First, thanks to all who wrote helpful reviews on this product and to 'need4moreinfo' for the pics. Well,... after reading all the comments, I decided to go ahead with this unit over the dual zone grill Sams Club had across the parking lot, or the almost identical Brinkman single zone grill HD was selling. Both of those were $199.99 and didn't appear any better made than this grill, and had less features,... namely the drawers and the cabinet door. Well the Brinkman had one drawer that was tucked away into the left hand non-retractable shelf, and that was it. Well it's 12:14p and I just finished putting it together. You guys are right, it's a bear! About 4 hours between a few cold ones and watching the Nats lose to Dan Diego. Had a few assembly problems,... one of the rear legs had no nut welded to the inside so there was nothing to secure that wheel to, and I still can't get the lid to close flush onto the body of the grill. I've loosened all the bolts and re-tightened them but no improvement to the fit. When I went back to Walmart to get another rear leg, I also bought 4 nuts for the wheel stems so that I could adjust and level the wheels. Better, but not flush like I would expect. Not too concerned, once I get it out on the deck and in some sunlight, I think I can make more adjustments and get it to close properly. Kinda wish the grill had a chimney instead of the two dampers on either side of the lid. I've gotten kinda used to how they work and can read them pretty well. Can't tell if a new Pope has been selected, but... I also wish it was easier to lift the grates up and out. There's a lip at the front of the body that makes it kinda hard to do so. But with the firebox door, it may not be so important when it's time to feed the grill. The mechanism for raising and lowering the charcoal pan could have been smoother. I can't help but thing that over time the metal to metal system is gonna wear thin. Well tomorrow I'll be able to tell more about this grill as it will be put to it's first real use. I'll cure the thing while I cut the grass out back and start loading it up parts of dead things around 1:00p. But based on what I see sitting here in the family room (where I assembled the thing), I'm anxious to see what's what. I can say it's well made and thought out well. Aside from the problems I'm having with the lid and the leg with the AWOL nut inside, assembly was straight forward but very long. I would recommend this to anyone who cooks on the deck often. If this site allows updates, I'll do just that after tomorrow's gathering. Thanks again for the reviews and personal experiences!
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