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.
I haven't actually tried the BBQ set yet, because I purchased it as a gift for my daughter. Nevertheless, the quality of the tools is great and to get the digital fork thermometer is a great bonus. I know she'll love it.
Ordered this online and picked up in store. To my surprise, the fork (not the digital thermometer one) was missing. It was not in the picture on the box either, which made it a 16-piece set rather than 17. There was a spot in the case for one more piece but I wonder if it was for the thermometer. As if they "replaced" the regular fork with the digital one. But that means the online picture is incorrect. RIP-OFF.
Plus, the case is a joke. Chintzy made in China **** that already had a couple cracks on the inside when I first opened it brand new. Why do they put nice-looking (can't verify if they actually WORK nice because I returned the product) tools in a bland, grey, ****-box like this?
Returned product immediately. The only good part is that the Sears associates who helped me with the return were very friendly.
The kit is fantastic! All the things you need for BBQing in one kit! My husband loves the thermometer and has used it almost every day! It does need triple A batteries though. The quality of the utensils is great, and the case is decent!
I purchased this gift for my father in law for fathers day and he loved it. It has all the tools you need there is nothing missing. It also has a carry case.
This is a great set of utensils and it even has a case and thermometer with it.