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I was pleasantly surprised at how sturdy this Camp Grill is even though it is not heavy in weight. There are two Coghlan's grills listed on this item's Amazon site. One is called "heavy duty" and the other is this one, so I was expecting something flimsy. This grill is about 24" wide and is the right size to cover the average fire ring found at many campgrounds. You're supposed to use this grill over an open fire with your pots and pans - not for direct contact with food. Looking at the width of the rungs, I would have to agree that you need to place cookware on top of it and not place food directly on it, since the food might fall through the grate. I'm hoping that the grill is strong enough to hold up at high temps, but that remains to be seen. It would have been nice if there was a carrying bag or case, but I can fashion one of those myself. Another thing to note - the edges of the rungs and the bottoms of the legs are VERY sharp. My husband is going to use a burring tool to grind down the sharp edges a bit to avoid cuts on hands and punctures of our tent when packed into our cargo trailer.
The picture doesn't do this justice on the product description. I know the measurements are available but, I admit, I didn't look at them and so I was pleasantly surprised by the actual size of this grill for camping. Similar items start at $6 more per item for the exact same thing. As a novice camper I wasn't sure how necessary this would be until I went camping for the first time. If you're going to build your own fire it is almost a necessity to have some type of apparatus set up so that cooking can be done over the fire. The material is sturdy and built to be used over the fire so it is long lasting. Can't wait to use the grill through summer!
I kept looking for a food safe grill, this seemed like the best option. Definitely a little flimsy if you put a cast iron pan on top, but it's a good size and does the job. I do wish they had kept the grill spacing consistent.