I have a brinkman. I don't think it was that expensive, but got it for christmas. It does good for deer and pork loins. It won't hold a lot of food. I did a rack of ribs the other day, but don't think I left them on long enough. They were done, but not super tender. I like mine for simple stuff and its small and you don't have to fool with charcoal or gas. One hickory nut will usually put enough smoke for me in tenderloins. I cup them in foil and lay on the element to keep the ashes out. I use my big charcoal grill if I want to do shoulders or a bunch or ribs and stuff.