I finally stepped up and bought a smoker. After spending some time reading SMF I decided to go with a Masterbuilt 30" electric digital smoker. So far I am not pleased. Putting it together, their were a few screws that wouldn't tighten and some others I couldn't get started. Not a big deal, because it still went together. The real issue comes when I went to plug it in....NOTHING happened. The controller wouldn't turn on. Talk about frustrating. The good news is Masterbuilt stepped up and is sending me a new "box" but I don't understand why it had to come to this??? Don't they at least test them at the factory? Maybe my butt hurt will subside once I get the new "box" and start smoking meat, but right now I am not happy.