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.
2 years ago
We've had this about 3 months now and use it all the time. We've used all...the griddle, charcoal, propane, smoker & searing. There are some things that we would change...if we could...but we can't! The charcoal is what we use most but the most pain in the butt! There is no easy way to get the ashes out. Yes there is a hole for them to fall into but it just doesn't happen like that. The grates have to be taken off with a cotter pin and so basically it's a mess every time and takes time. Our old
... read more grill combo was so much easier. The griddle is awesome...cooking bacon outside is great! But it gets rusty...even with the cover on it. Rain can still get on it and sit there. I've googled some tips...like putting cooking oil on it but that has not worked so far. So we clean it a lot! Overall it is a great buy for $600. We use it a lot but would like to see some improvements in the future on this grill if they continue to make it.
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.
11 months ago
Perfect for our family
This grill is the right size for our family of four. Cooks great. Doesn't require much charcoal. Love the cast iron grates.
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 months ago
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and he loves it. It is very large and the heating rack is very useful. We did not have any problem keeping it hot, and it never got too hot as some of the other reviewers have mentioned. We love this grill and reccomend it to anyone looking for a large grill at a good price. For the money you can't beat it.
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.
7 months ago
I BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT APRIL THIS YEAR AND PRETTY MUCH COOK WHATEVER I WANT. GREAT ITEM TO COOK OUTSIDE BY THE SWIMMING POOL.
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.