We’ve used a couple Weber’s over the years, but they only work for 2 or 3 seasons and they are toast. I”ve tried cleaning the orifice with no success, and the BTU output slowly degrades over time to the point where it will not supply enough heat to BBQ chicken on hot windless day. Yes, I’ve cleaned the ‘flavor plate’. Jeanie spied a promo on one of the food channels for Wolfgang Puck’s tiny Chinese made stainless steel grill with briquettes as the heat source. I think it only weighs 3 or 4 pounds and is very compact like a ‘hot box’ of old. We tested it over a couple weeks at home and found a canvas valise that fit it perfectly for travel. It definitely puts out the heat and is smaller than the Weber, which we still have in reserve. It is not without woes, however. It has 4-retractable legs to keep it up off the table, but one of them did not touch the table at the same time the other 3 did. I put, “glues anything to anything” glue on the short leg’s rubber tip and slid it down so the 4 legs would contact the table simultaneously. The whole thing is very ‘tinky’, and I don’t see it lasting for more than a couple seasons. It looks great though; kind of like women’s shoes: look great-painful to use. We keep surfing the net trying to find the ultimate truck camper grill box, but there isn’t much better than the black Weber, unless you have endless space and don’t mind the added weight. jefe
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