogs. It also has a griddle insert option and I used it to cook breakfast. It's best features are that it's small, very portable and light. I think it weighs 13 lbs. I wouldn't recommend it for steaks or ribs but it works fine for cooking outside and keeping the galley clean.

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Why wouldn't you recommend it for steaks and ribs?? In checking out the website, they claim it puts out 8500 BTU heat and cooks evenly. This should be plenty of heat for steaks & ribs. Have you had problems with cooking them with your Baby Q?? I'd like to know, since I'm in the throes of making a decision between the "Q" and the "Road Trip"!

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Old 09-10-2004, 10:48 AM   #72
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The Baby Q is excellent for steaks. Holds temperature well and cooks evenly. I was at the Homecoming last May, where Weber was demo'ing the Q. I watched as they used a line of six or seven Q's to produce steak for well over a hundred people-- every steak perfect and exactly the same!

See picture: Weber rep looks on as Bob Blumer (the Surreal Gourmet) checks one of the steaks "chef-style".
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Old 09-10-2004, 01:22 PM   #73
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I went to WalMart and bought a propane grill for $30. I think it is a Coleman, but not sure. Anyway, it controls heat well and will hold 4/5 steaks on the bottom rack with a smaller rack for warming up top. Works well!
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Why wouldn't you recommend it for steaks and ribs?? In checking out the website, they claim it puts out 8500 BTU heat and cooks evenly. This should be plenty of heat for steaks & ribs. Have you had problems with cooking them with your Baby Q?? I'd like to know, since I'm in the throes of making a decision between the "Q" and the "Road Trip"!

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Jim,

That is just a personal opinion. I prefer my steaks and ribs done on with wood or charcoal. I'm sure it would cook the steaks just fine. Steaks done on ANY gas grill never taste as good as those done with wood or charcoal. IMHO

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Old 09-10-2004, 06:43 PM   #75
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Alan,

I bought the small cast alum Olympian

http://camperschoice.com/Product.cfm...owestprice=Yes

It has 174" cooking area w/ 12,000 BTUs and a smoker plate that works real well. I have done steaks on it. Heat it up first of course. Uses 16 oz or the Extend a Hose connector that I bought.

And it just fits in the rear outside compartment with the legs folded up.

Also found a folding alum slat table at Sam's that folds to same size as those 'chairs in a bag'.

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Old 09-11-2004, 12:31 AM   #76
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Okay, the exact name for mine is the Weber Go Anywhere Grill. http://www.weber.com/bbq/pub/grill/f...spx?g=1520&t=p it cost around 50 dollars and it is 12 x 21 and 15 inches tall it has 10000 BTUs and the hose that adapts the Baby Q so you can run it off your big propane tanks fits this grill too. Since you could almost buy 3 of these in comparason to the baby q it is definately my choice.

The Weber Baby Q is 16 x 27 and 15 inches tall but only has 8500 BTUs and cost around 130 dollars http://www.weber.com/q/babyq.aspx
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:37 AM   #77
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Jim,

That is just a personal opinion. I prefer my steaks and ribs done on with wood or charcoal. I'm sure it would cook the steaks just fine. Steaks done on ANY gas grill never taste as good as those done with wood or charcoal. IMHO

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Opinion Accepted (Not that I agree) ! Just what I wanted....a well defined reason for not buying the Weber Baby Q and Coleman Road Trip gas grills! Both looked too big to me to haul around for two people! I looked at the Weber Baby Q and Coleman Road Trip (both about $150), and decided that all I need is the Weber "Go Anywhere Grill" ($49.99)! Bought it, used it with 16oz Coleman propane bottle. Grilled loin steaks with bacon wrap tonight were Fantastic! I think think this is all we'll need for our 30+ day trip coming up soon, and many other trips in the future! There are so many choices out there! Some basic ideas that I considered in our purchase were size (much smaller than Baby Q and Road Trip), price (about $100 cheaper than previously mentioned), and Quality, (Weber is about the best)! I think I would recommend the Weber "Go Anywhere" Grill to couples who have limited space for storage and want a quality product!

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Ooops, I've been doin too much thinking!!
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JohnG......You are my hero!!!!!! I didn't see your post! It's perfect!

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Old 09-11-2004, 01:18 AM   #80
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Oh, almost forgot to mention the complaint that most people have with these small grills besides not having enough room for 4 steaks is that they always have to hunt a place to set it down to use it.

Solution: Take an old tv tray, the wood ones are better. Lay aluminum foil across the top and set your grill on top of it. No Biggie and it works great too.
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JohnG......You are my hero!!!!!! I didn't see your post! It's perfect!

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Thanks, we're in tune on the Weber Go Anywhere Grill for sure. Its a great little grill that heats things faster cause of higher BTUs and it is almsot the same cooking area size as the hgiher dollar grills, and it stores nicely in one of your compartments.
I think it is the best all around grill made!
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I'm just posting this for anyone still looking for a grill. I don't have any knowledge of this grill but it looks similar to the Holland.

http://www.frontgate.com/fg/pdp.jsp?...ning&k=XX23385

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I'm just posting this for anyone still looking for a grill. I don't have any knowledge of this grill but it looks similar to the Holland.

http://www.frontgate.com/fg/pdp.jsp?...ning&k=XX23385

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That's the Solaire. At $300 retail (though that link gives a great reduced price!) and it's silvery stainless steel surface... I think it's the perfect look for Airstreamers, particularly since we have that reputation of being wealthy and posh to live up to!

I've been looking at these for a while. It seems that with their infra-red ceramic heating element, they're fantastic at getting extremely high heat in little time. You can cook 2 inch thick steaks in like 8 minutes or something incredible like that...

I'll give a full report when I finally buy one - I'm also going to get the stainless tripod so it will look perfectly matched to the sleek lines of the GlobeTrotter when sitting next to it!
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Alan,

I also would like to know of an inexpensive, easy-to-use small grill that does not take up much storage space.

I don't plan to have more than two steaks, or hamburgers at one time grilling. I have had some people recommend getting one that I can hook to my LP bottles but I am uncertain about that.

Wonder how long one small bottle of gas will last?

I have no experience with grills, coals or otherwise so will learn on whatever I purchase.

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Sue- we have had an inexpensive portable gas grill you can find at Walmart for 20-39 dollars. It uses the small gas canister you also get there for few bucks each, and they last quite a good while. The problem with ours, and we have used it for almost 3 years; it heat very unevenly, and the control valve is pretty much high and off. No inbetween. I see many folks using the weber, the thermos grill 2 go, and the Coleman Road trip. Theyt all look great but seem pricey. I might just step up and get the Thermos one though, as it has legs or you can go tabletop, and has a griddle which would be mighty nice.
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