I use this grill for all of our family of 5 meals. Meats, kebobs, foil packets, vegetables, it's perfect. I use a grill scraper after every use easily and it looks great. We had a family gathering of 20 people and that was the only time I needed to cook all of my meat in shifts. A cover is needed, especially in colder climates to keep this grill from rusting. Very reliable and I expect it to last for years ahead which makes the price point economical.