Hi all, just bought a Masterbuilt electric 40 smoker from Sams for $299. It has the console on the top front and the side air vent and is 1200 watt. It has the windowed front. I guess this makes it a Gen 2. I have never been more disappointed. My first try was 1 rack baby back ribs. First problem was trying to keep the temp at 225 - there is a 30 to 50 degee variance between my Maverick ET-732 and the console on the Masterbuilt. I also put in an inside oven thermometer that agrees with the Maverick. Then the element would shut down and not come back on for quite a while even if temp was well below the setting on the console. So I tried to run my AMPs inside and could not keep it lit – side vent open full and chip tray pulled out halfway, still wouldn't keep lit. Nothing was dripping on it, tried 4 times it just keep going out. I did a ham on day 2 and had similar problems. I was setting the temp at 275 just to try and get it to 225. It in a sheltered spot out of the wind and elements – covered porch. Did I just get a dud? Going to call Masterbuilt on Monday – but I am seriously wondering if I shouldn't just box it up and take it back to Sams, and trust me that is something I am not looking forward to - what a pain in the butt.