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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.
I love my new grill. Huge cooking surface and it heats very evenly. Took me and a friend all of 30 minutes to put it together. I would have given this 5 stars, but the packaging was really poor. There are 2 flimsy metal support beams that got bent. They should have been carefully packaged in additional styrofoam and in it's own box to prevent this. I was able to bend them back into place, but they could have easily been broke during delivery. Package was also delayed a day or 2, but that ... typically falls on FedEx/UPS...so no biggie with that. Also, the drip pan doesnt really catch all of the grease. This can easily be fixed though. Aside from that, great grill for the price.
Bought this grill over a month ago. Instructions are not the greatest and most reviews discuss it being 6 hours on average for sssembly which is about right. I had mine freight delivered which it was not handled very well along the road. I had to bend back many parts myself to make it all fight. The grill itself operates fine but the griddle rusts badly if not used every few days. The paint or coating not sure what it is supposed be in the sides on the grill tops sides has peeled away ... after the first uses. Same with the smoker box. The grill is really attractive but quality is just not that great. I would've preferred paying more for a higher quality grill. Not unhappy with my purchase but I can tell it won't be a longterm item now so I would not buy this brand again.
I bought this grill near the end of December 2014. I absolutely love it!! I love the flat top griddle. New York strip steaks on it are absolutely delicious. Every part of the grill works flawlessly. I highly recommend the grill cover that academy sells for this as well. Seems to be made of good quality, tough material.
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.
The grill and smoker are great except when you remove the stickers, it removes the paint and finish from the grill
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 ... time, then I figured it out. I've cooked steaks, burgers, roasted chile, etc... The little temperature gauge helps out too.
Very nice little grill. I feel it is well worth the price. Very well built. The only thing I can say negative is that Academy doesn't sell or doesn't show the Bandit Grill Cover. At least not on-line.
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 because it is the only American made grill for under one hundred dollars. I ordered the Jumbo size and it's about equal to a four burner gas grill as far as grilling surface space. I do recomend that you purchase the long legs if you plan to use it at home often. The long legs are only ten bucks through Lowe's.
My third one over a period of many years. Light weight but holds heat well enough for burgers, steaks, chicken or sausage. I put a large pan in the bottom for the coals to set in to make it easier to dump out.
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'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!!!
This is my first kamado and I am very impressed with the cooking performance! Looking forward to showing it off on Memorial Day!!
used a few times since purchased, 0 issues with the unit. 3 burner use so far and can maintain temperature of 500 degrees if needed. Would recommend you to buy this if budget conscious.
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 had one before and wore it out. Perfect size for cooking for one. Awesome piece of equipment that any true bbq king needs to have.
A perfect choice for a Barbecue with my family and friends!
I found attaching the handle to the lid very difficult after that it was easy to assemble. I was surprised that it was not flimsy for the price it is worth the $20 dollars. Spray the interior with vegetable oil before your first use and it will prevent it from rusting. Happy with my purchase!
It grills great was easy to put together & It worked perfectly just big enough for the grilling I do for me my wife & 2 boys. Just the right height I can seat in a chair to flip meat or do it standing up. It was a great anniversary gift from my wife very pleased with it
First I have to say service at the Tuscaloosa academy on July 3rd was awesome. Went in looking for a grill, of course on the day before the 4th, selection wouldn't be very good. Found the grill I wanted on their display board but wasn't on the floor, an associated asked to help right away and found me one in the back, loaded it in my truck and asked to tie it down. I was in and out in 30 minutes. The grill is great. Perfect for what I needed. Seems to be good quality. Big enough to do a lot or ... put charcoal to one side an do a little. Grilled burgers and hot dogs for the 4th and just grilled some fillets and chicken. Had no complaints from the family, must have been pretty good. Thanks Academy for great service and products.
First I need to say how great the service at the Tuscaloosa, AL Academy is. Went in on July 3rd looking for a grill. Being the day before the 4th, I didnt expect the selection to be good. Found the grill I wanted on their display board, but there wasn't one on the floor. An associate asked if he could help me right of way. He found the one I wanted in the back, loaded it in my truck and even asked to tie it down for me. I was in and out in about 30 minutes. Great service. The grill is great. ... Perfect for what I needed. Seems to be of good quality. Big enough to grill alot or put charcoal to one side and grill a little. Grilled burgers and hot dogs on the 4th and just grilled some fillets and chicken. Had no complaints from family, must have been pretty good. Thanks Academy for the great service and products.
I bought this about a year ago since then I've grilled like a champ! With this size you can smoke anything I've done whole packer briskets several pork butts, can't get enough ribs. Don't get the smaller models or original, this one you can master everything. Hinged grates for chunk wood, thermometer for watching heat. And save some back with thé ash catcher. Now get out there and cook some guuuuuud food.
I brought this grill and it is very efficient to use the grill! You can use smoke to keep the charcoal keep going. This is very excellent product and I would recommendation to my friends to buy this Weber Grill!
Have only used it a few times but can already tell it's the best grill I've ever had. Cooks great on lower heat no flare ups meat stays juicy. Easy clean up. Infrared is the only way to go......
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 bought one last summer. It's very nice and sturdy. Mine was stolen so I will be getting a new one soon. I like the fact that you do not have to put it together just unfold and ready to go. I highly recommend this grill for those who like charcoal grills.
I bought this because it was a good size to cookout for the family and it's ability to fold up and not take up a lot of space behind my pickup and wasn't disappointed. Did a great job at the island!
I LOVE Weber Grills! I've had this one for 8 years. This kettle grill is deep enough to light without lighter fluid or a charcoal chimney by simply putting newspaper under the charcoal grate and piling the charcoal into a pyramid above it. It keeps the coals far enough away from the food that you can cook to the center of meat without burning the outside. Truly the best grill in this price range!
I bought this article a month ago, and from my own opinion it's the best investment I ever made!
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 ... 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.
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 won this grill in a raffle, but after looking up the price at Academy, I'm very impresses with what I received. It's a much better built grill than anything I've seen in the $199 price range, and better than some I've seen for much more. The grill is built of a decent gauge steel, not as thick as some of the high-priced brands but better than most in it's price range. It doesn't come with a gas bottle or a rotisserie motor, but it does have what appears to be a standard rotisserie mount ... on either side of the cook box. I don't mind this, as it keeps the price down, I rarely/never use a rotisserie anyway, and unless this is your first grill, who doesn't have a gas bottle lying around somewhere? The actual cooking grates themselves are cast iron of a decent thickness and easily removable for cleaning. The five burners are individually controlled and regulate heat well throughout their range. Overall, this grill is better built than any I've seen in it's price range and many I've seen costing twice as much or more. I'd feel comfortable recommending it to a friend.
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 just got it yesterday. I have not cooked yet but eat feels great and quality is outstanding!
Nothing beats the flavor, pleasure and experience of cooking on a grill. At Academy Sports + Outdoors, you'll find grills from some of the top names in outdoor cooking, including Char-Broil, Weber, Coleman and more. Whether you're looking for a high-capacity gas grill to feed a bunch of people at your next backyard bash or a tabletop charcoal grill you can easily take tailgating, our unbeatable selection of outdoor grills and grill accessories includes everything you need to cook like a champ every time.
The charcoal grills are different from other grills because of their use of actually charcoals. With the help of lighter fluid and a match, the charcoal creates and maintains a fire that thoroughly cooks your food to your liking.
Yes, propane and gas grills are different. Propane burns at a higher temperature than gas. Due to propane burning at a high temperature, gas grills need a larger hole in the tank to allow more gas to flow through, so that it can produce the same heat as propane.
Simply plug your grill into a wall outlet and get to cooking. The way your food gets cooked is by heating up the plate on which the food lays by the use of electricity that runs from the wall outlet.