|Patience (which I sometimes lack) is necessary,|
along with some bricks...
For three summers on now, the little Lodge grill is every bit as good as you'd expect any Lodge Cast Iron product to be, and as a product subject for review, I can't think of any better.
Now that the grill had a good bit is tasteful scrutiny, I can say I'm very impressed with it, it's worth every penny, but I will add... you have to be a dedicated grill master to really allow this cast iron wonder to strut it's stuff. I've learned you must have patience. In this hurry-up world of "dinner-in-an-instant", learn to be patient and let the coals heat up the grill... the cast iron is THICK, it takes a bit of TIME for the grill to heat up.
But once it does... OH MY!
The biggest surprise I've had is the small amount of coals necessary to grill for a crowd, and once everything is cooking HOW LONG this grill stays HOT. For it's size, you can feed everyone, you can grill twice as long as you'd expect from other portable grills. What it lacks in grill space, the Sportsman Grill more than makes up in ability to grill steak, after steak, after steak, 'dozens of hotdogs, a flock of chicken... all on a single small bag of charcoal. The grill is perfect for "Cook to Order Grilling", no "come & get it" heaping pile of meat here, it's a grill that allows a personalized one or two at a time grilling experience. This grill really shines if you wish to have a really hot grill, ready to cook, for a long period of time.
|The Grill gets HOT! Smart idea to set it on something.|
|Room for two REALLY large steaks!|
I'm very happy with my Lodge Sportsman Grill, it's taught me patience, which REALLY has improved my grilling!
|Holding hungry crowds at bay wasn't easy...|