Outdoor Chef sell a different kind of barbecue. They call it a funnel cooking system. Basically, the inside of the kettle looks just like a funnel, with a hole at the bottom and a gap all around the circumference of the top between the funnel and the bowl. Nothing in the funnel. Naturally there is a grill sitting over top of the funnel. I'm not sure how this works exactly, and they don't offer up a lot of info about this award-winning, patented system either, but the instructions say the greater intensity is at the outside of the funnel and the lesser at the inside, kind of like a conventional bbq's main and upper racks. And this works like a charm. Food is easy to cook, results are absolutely delicious. I would never compare this with a proper barbecue, I mean this is actually just an outdoor grill, I understand that. And for that matter, I do maintain a soft spot for charcoal, non-gas, grilling. But in the world of outdoor gas grilling, this is my preference.
And it's durable. The funnel, burner, cooking grid, bowl and lid are enameled carbon steel. The trolley and control panel are epoxy coated steel and the grease catcher is made from rust-free stainless steel. Nuts and bolts are brass and stainless steel, and the bottom shelf is - get this - eucalyptus timber!
My favorite part? It's sold almost entirely factory assembled, requiring very little additional assembly at home.