I thought the idea was great an is great BUT the smoker body itself is very cheap. You can grill, smoke, fry and boil with this unit. The tripod legs are a decent gauge of steel though as are the charcoal and steamer bowls. The company really skimped on the steel gauge of the kettle body though. I would have happily paid more for a thicker gauge kettle body. You can lightly push down on the lid and it dents inward. I'm going to return it. I can't recommend it based on its low quality body.