'Tis the season for grilling. Unfortunately, shortly after pulling out my grill, I realized it was broken. It would light, but then the fire would go out shortly thereafter. Bummer, but not a BIG bummer as it was given to us by a family that moved away, then a huge oak branch fell on it, leaving it slightly wonky.
Basically, it served us well but it's time had come.
So ... NEW GRILL! I ordered one, as my car is not big enough to pick one up. So I knew I wasn't going to be able to get one pre-assembled. No, by golly, I was going to have to build her myself.
I went out around 8:30 am. Sunday morning and laid out the parts.
After about an hour, I had this.
After about another hour, I had this. (But not with the food. The food came later.)
In case any of you are in the market for a grill, this is a Char-Broil Classic 480. It was pretty easy to put together. Visual instructions that were pretty clear. There were a few confusing parts, but I eventually figured them out. I, as a 5'6" woman of 130 lbs, was able to do it by myself, with the exception of needing a little help to lift the main grill part onto the frame. (If I had HAD to do it by myself, I would have been able to manage, but I have a husband. So, yanno, ask for help if you need it.)
I've only cooked on it once, but it worked just fine. Good flame. Good cook.
I will say that the lighter button didn't work, so I just lit it with a long match which is what I'm used to.
Otherwise - YAY GRILL!
Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope you're havign a great week so far!