Pros: Heavy, Easily Moves,fully welded,slide out grates
Cons: mediocre paint job, fire door was welded to tight to open with handle
Overall this is a great grill for this price range. The Oklahoma Joe was 60.00 more and thinner metal than this bad boy. It was fabricated in Mexico and some of the welds look like ray charles did them but still not terrible. My first cook was a Christmas party and I smoked 14 racks of ribs and 30 potatoes. Turned out GREAT! Temperture control was a little rough at first but was on the cooler side even with larger chunks of Hickory in box. If you buy this you will need to cut your own logs and have plenty of it. Before first cook you will need to get the grill really hot to burn off shipping oil as I did. The paint came off of the fire box right away but since I keep mine in the garage anyway i wasnt too concerned, and i will just repaint. Mine did not come with a temp gauge so i purchaced one for $15 and installed with ease. Would i recommend this grill, Yes i would with confidence, it is heavy and built well enough to last a lifetime with the proper care.