Pros: Ability to Hold Temperature | Grill Bars | Quality Material | Customer Support
The unit comes up to temperature very quickly, since it is started with the hood down. The front shelf and grill bars are necessities, from my perspective. Since the temperature will maintain at 500 degrees, steaks come out great on the grill bars. Flip the bars over and use the flat surface for blackened fish & meats and burgers.
Only negatives are the cover and the tendency to knock the grease bucket off when removing or replacing the cover. I fixed this issue by drilling a small hole in the drain, and passing a wire through that is then fastened around the bucket handle. I also shortened the cover by about 20", and it is much easier to take off and remove.
This is the best BBQ we have ever owned. Not only was it a far superior unit than our Traeger, I recently surplussed my Weber gas grill, as I no longer need it to sear food.