3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
AWESOME! AWESOME GRILL
, March 8, 2012
Grill worked great. Just got it last night. The complaints of the handles melting should be removed because the new models have a heat shield behind the handle that protects the handle. I fired up the grill about an hour after i got it to test it out before our camping trip next week and for us to take with us to the park with our son and 3 dogs. I put it on high heat as the directions tell you to the first time you use it to burn off any oils in the grill plates. Make sure you do this for at least 20 minutes before you put any food onto the grill or you will end up with a very bitter metallic taste on your food the first time. The lid does change color from the heat but the plastic was still cool to the touch and no melting.
This little grill puts off more heat then the $900 stainless steel grill on the deck. Perfect grill marks. I would recommend that once you throw food on the grill and get your initial seer that you turn the heat down to at least medium because you will definitely cook the outside much faster than you will be able to cook the inside.
I also ordered the griddle plate, hose extension with adaptor for the full size propane tanks, and the carrying case. Yes I know the grill has wheels but the grill will be stored in my garage and could go several weeks without use and I want to make sure dust and whatever else doesn't get into the grill. plus wanted the grill to be protected when i put it in the back of my truck.
The only downside to the case is that it does not have a specific place for the full size griddle. It has to pockets for the half size accessory plates and a net pocket on the outside but no place for the full size accessories.
Overall, I am very happy with the purchase and excited about our camping trip next week so that we can really get some use out of this.