Just bought this as a birthday pressie for hubby. Everything arrived intact and was assembled quickly and easily. Very sturdy. Cooked about 10 small pizzas yesterday for the first time. Made dought from a Jamie Oliver recipe - was easy and very nice. We made small pizzas as we don't have one of those paddles to put them on yet so we used the flat bottom of a cake tin - we assembled the pizzas on the tin and slid them onto the hot stone - this worked perfectly. We used charcoal and when the coals were ready we opened the door to the compartment where the coals are and this kept a good temperature throughout cooking (about 250) pizzas cooked in about 10-15 mins and we're nice and crispy on bottom and cheese and toppings well cooked and bubbling. We were cooking over a period of 2-3 hours and just added a little kindling towards the end to keep it going . Am pleased to say we are very happy with our new toy and look forward to trying lots if different things - would recommend buying one if those paddle things though to make life easier . Enjoy.