We recently purchased this grill and used it yesterday for the first time. One thing we noticed right off the bat was that there were flames running along a bar that connects the burners. I uploaded a picture of the bar. There were flames coming off this bar the entire time we cooked which was very annoying. We read many positive comments about this grill prior to buying it, however, there was no mention of this issue in any of the reviews I came across. I went back and re-read the manual to see if I had missed something when assembling the grill, however, that doesn't appear to be the case. The bar is fastened by cotter pins, so I removed the bar thinking it might solve the problem. However, what I immediately noticed is that the bar carries the gas that allows you to light the other burners. They won't light without it. Very poor design in my opinion. One option we're considering is removing the bar permanently and just lighting the remaining burners with a hand electric lighter. I definitely wouldn't recommend this grill to any of my friends and family.