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Z Grills ZPG 450A 2019 Upgrade Model Wood Pellet Grill Smoker 8 in 1 BBQ Grill Auto Temperature Control 450 sq inch Deal Bronze Black Cover Included

Last Updated: August 13, 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.3
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/10
Total Reviews
234
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6 meters
SIZE
LED
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Review Summary - 202 recent, verified reviews

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Programs
 69
pellet, smoker, grilling, temperature, gas
+91%
-9%
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" ...  We've been using a gas grill forever. ... Highly recommend this grill.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm impressed with this grill.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all a great grill.  ...  "
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" ...  Trial and error with this grill. ... I’m pleased with the grill.  ...  "
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" ...  I will not be using my gas grill anymore. ... I would definitely recommend on buying this grill.  ...  "
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" ...  The grill takes a hour+ for temperature range variance to settle and then it is very stable + or - 7 degrees F. It has a good size cooking chamber that will handle a 20-25lb turkey or 12-14 very big hamburgers.  ...  "
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" ...  Recommended by friends, a great grill with no doubt!  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this grill for a little over the week and am loving it. ... $13.99 Grill Cover works great - https://amzn.to/2IrDS02  ...  "
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Food Items
 46
grill, cooked, cook, chicken, steaks
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I particularly recommend this product, which is the most handy in the oven I've used.  ...  "
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" ...  I have made mouth watering ribs, steaks, and chicken. ... It is great in making a wood fired pizza too.  ...  "
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" ...  I have used this grill 5 times and have experimented with all different types of meat.  ...  "
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" ...  I never tried to smoke any foods before and this smoker is excellent!!!  ...  "
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" ...  LOTS OF SMOKE AND THE COOKING TEMP IS MOSTLY CONSTANT EXCEPT IF YOU OPEN THE LID OF COURSE.  ...  "
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" ...  He’s out there all the time grilling or smoking something or another! ... The meat he brings in is amazing and delicious to eat!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Though they clearly state you can sear with this smoker, Dont count on it being much of a sear without the searing holes in the drip pan.  ...  "
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" ...  I cook brisket, chicken, sausage, ribs and burgers with this thing . ... I can't wait to smoke a turkey.  ...  "
Build Quality
 27
assembly, parts, together, screws, pellets
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Easy assembly, put it together all by myself in 30 minutes, all parts are carefully wrapped in styrofoam or bubble wrap, the details are fantastic, grill over is in the box as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice fitted cover.  ...  "
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" ...  Cover is heavy duty and fold out tray is nice to have.  ...  "
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" ...  The product was pretty easy to assemble took about 45 minutes with a beer in hand. ... I'll probably have to buy new screws to avoid rusting issues.  ...  "
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" ...  For a comparatively low priced pellet stove it has a good quality of materials and construction.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the glow on the metal, absolutely an eye catching.  ...  "
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" ...  Parts are labeled pretty clear with the necessary screws and nuts.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels very well built .  ...  "
Ease of Use
 25
easy to assemble, pretty easy, assembly, took, product
+100%
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" ...  The product was pretty easy to assemble took about 45 minutes with a beer in hand.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to clean afterward too.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty easy to assemble however, the auger doesn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  Unboxing was simple and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I love how easy it is.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install with detail tutorial online video and customer service support.  ...  "
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" ...  Straight forward assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  Assembly is easy and it works great.  ...  "
Setup
 24
instructions, easy, hour, easy to assemble, assemble
+88%
-13%
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" ...  It took me about 1 hours to assemble the grill with no help, and it’s really easy to install and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy Assembly but an extra screw or two would have been nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  And need to say that installing this smart machine took me only 1 hour, with all tools needed in the box.  ...  "
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" ...  (2) It is not difficult to install. ... Just follow the instructions on the manual, and it took us less than an hour.  ...  "
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" ...  The product was pretty easy to assemble took about 45 minutes with a beer in hand.  ...  "
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" ...  It took my husband a little over an hour to put together, he said the instructions were clear to understand.  ...  "
Price
 18
money, works, traeger, cost, smoker
+78%
-22%
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" ...  A reasonable price for me.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price point, I couldn't be happier.  ...  "
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" ...  I researched many smoker grills and this is the best collection of features for the money !  ...  "
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" ...  Got this instead of a traeger due to cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Comparable to a Traeger, but much more cost efficient!  ...  "
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" ...  Is the best value for the price of all the grills that I reviewed  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price .  ...  "
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" ...  This smoker is a great bargain.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 17
grill, zgrills, weeks, unit, month
+29%
-71%
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" ...  Only problem is it doesn't work.  ...  "
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" ...  This smoker stopped working today, Father’s Day, and my husband is so disappointed to say the least!! ... It lasted a year and 3 months!  ...  "
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" ...  This is when the problem started, unit just heated up to maximum temperature until it had an error code because it got to hot.  ...  "
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" ...  The problems came on start-up. ... I contacted ZGrills,after many tries .  ...  "
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" ...  I was told today it would take 1 month to get a replacement controller since they are making upgrades.  ...  "
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" ...  Then after 4 weeks it won’t even turn on.  ...  "
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" ...  I asked ZGrills about it and they said they would replace the control unit but it would take about 6 weeks. ... I have a useless grill for 6 weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  ZGrills sent replacement parts and it still defective.  ...  "
Marketplace
 15
worst, works, return, ever, advertised
+53%
-47%
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" ...  Got it the other day and it works as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon is awesome and made it right for us.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly as described .  ...  "
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" ...  He was wanting this same one from Walmart but found it here on amazon for $20 less.  ...  "
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" ...  The seller was fast to ship out a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  (Picture)With no explination or any comments, Just the picture, and it Had nothing to do with my question.  ...  "
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" ...  See my photo.  ...  "
Cleaning
 13
easy to clean, grease, cover, also, wheels
+69%
-31%
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" ...  I like that it’s easy to clean there where nothing I did not like  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to clean afterward too.  ...  "
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" ...  Way easier to use in terms of firing up, fire consistency and cleaning.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a cover to keep it clean and waterproof, definitely a very considerate accessory.  ...  "
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" ...  Also it has a nice cover that we can put on to prevent dust and stuff.  ...  "
Returns
 11
return, refund, would, returning, replace
+18%
-82%
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" ...  I am in process of returning this item.  ...  "
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" ...  I called ZGrills again, they promised that a refund is happening.  ...  "
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" ...  No idea how I am going to manage that, but I guess I have to in order to get a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning it to Amazon!  ...  "
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" ...  Returned to Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  I did not contact the company, the return was done through Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  wait to dis-assemble and repack for return.  ...  "
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" ...  I was forced to send it back.  ...  "
Storage
 11
pellets, wheels, two, put, legs
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Pellets best buy is definitely at Sams Club with a 40lb bag at around $15.  ...  "
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" ...  Cover is heavy duty and fold out tray is nice to have.  ...  "
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" ...  But has to pay extra $100 for the shelf and $50 for the cover.  ...  "
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" ...  reached 450 degrees and I inserted the pizza on its paper tray.  ...  "
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" ...  $37.00 40lb bag of Perfect Mix Pellets - https://amzn.to/2XdLcjg  ...  "
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" ...  It can also be easily moved to other place coz of the two wheels.  ...  "
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" ...  Pellet holder holds enough pellets for probably 15-20 grills.  ...  "
Design
 10
grill, look, like, design, well
+90%
-10%
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" ...  This device is well engineered and looks great on my deck.  ...  "
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" ...   I like the design and size of the grill.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels very well built .  ...  "
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" ...  The smoker is good for smoking and broiling, but if you are looking for something that will sear, keep looking.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a modern look, pretty unique among all the grills. ... I really like the glow on the metal, absolutely an eye catching.  ...  "
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" ...  Besides all the cool features a grill could possibly has, it also looks great!  ...  "
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" ...  It is not shiny either.  ...  "
Capacity
 9
size, perfect, grill, pretty, make
+100%
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" ...  Can’t wait to use it for my family party this weekend and show it off to my family and friends.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a pretty good size for our 2 person household.  ...  "
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" ...  and for me it is perfect I have a small family so I do not need a large Grill.  ...  "
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" ...  The grill is in a perfect size for our family.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well for dinner for our family of 3.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you're in a well lit room, unlike me and you shouldn't make this mistake. ... I'm also happy with the overall size, as it fits nicely on my covered second story patio.  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recommend this to all my friends and family.  ...  "
Fit
 8
easy, together, screw, fit, wrenches
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Very nice fitted cover.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy Assembly but an extra screw or two would have been nice.  ...  "
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" ...  works great had a small problem to start with put amazon made it right.  ...  "
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" ...  It is no “easy” snap together job, but the instructions are clear, the packaging is, if anything, over done. ... In the end, everything went very smoothly, all pieces fit perfectly, there was exactly one extra screw, as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Pellet holder holds enough pellets for probably 15-20 grills.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy assembly, put it together all by myself in 30 minutes, all parts are carefully wrapped in styrofoam or bubble wrap, the details are fantastic, grill over is in the box as advertised.  ...  "
Controls
 7
temperature, quality, panel, temp control, temp
+29%
-71%
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" ...  The temperature control settings mean nothing.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality control obviously doesn't exist.  ...  "
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" ...  The temp control doesnt work at all .  ...  "
Heating
 7
heat, way, temperature, meat, delicious
+57%
-43%
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" ...  You will need to get a good meat thermometer to use, otherwise you will be guessing with the the food.  ...  "
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" ...  no problems just delicious food  ...  "
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" ...  The best part is the food!  ...  "
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" ...  This is more of a convection cooker than a direct heat cooker.  ...  "
Baking
 7
grilling, smoking, smoke, pellet, meat
+100%
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" ...  What a difference in cooking and taste.  ...  "
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" ...  I did the whole charcoal, then gas, and now onto pellet grilling.  ...  "
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" ...  Cooking was a uncomplicated just load the hopper and turn on to “smoke” setting to start.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s great for smoking but not grilling.  ...  "
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" ...  He’s out there all the time grilling or smoking something or another!  ...  "
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" ...  This is my first pellet grill so I cannot compare it to others but my cooking experiences have been very positive. ... Cooking the meat low and slow along with a good level of smoke has made for delicious meals.  ...  "
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" ...  Produces a large amount of "smoke" throughout the cooking/smoking cycle.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
advertised, picture
+100%
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" ...  Got it the other day and it works as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly as described .  ...  "
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" ...  (Picture)With no explination or any comments, Just the picture, and it Had nothing to do with my question.  ...  "
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" ...  See my photo.  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 5
like, easy, clean
+100%
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" ...  I like that it’s easy to clean there where nothing I did not like  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to clean afterward too.  ...  "
User Manual
 4
took, instructions, hour
+75%
-25%
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" ...  The assembling is supper easy if you followed the manual.  ...  "
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" ...  Did the first ignition as described in the manual.  ...  "
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" ...  When the package came, everything was wrapped perfectly and the manual was easy to use.  ...  "
As Gift
 4
color
+100%
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" ...  Bought it as a father's day gift for my dad and he loved it😄💙💜  ...  "
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" ...  I received this one as a birthday present, so I had to keep it!  ...  "
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" ...  My dad was over the moon for this Christmas present.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift for my son and he says he likes the color.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 4
makes, loud, horrible, back
-100%
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" ...  sub par product, I would pay up for a Traeger or etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Made a horrible grinding noise.  ...  "
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" ...   Every time I use it it makes a loud annoying noise like the auger is struggling to to turn. ... No wires hitting any fans and it still makes a horrible noise.  ...  "
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" ...  The hopper is making a loud obnoxious noise.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
defective, damaged, came, zgrills, unit
+25%
-75%
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" ...  ZGrills sent replacement parts and it still defective.  ...  "
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" ...  The first unit that came in was defective.  ...  "
Comfort
 4
took, together, shoulder, product, pretty easy
+75%
-25%
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" ...  The barrel is shallow/ compact and easy to burn hands on.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels very well built .  ...  "
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" ...  The product was pretty easy to assemble took about 45 minutes with a beer in hand.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
phone, get, would, times, said
-100%
comment
" ...  The smoker didn’t work once it was assembled, the company’s customer service is awful, that’s if they answer your call.  ...  "
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" ...  They said they would contact ZGrills, which would not answer their phone, they said they would get back to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Call the number and find out for yourself before you buy, wish I did. ... Left multiple messages, called over 20 times trying to get an actual answer.  ...  "
Size
 3
smaller, size, assemble
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The barrel is shallow/ compact and easy to burn hands on.  ...  "
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" ...  Its big enough as far as square per inch for plenty.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  6 meters
Display
Type:  LED 
6 meters
SIZE
LED
TYPE