It's just like Weber to recognize that they have a great product, and to figure out how to reach more buyers with it. This was the reason for creating a Go-Anywhere Grill that uses gas, and also one that uses charcoal, because let's face it, both have their merits, but most buyers prefer one over the other. It can however be somewhat confusing though, so make sure that if you want the gas grill the model number is 1141001, while if you want the charcoal grill it's 121020. The charcoal grill is incredibly good, but for those used to gas cooking, I decided to provide an in-depth analysis into how the Weber 1141001 Go-Anywhere Gas Grill works, where its successes are, and to also let you know if it has any flaws. You'll be getting an inside look into one of the best portable gas grills on the market, and a greater knowledge of how it actually works, compared to company claims.
by Weber [Weber]
- Cast-Iron Grates
- Easy assembly
- Easy to Clean
- Large Cooking Area
- Fast Ignition
- No Flare-ups
- 6500 BTU's of power
- 1 Burner
- Legs are a little flimsy
Weber 1141001 Go-Anywhere Gas Grill Review (Official Site):
The legs can be bent easily, which is not a good start as far as portability goes, but it's all uphill from here on in. The unit itself is very small and compact measuring 14.5 inches in length, by 12.2 inches of width and is 21 inches tall, so it can be easily slotted into the trunk of a car, or carried underneath your arm. The weight is only 13.5 pounds, which is exceptionally low even for a super-portable, meaning the Go-Anywhere is very easy to take with you, and when you arrive, it can be placed down and turned on immediately for cooking. The legs fold and so does the handle, which is a nice touch for buyers with little room in their vehicles.
It's rare to see grill grates like these on a small portable costing less then $60, but it's not surprising, given Weber's practise of placing some of the features of their more expensive grills, on budget offerings. They're made of cast-iron, and they're the same ones you'll find on the Original Kettle Grill, so you're getting some superb tried and tested grill grates, that will certainly cook beautiful steaks and ribs, in an even, and fast way. It's the thickness of the cast-iron Weber use, that has been the key to their success, and you can expect terrific moisture in every meat you cook.
Some buyers may look at the BTU's and question the speed at which the Go-Anywhere can grill at; but they'd be wrong to question. BTU's are the things store workers and internet sites often quote, because they're easy to read stats, but they can be quite misleading. Grates meanwhile aren't as easy to talk about or put on the side of a box, because how they perform depends upon thickness, metal used, and the quality of the metal, so they're more of a paragraph than a headline. With grates like the ones on the Go-Anywhere, you don't really need that much power, because the heat generated with be spread out efficiently. So 6500 is more than enough, and you let the cast-iron grates do the rest of the work.
I suppose you might say it could have had more than 1 burner, with independently controlled heat, to enable searing and warming at the same time. This is a valid point, and there are options out there to choose from if that's what you need, but the Go-Anywhere would be really difficult to pass up on. Not only does it offer amazingly good cast iron grates for terrific taste, but it also provides 160 square inches of cooking space, a quick ignition, a reliable thermometer, comes fully assembled, and heats up incredibly fast. It's an ideal portable grill, for those who like a relaxing experience camping underneath the stars, or burgers in the back yard. It's also very easy to clean with a porcelain-enameled cooking surface, so debris comes off with one wipe.
Don't worry about the BTU's, as the grates are what is important and these are superb. It could have had more than one burner, but using the one you do get, with 160 square inches of space, it's among the best portables around as far as taste goes. The Go-Anywhere is also incredibly portable, with folding legs and handle, to make transport inside its secure frame, an easy affair. The Verdict: Another major success from Weber.