Quality grill that cooks very well and includes a lot of great features. At the end of this review is a link to a video I made giving an overview and demonstration of the grill. It has plenty of room to cook meat, vegetables and toast buns. It heats up fast and the cast iron grates hold heat very well. The grill also has storage in mind with an area to hang tools, a towel as well as a cabinet beneath. The grill also appears to have an insulated lid which does not get terribly hot too quickly, unless you are running it over 500 degrees or so. The side burner can hard to start but a nice feature, especially when you are serving guests or family from it. It can be used for beans, sautéed vegetables or corn. The caster wheels are larger than I thought, over 3" and can work on grass, not just patios and decks. The thermometer on the grill is also fairly accurate, according to my infrared heat gun (see picture).
I’ve cooked chicken and steaks on the grill so far and the heat is very even, except in the corners where it appears to be a little cooler. Each burner has its own starter as you turn the knob. The burners light generally between 1-3 tries, I have found if you move the knobs slow, it starts on the first try generally. The grill heats up quickly and took me awhile to get used to compared to my previous 3-burner. Two burners on low can raise the temperature above 450. I seasoned my grate with grapeseed oil. The top grate is nice and large but can make flipping meat under it difficult. The top grate can be removed though. One feature I love about this grill is how easily the grease bowl is removed. I love even more that the entire grease pan can be removed for cleaning as well.
The grill took me and a friend 50 minutes to assemble, just as the directions stated. We did use a power drill which probably saved about 10-15 minutes. The grill was packaged well and the directions were clear. The grill will scratch fairly easily so be careful. Some packaging tape was stuck to the lower area of the grill and the glue from the tape remained on the parts. This grill is made in China.
Easy to Assemble, Easy to Clean, Large Cooking Space, Sturdy