A lot of parts, so it's a little over-whellming when you first open the box. That feeling is compounded by the terrible instruction manual where I spent way too much time trying to decipher the parts and pictures displayed with a comprehensive word-discription lacking. Sadly, if all the parts were labeled (a few are), assembly would be a breeze. Great gas grill for the price but the assembly process is overly-time consuming, and it needn't be with a better user manual. For some, spending the $20 to have Sears assemble it could be a bargain!
The construction of the grill is very cheap. I actually paid a Sears Hometown store a fee to assemble the grill and its not square. I honestly don't think its possible with the flimsy materials. Second day I had the grill, a wheel popped off. The bracket that holds the wheel is attached to the frame with 6 tiny tack weld. They don't hold! I went cheap and this is what I get for doing so.
I have to hand it to sears on this one. The instructions for assembly are impeccable and especially for the price this grill is incredible
Sears must have listened when people complained about poor directions on assembly. I thought it was well written and went together easily. It did take me 4 hours at a leisurely pace. I thought it felt like nice quality and looks great. I bought the cover from Sears as well and it does catch under the wheels if I don't have it lifted slightly. Only cooked a couple of steaks so far but they were delicious!