Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 250
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coach Pannell GREATEST GRILL EVER!
I received the grill as a Christmas present in 2014 and use it all year round. This year for Thanksgiving I smoked/grilled/roasted my first turkey (14 lbs) and after 5 and a half hours it came out great! Was seriously the best turkey I have ever had, super juicy (after a 24 hour brine) and I was worried about drying it out! The absolute thing I love is that you can put vegetables in the basket under the grill and do whatever you want up top, but EVERY SPOT ON THE GRILL IS THE SAME TEMPERATURE! No more worrying if this one is done or this one is done, I don't care what you put on there, each chicken, pork, steak, kabob or whatever is evenly done!
December 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike the good Does many types of grilling
This is a very useful grill. I have a wood pellet grill I use in the summer in Minnesota but I bought this for the rain and snow. I grill all year. The heat for smoking can somewhat be adjusted by the location of the meat or whatever your grilling. The closer to the bottom the cooler it becomes. I adder a temperature gage at the top and it reads much higher then in the bottom of the basket. I use my pellets in the smoke tray and the flavor is wonderful, if I grill or slow cook. So many options the turkey was wonderful the ham very good and the chicken is easy! Add some potatoes to the basket and you have a meal. Did have a issue with the gas knob freezing up on me when it was below zero but I think I just have to make sure to get it hot enough before I shut it down. Good grilling!
January 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Guitarzan Performs as described
Easy to assemble and truly is a smoker and grill and Rotisserie, all food made on it was far beyond what I expected. Smoked steak and Potato , Pulled pork ,Chicken You name and the Big Easy makes it EASY and clean up is even EASIER Thank you for a quality product
December 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TexasGal1959 2 Stars Because of Smoker Box Failure
I have not used my 3-n-1 yet, but I expect the results to be as good as the results I have had with my Oil-Less Turkey Fryer so I won't address that unless it is not an operator o-o-o-p-s.
If you can use a screwdriver, read pictures, & be patient, assembly is not difficult, just a little more time consuming than expected - lol.
The smoker box has been my nightmare. I put it in - it's all good, finally figured out how to secure it - it's all good, then I tried to open/remove it - the nightmare begins.
It fits so snugly, I had to remove the handle to keep from ripping the handle out. Then I had to jiggle, finagle, & hold my mouth just right to get the smoker box out - I had to take it out because it wouldn't open. The 1st couple of times, I chalked it up to user error. But it is a consistent issue. Even if I don't secure it, it's a nightmare to remove. The box actually has "scars" on the sides & top that show the areas that get jammed up.
If I can't use the smoker box, this is just a waste of good money. The 3-in-1 was bought for me because I was unsuccessful at getting the smoky flavor I like from the Oil-Less Turkey Fryer, I didn't have a grill, & I'm not inclined to "babysit" for hours on end. I'm going to see about smoking some ribs tomorrow. Then I will find out how the smoking goes. Hopefully, I won't have to refill the smoker box. But I am going to find out if the heat from the 3-in-1 makes a difference in the ease of opening the smoke box. If that doesn't work, I should be able to tweak the "scarred" areas so that they don't get jammed. I'm sure I will figure something out.
Would I recommend the 3-in-1, I'm neutral on that - but I'll click yes because I may have gotten one that is just enough out of specs to be a nightmare or may have gotten jostled during the packaging process. If the tweak is simple enough, I'll bump up the rating.
January 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by REB1 Built well.
Nice size for the beginner. Just put my first pork roast in. Xmas gift.
December 26, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by kayentajim I purchased this grill about 6 months ago. Was not really happy with the high smoker temp. I tried a work around that is OK, but not really safe. Finally contacted technical support and they said it is not possible to do true slow smoking as the temp cannot get down to the 200-250F range. It tends to be around 400F. The result is poor smoking. The grill works fine, but I already have one. Going to try the roaster on a turkey for Christmas and will see how that goes.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by th1962 Best Buy Every!
We have made everything from shrimp to pork chops, roast and steaks in this smoker and it is fantastic!
December 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by glennsphotos Wonderful addition to BBQ
I recently purchased this and am enjoying so far. Ive cooked only 4 whole chickens and 1 roast so far and they have been wonderful. The chickens have been wonderful and juicy and the roast was flavorful but a little too well. I recommend cooking lower flame and taking out meat 2 to 3 degrees less than recommended and letting sit as meats will continue to cook. Also get a injector and inject flavors into the meats. The smoker adds subtle flavor. Looking forward to cooking Thanksgiving turkey in here. Also very easy cleanup.
November 20, 2015