Originally Posted by HankB
I like mine. The only drawback is that the heat takes the seasoning off the body right away and then it starts to rust. I just ran mine through the self cleaning cycle in the oven yesterday to remove any last remaining traces of the factory seasoning and I plan to apply some 2000°F Rustoleum starting today. If it truly is good for that temp, it should even be OK in the fire box.
The other thing I don't like about it is the propensity to tip forward when lifted by the bail. I want to counterweight it with something on the bottom towards the rear to counteract that. I wish they would have put the bail lugs at the balance point rather than the center of the fire box.
Thanks for the info! Hoping I don't experience a big problem with rust. Unless I screw up (and that never happens
), this thing will never see a drop of outside moisture.