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Fire Sense Notebook Charcoal Grill
Size: 14.18" H x 11.82" W x 17.53" LColor: BlackChange
Price:$20.07+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
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113 of 114 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2009
The Good:

I bought this grill for this summers motorcycle camping adventures. I can't think of a better use for this grill. Narrower main body section gives many options for tying down, and on my bike (a shadow 750) the bottom "foot hole" was able to go over and around my sissy bar and sit on my rack. Pretty sweet. 2 up camping now comes with a BBQ!

The Bad (at least for motorcycle camping):

It is a bit flimsy (but quite stable when open for grilling). With care, I am expecting to get about 50 or so BBQs out of it. After it falls apart I am planning to go to a metal shop in town and have it re-fabricated in some heaver gauge steel. I would be willing to have a little heaver (and smaller) grill for motorcycle camping if it was durable. The grilling surface is large. Expect to need about 3 pounds of charcoal to get it going well, 6 pounds (an entire small bag) of charcoal for a full grill to feed 4+ people. This makes it a requirement to setup camp, and then ride out to get groceries and charcoal. Messy.

I've BBQ'd for years and have to say the "action" on this grill is quite good. If you really have a need for an extremely portable grill, I would definitely recommend it. If you are just looking for a smaller grill for car camping or porch cookouts I would recommend the more traditional Coleman and Weber portable grills with a lid and better durability.
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75 of 79 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2009
I had been wanting a foldable grill and didn't even know they existed until I came across this one on Amazon. It not only saves TONS of space on my small patio but it delivers in quality of food too! I've had a few bbq's with this grill so far and the quality of food has been phenominal. I find the easiest thing to do is to buy one of those small charcoal bags that all you do is light it - no need to open the bag. It fits perfectly in this grill. The cleanup is very easy and not messy at all. And I absolutely love that it folds up to be about 1/2" wide. It takes up no room at all on my patio. I gave up my Weber big grill for this one - great decision!!! I highly recommend this grill as it is great for serving about 6 good sized burgers and about 4 hot dogs on the grill at the same time. When I had it delivered at my job - a couple of co-workers had me open it and display it for them. Then after that weekend of testing it out, I reported the good news to them and they bought it too. If you're looking for a small portable, durable, inexpensive, & reliable grill -- get this one!!!
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2013
I was excited when I received this grill. A lot of the reviews were good and I had watched a couple different videos about this grill. It looks like a great solution for truck camping when I want to grill away from the main fire.

I wish I had tried this out at home. Instead, my first use of it was when I pulled it out of it's box and set it up at our camp. The grill is very poorly made and would not assemble properly. Once you fold open the grill, you're supposed to swing out the side panels and clip them to the opposing door. The clip are incapable of holding on to the opposing side of the grill. You have to use the actual grilling rack to hold it all together. This gets a lot worse once the grill is warmed up. If you disturb the grilling rack, the grill will pop open another inch. It's incredibly unstable.

Take a look at the pictures to see exactly what I'm talking about. Judging by comments from a couple years ago, the quality of this grill has declined significantly.

I received this grill last week and have already tossed it in the recycle bin. A charming waste of money.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2011
I bought this grill because I have a small RV camper with limited space. The grill worked great except the grill is on very top with no sides so hot dogs can easily roll off. Also after one use, the paint peeled off and looks terrible. Seems like they could have used heat resistant paint like other grills. Once nice thing is after you finish cooking, you can throw in a couple of small pieces of wood and have a small camp fire. It is made of very thin material so it cools off fast once you dump out the coals so you can pack it up for travel. It would be nice to have a carrying case as it is nearly impossible to put back in the box. Other than that is exactly what I have been looking for for years.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
PROS:
Very light
Decent Price
Doubles as a Fire Pit
Easy to Clean
Takes up very little storage space, either at home or during your travels.
Uses charcoal or wood as a fuel

CONS:
Grill portion, not made of stainless steel - chrome plated steel.
Product arrived with some damage to the sheet metal - since I do plan to USE this and know it will get damage, I opted not to return.
I used a hammer and "adjusted" the metal.

Overall:
The perfect companion if you plan an overnight car-camping trip or overland camping trip in your truck.
You can use either charcoal or wood as a fuel.
The fuel grill is perfect that when the fuel is burnt, the ashes fall through to the bottom of the grill and with a poker (wood stick), you can remove it.
Also from that same access hole (on both ends), it allows air to enter and help on maintaining the burn of the fuel.
A well thought out portable grill.

Check out the hyperlink for what I mean as a Expedition Overland Camping Trips.
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2010
It's an OK grill. Can't be moved with ease once lit. It's good for trips to the park with the way it folds up when not in use. I DON'T like the holes in the bottom because the coal dust falls out and this item cannot be put on say something (grass) that can go on fire. With the hole in the bottom there should be some sort of tray to catch the burned out coals that fall. I'm somewhat disapointed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2013
We pull camper and do several weeks at a time. Used the grill less than 10 times and are disappointed in the flimsy construction. Very light weight material and no air draft control. Grate broke before even used it, where the sections were crimped. Also does not stay fastened on the sides, spreads so grates don't hook over the edges.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2011
It is so flimsy that it was bent when I opened it, and as a result, it lost alignment. Don't buy it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2013
and love it. I was hoping for happy results. The latches for setting the grill up simply do not work. I'm stuck with a product that won't do the job I wanted. I would have been willing to pay more for an easy to break down, small, efficient product and I was dubious about the low cost. This was a waste of money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2014
Bigger than a Hibachi, and easier to work with. Could do 6 large burgers, or 3 good-sized steaks, or a full porterhouse, or probably a dozen dogs. One small bad of briquettes is perfect - and convenient. 10 minutes got coals ready - lunch in 45 minutes from start. Folds easily for camping - exactly what I was after - and as described.
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