Superior outdoor cooking with the flavor of charcoal and the quality and convenience of Cuisinart. The Cuisinart GrateLifter Charcoal Grill features a novel cooking grate lifting system giving access to the charcoal bed without having to touch the dirty cooking grate. With the lift engaged, the grate raises effortlessly out of the way when you open the lid - you can also choose to open the lid without lifting the grate. This lets you start the coals, add coals for extended cooking, or brush the coal ash in to the ample collection bin without ever touching the grate! Other features include a large, family-sized cooking surface, precesion air flow system for accurate temperature control, lid mounted temperature gauge, a robust table stand, and an attractive and durable porcelain enamel coated lid.