I just got my egg today and I couldn't be happier, but after testing it out by grilling steaks I found that opening it up is somewhat tricky. When I bought it they warned me to crack the lid a little bit before opening it fully, but apparently I wasn't careful enough. Wow! Blast of flames and heat, followed by the smell of burnt hair. I'm quickly beginning to think this thing may excel as a smoker, but will require serious care when used as a high heat grill.[p]Any thoughts?