Originally Posted by JMSetzler
I can tell you how that dent happened so you won't let it happen to YOU!
The latch on the front of this grill has NOTHING to do with sealing it up for air tightness. It's a latch to hold the dome lid in place so you can move the kamado with the wooden handle and NOT dump the grill. Someone move that one without latching the lid and it toppled on them and that part of the grill is what hit the ground when they did it!
Sounds like you know by experience