I have this Weber 3-burner Gas Grill it's the best investment we ever made - we have the gorgeous dark green color with chrome and stainless. I mainly cook by the indirect method of cooking. Until you learn to cook like this on a grill, you are missing the beauty of outdoor cooking. Set it and forget it! The cover acts as a conduction, making it like a convection oven in there. You do NOT raise the cover or turn the food when grilling by the INDIRECT method of cooking.