More Than A Firepit - It's A Social Hangout
I've had the Ponderosa Charcoal Pit about three weeks and we've used it about half a dozen times for everything from S'mores to Steaks. We've burned charcoal and wood, both with equal success and grilled some of the best mesquite charbroiled steaks ever. But what makes this thing awesome is the height - just over table-height - and the table ledge around the outside. We can literally pull up a chair and drag our fajitas off the fire to our plates and enjoy the camaraderie of campfire without
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the burned spot in the yard (or on the deck).
The assembly what pretty easy but I also got a look at the assembled item in the store beforehand so others might have a little trouble with the latching mechanism, as a step seems to be omitted, but you can tell by the drawing how to layer in the parts that make up this mechanism. The item arrived with a dent in the firebowl, courtesy of the shipper, so I recommend buying this in-store if they have it. You can't see the dent but it broke the finish ans so that spot will rust if I don't repaint it or something soon.
I wish they included a cover - since the grill surface is for cooking, it would be nice if there was a handy way to protect it from birds...
I don't care for Outdoor Gourmet's gas grills (they deteriorate too fast) but so far, we're very pleased with this little fire pit and it's adjustable grill surface.