This 500 sq inch covered grill promotes fire safety by reducing floating cinders. the hinged cover holds in smoke and heat to give food that “smoked flavor”, and also helps protect the inner parts from the elements. The cover is made of 14 gage sheet steel. the heavy fire box is made of 10 ga steel plate with 11 ga. steel end panels. both fire and cooking grates are fabricated of 1/2 inch diameter steel bars which are non-removable, yet can be tipped out for easy cleaning. It has four draft vents and 360 degree rotation for heat and smoke control. these units are finished with a high heat, non-toxic, black enamel and come with a 3 1/2 inch OD pedestal, 40 inches long for permanently mounting in-ground.