My wife's uncle is a one upper kind of guy and I had mentioned to him that I was getting a Kamado and it would be a week or two before I ordered it, and he decided he had to get one first. Well that's what he bought. He did one cook, some filets, and they turned out awful he said. He turned his into 2 flower pots and bought a KJ. He said it took 8+ hours to "cool off" he said. I assume a leak somewhere if that's what really happened. He also said the gasket felt, and he emphasized, VERY CHEAP. Tell your friend to save a couple more bucks and get a KJ or BGE, or heck even an Akorn.
Kamado Joe Classic, 22.5" OTG, UDS