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We love the fact it fits under the tonneau covers of ...
on July 9, 2017
A little history first. We have owned this grill for a year and a half for camping purposes. We love the fact it fits under the tonneau covers of our trucks. We set up quite a cooking area so this grill is always covered and out of the weather. We take the grill apart every 2 or 3 cooks and clean it including vacuuming it out with a cheap shop vac. I seasoned the grate in our oven several times before the first use and oil it before every cook. By the way, we haven't stayed at home since May 1 this year.
Now for the good part. We love this grill! I can set it on 325 degrees, 375 degrees, 425, whatever, and it stays there as long as a gale isn't blowing. It cooks evenly, it lights first try, it leaves nice grill marks, etc. The grate cleans easily since it is always maintained with olive oil. The trick to avoid flame ups and out of control cooks is the cleanliness of the unit. Burn off what you can below high (never run grills full high, it destroys the burners and diffusers), scrub the grate a little and set aside, disassemble diffuser, vacuum, wipe, scrub diffuser, put back together, fire up, oil grate, and cook. This whole process, only every second or third cook, takes about 10 minutes. It sounds like a lot but maintaining this grill is key to perfect running. In fact, this should be done with all grills.
We have many cooking devices. We have a charcoal grill, Cuisinart pizza oven, portable Traeger smoker, King Cooker fish fry, Cowboy Campfire Rotiss and a small stainless grill dedicated to rotisserie. All units have a special purpose. This Cuisinart has become my favorite grill for maintaining a steady temp. It works well for sirloin strips, burgers, dogs, boneless skinless chicken, etc. Again, the key to this grill is cleanliness.
Now for the downside. Not a 5 star rating because it has no shelf above the grate for rolls, potatoes, peppers and onions, etc (nice to have the baby charcoal fired up). The cooking area isn't very tall either. I have yet to experience the complaints of the one star ratings, but I baby all my cooking equipment. In all reality it should get 5 stars.
Buy this grill, have patience (stay away from high), and keep it clean. You will love it.