I have been given a very old hibachi grill. It is a Son of Hibachi grill and it is 35 years or older. It was my dads, and it was in his shed...so he gave it to me and I cleaned it up a bit. Here a few pics again the dates are wrong on the cleaned pics...that dang camera!) This is before I cleaned it. See clean pics below: First you put the coals in place then you close the pit and light it in the ash drawer. After a few minutes when coals are ready, you open it and start cooking. I think over all it cooks really well. It is all cast iron, so it get very hot and stays that way for a long time.