They had several units at out site at the American Royal. We did not cook on them but did use one to burn their aux smoke device that you fill with pellets and lite up. It smoked for several hours on a load pf pellets and I got to open and look at their pellet grill a number of times. It is a heavy duty unit that is well built and heavy. The counter balance on the lid gives it a "big boy" look and those that have used it had nothing but compliments on performance. I believe there is a pellet test/performance review on the Pelletheads.com web site that goes through an unbiased evaluation of the unit.