Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 22
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grillinrob Awesome size grill
Awesome for 2-3 people size meals. I'd looking into bigger for family or next day lunch portions. Hoping the next one has more ventilation for better heating but, a little more money for the next grill can fix that
May 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kickash750 Very Flimsy/Lightweight/Doors and vents not tight
Had I have seen in person, would never have purchased. Vents and hood do not fit tight making it very hard to control the fire. Metal is lightweight and showing rust after only one week. Not close to being worth $200.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mudfishinjim Just a few corners cut.
Nice solid grill. It's looks, build and performance are professional. My disappointments are first, the wheels. This is a very heavy grill. The tires are the same build you'd find on a light weight 30 dollar grill. Hollow single mold plastic. The front fuel access door is loose and sloppy. The hinge pins are to small allowing to much play. And last, the side vents are loose and clumsy. This is due to the loose fitting anchor bolts. These are no reason to not invest in this unit. 25 dollars in modifications,( lawn mower tires, larger hinge pins and snugger vent bolts) and this cooker rocks. Leave it as is, this is still an excellent buy. It's a long term investment for outdoor cooking.
June 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Curmudgeon Pretty Good Grill
Better materials and construction than the cheaper ones from Br------ & Cha------- After all, you get what you pay for. I assembled it in an hour, by myself. I recommend a work table and hoist if working alone. Instructions well written. With a mix of lump charcoal and hardwood it turned out a good steak on the first run.
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fixer grill
this grill was so easy to assemble i put it together in less than 20 minutes without looking at the directions good value nice grill
July 7, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SandyK Paint bubbled
Paint bubbled on the 3rd use. Not very heavy duty. Pull out tray does not come out very easily.
July 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frank47 Ash Tray,a Joke!
After assembly,put steaks on the grill,every thing went well,then the next day it was time to empty the charcoal ash, that tray is only one inch deep! Pulling the tray out some of the ash fell to the basket and patio, very poor design,If I didn't use it I would have taken it back!
June 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MisterJ Not-So-Heavy Duty, Really
I bought this grill to replace a truly heavy-duty unit that had lasted at least twenty-five years. I don't expect this grill to last that long; it just isn't all that stout. That said, it appears to be as well-made as anything comparable on the market now, and there are many things I like about it.
I especially like the hand-crank adjustment of the charcoal grate, and while I remain skeptical about its durability, I like the way the ashes fall through the charcoal grate to the removable ash tray. I also like the fact that I can tend the coals through the front access door without having to remove the cooking grill. And I like the thermometer. All of that is a huge improvement over my old, basic, bomb-proof (but not rust-proof) grill.
Perhaps because of the openness of the charcoal grate, the charcoal seems to burn more quickly in this unit than it did in my old one. I use chunk mesquite, and it also seems to burn more completely in this grill than in the old one. What matters the most, however, is how the unit cooks, and I'm happy to say it does just fine in that department.
For the mechanically disinclined, this grill comes with clear, detailed assembly instructions and with all the necessary screws, washers, nuts, and cotter pins counted out, identified, and sealed together on a handy card—almost foolproof. It's really easy to assemble.
On the other hand, when my grill arrived, one end of the lid had a little kink in it that I had to force back into shape. And then there's the matter of the wheels. Did I mention that this unit isn't as heavy-duty as I would have wished? The wheels are flimsy plastic, and one of them had piece broken out of it (probably in whatever incident caused the lid to be kinked). I went to Harbor Freight and bought a pair of wheels of the same size, and the grill is much happier rolling on them.
The cheesy wheels that came with this grill cause me to wonder how soon something else is going to fail. The whole adjustable charcoal grate arrangement feels fragile, so even though I like the way it works, I'm pretty sure I'll hate it when it doesn't. Consequently, I'm giving this grill four stars based on its first month of service, and yes, I'd recommend it . . . so far. But if you can find a stouter unit in the same price range, you'd do well to take it instead.
July 14, 2015