Bought this gill at the store and decided to have it delivered and assembled. If ordered online a $99 delivery fee. By buying at store and having it assembled and delivered for only $119. The best idea ever, they called 2 days prior to delivery and the contractors were polite and efficient, they left no mess and the grill was ready for use. I have had grills costing 3 times as much and gotten less than half the value and performance.
mimi of 2
2 years ago
Hard to Assemble
We bought this grill last week and were very excited to get it together and start using it. We haven't actually cooked on it yet but let me say it was a monster to assemble!!! Some of the parts look similar and since they aren't labeled, it was tough to put together. It took me and my husband about 5 hours to assemble!!! My advice is to take all your parts out and make sure you know what they are before you start, good luck!!
I've had this grill for half a year now. It's good. I don't know about 16 burgers at once though LOL, maybe my burgers are just big. Either way, I use it for meals and gets the job done. I have a propane - huge- event grill that I was using, but this is better for just the family. About lighting the coal, I have no idea what the person in the other review is doing wrong. There is a trick to opening the bottom, you have to kind of lift, then pull to open it. I though it was stuck the first
... read more time, then I figured it out. I've cooked steaks, burgers, roasted chile, etc... The little temperature gauge helps out too.
1 year ago
best low cost pit I've owned
I bought this a couple about a week ago to take a break from my wood smoker, and I read a ton of reviews before deciding on this unit. It is great. It's small, definitely won't fit ten burgers or however many they claim, but that's nothing to complain about in my opinion. The picture shows it to be a smaller pit, and it also tells you the size of cooking space. I use about 1/5 of the amount of charcoal I'm used to, and the fire stays hot and burns longer than most pits. I used the smallest bag
... read more of charcoal I could find for the first light to burn off the factory smells and season it. It stayed about 450 for a few hours. Now as far as controlling temp.... that's going to be accomplished by the size of your fire. best $60 I've spent so far on cooking.
We bought this grill a couple of weeks ago, and are very satisfied with the product. It was delivered when promised, and was easy to put together. We have already used it several times, and enjoy the food cooked on it.
2 years ago
Great first experience!
I just bought this last weekend, It was the last one they had and already put together which is awesome, got home and only had to screw in 4 screws and I was good to go. My wife and I cooked on it that night, thing is awesome! I love the way the food taste! So much better than a gas grill hands down! I also looked around everywhere to find one and this place had by far the best deal. The store is really cool for being in it for the first time. They also have good deals on fire pits and chairs.
... read more Store is great! They have everything you need there. Spent $400 there that day and got a ton of great stuff! We will go back for any other needs no doubt.
I have the large Blackstone and very well pleased but I seen this smaller one at Academy and was impressed so I purchased. I cooked on it several times and was NOT pleased with the coating on the griddle surface, being experienced in cooking on a different brand and a collector of antique cast iron I am very experienced in seasoning cast or steel. I took the griddle top and had it sand blasted, then seasoned it 3 times with Flax Oil and a final seasoning with Crisbee, now it is as non stick as
... read more Teflon. If you purchase one try to remove this non stick surface that they put on. You will be better satisfied after the fact.
Eddie is my name
1 week ago
Happy I bought it.
Great griddle. Sauté vegetables easily, outdoors. Warm up hamburger and hot dog buns, as well as both corn and flour tortillas.
I still prefer cooking meats on a regular grill, over a flame.
I bought a competitors griddle first however returned it because the legs where flimsy and the unit was unstable. Rather than trying another unit, I decided to buy the larger - much larger 50" griddle. I took it to the river to feed 18 people. It work great! if you do a lot of cooking; this is the best thing ever. It has become my new backyard favorite cooking tool. The only thing keeping it form a 5 star is the actual top itself. If you buy a unit, make sure the cook top does not "rock" back
... read more and forth. Its large, heavy and is difficult to keep level from the welding process during fabrication. With that said, my second cook top didn't "rock" but it sags slightly in the middle. fortunately it sags in the middle and to the front so oils and run off from cooking doesn't pool on the cooking surface. I went to a restaurant supply and bought some higher end griddle spatula and a high end cleaning/scraper tool. Clean the top with a squirt bottle of water and paper towels after each use. Finish up with a light coat of Pam or peanut oil after each use and it will season perfectly over time.