Way too many small parts. The temp gauge is big enough to see from across the patio, even after a few beers. The grates are really rough, so I couldn't tell if they were already "cured". The gas tank can be hidden well (really would have been nice to have some sort of fabric or cover to wrap around the base to hide the tank from view, but I made one myself from black waterproof material). The top part of the grill is very heavy, so it could tip if you try to wheel it too fast and hit a concrete seam in the patio. The side shelves are the "handles" to move the cooker and this causes the shelves to bend or to loosen, so you have to constantly tighten the bolts inside the cover of the cooker. The gas tank is not heavy enough to stabilize the top of it. Pick a spot to park it and don't move unless necessary. I'm not an expert assembler, but it took almost 3 1/2 hours to put it together will all of the nuts, bolts and to follow the instructions correctly. Nice packaging for the hardware. Started putting it together at 1 and I was cooking by 5. Does a good job and the three burners are easily cleanable. Wish there were "flavored" briquettes to make different flavor to meats, steaks, etc. I'd think about buying it again due to the assembly, but it only has to be put together once, you know?
Great grill. It has worked well for us so far. The only negative is that we get pretty high winds in a newer neighborhood and it has blown over and bent a couple times even with the tank attached. (It is sitting on a flat concrete patio).
The grill base is very compact in size which is the main reason I bought it. It is not the most sturdy grill I've owned but it has nice heavy grates and it was decent for the money.
The 3 burners light quickly and the cast iron grates do char the meat well. My 2 issues with the grill are that the back of it is considerably hotter than the front. All grills have hot and cool spots, but the differnce on this one is great. I think this is caused by 2 things; the flames off the burners towards the rear are larger and the construction of the grill has a cowl on the back. Only half of the lid opens up and I think the cowl retains heat. You constantly have to move meat from front to back and there seems to be a lot of flair ups. My other issue is that because of the lid construction, it seems to funnel smoke into your face as you cook. I've used it 3 times and the same thing happens. Combination of the cowl in back and the natural convection of the heat rising when you open the lid. The base is not wobbly, it just has to be put together correctly.
Purchased this grill because it was on sale and thought it would be high quality based on the original price and a Hamilton Beach product. Woefully disappointed. Cheap aluminum, parts don't stay on, and even signs of rust at seams. Much better options are available.
I just got this grill for my balcony. It is bigger than you might think. The cooking area is 24" x 17". It heats up quickly (500 degrees in about 5 minutes). Construction is about what you would expect for a $250 grill, though the main cooking area is excellent. Watch out for the hood - it gets hot, but the handle stays cool. Looks like a oil drum, which I like. I've gotten it up to 650 degrees. It lights fast too. Also the cast iron grates char the $%^& out of your food. Side and back do not get too hot for cooking on a balcony. Draw Backs: Pedestal base is kind of wobbly, even with the feet perfectly placed there is some twist in the base. The seam for the hood is right on top, so heat escapes at the highest point (probably not a problem). There are holes in the hood hinges for a rotisserie, but you would have add and remove your meat before you could remove the rod.
We had a great deal when we got this grill. We had about 150s dollars worth of credit from our Sears card reward that we applied and paid only 88 dollars out of pocket. The assembly of the grill took us about an hour (it took a long time reading through instructions/ two persons job). Other then that, I have no complaint. It's easy to use and cooked really well.