Master ChefÂ® Portable Charcoal Kettle BBQ
I purchased ths BBQ today and it must be the cheapest, piece of junk ever . assembly instructions are poor and the overall quality and finish pathetic. i got it on special for $50.00 but i think it should be worth $5.
April 28, 2013
Terrible quality BBQ.
I brought it yesterday, when I ready to assembly, I found the porcelain coating is broken, then I back to CTC change another one.
This time the coating is good but during the assembly, I found missing 2 different kinds of screws, while, I have to go back to CTC again, return for sure, this time.
Canâ€™t imagine how long could this poor quality last.
Do not buy this BBQ.
Ps. cheap material, terrible finishing, the edge of the cover is so sharp that can easily cut your fingers.
July 1, 2012
Great value when on sale!
The grate will rust after awhile no matter what you
do but to delay the problem as long as possible I don't clean with a wire brush until I bbq the next time I use it. you can also oil it with salt free vegetable oil and seal it in a plastic bag or use a non stick spray.
February 20, 2012
Instructions are Terrible
Just bought this barbeque yesterday and have tried twice now to get the assembly finished but I'm walking away again until I cool down a bit. The instructions are awful. They kind of drop you in it at the end and put the last 5 steps into one step. For me, the hinges are the worst and that's what I'm stuck on because there is no picture of how they are supposed to go on and it's really nit picky to get the bolts into the holes so if you do it wrong it's really frustrating to have to take it off. I don't think I've ever had this much trouble putting something together before. Usually if there is a clear picture, I can figure it out, but there isn't. Other than that, the barbeque looks nice and I've got no reason to think it won't do what it's supposed to do. I bought a cover to keep it nice and shiny. I'd buy it again, but next time I will get someone else to put it together for me.
July 23, 2011
Good for a year!!!! Bon pour 1 an seulement!!!
I'd like to mention that I bought this BBQ last year and the grill even though I cleaned it every time and stored it during winter, the rust was all over the grate. I even sent a picture to show them and there's no replacing it. It will rust no matter how you take good care of it!!!!
I can't use it anymore, and after I contacted the company they said that rust is not covered and there are no spare parts for that BBQ.
The good reviews comes from people who had this BBQ for a couple of weeks only, and I have to admit that it's a great BBQ for 1 summer.
So basically you have to buy a new BBQ every summer. If you're ready to spend 70$ every summer, than this BBQ is for you. If not buy something else!
DON'T BUY THIS BBQ! Spend a little more for one that last for a couple of summers.
June 3, 2011
Great for the price
Iv used it about a dozen times so far with no issues, a little but hard to control the heat for low heat cooking as its not an air tight unit, but for the money it does a great job!
May 20, 2010
I would definately recommend. Performs as should.
The only downside is the one that I pick up has a couple of dents in the lid. I did not want to bother return it, but otherwise a great grill.
April 21, 2010
Bought this Charcoal grill 2 weeks ago. Took about an hour to assemble by myself. Instructions were NOT that clear, but it's easy if you use some common sense.
Taste of meat/chicken is just excellent. I owned a gas BBQ and it is NOT the same as Charcoal BBQ. Charcoal BBQ gives a better flavor for your steak, ribs, chicken, etc..
Works best with Royal Charcoal (blue bag) and the flammable red bottle (also Royal brand).
April 15, 2010
If you want to start in charcoal, this is a good way to go. If looked after the unit lasts and cooks up with a real ggod taste
January 2, 2010
Better than gas
I've used a gas BBQ for several years and just this summer came back to a charcoal grill. This is easy to use and easy to store. The best is that food tastes better on coals than gas. I'm sold!!
September 12, 2008
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