Weber 55020001 Q 2400 Electric Grill Review
Editor rating: 4.9/5
Long lasting and well-constructed, the Weber 55020001 Q 2400 Electric Grill cooks very well with nice flavor.
No need to burn charcoal. No need to deal with gas tanks. The Weber 55020001 Q 2400 Electric Grill is easier and safer to use compared to charcoal and gas grills. If you are looking for an electric grill, look no further. The Weber is a bit pricey but it is all worth it because the grill is made of durable, rust-resistant materials. You can rest assured that the grill will last for years because that is what the Weber company is known for. They make the best, most durable long lasting grills.
While this grill does not get extremely hot like charcoal and gas grills, it heats up enough for you to sear and roast meat. Furthermore, it cooks very well without burning your food. Electric grills are also more controllable when it comes to temperature. It has a large knob that has infinite settings. The ability to control temperature is a crucial factor in grilling. Don't get me wrong, nothing can compare to the flavor that you get from charcoal. But if you have to get an electric grill, we recommend this Weber grill because it gives a nice flavor although not comparable to a charcoal grill but it's the best you can get from an electric grill.
It has plenty of wonderful features. What I like the most are its big grippy handles that extend from side to side creating sort of a cradle or support for the main grill which not only gives me confidence in moving the grill safely but also the design gives a unique, stylish look to the grill. For more features from this grill, read further.
Material: Cast aluminum
Dimensions (lid open): 26H x 31.5W x 25.1D inches
Weight: 43.5 lbs
Cooking grate: Porcelain enameled cast iron
Cooking area: 280 sq in
Grounded cord: 6 feet
Weber contact information:
call 1-800-466-1071 or send an email to [email protected]
Advantages and disadvantages
- Great for outdoors
- Great customer service
- Great for those who are living in condos or apartments with gas or charcoal restrictions
- Can be used with a cart
- Rust resistant
- Portable and easy to store
- Very well-constructed
- Easy to clean
- Electric grills are safer and easier to use
- Big drip pan that is easy to remove
- Large grip handle
- Ergonomic side handles
- Sturdy front and rear cradles
- Double lined lid
- Gets hot enough for searing
- Easy to operate
- Does not burn meat
- Grates can be replaced with griddle plate
- Gives a nice flavor
- No flare ups
- Control burner knob has infinite settings
- Heats up evenly
- Large capacity
- Leaves grill marks
- Indicator light is hard to distinguish
- Will not get very hot if plugged into an extension cord
- A bit pricey
- No cover
- Takes about 20 minutes to heat up
- No thermometer
Just like any Weber grill, the Weber 55020001 Q 2400 Electric Grill is very well-constructed and sturdy. It is easy to pull-out of the box because it is not too heavy and it has big, grippy side handles. Its structure is also very simple and yet stylish. The large, thick frame provides reliable support for the grill. Because of its simple design, it is easy to operate and clean. Other than that, you have the option to mount the grill on a cart for mobility. Its compact size makes it very portable and easy to store. We expect the grill to last for years because it is made of solid, rust-resistant cast aluminum lid and body.
It is safer to cook on an electric grill because it does not produce flames, unlike charcoal and gas grills. Aside from that, it is easier because there is no need to burn and clean charcoals or refill a gas tank. Healthwise, it is also safer because you're keeping your food away from the contaminants from charcoal.
Although the grill is supposed to be portable, the cooking surface is quite large and can cook a lot of food at once. Not only that, one side of the cooking grates can be replaced with a griddle plate for cooking smaller food like corn or sauces.
When it comes to temperature, this electric grill is easier to control compared with a charcoal grill and has more heat settings compared with a gas grill. It does not get as hot as a charcoal or gas grill, but it gets hot enough to roast or sear meat to a tender level without burning it and with a little char on the outside. Unlike most electric grills, this grill provides a nice, tasty flavor to the meat. This is attributed to the two aluminum heat retention liners that keep the smoke flavor contained in the grill. These liners together with the porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates helps in heating up the grill evenly across the entire cooking surface.
The large ergonomic grip handles is not like any other. It extends from side to side creating a stylish, sturdy frame that provides a reliable support for the main grill. The legs provide an ample distance between the surface of the table and the main grill. At the same time, it provides a space for easy removal of the drip pan.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the depth from the grates to the top of the concave top shield?
7 inches is the tallest height
What are the dimensions of the cooking grates?
20 x 14 inches
How will I know if the grill is heating up?
Look for a red light at the left side of the knob.
Can the lids be removed?
Yes, just pull the 2 pins that hold it.
Does it get hot enough to sear steaks?
Yes, it is designed to max out between 500 and 550 F.
Can I use an extension cord?
Yes, but not recommended. If you do, make sure you use a heavy duty extension wire.
How tall is the unit when the lid is closed?
What size of disposable drip pan should be used?
5 x 7 x 0.5 inches or look for Weber 6415
Does it come with the drip pan?
Are the electric bills higher with this grill?
Not much difference.
Does it include a cover?
Can I use wood chips?
Yes by using soaked wood chips in a foil packet. Check some tips here.
What is the width measurements from leg to leg front to back?
21" from left to right and 12 3/4" from front to back.
How long does it take to heat up for cooking?
Is this grill dual voltage?
No, 110 volts only.
Can I use it in a car?
No, because it draws 13 amps.
What is the highest temperature it can reach?
Can I use ceramic briquettes on this grill?
No, as it can cause flare-ups.