IKEA KLASEN Gas Barbecue $199 (Was $369).
Offer expires on 15/02/2021
I had one of these. Pretty ordinary. There's no hotplate to cook stuff like onions on, there's no side trays to sit food / utensils on and the rubber around the wheels disintegrated after a year or so.
thanks that was very helpful comment for me.
Wow thanks for your feedback. Its good its from an owner's experience. I am in the market for a cheap bbq for my backyard, not sure what else is worth buying for that amount of budget.
Just get a WeberQ.
Everything else is junk.
But WebQ is so expensive and I have to buy a table / trolley to put in on top which adds up.
@sistermay: Put it on a temporary surface. Buy a Weber
@sistermay: You can also get a used IKEA trolley (for the Weber) instead, this one goes for $50 from time to time on Gumtree:
@reg401: Thanks for the suggestion. (:
@sistermay: I got mine 11 years ago and honestly it is still rock solid. Time value is strong compared to spending 199 from ikea for junk
@sistermay: Webers are built to last, that Ikea crap isn't. We had ours on a small plastic trestle table for ages
@sistermay: This is genuinely one of those times that you get what you pay for.
You do not NEED to buy the trolley, at least not immediately.
Mine is on top of an old Kitchen Cupboard, works great and looks OK too.
Last year I would have said something like "I bet you use only apple products as well" But now i own a Weber Q Family I agree with only buying a Weber Q 100%.
No hotplate, electric, small cooking area, overpriced like all Weber products.
@Wardaddy: Electric? You can buy hot plates, and while they're not designed for massive cookups you can pump out a reasonable amount, and cooking is quick and efficient with the lid closed.
@Wardaddy: No Hotplate (agreed, should be 50/50 by default on the FamilyQ)
Electric (have Weber ever made an electric BBQ?)
Small Cooking Area (are you cooking for a footy team? Mine is only a BabyQ, but never had a problem cooking for my family alone, gets pretty busy when cooking for 2 families, but manageable)
overpriced (the lifespan of a Weber is easily double that of this Ikea crap)
@Wardaddy: I agree for the Q's, but the kettles last forever and the high price is due to Aussie market, they are not that expensive in usa
@Laziofogna: I know, that's what's so annoying. (I lived in USA for 6 years)
Weber Kettle, $30 second hand on Gumtree.
A Weber kettle, but still you have no hotplate, no side tray. They last forever though, I have one from 1985 having no problems
WeberQ is so small, if you have space, just get a standard style bbq. I don't know why people buy WeberQs if they aren't moving it around.
They're efficient, they're long lasting, Weber support is meant to be very good, they're compact, they're multi-purpose (get the more advanced one with the higher lid, thermometer, and piezo ignition and they're great for roasts), and yes….. you have the option to throw it in a car and take it anywhere. Unless you're regularly entertaining large groups of people they're fine for most people, and anyone looking at that kind of thing wouldn't be buying some Ikea POS
I was in the same boat as you in Dec2018 and was considering weber and cheap barbecues galore brands. I chanced upon a used Morris Haagen BBQ (with side burner and tray) in Facebook marketplace for $80 and got it. Very happy with my purchase so far and it probably can be sold for $100 right now. That being said, I am not too particular about grilling so some people here might not be happy with it. Anyway, my point is that Weber is probably great but it depends on your situation if it is the right buy.