Masterbuilt 40 - Differences Between Sam's Club MES and Others

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by strawman, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I have been debating what smoker to get and I am starting to lean towards the Masterbuilt 40.  I see Sam's Club has this one for basically 300.  Good price.

    However, I see it is a different model number than a similar looking one through Amazon. 

    Does anyone know if there is a difference? 

    Two other quick questions, if you don't mind.  One, do you think the 40 dollar Sam's warranty is worth it?  Two, if the electric heating element goes out, how hard is it to get a replacement?  I just fear spending 300 to 400 on a smoker and then in a year I just have a fancy box.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SAM's Club warranty - Very much worth it.

    Heating element replacement - Fairly easy if you are DIY.
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What Mossy said!
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Sams Club has a different model number, but ti's the same unit

    Cabelas has MES 40 with an all stainless steel exterior

    $300 @ SAMS is a great deal....I own 3 of them!

  5. Does the Sam's club model come with the RF controller?  I didn't see it mentioned in the Sam's club listing.  Thanks for the advice!
  6. tromaron

    tromaron Meat Mopper

  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Like Ron said, it does come with the remote, unless for some reason they have a model more than a year old, which I would doubt at this late date.

    If they have one of them, you should be able to get it for a song & a dance!

  8. I bought my MES from Sams in June of this year. The model number of the one on the website was different than the one I got at Sams. I have the 20070211. Check out your local Sams to see which one they have in stock.

    As far as the warranty, I usually don't purchase extended warranties but in this case I did. With the history of failure I didn't want to take the chance. I read someone had a failure on theirs and Sams warranty dept cut them a check for the purchase price. I figure if it breaks I'll turn it into a cold smoker.

    Hope this helps

  9. Win Win! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I have been looking at the MES40 also from Sam`s club and I look at it everytime I go in there...oneday...
  11. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


     Check the price tag closely if your local sams still has the MES on dysplay!!!  anywhere from $50 to $100 off normal price . They are getting out of summer and into winter dysplay.
  12. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    I bought mine last year before Christmas so they may contine to display them even though seasons are changing.
  13. I wish I would have know about this from before I buy my smoker I thank you for the post I'm learning a lot I like the RF controller.Thank you guys for the post

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