I want to love this set-up but what's up with the max temp? Is there a way to pump up the heat? ... We've used the Hero grill twice now. The first time was great. The grill reached 450o and held there a bit... long enough to brown the burgers! We were able to cook two (thick) burgers to perfection (see photo ) plus we we able to grill peach halves and peppers!
Clean up and putting everything away was s delight.
However, the second time we cooked out the temp maxed out at ~350 degrees. (What happened?) The heat never picked up and while the burgers (eventually) cooked they never got that nice browned on the outside and grill marked looked. They were cooked but they looked anemic...grey... no nice browning. It was distressing to watch and wonder if our dinner was going to cook.
We have three more charcoal packets to experiment with and I'm really hoping for 400o or more!!!! I want this to work.
Also, I would say this is purely a summertime grill set up even at its best.. which I would he happy with... Outside air temps were near 90oF and I'm not sure anything would cook on a cold day.
RE: capacity ... My experience so far has me believing that dinner for two ( 2 burgers) is max cooking capacity.
PS. The grill and case and etc feel substantial and I really like the accessories esp. the bamboo fork, which is a better grill tool than a spatula type tool. The tines can go between and under..
I want to close with, can you give me a little more heat?