Well cleaned out my CGK and examined it.
Empty ashes each cook but haven't cleaned in 6 months, looked especiallyl at fire grate , porceloin coated inner sleeve , inner wall & gaskets.
Holding up way better than expected
Fire grate good shape, as best I can tell no cracks in sleeve & no rust , gaskets & wall in great shape!
I've replaced 1 gasket ( grease fire ) some of the cheap screws were rusting but a spray of Pam fixed.
I replaced some nuts that were loosening with lock nuts. Otherwise in great shape!
The wood shelves show some wear but should have 2-3 years left.
This years model is $289 @ Kroger , they did improve the air intake with a gasket this year.
I posted a question on the Kamodo guru forum , probably a 1000 CGK owners on it & only positive remarks for how holding up.