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Do not buy it
on 11 July 2017
This product is just plain nasty. Here is a list of issues after building and first use:
1) Supplied build instructions are possibly the worst I have ever seen for any product. Unclear, poorly photocopied and badly drawn.
2) Packaging was rubbish and some of the screws, washers and nuts had escaped
3) One of the worst bits of engineering ever, all of the bolt holes are massively oversized (they are about right for M6 bolts but M4 bolts are supplied) so the bolts just pull through when you begin to tighten them.
3a) Given the above mentioned oversized holes you could expect oversized thick washers, but no they are the same size as the head of the bolts and the thinnest washers I have everseen (less then 0.25mm thick!)
4) The cooking grills do not sit flat (and yes I did assemble it correctly)
5) The fire support grill melted and deformed on first use and then by the time it was cooled it had rusted already.
I know I bought a cheap BBQ in a hurry but a solution to the above issues would only cost a couple of pounds a unit to put right and then it would be a great party sized unit. As it is I would say it is a waste of money unless you have time (and spare bolts) to burn and treat is as a one use disposable unit, for which it is too expensive.
In short I would say please do not buy this as manufacturers should not be allowed to make products that are not fit for purpose and get to continue making them just because they are sold on line.
Amazon should be ashamed to be associated with a product like this. Is there not a vetting process about what can be sold on Amazon?