not downing the egg here, they are great. However, anyone considering them should look at a primo as well. They are the same style grill (ceramic). I have used both the bge and the primo and choose the primo because I felt like it was more versatile (more grill for the money). Either way, they are imho the best two grills on the market. My wife won't go out anymore cause she doesn't like restaurant food. She makes me cook. We also do our own deli meats, jerky, bread, wood fired pizza, etc etc etc. It actually paid for itself in deli meats in a little over a year (5 popple in our family, 3 teen boys- we eat a lot of deli meat). It's worth the money.