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21 people found this helpful
on June 21, 2012
This grill worked very well on it's maiden three night camping trip this past week. I was able to position the grill just where I wanted it over the fire and it's finish held up after being repeatedly heated.
When you first take it out of the box, you will probably notice a kink in the swing arm. Initially, I thought it was shipping damage because the box was a little beat up. After assembly, I realized the grill was manufactured that way and the kink was to accommodate a level grilling surface because the swing arm has to slope downward to stay at the desired height.
As another commentor stated, the grill is a lot bigger than it looks in the photo. I had no problem loading it up with a pack of hotdogs and a coffee pot. I'm sure that a half dozen or more burgers would have fit with no problem.
The swing arm has a handle area that did not get hot as I thought it would. I was able to reposition the swing arm while cooking with no pot holder needed.
Make sure that you take a hammer with you. It can be difficult to drive the post into the ground deep enough without it. Use a piece of firewood placed over top of the post to transfer the hammer blows to the post so you don't mangle the top of the post by striking it directly with the hammer. Also, make sure the post is driven plum or your grill make want to swing away from the fire if you put something heavy on it like a full pot of coffee (I learned this the hard way).