We always seem to buy Char - broil grills. We are not name brand snobs but Char - broil always seems to be the best choice for the quality and price. We do probably 80 percent of our cooking outside on the grill so we seem to buy a new grill every other year. We are always happy with our char - broil purchases. Performance It always worked great. Everything cooked even and would be done at the same time. This is always important to me. When cooking for a big family I hate it when everything is not done at the same time. Versatility It exceeds our needs. Ease of Use Super easy to use! Ease of Cleaning This grill is very easy to clean. Most of the food that gets stuck will burn off and then we just scrub it with a scrub brush. The grates still look almost new! Durability I don't see this grill lasting more than two summers. Like I said earlier we cook out a lot, at least five times a week. After about four months we had to replace a few parts. Design I love the design of this grill. It looks awesome on the patio and completes the look I was wanting for our outdoor living space.