I've been using the Brinkman grill for a couple months. I love it's even heating and appearance except for one major problem- the grease catching system is pathetic; it drips grease inside/outside the cabinet, and onto the ground when baking chicken on foil, as I often do. If you look carefully at the upper grease pan, you can see the problem. It does not have raised edge on the sides, so greasy steam that condenses and runs to the left or right side will trickle over the edge, into the cabinet and onto your concrete patio floor. If you look at the grease catching system on the Weber low end grills, you will see a sloping removable pan that can't miss grease or put it anywhere but in the grease cup. I wish Brinkman would just copy their grease control design. On the Brinkman, the grease cup is a joke- only a tiny amount of grease from the center burners will ever get to it. The upper panel that is supposed to direct grease to the cup is not adequately sloped, has no raised edges on the sides, and can only be removed by removing screws. The flat sheet lower panel (no raised edges at all) is narrower than the upper- so what drips over the side edges of the upper panel is free to drip onto the cabinet and ground. It is a pity that Brinkman design engineers have failed to handle such a basic problem that affects usability of the product. The unit is otherwise very high quality, and excellent value. What I have done on my unit (today) is put beads of silicone caulk on the sides of the upper grease drip pan, in hopes of reducing "grease drool" and stains on my patio. I don't have great confidence that that it will work. If you mostly cook with the lid up, and never have grease problems with grills, then you'd like the even cooking of the Brinkman. I bake chicken with the lid down, and grease is a big problem. Bruce M
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