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Its a shame to see all the negative comments about such a great little flat top. Then as I read, I see they're made by folks who don't really know how to use it, or care for it, or had a problem that really wasn't the products fault. Ive had it for 6 months now, and its fed about a thousand folks so far and operates exactly as it was intended and advertised. If you're in the market for a good, "run of the mill" flat top, this is as good as any and at a reasonable, competitive price.
This griddle was my 2016 Fathersday gift from wife and kids. I've used it 6 times since but have never been able to get the left side burner lit. I've managed to get by.using only the remaining 3 burners but I wish someone could tell me how to get the far left burner on. Is there a manual somewhere? I'd return it to Academy but that would require travel.
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.
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 ... 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.
Perfect size! Saves on charcoal! Heavy duty grates! I have been using it 3-4 times a week for over 3 years!
Best grill I've ever had! Cooks great! Charcoal cooks a long time with the small barrel design! Yet it's plenty big enough to cook out & have friends over! 5 stars!!!
Owned now for four months. I grill almost everyday in the warmer months, so this grill has been put to the test. Cant beat for the price! I chosed this grill since it was american made. I smoke on it alot on the weekends using the snake method. I give it a 4.5 out of 5 overall Pros-American made, price, size-tall lid to fit chickens and pork butts(fits two) works amazing as a smoker, very light and easy to transport Cons- short, bottom charcoal plate needs replaced with grate and moved up ... closer to grill grate. charcoal chokes itself out badly And has trouble searing.
I bought this grill 2 months ago and everything I have cooked has turned out great. I love the smoking ability of this grill. Awesome grill. Will be buying another one for my son soon.
I was so excited when I bought this grill but the grilling grates rust and all three of the burner covers over the flame fell apart they crumbled and Academy had no replacements because of the size they are hard to find
Bought it a couple of weeks ago and have used it a few times already. Propane side works great for a quick BBQ evening, charcoal for something with the family on the weekend, and the smoker for that brisket. So far its been amazing in those regards. You're sacrificing some grill surface space by having both propane and charcoal, but I have yet to have any problems. My biggest complaint is the amount of work needed to put it together. I did appreciate the fact that the screws all came with a +1 ... just in case, but almost everything needed assembly, and I feel some of it could have been done for you.
It doesn't last forever but it can really cook up a storm.. BEST VALUE AROUND!!!
We got his item out of the box and had to laugh a little, oh it's 2 wash tubs with legs on it. Yes, it looks funny. We were a little skeptical but we built the grill easily in minutes, lit the Old Smokey up with Royal Oak Hardwood Charcoal in 15 minutes and it was ready to cook in 30 minutes. It did a very impressive job. We bought it to fir our Nambe Pizza stone and make pizza outdoors. It got hot enough so each pizza cooked in about 7 minutes. You could easily have a good assembly line going ... with high heat for 30 to 45 minutes. I thought it was just a smoker, not so. The size is great to use for a portable fire pit as well. Well worth every penny.
I was looking for a grill for our apartment around $200. Found this grill online and fell in love with it. It took a couple of hours to assemble and it is much bigger than it appears in photos. I've only gotten to cook on it twice since we got it but it works great. There are no spots and the criss cross grates prevent food from falling through to the flames. Speaking of flames I did not experience flame ups while cooking burgers like I have with other grills.
I forgot how easy a grill was to get started. I replaced my grill of 8 years that was falling apart with this one. Heats up quickly, evenly, and didnt break the pocket book.
I bought this grill because it looked very nice . when I got it , it was in so very many pieces that i spent several hours putting it together . I love it . I love to cook on it , but would NEVER buy another one that I had to work this hard to put together .
May not be the #1 brand but sometimes you don't have to be number one to be a very solid contender and a quality item. 3 burner Infrared grill with side burner too. Frankly my only negative comment which I will get out-of-the-way first is that I've never seen the benefit of a side burner on any grill---I may be missing the boat but I never have used it on my previous grills I probably will not use it on this one either. The grill is very nice looking and sturdy. The hook up for the LP gas ... tank was very easy and it is stored behind the front panels of the grill as you see in most grills this size. I read the manual as I have never used an infrared cooking system before. It emphasize that the grill cooks much more hot temperature wise and that food is more moist and doesn't take as long to cook. I found all of that to be true. It's very easy to light up the grill with the electronic igniter that is run by a single AA battery which came with the grilling to Bentley. Indeed I have cooked steak, burgers, and hotdogs very successfully. They all came out juicy and delicious. The only thing I had a problem with was the chicken that I grilled as the grill is truly hot even on low so unfortunately I burned it but not so bad that we couldn't eat it. Lesson learned maybe indirect heat next time! Really enjoying this product.
I loaned my other one to my brother who works in the oilfields for daily grilling. We have grilled everything in it! Very easy! Very fast set up! Move it where you want! Getting it today!
We've had this grill for years now, and it still burns hot! Propane canisters are easy to find and buy, and the whole system is portable. Some parts are finally showing wear, and we're looking to replace it with the same model.
This is an awesome mini grill. I absolutely love how it cooks the meat. It cooks fast an actually has room for more meat than I thought. This was a great purchase since i live in an apartment complex and there really is no place to bbq in an older complex. I also took it to the park and bbq'd hot dogs on the spot. Great buy.
I was looking for a grill I was on a budget I found these online I made sure the academy near had them in stock were I live the had 1 left picked it up its very small portable you can cook like 6 burger pattys good for me and my family
I received this grill two weeks ago, and I am pretty pleased so far. It is very well constructed, and has great weight to it. My only complaint is that the charcoal grate sits almost 10 inches away from the food grate; therefore the cooking surface does not get that warm. I simply had to purchase some bricks to bring the heating grate higher to create a much hotter cooking surface. Very simple fix, and I love everything else thus far.
I purchased this pit last week. I love size and weight. In the past I had been buying the $100 and under bbq pits that last a year or so. After using this pit I will never go back to the lower quality grills. The side door makes it easy to load large wood blocks for smoking. Cooks perfect. I love it
My grill hit the 550 mark on the outside dial in less than 10 mins when I was doing the first burn. Cooks great. I always cook low and slow, and I'm going to have to learn this grill. It has a TON of cooking space!
Fathers Day Gift looks fantastic. You know you get what you pay for is all I can say. I am happy with it, it's what we can afford. If you want a Mercedes buy a Mercedes. Good value
I am very pleased with my ole smokey bought a month ago
I just put this grill together this weekend, and I am very impressed! I love the heavy duty cast iron grates, as well as the included cast iron griddle! There is so much cooking space on this thing! Looking forward to years of heavy use!
I had the original version of this cooker for quite a while and I loved though it could be hard to get along with. The old version had a wonky gas control valve that was difficult to adjust and limited heat output. This updated version has a much better valve and can get plenty hot. I find this cooker to be perfect for minimalist backcountry camping for 1-2 people, up to 4 people depending on what is being cooked. I drive a compact vehicle, so space is a premium for me. I did kabobs for 3 hungry ... adult male hikers last night and they came out great. Toasted bagels on the griddle this morning was mixed- watch the heat!
I am a huge fan of portable grills cause I love to grill everything everywhere. This thing has everything. The surface distributes heat perfectly, easy to clean, fold up to cary, and I can cook anything I want with the different surface pates. Nothing else out there like it. One small gas can will cook 50-100 meals. Price is amazing.... I use this thing to cook dinner over my weber now :) I just can't believe this thing is only $99
I've always wanted a kamado grill but I could never bring myself to buying a big green egg. So I started shopping around and with all of the add ons you get with this, it is clearly the best value out there. It even includes the ceramic deflector plate which is $50 with other brands. The side shelves are unbelievably sturdy. Much better than big green egg and others. Looking forward to years of use!!!
Holds heat extremely well and uses hardly any charcoal or wood. Eight pieces of charcoal allow you to get hot enough to grill 4 large steaks! The side shelves are terrific! They hold a lot of weight and look really nice with their burl wood look.
I have owned so many different grills and smokers in my 56 years, I cannot even begin to tell you how many. To say I am now loving this grill is an understatement. First night I had it , I put hamburgers on at 350 with a temp probe in them, after 30 minutes WITHOUT flipping or even ever looking at them, they had reached 165 - I add cheese, let it melt and took them off.. Everyone there said they were the best hamburgers they had ever had! Since then - Ribs - OMG! Hamburgers and hot dogs that ... keep getting better as seasoning is occurring. Chicken breast that were amazing! Still trying different things, but let me tell you - you NEED THIS. Tired of flareups? Never happen on this! Tired of tasteless meats? Never again! Did I say how much I love this thing? I would recommend this to anyone that wants to the the grill master!
After a 1/2 hour assembling it I fired it up and it was running in 5 minutes. Tried using it as an oven an baked pizzas it worked great. Smoking ribs today and so far it's working great
I bought this because of the colors and the price.I was tired of wasting money on grills.Only to have them be rusted on the inside the next spring.$15. This grill is pretty lightweight and has a small cooking space. I wouldn't recommend for a large gathering, unless you get two.But it's perfect for a small family or few guest.
This was purchased as a Christmas gift. He specifically asked for it.