I bought this after using an oil fryer for years. I had my doubts, but this I took the plunge after talking to people who has used one. No regrets. After 5 turkey breasts and two turkeys this thanksgiving, I'll never go back to oil. While frying multiple turkeys would be quicker in oil, just doing one is about the same amount of time. I used the lid from start to finish with a crispy outer skin and juicy meat on the inside. I can't wait to try other pieces of meat.
Absolutely a kick butt product. I've read reviews of cooking a turkey in the cold and saying it did not cook even? Absolute rubbish! I live in NH, and it can be warm or VERY cold on Thanksgiving and I've never experienced any issue with uneven cooking. You have to learn how to use this properly. Season the interior before every cooking, use the mesh screen only the final 20 mins and invest in a wireless thermometer (so you can stay inside on cold mornings). This thing is flawless and about the ... best outdoor cooking device I have ever used. Buy and use with confidence, your guest will be happy!
I love this product, I cooked a 21 pound turkey in it (yes I know the manual says 16lb max) and was truly amazed at how fast it cooked 2hr 15min, and entire family has raved about it, it is the most moist, juicy flavored turkey I have ever ate, my family in laws said the exact same thing, I would highly recommend this! Ps, make sure to fully read and go by the manual and the suggested tips for cooking, they have a bunch of nice recipes as well
i have owned this grill for a couple of years and except for one minor ignitor issue it's been the best grill i have ever owned! No more wasting gas like i did with larger grills. One burner is plenty and its surface is big enough to grill four decent sized steaks. ill admit cleaning is more involved but the cooking rewards are worth it. Unless you have a large group to grill for this is the unit to get!
I have used my Bistro numerous times and it is everything previous reviews I read had to say. It cooks food very quickly and hardly any flare ups. Easy to clean and maintain. However, there is one problem-there is no handle on the unit for moving it around the patio or wherever. You have to use the towel holder for that function. It's the only part of the unit I found sturdy enough to use for this task. Other than that, it's a great product!
I live in a condo and needed a gas grill that did not take up to much space. The grill size is perfect and you can cook for up to 6 people on the grill area. The TRU infrared cooks everything so well. I really like how the small holed grate keeps from flare ups. I have had it 2 seasons and use it a couple times a week and have had no problems with the product!
I bought the grill to take in our RV, but liked it so much that I now use it at home. Heats up quick and holds the juices well. Just for your information. I had previously bought a grill pad and it works very well in this grill. Holds in the juices even more. Also I won't mention the well know brand of grill that I have used since 1988 and still have the larger model. Thanks again Walter Floyd Overall, very pleased with new grill
Love the grill but the value is poor. I bought the hose to hook to a tank and was using it that way; when I left for my RV trip I desided to use the little tanks. The value woulded shut off. I had to go buy a 5lb tank and hook the hose back up so I could shut the gas off at the tank. The value doesn't regulate the flame eityher.
Make sure you get someone to open and check for all parts. Two stores in the Kansas City area had one left and neither had the regulator!!! Lowes needs to do better here to protect what they are selling. Display model had the regulator so that's your back up for this purchase. Cooks nicely with excellent grill marks. Will need to use the directed amount of oil each time to prevent sticking of food. Gets hot and stays hot well. Nice grease trap too.
I love it!! I was also able to find a side smoker firebox model# 11201715.
I got this grill for mother's day 2 years ago and for the most part I am very satisfied. Today I am smoking a pork shoulder and the warming rack is resting on top of it. I want to be able to do a small turkey but am sure the warming rack would prohibit this. Is there any way to remove this rack to cook a larger item?
Love this grill. However I can't find the fire box add on that attaches to the side. Anyone know where I can get one?