Having a portable grill is essential for those who love to cook outdoors on-the-go. The Weber Go Anywhere grill (also called Go-Anywhere) is a compact and portable option for outdoor camping and cooking enthusiasts who want to take their grill with them wherever they go.
As you might expect there are 2 options for the grill – gas and charcoal. We’ll focus on the less expensive charcoal option as that’s the one we own.
In this review, we will delve into the features and benefits of the Weber Go Anywhere charcoal grill, and explore why it’s an ideal choice for outdoor cooking. From its design and build to its cooking performance and ease of use, we’ll do our best to provide you with a comprehensive overview of its capabilities.
Weber Go Anywhere Grill – Best Portable Grill Option?
Ease of Use
The Weber Go Anywhere grill is designed to be easy to use, whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a beginner. It is easy enough to assemble, and you can have it up and running in no time. The compact design of the grill means that there are only a few parts to put together, and the instructions are clear and straightforward.
Adjusting the dampers on the Weber Go Anywhere grill is also easy. The four rust-resistant aluminum dampers allow you to control the airflow and temperature inside the grill. You can adjust the dampers to increase or decrease the heat, depending on what you happen to be cooking.
Cleaning and maintaining the Weber Go Anywhere grill is also pretty straightforward. The plated steel cooking grates are easy to clean and maintain, and you can simply wipe them down with a damp cloth after use.
The heat-resistant bowl and lid are also easy to clean, and you can remove any cooled ash or debris from the grill using the ash catcher at the bottom of the grill.
Transporting and storing the Weber Go Anywhere grill is pretty user friendly too.
The grill has a portable design, and the folding legs pivot around the compact barbecue, locking the lid in place for easy carrying. This makes it perfect for taking on camping trips or or any outdoor experience. When it’s not being used the Weber Go-Anywhere grill can be stored in a small space because of its handy size.
Weber Go Anywhere Design and Build
The Weber Go Anywhere grill is designed with portability in mind. It has compact dimensions of 21.7D x 11W x 16.3H centimetres, making it easy to transport and store. Despite its small size, the grill provides plenty of cooking space, thanks to its triple plated cooking grate that measures approximately 42 x 26 centimetres.
Realistically the Weber Go Anywhere is set up for grilling food quickly rather than smoking or roasting it for longer periods of time. It would take a lot of effort to keep refuelling for longer smoking times and there isn’t enough room under the lid for large cuts of meat. So if that’s what you are looking for it’s probably not for you.
If you want a portable grill that works for longer cook times and is large enough for bigger cuts of meat then you might want to consider the larger Weber Traveller or Weber Q1000. Just be aware that they come with a higher price tag.
You can grill around 6 burgers at once and it’s great for grilling steaks, chicken wings, hot dogs, kebabs vegetables etc on the go.
The grill has a sleek black finish in the classic Weber style that adds a touch of elegance to its overall appearance.
At 6.78 kilograms, the Weber Go Anywhere grill is lightweight and easy to carry. It features folding legs that pivot around the compact barbecue, locking the lid in place for easy carrying. This makes it an ideal option for camping, hiking, or any outdoor activity where you want to barbecue.
Like you would expect from Weber, the Weber Go Anywhere grill is built with high-quality materials that ensure its durability and sturdiness. As long as you take good care of it and clean it regularly it will keep you going for years.
The heat-resistant bowl and lid are made of anti-rust material that can withstand high temperatures, making it perfect for outdoor cooking. The handle with heat shield provides a comfortable grip, even when the grill is hot.
The Weber Go Anywhere grill may be small, but it delivers big when it comes to cooking performance. It has a primary cooking area of approximately 42 x 26 centimetres, which provides ample space to cook for a small group of people.
The grill uses charcoal as its fuel source, which enhances the flavour of the food and gives it that authentic smoky taste. Charcoal also heats up quickly and maintains a consistent temperature, which is essential for even cooking. You really can get this portable grill to high heat – especially if you use a chimney starter.
The cooking grates of the Weber Go Anywhere grill are made of plated steel, which provides a durable and long-lasting surface for cooking. The grates are easy to clean and maintain, making them a convenient option for outdoor cooking.
The heat distribution and retention of the Weber Go Anywhere grill are exceptional, thanks to its rust-resistant aluminum dampers that allow for precise temperature control. The grill heats up quickly and maintains a consistent temperature, ensuring that your food is cooked evenly every time.
In addition to its excellent cooking performance, the Weber Go Anywhere grill is also versatile. It can be used for a variety of cooking methods, such as grilling, smoking, and even roasting. This makes it an excellent choice for outdoor cooking enthusiasts who want a grill that can do it all.
Pros and Cons of the Weber Go Anywhere Grill
A. Advantages of the Weber Go Anywhere grill
- Portable design allows for easy transportation and storage
- Premium materials used in construction ensure durability and sturdiness
- Plated steel cooking grates and rust-resistant aluminum dampers contribute to the quality of cooking performance
- Versatile fuel type (charcoal) provides an authentic grilled taste (using a chimney starter definitely helps here)
- Easy to assemble, adjust dampers, clean and maintain
- Weber quality with a 10-year warranty provides peace of mind
B. Limitations of the grill
- Small cooking area may not be sufficient for larger groups or gatherings
- Charcoal fuel type may not be suitable for those who prefer the convenience of gas or electric grills
- Not really set up for longer cook times e.g. roasting or smoking
A. Summary of the review Overall, the Weber Go Anywhere grill is a great option for those in search of a portable, durable, and versatile grill. Its premium materials, easy assembly, and maintenance, and consistent cooking performance make it a solid choice for outdoor cooking.
B. Recommendations for who would benefit most from the Weber Go Anywhere grill would be those who enjoy camping, hiking, or other outdoor activities and want a grill that is easy to use, transport and store. It’s perfect for grilling food hot and fast for small families or groups who value the authenticity of charcoal-grilled food. If you want a more convenient fuel type than charcoal, you could consider the Weber Go Anywhere Gas Grill.
C. Final thoughts on the Weber Go Anywhere grill
While it has some limitations, such as its smallish cooking area (especially the height of the lid) the Weber Go Anywhere grill’s portability and quality construction make it a solid choice for those in search of a reliable and durable portable grill. With Weber’s 10-year warranty, customers can trust in the quality of their purchase and enjoy years of outdoor cooking with the Weber Go Anywhere grill.
If you would like to watch a video of the Weber Go Anywhere in action have a look at this Instagram video we did recently in a local country park.