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The little grill that could!
on August 15, 2012
I wanted a portable charcoal grill. The Smokey Silver is supposedly made in the US and was my first choice, BUT the beach we go to can get a little windy at times and I was afraid the grill might topple over. I also didn't like that it didn't seem very "carry friendly" with nothing to secure the lid to the base. The Go Anywhere had everything that I wanted, EXCEPT that it was made in China. Not at all happy with that, but the BF sold me on the Go Anywhere and I'm very pleased with my purchase. I just wish it was made in the US.
I've had this grill for 2 weeks and have already used it 6 times; Fri, Sat, & Sun two weeks in a row. I LOVE this grill! It's fantastic and so easy to use. It's small, but you'd be surprised at how much you can cram onto the rack with the right about amount of charcoal and heat. We packed 6 large boneless ribeyes and they cooked up perfectly. My BF's coworker came back from a fishing trip in Alaska and shared some of the salmon he brought back with my BF so we used some Kiawe wood chips that we had and smoked the salmon in the grill as well. They couldn't get over how good it was. It also packs up nicely and was quick and easy to assemble.
My BF dropped the lid on the concrete in my garage and the lid now has a ding and some paint was removed. He gets and F, but this grill gets an A+! I'm a total shopzilla and have to say that this is probably the best $50 I've spent in a while.
Still loving this grill and have been using it almost every weekend. We should probably be sick of grilling by now, but it's just so much fun. We've continued to grill up steak, hamburgers, chicken, shrimp, sausages, smoked salmon, marinated mushrooms, peppers, asparagus, zucchini, s'mores, etc. I try to do everything on the grill when we fire it up so I even make a little foil box and throw in sliced mushrooms with minced garlic, butter, and parsley while the other stuff cooks - yum!
Not sure how the other reviewer managed to melt off the handles. The handles do get very warm/hot, but you learn that the first time you use the grill. We cheat and use a small chimney starter for our coals and fill it to about the top. This includes recycled briquettes from the last time we BBQ'd. My BF just throws em in a container once they're cool so we can use them the next time we BBQ.
It really doesn't take much coal to get good heat. You just need to be patient and wait for them to get white/ashy. If the coals get too hot, carefully close the vents a bit...if they start to lose heat, open the vents up. The heat isn't difficult to control once you get the hang of adjusting the vents. The Weber instructions also give you an idea of how many coals to start off with based on what Weber grill you're using and what you're cooking. If we're starving and can't wait, sometimes my BF will grab his cordless Makita blower to speed things up in the chimney starter.
Still think this is one of my best purchases to date...can't beat $50 on Amazon!