CuisinartÂ® Cart Propane BBQ
I like this barbeque it is compact and does the job.
May 5, 2013
Great Little BBQ
I bought this one on sale for half price and found it to be quite acceptable. I am sure I could find something wrong with it, but really didn't. The flavour bar/shield over the burner really isn't up to par, but with a good cleaning and some BBQ paint will be good as new.
Usually cooking for two or less, so its perfect for that.
Found the that adding aluminium foil to the bottom makes cleaning easier and increases the heat for winter use. It worked fine out in -15 C.
April 7, 2013
Very good Barbecue machine, but very bad manual
The barbecue machine is a very good one - exceeded my expectation for this price range. However, the manual is so bad and confusing, that I had to use my instincts to set this up. However, once set up, it's all good. Easy to carry, place, and do the barbecue.
October 3, 2012
Warm Weather Only
These sort of portable BBQ's are a great idea in general. This one, however, is lacking great ideas in its general design.
We've had this BBQ for a little over a year. It's used at home fairly often (at least once a week) and we also take it camping. Unfortunately, I don't expect it to last another full year.
The assembly was easy enough, and there's plenty of heat. The thermometer is a nice feature too. And the transition from upright BBQ to BBQ-on-wheels and back is OK, although it may be best if you have someone help to avoid dropping it too quickly.
Now that we've covered the good aspects of this product, let's run through the not so good list. The burner cover was apparently held on by a couple tiny bits of metal, both of which no longer exist so the cover can float around and needs to be put back in place all the time. A couple screws will solve this when I get the chance. The igniter will not light when it's raining, so be prepared to have some matches on standby. The control knob will not turn when it's too cold in the winter, so be prepared to have a hair dryer on standby as well (yes, people BBQ in winter). The side tables are decent but are starting to get loose and flimsy. The metal brackets that hold the grease drip cup in place have become so loose that the cup will not sit in place, spilling whatever grease there is onto the patio (we've since thrown out the cup). The backplate for the control knob looks like at after thought, which messes with an otherwise good appearance. There is supposed to be a small plastic piece on the bottom of the BBQ that helps it sit properly (either when upright or on wheels, I can't remember), this has melted off.
Overall, we're just waiting for this BBQ to die so we can justify getting a new one. Before this we had a Coleman RoadTrip LE, and after this I'm fairly sure we'll get another portable Coleman.
September 4, 2012
good portable bbq
We bought this when it was half price and are very pleased with it. It folds up nicely, so we can fit it in the back of the van. It was very easy to use and cooked well.
August 17, 2012
Nice Portable BBQ
We bought this last week on sale for $125. It was very easy to assemble. The BBQ so far has worked awesome. It reaches high heat real fast and is very easy to clean.
August 13, 2012
we live in an apartment and find this BBQ perfect for the 2 of us. We also bought the hose converter and attached it to our 20lb tank. It cooks fast and delicious.
August 11, 2012
ok portable bbq
Bought this on sale last Nov 2011. Used it several times since then. The bbq is tedious to clean. Grill is starting to scrape off and rust. Grease and juices from foods constantly contact the burner result in flare ups. Cooks unevenly because of open spaces on both sides of bbq. Make sure everything is tightened:wheels kept coming off. Had to light it several times to achieve an even heat otherwise it will not go pass 300 deg.
May 7, 2012
This product has a high heat output for a small grill.It also offers a large cooking surface area.It has a grease collector with good grease management. It grills like a full size barbecue machine, and gives out a deliciously cooked food.The downsides to this product is that it is heavy for a small grill. the flame timer is very thin and made out of porcelain steel. the side tables are also thin and a little awkward.
March 23, 2012
Great, only if it works with 20lb tank
pretty good product for my balcony.
but it seems to only work with the small cyclinder camping tanks.
i bought the 20lb tank, and it doesn't work at all.
i tried using match to light it, i tried using the spark, nothing worked with the OPG 20lb tank i bought here as well (and yes, i bought the propane hose as well).
August 14, 2011
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