Hello all, I have had 2 Richard Johnson K's since 1999. A K7and a K3, they were manufactured in Indonesia before the quality went to crap. They are tiled with colbalt blue tiles. We've never had any issues with either except baby k did seize up last winter when I closed her top hat (damper) down solidly. Had to work on her for a couple weeks with lubricant to free her. We moved the baby K (k3) to our new home, but K7 is still at the old one. She's moved twice, and I'm not sure given many people's experiences, she will enjoy a 3rd longer distance move. In speaking with Dennis, at Komodo Kamado, he tells me I must have gotten a couple of the "dry ones", meaning that they were properly cured. That being said, we elected to seriously upgrade our kamado experience and pulled the trigger on a KK 22" supreme Hi-top a couple of weeks ago. I'll probably keep K3 for old times sake for small cooks, but will look to part ways with K7 and her accessories as she is similar in size. Not all Richard Johnson K's are equal. If you can find a decent one, it will give you some incredible cooks. Just my 2 cents.