Once we reviewed the original Weber Traveler, we scored it extremely as a conveyable grill that might nonetheless cater to a number of folks and ship scrumptious outcomes. Now, the model has introduced the marginally smaller Wever Traveler Compact, which we have been capable of mess around with.
That is billed as a scaled-back model of the Weber Traveler, providing even higher portability, and the compact mannequin additionally comes with a broad temperature vary, making it an excellent cooking software for searing, grilling, and griddling. As earlier than, it is a really perfect selection for on-the-go barbecues, seashore outings, and campsite cookouts.
We have been to see how the Compact mannequin fared in our testing, given its promising options and the excessive bar set by its predecessor. For extra, discover our information to the best gas grills to see how they stack up towards rivals.
Caroline is the Deputy Editor of High Ten Evaluations and a passionate residence product reviewer. She’s been testing out merchandise for the house for years and has hands-on expertise with a variety of home equipment and tech devices. Becoming a member of Future initially of 2021, Caroline has since served her time throughout the entire firm’s residence titles, together with Actual Properties, Splendid Dwelling, Livingetc, and Properties & Gardens.
She’s dedicated to serving to folks select the perfect merchandise that may make their lives simpler, extra cost-efficient, or simply extra fulfilling. Lately, she acquired the possibility to check out the Weber Traveller Compact Transportable Gasoline Grill.
Weber Traveller Compact: First look
The 2024 Weber Traveler Compact and the unique Weber Traveler share lots in widespread, however the two grills do have some notable variations, notably of their design.
By way of dimension, the 2024 Weber Traveler Compact is a smaller model of the unique Weber Traveler. Its compact dimension enhances its portability, permitting it to be simply transported and arrange for grilling at any location. That is boosted by a one-handed setup and assisted fold-down function, which simplifies the method in comparison with the unique Weber Traveler.
The unique Weber Traveler, whereas additionally transportable, is barely bigger and requires extra energy and observe to arrange. It folds up right into a trolley-like design, full with a deal with and stable wheels for transportation. Nevertheless, its weight and bulk might restrict its portability to shorter distances and smoother terrains.
Each fashions are made with high-quality, sturdy supplies. The 2024 Weber Traveler Compact includes a porcelain-enameled exterior, whereas the unique Weber Traveler sports activities a sturdy black and chrome casing. Each fashions are designed to face up to out of doors use and varied climate circumstances.
Regardless of its compact dimension, the Weber Traveler Compact presents a low-to-high temperature vary that may deal with varied cooking duties, from searing steaks to grilling rooster and – like in our hands-on expertise, charring veggie skewers. This makes it possibility for lots of several types of out of doors cooking.
The grill has a fast heating time and a excessive most temperature of 500 levels, making it very best for quick, high-heat cooking. Its grill floor is giant sufficient to prepare dinner for round ten folks directly if you happen to’re making easy objects like burgers or cauliflower steaks. It is a nice exhibiting for a conveyable mannequin.
Throughout our time with the grill, we have been impressed with how rapidly and evenly our veggie skewers and cauliflower steaks cooked, even within the less-than-ideal circumstances of a number of folks testing it out on the identical time (e.g., the warmth misplaced every time the lid was opened). The outcomes have been extraordinarily tasty, too.
Regardless of its small dimension, the Weber Traveler Compact actually packs a punch. It heats up rapidly and cooks evenly, making it very best for the whole lot from burgers to veggie skewers. And regardless that it is transportable, with a big sufficient grill floor, you possibly can simply prepare dinner for a bunch of round ten folks.
In contrast to another transportable grills, this one may be arrange and brought down with only one hand, which is a big plus. And once you’re achieved cooking, it is simple to wheel away and retailer till the following time you want it, whether or not that is within the storage or the again of your truck.
Although on the time of writing, we’re nonetheless ready for actual US pricing for the Traveler Compact, the UK worth will likely be £399 (round $505), which saves you a piece when in comparison with the standard model ($620 / £490), and Traveler Stealth ($669 / £529) RRPs.
Nevertheless, you possibly can at the moment buy the usual and Stealth for lower than this on the Weber website.
The Weber Traveler Compact will likely be accessible direct from the retailer and elsewhere on-line from Spring 2024.