I got this grill in 1979 as a wedding gift - the grill is still with me the wife is not! This grill has been used 2 - 3 times a week during the summer (and occasionally in the winter) since then. I is stored outside and as you can see it is worse for wear but hopefully it will provide me, and my family many more years of use! I cannot find the "deep" grill similar to this one locally. Thought you might enjoy evidence on how rugged and durable Weber Grills are!