Very fast to bring up to temp. ....very fast.
I have zero complaints thus far.
7 months of heavy use on mine....wish it was bigger.
I never need gas again and am really impressed with the amazing efficiency of lump. Very little ash waste. Lights easy. Runs for 12+ hours at steady temps.
The Akorn is the best money I've spent on any grilling product.
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