So easy to use. We grill 5 times a week. So versatile, I grill, can, deep fry and smoke foods. I canned all summer long while using this smoker. We also smoked chicken and ribs. We used it as a deep fryer and fried some great fish. So many purposes. It's a great smoker for someone who wants to start easy and small. So happy I purchased this product. For an extra, purchase the Brinkmanship book, great smoking tips and wonderful recipes. I would recommend this product as a very good purchase. Versatility Can use this grill for so many things, grilling smoking, deep frying, canning. So easy to use. Ease of Use Very easy to use and understand each grill section. Ease of Cleaning Easy clean, like most grills. Durability So far so good but I've heard that it doesn't hold up to other smokers. Design So easy to use! The design and all the moving parts are so easy to use.