The CBR-2250, Char Broil's 22-1/2 inch charcoal kettle, is everything you need for your basic backyard barbecue. As far as cooking space, you have 362 square inches across a chrome plated cooking grid. The porcelain enamel finish helps the grill stand up to the elements but we definitely recommend throwing a cover over it to extend the life cycle and preventing unnecessary wear and tear. The vented slid in ash catcher as well as vented lid provide circulation for air and heat throughout the grill. For further control of the temperature and cooking, the charcoal grate is adjustable to bring the heat closer to the food, or lower it away further from the food you are cooking. Overall, nothing too fancy here, just a good charcoal grill that can do the job.