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This review is from: La Hacienda: Murcia Medium Steel Chiminea BBQ
I was torn between a 4* and 5* review, but decided on the 5*, as overall it's a very good product with only minor niggles, nothing that would stop me buying it again.
Delivery: Very prompt, extremely well packed.
Assembly: Fairly easy, though you do need to supply your own screwdriver and spanner/pliers. However there are some niggles, mostly that the instructions are a bit odd in places. Firstly when you are putting together the legs and bowl ignore the suggestions to not tighten the screws immediately - it's much easier to do it before you add the chimney! Secondly, ignore the instruction to assemble it in its final location - it's easy to move about when built, so build it somewhere warm and comfortable. Finally I did have to file back the catch on the fire door very slightly to get it to hold - everything else fitted exactly, but the door just kept popping open.
In use: It's easy to light, burns well, and throws out a lot of heat. I would suggest sticking to reasonable sized charcoal briquettes as smaller pieces of charcoal just fall through the slightly coarse fire grate. As a barbeque the grill isn't huge, but it's very hot inside the bowl, so food cooks quickly, certainly fast enough to supply four people in good order. The gap between the grate and the grill tray isn't that large, so you need to get the amount of charcoal about right, too little and it doesn't fully cover the grate, too much and you can't get the grill tray in.
I, like other people I guess from the Amazon link, also bought the "Chimenea Cover Medium". This is a perfectly good cover, but be aware it's very slightly shorter than this Chimenea, so the bottom inch or so of the feet stick out. Not a problem for me.
Overall very happy with this product.