We have had this grill for a year now. We purchased it because we like both charcoal and gas grilling.\nIt was wobbly from day one. Felt cheap, looked OK. Even under cover of a porch and a cover (and it was ALWAYS COVERED by both, except when in use) it completely rusted and fell apart. One year is not nearly long enough for a grill to last. We are really, really disappointed by this grill.
I LOVED THIS GRILL IT WORKED ALL SUMMER LONG IT FOLDED UP WENT AWAY AFTER USE AND I WAS ABLE TO BUY THE PROPANE AT CVS .......I TRUELLY LOVED IT AND IT HELD MANY SUMMER BBQS ......I LOST IT WHEN HURRICANE SANDY CAME AND NOW IM TRYING TO PURCHASE IT AGAIN AND IT IS OUT OF STOCK.........I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS GRILL IT REALLY DID WORK FOR ME & MY HUSBAND AND OUR 6 KIDS :-)
This grill is the first one I have ever bought. It really is a great value. An inexpensive starter grill is what I would describe it as. The only thing that I wish it had was a side burner, but that doesn't take away from my rating.
I ordered my on-line and picked up at the store. If you buy in-store assembly is free- I would recommend taking advantage of that!\n\nAssembly- They do everything to make this easy. Instead of screws and nuts, they have the threads in the parts any you just have to insert the screw. The hardware comes on a vacuum sealed card labeled as \"A\" or \"B\" So you can easily ID which screw is which. The important parts (like burners) Are pre assembled. THe only thing that is lacking is the instructions. The instructions are just line drawings with arrows pointing to screws telling you this is a \"B\" screw etc. I wasted a LOT of time trying to figure out which legs to mount where until I realized that the screw holes on line up one way.\n\nI even comes with tools. Of you want to call them that. My advice is to look for that old open end wrench that came with that Jap dirt bike you used to have rather then trying to use their \"tools\" Mostly you just need a 10mm open end and a Philips screw driver. I put this together in about 20 min. using a Rat-a-tat-tat. (Thats what my brother calls an battery powered impact driver) If I did another I could do it in half that time, but I would have two drivers-one with the 10mm socket and one with phillips tips. Some of the bolts with take a 10mm wrench or a #3 bit. I would guess that the average home owner would invest about an hour and a half using hand tools to put together the first one.\n\nI was a little disappointed to find this was NOT a \"40,000 BTU grill\" Its really a 30,000 BTU grill with a 10,000 BTU side burner. I really think they should advertise it more clearly, This is done on purpose to make you think its hotter then it really is.\n\nThe big disadvantage of putting this together yourself is that you realize how cheaply this is made. All the parts are cheap stamping and the fire box is thin steel with what appears to me to be a powder coat finish.\n\nThis uses a battery for lighting the burners. The grills I had in the past hat the battery-less \"Pizzo\" starter. I din't think I would like this because you have to replace batteries, but believe me it is so much better. When you push the botton, you get multiple sparks that light the burners first time every time.\n\nI like having the temp gage as it lets me know when the grill has pre heated to the proper level. Mine takes 7 min to reach 600 (both burners on) Like most cheap grills the heat is mostly in the center of the grill. That OK with me because I can more the \"rare\" burgers to the out side of the grill why the crispy critters are in the center.\n\nThe main reason I wanted a LOT of heat is that I uce my grill year round. Below freezing out? no problem- I still use my grill and just adjust the cooking times. The Michigan \"spring\" gave me several chances to use this in below freezing windy weather. Of course pre heat takes a little longer (And I only wait for 500) I do have to use both burnes with the top closed and the meat comes out great! When the weather is warm it only takes about 5 min to pre heat and I use a much lower heat setting. One thing that threw me off at first is the the valves work \"Backwards\" from what I'm used to. \"HI\" is where you first turn it on, and rotating to the legt (Counter clockwise) turns the burners down. I use a product called GrillGrate which makes you cheap grill act like an Infera red grill. It is basically an anum. plate that sets on top of the grill. The first grill I bought (a week before I bought this one) did not get these grills hot enough in clod weather- this on work fine and I have cooked with it down to 28 degrees.\n\nMy summery: This is cheaply built- I don't expect it to last more then 3 years but I will be more careful to paint any chips to make it last as long as possible. The grill get HOT and can be used in any weather. I highly recommend you have it put together free at the store. I would buy another of this exact grill if someone stole it and the insurance company gave me a check to replace it.
OK, this is not a super-sturdy Weber kettle grill. But if you just want something to grill hamburgers and hotdogs and are on a budget, this is perfect. Pretty easy to put together. All the parts are clearly marked and fit. It has a lid lock which is good for when the cooking is done but the coals are still hot. Keeps kids out and avoids spills if it gets knocked over. Good for grilling for up to four, or two if grilling large steaks.
I cant complain. Easy to put together and to clean. Doesn't take up space like the big ones. I love that it has a cover unlike some other cheap grills. Simple grill that does the job for a great price.
WTF? I bought this to keep my grill from rusting. paid extraa for the heavy duty model.\n\nJust went outside to look and guess what, my expenside dual gas\/charcoal grill is wet. Sure I can return this, but arethey going to remburse me for grill rusting due to the product not being weather proof, as indicted?\n\nFull bs
I bought this tiny grill for its easy portability, as I wanted to grill a steak for my dad who is in a nursing home as his Christmas gift. It really did the job and we were all really surprised, to tell you the truth. I had originally just planned to pitch it after using it this one time because it didn't cost much, but since things turned out so well, we kept it to use when camping.
Nice grill especially for the price. Cooks even, side burner works good (only have used it once so far). Also like the covered area and double doors to hide your propane tank away. Only downfall I see, no where to hang your grill utensil. But I just use the side shelf.\nAlmost when picking one out at store. Look them over at store pretty good. Some of them seemed to be put together in a rush, while a couple others were in good shape.
I bough this last year to use during the winter with my small portable grill so that I would not have to use my big summer grill. went to use it this year and it leaks around the compression fitting where it is hooked onto the hose (no way to fix). It was hanging up in a stright line with no kinks in it in my storage bldg. 5 stars if you need it for one season.
Actually, I didn't buy this for a grill. I have a Health Rider exercise bike I keep on the back patio and when I saw the picture of the grill cover I thought this would likely fit my Rider and help keep the rain and dust off (since I rarely use it, it does tend to get dusty and dirty). Works perfect for me and appears very well made.
I have used it to make baby back ribs..i weaved the ribs thru and put the grill on low and closed the lid most of the way...I use a brick to leave it open a bit....cooked for about an hour....then put the sauce on the ribs and cooked them for about 15 min...They were the best ribs I have ever had...OH put a pan of water in your grill to keep the meat moist..... enjoy