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Some small issues, but a great product for the price
on 27 July 2013
Let's deal with the quality issues first; The handles are very flimsy. The castings don't fit together terribly well and are (to be charitable) of, er, mediocre quality (I, like at least one other reviewer, found that drilling another hole and using an extra bolt to secure the two halves of the lower body felt desirable, if not essential, to provide some stability).
In spite of these grumbles I like it very much; it is very easy to light, reaches usable temperature much more quickly than I expected(there certainly aren't any issues with air supply or draught) and due to the cast iron body and grill it holds the heat and provides excellent cooking over the entire grill area, which is easily large enough to provide for a somewhat greedy couple.
It's already had frequent use since I bought it (remarkable for the British summer in itself) and I look forward to using it a lot more.
In conclusion, whilst there were some issues with the quality, and some assembly was required, it was very cheap to buy, I expect it to last for years, it's quick and easy to get going, and it cooks very well indeed.