I bought this item to use during the 09 super bowl and was not disappointed. First, the case is very tough and capable of withstanding my clumsiness. I opened the case for the first time and was pleased with how all the different tools stood in their place. Second, the tools are amazingly sturdy. I grill in the winter when most people won't open the blind to look outside to see the snow. I have run them in the dish washer and have noticed no change in the wood handles. I could go on but just wanted to let everyone know I am pleased.
I was EXCITED for this product. It's everything you'd possibly need to BBQ.
Got home, opened it up and everything was loose inside the set. The skewers were difficult to put back inside..they didn't slide/snap in easily as you'd think they would. The grill brush wasn't as strong as expected. I was also excited for the meat thermometer. Once I opened up the box, it too felt cheap.
This is one of those products that just felt cheap right out of the box. I guess you need to spend more than $30 if you want a quality BBQ set. Overall, very disappointed with this product. If you're looking for an inexpensive set, this is for you. If you're looking for something that is going to be sturdy and hold up — look elsewhere.