My brother got this grill as a gift from his friend and we have been using it for the last few months. It grills really well and cooks the meat very thoroughly without having to actually stand there and watch the meat every minute. The only downfall is that there isn't enough grilling space for a large party. However, we don't normally have large parties. We are a family of 5 and the grill is just perfect for us. My 8 year old now wants to grill every day!!