This grill absolutely does not stand up to the elements. Ours is kept outdoors, and used several times a week, year-round, in NY. After one season it began to rust. After two seasons the burners, heat plates, grates, and grease shield underneath were all severely rusted. By the third season, only half of the grate surface was usable, the burner covers looked like swiss cheese, the burners were shot, and the tray that is supposed to keep grease from landing on the propane tank had nearly disintegrated. The materials used on all these parts is thin and flimsy sheet metal. If you keep this grill in your garage, maybe you will have better luck, but if you keep it outdoors, steer clear of this grill. Once the items mentioned above rust out, the cost to replace them exceeds the cost of the grill. My neighbor had the same one, and actually put his out with the trash 2 weeks after I put mine out, for the exact same reason. The heat was not uniform, the back of the grill is substantially hotter than the front. If you place a burger on the back and one on the front, the back one will burn and the front one will be raw. The porcelain-coated grates are a joke. One tiny chip in the thin porcelain coating will start the grate-rusting process. The stand seems OK the first year, but gets more wobbly each additional year. By the time I was dragging it out to the curb a few weeks ago, the top of the grill was so rusted it actually fell off of the stand. The only part that still looked nice was the stainless steel lid. We didn't abuse this grill, it's just really cheaply made. If you're looking for a grill that you won't mind throwing away after 2-3 years, this is for you.
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