I was tired of having two grills. I had a gas grill for the convenience of easy, quick grilling. Then I used a charcoal grill for when I really wanted to make a great tasting rack of ribs, barbecue pork, or grilled chicken. There's just nothing that can beat the flavor of grilling over charcoal! The major problem is the amount of room that two grills take up in the garage.
The Gas2Coal grill was well packaged and all parts arrived in pristine condition. Assembly of the Gas2Coal Grill was straight forward, and took about an hour to complete. The grill does not feel inexpensive, it has sturdy, thick gauge steel parts. Instructions were easy to understand and contained clear photos of the process. The only tool that I required for assembly was a Phillips screwdriver. I have included a time-lapse video of the assembly process.
On first use, I was pleasantly surprised with how easy the grill starts with the electric igniter. On previous grills I have owned, the ignition systems never seemed to work very well. The electronic, battery powered ignition system on this grill is far superior to anything I have used previously.
Every grill i have used usually has had "hot-spots" that can make it difficult when cooking. I found that the Gas2Coal grill had even heating throughout the grill surface. The grill produced more than enough heat, and seemed to maintain the desired temperature, even when I frequently opened the top to check on the progress of the food I was cooking.
Cooking over charcoal was awesomely easy. I filled the tray up with charcoal spaced appropriately, and fired up the gas. After about 20 minutes on high, the charcoal was ready to go. Cleanup was really easy too. Just remove the tray the next day and dump the old charcoal and hose of the remains. Definitely easier than a charcoal only grill with all of the lighter fluid, etc.
Overall, I'm very happy with this grill and would strongly recommend it to anyone who likes to grill with both gas and charcoal. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]