Being strapped for cash but loving to grill and get that charcoal taste on our food when we first started out, we bought this grill just about every summer for 3 years. It's perfect for the budget, for people just starting out, small places, and if you want to get a new better one later on but don't want to sacrifice giving up grilling in the time being. Cover the rack with aluminum foil and you are all set to load it up with coal and get going. Be forewarned it will fall apart when it is done and ready to quit, which is just after the summer has ended. This is with being used a few times a week. Performance Never had a problem with using it. Did what I needed it to do, keeping the coals in, fire up, and grilling the burgers! Ease of Use Very, very easy to put together and use. Does not take a handy man to put it together. Ease of Cleaning Easy! Just wrap it with aluminum foil and then unwrap it and clean as usual. Durability It's not going to last more than the summer season, with using it 2 or 3 times a week. Each one pretty much fell apart right after summer was over. With the price, it will not last forever.