MES 30.... again?? advice please...

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by barflyngrill, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Ok so I had a working MES30 that lasted less than 3 years. It died over T-Giving weekend. (story in a separate post)  I tried the wiring fix but to no avail. Granted, the symptoms weren't the same on mine but I gave it a shot before I put a bullet in it.  Anyway, I swore I would not buy another MES product (my Mom also had one die on her).   Fast forward a couple months. Now I see my local Lowe's is clearing the latest model for $150 plus I have a 10% off coupon. So do I pull the trigger and take another chance on one of these things or wait until I can afford something better?  I loved using the MES30 since it was so easy and with it being insulated, I could use it year round. I considered switching to propane but I havent seen any that are insulated like the MES.  Would love to hear thoughts from this awesome community!!

    Cheers and thanks in advance....
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lots of happy MES users here and that is a great deal 
     
  3. smokinal

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

    If you got 3 years use out of the old one, I think $50 a year ain't bad for the convenience of a MES. I had one for a couple of years and sold it to a friend of mine & it's still going strong at about 5 years old. 
     
  4. Thanks!   Oh and the other question is, do I spend the extra $25 and get the 2 yr replacement plan from Lowe's due to the track record of these smokers?
     
  5. smokinal

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

    That's up to you. I have had 2 of them & never had a bit of trouble with either one. 
     

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