I got this charcoal grill a few years back when it went on clearance at Lowe's. The store offered a fully assembled one but it wouldn't fit in my car so I had to get the unassembled grill. Once home I started the task of unpacking and assembling the grill. It was easy enough to put together, and there weren't too many small parts. The majority of the grill was in just a few large parts. Once assembled I wheeled the grill outside and gave it a try. It is easy to put charcoal in and light, and the lid closed securely. The grill heated quickly, and the temperature gauge on the front of the lid was very handy for telling when the grill was heated enough to add food. After adding a lot of vegetables, I was pleased to see that the grill cooked nice and evenly. My only complaint with this grill is that it seems to rust easily. I probably could've done a better job keeping it dry but I have still had other grills that held up much better over the years.