Received an extra 10% off buying online and picking up in my local store. Everything was well packed. All the parts were there and in good shape. Assembly took a little time , about 1 and 1/2 hours. Directions are all diagrams. It would help to have your partner explain while you assemble. I think any written instructions would have led to a bit of confusion. The pictures were actually well thought out. Just look at them thoroughly. Be sure to break it in before your first official use. It does look good when all done!! It's nice that the tank is hidden behind the front panels, unlike my old one which had it by the side. The only drawback on this unit is that it does not a hanger for your BBQ tools. I installed brass cupboard screws on the side lip ( the one without the burner) on my own. Now I have my tools within reach! Unless you have a big crowd to feed all the time, this one is perfect for family and friends. Enjoy !!!
On putting the grill together, one of the main structural parts could not be used because it had been welded incorrectly at the factory. After trying several phone numbers to get the problem resolved ( the number in the owners manual is not the right one) and being put on hold for a total of 45 minutes, I was told the part would be shipped on May 15th. On May 26th I was told the part wasn't shipped until May 22nd. Later I was told the part may not have been shipped at all, but they would do so. Now I'm told that I can not expect the part until sometime in June. That will be a minimum of 3 weekends without the ability to do any grilling.
I purchased this grill 3 years ago. I use it 1 to 3 times a week. It continues to work great. I am going to have to replace the metal flame covers as they are starting to deteriorate but that is expected from a grill in this price range.
This is the best grill I have ever used - which is crazy when you look at the price. I have minimum flare ups, very low hot spots, and the darn thing will get hot enough to melt aluminum very fast - so be careful when you use foil to cook things. I replaced a char broil infrared with this one and can say I'd rather buy a new one of these every 2 years than a weber or charbroil again!
Very sturdy. Works fine. Instructions with words would definitely help. Pictures alone make it difficult to assemble.
Just bought grill and put it together. Noticed it was made for Sears and hopefully it will withstand the weather like my last 3 Sears grills.
All went well, but, needed to put washers where the company drilled out the openings for screws to support side table tops. First time I grilled all is good. Hopefully it will last a few seasons.