Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 43
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by twwhitetail Great grill, great price
Just used it for the first time yesterday. Worked great and everything turned out great. The wheels are a little 'scary' and rub on the bars, but that seems to be the case with most grills. Overall it's a great grill...and we didn't have to spend a fortune :)
March 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BlueWaterSailor GOING GREAT AFTER 7 YEARS
We love this grill and it is USED about 3 nights per week during the Summer, Fall and Spring and about 2 times per month in the Winter. It cooks evenly, does not require a large amount of charcoal to get very hot, and has withstood the elements with only minor maintenance. Specifically, I coat the exterior of the grill with a High Temperature rustoleum product about every other year and I have painted and varnished the wood slats to keep them protected. I DO cover the grill the next day, after each use, and I'm sure that helps. I have replaced the "used charcoal" collection device (because I only empty when it is very full (I should empty more often) on one occasion and I'm about ready to replace the iron grill grates. I've cooked and smoked all sorts of beef, chicken, seafood, and a number of vegetables. Is is THE BEST GRILL I HAVE EVER HAD and I've had the $2,000 natural gas grills built into my swimming pool cook area...NONE HAS BEAT THIS WONDERFUL GRILL. There is nothing like charcoal for its' flavor and this grill delivers absolute control, ease of use (I recommend a chimney to start the brickets), and AMAZING VALUE. It just does not get any better.
May 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Really like this grill--read the reviews
Read the reviews before buying and went to the website and forums for this grill before I bought it so I knew what to expect. The top and bottom section is not sealed at all and leaks smoke out all around the three sides as the reviews etc. stated but what a great grill for standard barbeque not a smoker though. After seasoning twice with lots of charoal and testing the temps with my thermometers (the one that is on it is off 100 degrees) I was ready to test it out. I lined up 3 1/2 pounds of charcoal across the front and back of the grill lit and waited for the temperture to come up (20 minutes) then placed the chicken in the middle steaks in the back and pork chops in the front (4 each) every thing cooked evenly was moist and tasty (GF says I finely learned how to grill food). Assembly took my GF about two hours by herself while I was at work so not a big deal putting it together. I know that you will love this grill but be warned it is not a smoker unless you do some modifications. I plan on adding the rottisserie and firebox along with sealing the lid. I plan on using this grill alot and keeping it for a long time.
December 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shey21 Great for the price!
It was really simple to assemble but it's definatly a two person job! It works great the only thing that is wrong with the grill is the cast iron grill does not set completely flat on the grill.
May 15, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by goody99 Great overall
I used a popular "kettle" grill for 10 years. Never was happy with it. Lack of features required I use a maximum of charcoal to cook effectively, too expensive.
I love this grill. The adjustable charcoal grate has saved a LOT on charcoal cost and also allows huge flexabilty with heat intensity. With a slight easy/cheap modification I also use it as a 8 hour smoker. Man if you've never had true hickory smoked (low and slow) pork ribs, you are missing out on one of the finer tastes in life. This is one great grill/smoker and is a fantastic value. I would have given it a 5 star rating but for the slight easy cheap mod I made to it for a smoker. Strictly as a grill, compared to the popular "kettle" grill I do give it 5 stars. The popular "kettle" grill I would give only 3 stars, at best. Oh yeah, the front and side tray/shelves are immensely convenient (the kettle grill has none). The cast iron cooking grates are FAR superior to the thin stainless steel cooking grates. I read a few negative reviews on this grill, none of which I found in my experience. You want a good quality grill/smoker at a bargin price, go for it.
July 12, 2012