So after I got my LBGE home I fired it up. Failed the first time, figured out I did not put the starters far enough down so tried again, success it started up and climbed to 400 after about 10 min or so. Then I started tapering it down till it stayed at 450 then threw on the burgers direct( frozen, all I had in the house). Learned the hard way that things heat up quick and soared right through medium rare to well done! Blech, my hubby still ate but not so great for my first cook. No pics of "burnt" burgers! I hope to get some real food and try again tomorrow. I am humbled this is tougher than I thought. I may be down but not out!