I'm marking May 13th as the start of summer in our home. Why? Because it's the first time we put use to our BBQ grill. I don't want to turn this into a product review, but after the two hours it took me to assemble it in Dec (Christmas present from my parents) and the hour it took today for my husband to ignite the gas (still didn't work so we had to use a lighter), I can finally say that it worked wonderfully. If you check out the photo below, you can see that I didn't use any non-stick product before cooking so that's something I've learned but this thing is a work-horse and is really strong for the small, convenient product that it is. We still don't know why it doesn't ignite and will now always have to use a lighter, but better than having to return it for another one. I despise returns/exchanges.
Our summer kick-off dinner consisted of corn, a hot link, and chicken drumsticks. The corn was brushed with melted butter, garlic, salt and pepper then wrapped up in foil and grilled for about 30 minutes, rotating every 10 minutes. The hot link was easy and just tossed on for about 30 minutes as well. And lastly, the chicken was marinated with a recipe by my girl Giada. Everything was really easy and super tasty and I'm counting down the days until our next BBQ adventure. P.S. Close the lid when grilling. I left it open the whole time to admire the meats so everything took a tiiiiiny bit longer to cook than directed =)