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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

FUEGO FELG21C Element Gas Grill Carbon Steel

This grill is smaller in size but has some nice features.   Assembly was reasonably straight forward.  The included wrench like all included wrenches is worthless but it was a nice gesture.  Assembly was pretty straight forward.  The instructions were adequate, not great but not particularly bad.   Assembly was pretty straight forward.   The size is substantially smaller than my previous grills but then so is the number of folks for whom I grill. 

 The size is appropriate for practically everything but a large party.   The quality seems very substantial and a very reasonable price.   The grill top is very solid and appears to be the one that needs seasoned.  They do not make it clear which one of the two grill tops they seem to have for the same grill. One needs seasoned and the other does not.   Size wise this would be a great grill for an apartment or small area.   There is no tray or table attached which is one of the reasons it is so diminutive.   The burner set up as a higher intensity burner in the center and lower on the outside.   The center burner seems to incorporate the outside burner while the outside burner seems to allow the inside burner to remain unused providing a more indirect and slower cooking.  

The electronic ignition does not work.  I tried three different batteries and it never generated a spark.   The instructions state to put the side of the grill down that is marked face down.   I found nothing anywhere that said "face down".   There was a bag of screws that were very similar in appearance and are not the same.   Two bags of clearly marked screws would be better.  Overall, ignoring the minor issues, it is a nice grill that seems like it should be reasonably durable. 

·                        Designed in California by former Apple Chief Designer Robert Brunner and entrepreneur Alex Siow; winner of Vesta's Best Gas BBQ & Spark Design Award
·                        Heats to 500F in just 5 mins; 21" heavy-duty 15lb porcelain-enamel cast iron grate creates perfect sear marks; 250F to 700F temperature range
·                        With over 20 hrs. of cooking time on a single fuel tank, the Element's patent pending dual zone burner offers the highest efficiency in its class
·                        Measuring 36"H x 23"Dia and supporting 346 sq. in. of primary cooking area, it's large enough to cook 16 quarter-pound (4 1/2" Dia.) burgers at once
·                        Featuring a hinged door for propane tank storage, easy to clean residue tray, electronic ignition and anti-tilt locking wheels

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