5 Stars By Bee Blissful on 2015-08-24
Best camping grill your money will buy!
The price and quality on this cannot be beat. We were looking at other campfire grills online at prices 3 times what we paid for the Pioneer. It arrives in a cardboard box with everything you see in the product picture (nylon bag, stake, round grill, L-shaped screw, two wrenches, and the hot pad and cooking glove). You're also going to need a rubber mallet to hammer your stake into the ground which doesn't come with this set. Of course, the first thing my husband notices on the box is, "Made in China". But this is one item made overseas that is actually well made.
We used this grill at a campground that didn't provide grates with their fire pits and this grill was large enough for us to grill hamburgers and hot dogs for 5 people. It sets up in minutes and is easy to adjust, even when you have a fire going. Grate is made of heavy gauge metal that didn't warp under hot or long cooking conditions. Cleans easily and stores relatively compact.
My only recommendation is to get your own leather welding gloves to cook with. The hot pad and glove provided have no insulation and you'll end you burning your hands if you need to adjust the grill while it is hot.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-08-02
Perfect grill for camping trips
When I first received the package, I noticed that the bag was dirty and a little ripped up and no other packaging inside the bag to protect the grill itself. It also did not contain the mit and cloth it was supposed to come with. I was clearly given a returned product that was then loosely "repackaged". This was 2 days before our planned camping trip, so I panicked a little, but 2DayDeliver replaced it and expedited the shipping for me so I can get it the next day. Because of the great customer service and the ease of remedying the problem, this little hiccup was a non-issue.
Now on to the product itself. The grill was perfect for the trip. It was so easy to set up. Reading prior reviews, we were careful to use a wood block to hammer the pole into the ground so as to not dent the pole. Our first try, we didn't place it deep enough, so the pole started tilting, but after we drove it into the ground more, we didn't touch it again the whole weekend.
The grill and support is strong and is able to hold the weight of a cast iron skillet while having other food on it. The rim around it protects food from falling off, but unfortunately does not protect food that are thinly sliced. I lost a couple of onion rings we were trying to grill for our burger. We were able to feed a party of 5 easily with this grill.
Breaking down the grill was also extremely easy. I didn't have to use that much force to pull the stake out of the ground and was surprised how easy it came out considering how firm it stood throughout the whole trip. The bag is handy and I was able to just throw everything in during break-down in less than one minute.
I definitely recommend this grill and compared to other grills based on price, durability, capacity, reliability and easy of set-up and this one checks all the boxes.
5 Stars By Donna Oostema on 2013-02-19
Best Grill for any Camper
I have used this numerous times now at the campfire. This is definitely in the top 5 of my camping accessories. I believe it is a "must-have" for a true camper. I have used it to cook hot dogs, brats, burgers, foil pack meals, and many steaks. It is so much more fun than cooking indoors, and the flavor can't be beat! Especially when you add hickory chips to the fire.
I advise setting up the grill before building a fire. It is easy to assemble. Just hammer the stake in next to the fire pit, slide the grill on, and secure it with the included "L" bolt. The grill can swivel on the stake, so I swing it outside of the flames until I'm ready to cook. It also came with a mitt and a hot pad, which I have found sufficient to make adjustments even when the parts are very hot. You are able to adjust the height of the actual grill surface for perfect cooking over fire or coals.
The components are well-made, and I was surprised at how well they looked after an entire summer of use with only minimal cleanup. After camping season, I did a thorough cleaning with Easy Off Grill Cleaner and the grill looks almost new again! It also came with a decent storage bag and takes up almost no space, which any camper knows is crucial. This model is sufficient for 2-4 people, but there is a larger model if you require more cooking surface.
I have received numerous compliments and questions at campgrounds about the grill and I tell them: "It's called The Perfect Campfire Grill; google it!" This is a great product to own if you love camping and the outdoors.
5 Stars By Scotter on 2017-06-26
Great unit for family or car camping
Great little cooking grate. Super easy to assemble and use, easy to clean up with a quick soap and water wash, and just big enough for a good sized meal but not so large that its a pain to pack up and fit into your vehicle. We fit 6 bratwurst on there with ease, it could have still had room for a handful of burgers and a steak. The construction is really solid and its heavier than it looks. The stake is a 2-piece unit and really doesn't need the included wrenches to screw together tightly, but the tools are a nice gesture anyway. The grate does "droop" a bit off the stake just due to fitment tolerances so its best to hammer the stake at a slight angle away from the fire so the grate will truly sit flat. Not enough of a problem to knock this down to 4 stars though.
5 Stars By Denny in TC on 2015-06-15
A nearly perfect campfire tool.
Bought this after wearing out a square, friction stop, hand-made( Amish) grille that I have used hundreds of times in the past 20 years. Have used this one twice and can tell you that it is very well designed and solidly built. My only improvement and I will make it soon, is replacing the 'L' tightening screw with a longer ( 12" or so) wooden handle that has the same threaded rod secured in the end of it . This would facilitate better and safer operation away from the direct heat. I love the size, weight and especially the lip around the outside. Not sure how long the carrying case will hold up but anyone with a sewing machine could make a new one in a few minutes.
All in all, I hope to live long enough to wear this one out!
2 Stars By Scott on 2017-07-31
Received used and damaged
Received today. I bought new and clearly got something that was used/return. Box was not sealed on two sides, stakes are scratched up, no black bag. Really ticks me off I paid full price. That being said it feels sturdy. See picture attached.
5 Stars By Steve J. ( O H I O ) on 2013-06-01
Looking for a Campfire GRILL?? STOP YOUR SEARCH, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL !!
Top quality, easy to assemble and quite honestly the best campfire grill I've ever owned, or even seen in use.
The edge is great, the fact that the grill swivels to different points (including completely away from the fire) is AWESOME for those times when you stoke the fire and don't wanna super heat your foods.
Bottom line, whether it be boneless chicken breast or hot dogs, BBQ or even scrambled eggs (use to hold your pan and find the perfect temp by swiveling around) this grill is all you'll need.
My friends were impressed, one bought one on his smart phone before we even finished camping lol
5 Stars By PAL on 2016-07-27
Awesome open fire grill!
I am really impressed with this grill. The post is very sturdy, the grate is sturdy and it all works as advertised. Perfect for grilling over an open fire. I bought the 18", wouldn't hesitate to get the larger one.
Grate is adjustable up and down the post. Post has a pointed end that drives into the ground easily.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2016-05-15
My husband loves to cook over the campfire. we ...
My husband loves to cook over the campfire. we had one of those grill grates that go over the fire pit at campgrounds but none are the same size so it could be a real pain. This is very stable and swings out of the way when you don't need it.
5 Stars By Casey F. on 2015-12-04
Well made, easy to install and store
This is a high quality construction product. All the pieces are very sturdy and it was installed all summer in our outdoor fire pit and looks like new. Great addition to your outdoor space and I put it all back in the bag for the winter. Solid steel rod and the grilling rack is very durable. Highly recommend this product for grilling over your campfire or fire pit.