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on 29 April 2010
I have one of the tripod barbecue. It is fantastic. the cooking area is very big. the medievil style chain to raise the cooking area is brilliant. It can be ajusted to any level you require, and with ease. The chain dosn't get hot or even warm to handle. The style of this bbq is a good talking point and on many bbq nights has got people trying it out and loving it. Its always admired and given thumbs up. I always wrap potatoes in foil and put them in the bottom coal try whilst cooking on top. everything cooks perfectly. cant prase it enough.
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Very into outdoor cooking and have had this barbeque since Sept 2011.

I've used it a few times and dug it out of the shed today as the kids are hassling me to do a Jubilee celebration for the family during the June bank Hol. I caved in :(

I'll definitely be using this as it's so good. It's better than your kettle or drum BBQ for me as you have total control over the tempersture. So simple.

The set up is basic. A fire bowl which you attach three legs to with a screw and a washer in each and the triangular frame which is three legs with a pulley attached to the top which a chain runs through and is three-way hooked onto the grill. So you can higher or lower it, that's it! It takes ten mins max to put together and comes apart just as quickly too.

The firebowl needs about 3-5 kg of charcoal, its deep and could be used as a little firepit on chilly night's too.The cooking area of the grill is big! It says 50 sq cm (19.5 inches diameter) in the product description but I think its a tad bigger. You can get loads on there and they say enough for 8, which is spot on! The whole kit kaboodle once erected measures a mighty 58 inches high! Its most certainly a talking point when folk see it in all it's foodilicious glory for the first time. The grill can move a bit when moving food around but you'll get the knack of it quickly enough.

I've cooked whole sweetcorns to mouthwatering perfection on this, my own recipie BBQ sauce ribs and chicken (people kill each other over it at my house!) I've done a spatchcock chicken with garlic, butter and a squeeze o' lemon on this mighty beast too aswell as my own recipie burgers. Jobs a goodun!

Now the grill is brill but. . .I got my mate to make me a thin stainless steel plate to fit onto the grill so I have a surface to cook on if need be.

The chain pulley system works perfectly. When you have your required height to cook at, you just hook the chain onto a hook (funnily enough!) to keep it at that level. Dead easy. I've uploaded a pic or two with little notes on em!

Hope this helps! Cheers.
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on 9 August 2010
This item was brought to cover two uses, bbq and fire pit for the long hot summer nights.

This is an excellent item as it can be two units in one and is excellent on unlevel ground.

Because as the fire gets going the bbq tray can be kept high and the food smoked which gives a great flavour as the fire gets older the food tray can lowered to cook the food faster.

When the cooking is over the tripod can be removed to leave you with a fire pit to use for the rest of the night.

Excellent product and value for money a must buy for those who enjoy outdoor living at this time of year.
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on 3 June 2011
We had been using a gas barbecue for a few years because of the speed with which you could start cooking; it's instant, after all. But, let's face it, a gas barbecue is really just an outdoor grill, none of that smoky, charcoal taste that a real barbecue offers. I cannot tell you how pleased I am with this one. What a find! It heats quickly (we are able to put food on within 20mins or so), has a large grilling surface, and, above all, the flexibility given by the facility to move the grill as far or near to the coals as necessary means that the half a dozen times we've used it we've had all types of meats grilled to perfection, nothing burnt, nothing half-done, everything just right. Have done the usual: steak, chops, sausages, not blackened or frazzled! Then whole shoulders of lamb, and whole small individual chickens have been cooked perfectly, quick, slow, quick, just by moving the grill level up and down. Vegetable parcels, baked potatoes, corn - I cannot speak highly enough of this little invention. Its new take on ancient mechanisms gives it something of the medieval pit fire feeling and it is a great talking point when friends see it for the first time. I feel I can now give it rave reviews and you can order one, tout suite, as I've just placed my second order. Figure there can be a run on them once I have one on each side of the patio! If there is one small criticism it is that you have to remember that the grill is dangling and therefore moves around when you're turning the food over. It takes a little getting used to but you work out your own technique. I've noticed that there are several more of this style of barbecue on the market now but this is far and away the cheapest and excellent value for money. I am not usually an enthusiastic barbecuer - it all seems too much effort for the usually over- or under-done food it produces. But this little number has turned me into Barbecue Bob (remember,from Frasier?). If you like barbecues but don't like carbonised food go for this one. It's a great buy!
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on 11 July 2014
Its ok. I mean, I hummer and arrred about this purchase for about a year ( over winter) because of the very different reviews. In the end it got reduced from £30 to £17, so I just went for it.
The result? Well, both sets of reviews are right. The stand is the weak link and the top could come off! The triangle in the middle is more suitable to having wing nuts if you intend at transporting this (e.g. camping, days out, etc).
It is also a great item if you are careful. The bowl and grill are great and big! The grill does move a bit but nothing that experience and/or a pair of extra thongs whilst you turn the food won't sort. Although, I went for the safest and used a 3x 30cm lengths of metal garden wire to help stabilising the grill ( applied at grill height straight to each leg) and that does reduce the swing significantly.

Does it deserve 4*. For function, its 3*; but taking into account the price, then it's 4*. If you are willing to perhaps replace the legs for a more sturdy set then you could say its 5* for the bowl and grill which are great.
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on 20 June 2012
Took this bbq to Le Mans to cook every night for 8 hungry blokes.....the BBQ is superb and all of the crew were off to buy one, why very simple.....

1. Heat regulation is fantastic with a pulley system that gives you total flexibility, the ability to spin the grill is also great in allowing an even distribution of heat throughout cooking.
2. Meat remains very juicy and succulent as a result of point one.
3. Cooks a mass of meat, due to a really generous cooking area.
4. Heat is great and managed a whole turkey leg without drying meat out.
5. Can (maybe not supposed to) be used as a fire pit after.
6. Very portable so good to pack away, especially if off camping.
7. Easy to clean.

I have spent a lot of money on different bbqs before and now realise you can get something for a fraction of the price that works better than most. Read the previous reviews and got on recommendation, so thanks to those who rated before, a great product!
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on 2 July 2015
Arrived today and is exactly what I expected after reading through some reviews on here.

Good points:
- Pully and top section that the poles slot into seem sturdy.
- Bolts were all of good quality.
- Legs fitted well (no cross threads or stripped nuts or bolts as in other reviews, maybe this has been addressed?)
- Triangle piece fitted well and makes it reasonably sturdy.
- Comes apart easily and down to a small size for easily taking camping or similar.

Not so good points:
- As others have commented the enamelling on the fire pit is shoddy at best. Multiple touch-ups and some scratches not touched up at all. Holes for the bolts were already starting to rust.
- Grill tray is a little flimsy, not to the point where it will buckle with normal use, lets called it value engineered to its minimum.
- Three of the the grill bars have come apart from the circumference bar. I don't think this will cause a problem but any more could have been.

For the price you can't really go wrong with this. As long as you aren't expecting premium quality what more could you want. Lets face it it's going to get knocked and scratched a little anyway and it will probably live outside too. Looks like it should last a couple of years.
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on 30 June 2014
This is a wonderful barbecue set:
- the grill is large enough to fit food for 6 to 8 people.
- the adjustable height means you can start cooking while the fire is still burning and you can use wood or coal for your bbq
- because of the tripod and pulley system it can sit even on not even surfaces without the risk of tipping over
- you can push the grill around as you like an the food will not fall off
- and you can certainly cannot beat the price

There are negative aspects though:
- there is no lid so you can't use it for smoking or keeling the food warm
- the coal dish is a bit shallow so there is no wind protection; in case the wind is blowing it is going to give you a hard time as it will cool down the grill and the food will take longer to cook.
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on 22 June 2012
Blew my mind!
Fabulous piece of kit. Really good value. Easy to assemble and lightweight.
I feared the chain would be too hot to touch when lit but not at all.
Useful in places where fires are not permitted on the grass.
After cooking remove the hanging tripod and load up the basin with wood for a nice little after dinner camp fire!!! Lush!
Only minor critisim is the legs which you screw onto the coal/wood basin did not screw on tightly meaning they don't seem solid but in a sense that was useful on uneven ground. Did not detract from the products otherwise excellent character.
The hanging grill seems to rotate slowly evenly cooking your meet.
The entirely variable grill height is an inspired creation...
The inventor is a genius...
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on 19 May 2011
bought this for camping trips but it has been used mainly in the garden as its a much more sociable bbq than our lrge trolly one. Its very easy to put together, easily moved(when not in use of course) and the grill area is big enough for our family of five plus extras. The biggest plus for us is because its low we can all sit round it and talk and theres no one person in charge of the food. Once the bbqs finished just remove the tripod and sit round the fire pit. Excellent
only downside was after a few bbqs a piece of metal from the grill came appart...but it was easily sorted due to a handy hubby.
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