I do like my toy. The lid is not hinged, but then again you never know what level you'll be puting it on (base or spacer). Although you've got me thinking about a bracket on the side...The main regret I had with it I fixed with my adaptation above. The side tray is nice but the "wood" is not holding up to the weather. You could easily rig up your own. The access door for the wood/water try is a bit difficult to use but it works. I reccomend the 7-in-1 style for the versatility. Of course I went with stainless!!