Rated 1 out of 5Â by jonescarp Bad Flame Action
I used this one time to cook a ribeye steak. Couldn't get any flames to lick the steak so it didn't develop any flavor. I think the burner plate below the actual grill is a lousy design.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by chrizzy great grill
Just used this yesterday everything came out great... Easy to use clean and pack up. No complaints. Its also big enough for a small gathering of people.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sassy2 Great value
I bought this grill when I got rid of my big gas grill. It is a perfect size for one person.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Inspector Nash Bridges It Is, What It Is
This is no-frills. Limited applications. Limited features. Well built, if you put it together yourself & over-engineer it a bit. I replaced the included screws (which work just fine) with M6 machine screws. Add a couple of washers and lock washers, and your grill will be sturdier than it needs to be. Lid & firebox are well made. Handles are plastic & acceptable since you won't be doing anything more than picking it up when you're transporting it. Vent holes on the bottom cannot not be closed. Louvered style air vents on 1 side of lid cannot be closed.
You will only be using lump charcoal and wood chips with this. Bigger chunks of wood will not fit. Plan on soaking overnight, enough wood chips to completely cover your briquettes. Briquettes will tend to settle towards the middle of the charcoal rack. Once briquettes are hot, smother with pre-soaked wood chips.
Give up any thoughts you may have had about cooking large pieces like a whole prime rib, turkey, suckling pig, goose, or anything even halfway ambitious. So where does that leave you with this little grill? Where that leaves you is with plenty of chops, burgers, steaks, chicken, fish, veggies, Korean short ribs, any kind of meat on a stick, marshmallow s'mores, et cetera. There are times when you just don't need to build a big fire in your big kettle. For tailgating, you could do a dozen hot links at a time. I've successfully fired this little grill up in my fireplace for sleepovers when the kids wanted to cook their own hot dogs. Although I would not really recommend that anyone else light a fire or use a bbq indoors.
However, with a little panache, you can accomplish a lot. This grill does offer enough surface. I've made a single rack of ribs for when only one rack will feed both of us. Cut your chicken in half and roast it bone side down. Tomato, onion, and peppers are the base for a great fire roasted salsa. Instead of deep frying, flame broiled Buffalo wings are always a hit. We had a dinner party for 10 people, and did it Korean BBQ style in the backyard with this little grill since all the cuts of meat were already well marinated and sliced thin. And just because you cant do the Tur-Duck-Ken, you can still do quail, cornish game hens, bacon wrapped oysters, oysters in the shell, lobster, crab, and most small game that you can capture when camping.
While this may not be the ideal tool for large parties, you can work wonders with proper temperature control and timing. This is not a disposable unit. It is built for the long haul. While not designed to have a lifetime warranty, you can get years of use out of this.