MES chip tray upgrade still needed???

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by ldrus, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Bass pro is having a sale on the MES 30 stainless  on black friday  for $179. i am going to go pick one up  my question is  do the new models still need the retro kit  or have they fixed it and can i call them now and get it sent on the way that way i am good to go when i pick up the new unit?
     
  2. smokinal

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

    The new units I have seen still need the upgrade.

    They will ask for the model number before sending it out.

    And as far as I know they are on back order.
     
  3. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    I just got a new MES 30, not the one with the window but the regular less expensive one and it does not need the upgrade.
     
  4. smokinal

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


    I wonder if it's an older model, what's the model #?
     
  5. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    It's model 20070910 I got it brand new from Amazon a couple weeks ago. I watched the video on how to replace the smoker box and I clearly have the newer model that does not need the upgrade.

     
  6. smokinal

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

    Here's the list of model numbers and as you can see it has yours listed as having the small chip box. 

    If you have the big one then maybe they have changed them & are not sending out the ones with the small chip box anymore.

    (30 inch units)

    ESQ30B older recalled, black door, no adjustable damper, 650 Watt heating element, ? wood chip tray

    ESQ30S older recalled, stainless steel door, no adjustable damper,  650  watt heating element, ? wood chip tray

    BCESQ30B black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, ? heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    70070106 ? door, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    71070106 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    72070106 ? door, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, large wood chip tray

    72070206 ? door, 650 or 800 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070106 black door/no window,  650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, large wood chip tray

    20070107 ? door, 650 or 800 watt heating element, ? heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070206 stainless steel door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray 

    20070307 SS door/no window, SS body, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070409 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070411 SS door/with window, 800 watt heating element, internal light, meat probe, remote control, wheels/handle, with heating element access door,small wood chip tray

    20070507 SS door/no window, SS body, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070509 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070511 ? door, 650 or 800 watt heating element, ? heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070609 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070709 SS door/no window, SS body, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070809 SS door/no window, SS body, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20070910 black door/no window, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, small wood chip tray 

    20070110 SS door/with window, Black body, 800 watt heating element, internal light, meat probe, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20071407 camouflage door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20071507 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray (Canada)

    20071607 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20071610 SS door/with window, black body, 800 watt heating element, internal light, meat probe, with heating element access door, small wood chip tray (Canada)

    20071707 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20071710 black door/no window, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20071810 black door/no window, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20071910 black door/no window, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

    20072010 black door/no window, bass pro on door, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray
     
  7. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    Yes, they have changed them out for sure, I most definitely have the larger chip tray.
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You should wait & see.

    It's probably a toss-up right now, and it's only fair to make sure yours doesn't work, before getting a replacement.

    Just my thoughts on the subject.

    Bear
     
  9. smokinal

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


    Maybe that's why they are on back order, because all the new ones have the bigger tray.
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ikrus, afternoon..... If you get a AMNPS from Todd, you will never need to use the chip tray... You will have total control of the smoke with the AMNPS and total control of the heat with the electronic temp control..   The best of both worlds... Just my thoughts... Dave
     
  11. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic


    Probably so, I'm supposed to be getting a new tray for mine since mine is kinda warped and doesn't slide in and out easily so it's getting replaced under warranty. I figured I would have the new one in by now, but I figured it's probably backordered which explains why I haven't yet received it. Not a big deal since I now have a AMNPS.
     
  12. smokinal

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

    I agree with you guys, the AMNPS & MES are a match made in heaven!
     
  13. urahoho

    urahoho Newbie

    Just wanted to share.  I just got the MES 30" from Amazon as an xmas gift from my wife, the model # is 20070910.

    it does come with the new larger wood chip tray (as shown in the video), and has a heating element access panel.

    About to season the smoker now

    MES 30" link  ( I picked mine up from the amazon warehouse for $173.99 had some scratches and the hinge plastic piece was broken, but everything else was fine)



    Video link

    http://www.masterbuilt.com/video/sept2010/smokeretrokit.wmv
     

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