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OK but not ideal! Could be designed better.
on 11 June 2015
It's funny but it's not until you actually use a new BBQ that you realise all the little negatives and positives. When I unpacked this one it looked like it was well made and substantial, and indeed it is! All packed away in a neat carrying bag which was just what I wanted. Assembly was interesting because at first it seems to be too "bitty" with lots of "grills" and "plates" and a "deflector plate?" but as soon as you read the instructions all becomes clear as to their function. The warning about the sprung legs is not to be ignored, watch out! Once the legs were up you can see the burner and then you install the Bottom Deflector Plate, now although the instructions say "ensuring that it is properly seated" I couldn't see how it could be seated anything like securely so it just seems to sit on top of the burner section but could be easily knocked off!! I guess it just relies on the weight of the other components to hold it down (this could be better). I cooked some steak on it the first time and then I came accross a real negative for this BBQ. The control knob to set the height of the flame seems to turn forever and, as you can't see the flame when cooking, it's impossible to see or get a feel for (especially in daylight) how much you can turn it down before the flame goes out. In fact the flame did go out while I was cooking but you can't re-light it because you can't get access to the burner without moving the food and obviously a very hot grill plate! Mmmm!