I ordered the Hero grill after reading an article about the best portable grills. I had a short camping trip coming up and wanted to replace my old portable grill due to how messy it was to travel with and the poor cooking results. The Hero grill arrived quickly and was exactly as described. I was immediately impressed with how much thought went into designing the product and it all felt well made. The cooking experience was just as impressive. Light the pod, slide it into place and in about 10 minutes you are ready to cook. For my first cook, I grilled buffalo wings and was very satisfied with the results. They turned out far better than anything that came off my old grill. Cleanup was pretty impressive also. After everything cools, wash the cooking grate and store back in the case, then toss the biodegradable pod in the trash. Done. No ash residue, no cooking smells, and no rusty metal to go back into the car.
So excited you guys are coming out with a bulk charcoal option. Honestly this says A LOT about your company. You could've not offered this and customers would've been forced to do the charcoal pod route and it probably would've been good for your bottom line. But you didn't! You are offering a cheaper alternative! Who does that? YOU GUYS DO! Thank you...you rock!
I grilled some plant-based burgers for my first session with this grill. Delicious they were! I like the whole system a lot: the grill, the charcoal pod, the lighter, the spatula and the board. I was delighted to be able to put the whole pod into my composter. I am looking forward to the briquet refills!
Bought this to use on our Labor Day weekend trip and its awesome! Has everything you need to cook up a great meal. Literally performs the way the other reviews, videos and instructions say. We used a small pot on the grill to heat up rice and edamame while grilling 2 tuna steaks. Both came out great with plenty of room. Just make sure of the pot size you want to use before you go on your trip. I found that I can use a Stanley Camp Percolator and a small cast iron pan to make coffee and eggs; again, came out great! This is the best grill around. Cannot wait for the charcoal pod refills so I can carry less and get more use out of the HERO Grill! Thanks!
Grill performs well and stays hot for a little over an hr but replacing the charcoal tablets gets pretty expensive.