Wow, for the money this is great, would highly recommend it. Perfect for a couple to 4 people and so easy to use. I found I wanted to put the coals on to something to improve ventilation under them so re-purposed a thick rack from a baking tin, which works great, the coals got white hot fairly quickly and boy does it kick out some heat. Need to use middle or top rack points to start with or it will burn things very quickly but once it's settled down ready for seconds, the low point is perfect. Need to weight it down with a couple of bricks on the edges of base as it does wobble a bit but not really an issue at this price. Brilliant little thing.0 Comment
Aug 02, 2019
I love it. Had one years before. Dont use the supplied pack of nuts and bolts. Get 18 stainless replacements and it will last 10 years.0 Comment
Jul 16, 2019
Replaces a gas barbecue that I was never truly happy with. Sturdy construction, stainless steel therefore weatherproof. Replaced the fasteners with stainless steel (they're M5, used M5x12 screws). There's an integral ash tray and an adjustable air inlet so that that air flow over the coals can be varied. The base is a good size providing stability.0 Comment
Jun 26, 2019
I have had one of these for years. Stays outside all the time and has not perished other than the grill-plug which rusted away. My reason to purchase another identical bbq was only because i'm too lazy to clean it! It's easy to start off and cooks really well.0 Comment
Jun 15, 2019
Easy enough to assemble. The fixings supplied did not match the list in the instructions but it went together. Make sure you fit the ash tray before tightening completely as the chimney may need to be adjusted to make it fit. The BBQ itself works well but the tray and especially the slotted plate over the chimney discoloured badly after the first use. Stable enough if placed on an even surface.0 Comment
Apr 22, 2019
All in all it's is a step up from traditional style barbecues as it is well designed and stainless steel obviously helps apart from the aforementioned non stainless steel nuts bolts and washers. I think the base could have been made from thick steel plates as it's wobbles about a little bit too much in windy conditions. it's a shame really because otherwise it would be a 10 out of 10 products and I would give in 8 out of 10 at the moment.0 Comment
Apr 19, 2019
This is a surprisingly robust little barbeque - it is easy to assemble and survived outside during the summer season... the venting system via the central column works very well indeed.0 Comment
Mar 06, 2019
A very handy bbq if you want to quickly put some chips etc on the fire but the build quality could be better. There is a lot of movement when you have the grill loaded with food and it's verybsyable in the wind. Happy enough with it as I wanted something cheap but it could be more robust.0 Comment
Dec 31, 2018
With a long, hot summer this year we wanted to do some BBQing but didn't want to buy a big, all-singing, all-dancing unit. What attracted me to this BBQ was that the flow of air underneath it could be altered and that would alter cooking time - that's not a feature you normally get in budget ranges. The BBQ was extremely put together and, though when purchasing I was a little concerned about its stability given it's a podium unit, my concerns were quickly put to rest. We've used the BBQ on the deck and on the lawn and in both cases it was extremely stable. The shaft of the unit has a wheel to open and close a shutter to increase or decrease the air flow, and therefore the rate of burn on the wood or charcoal. There is also a small pull-out ash pan that catches ash falling from the bowl of the BBQ which has a removal grill in it to let the airflow coming up the shaft in and to let ash fall out. Behind the bowl is a sturdy semi-circular steel ring that a) keeps the wind at by if you face the BBQ in the right direction and b) has slots to allow you to alter the height at which the circular grill is positioned above the flames. We get the BBQ going with a bit of dry wood, then swap to charcoal and let the flames dye out totally before putting the food on. On our first outing we stuck to basic bangers and burgers and they were all done to perfection. On the second outing I spatchcocked a large chicken and we blackened it on the grill before wrapping it in tinfoil and letting it sizzle in its parcel - it came out succulent after 20 minutes and our friends were amazed we'd done it on a cheap BBQ. Highly recommend this over the kettle BBQs in the same price bracket0 Comment
Aug 10, 2018
Changed the non stainless bolts for stainless steel nut and bolts (as suggested by other reviewers).
Good height adjustable grill.
Poor quality handles on the grill, but they do the job.
Looks good when cleaned, but discolours with use.
The stability is questionable but it works ok on a good level base.
Good value for the price
Aug 06, 2018