New MES Bluetooth Digital smoker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by parrot-head, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Do you not want a window or just don't want to pay extra for one? I (and a lot of people on here) really like the window so we can see how things are progressing without opening the door. And it is really easy to keep clean contrary to what a lot of people say.
  2. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    I'm shying away from the window because from what I've read, 1) its a pain to clean & 2) it's unnecessary heat loss, 3) costs more.  Pro would be 1) can see how much smoke is inside.  I would really like to get a no window Gen 2.5 but as of now, it doesnt appear there are any being produced in 2015 (from what the CSRs are saying).
  3. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Is the Sam's club one stainless steel?  Does the stand have wheels on it?  Can someone please post the SKU or item number from their receipt?  Thanks.
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    It is super easy to clean. All I do is take a wet paper towel and wipe it off while it is hot. Comes clean every time. No detergent or scrubbing.
  5. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Sam's Club model for $330:

    -is it stainless?

    -does the stand have wheels?

    -does it come with a cover?

    -racks = 4
  6. wichita chief

    wichita chief Fire Starter

    Plus Bass Pro:

    6 Racks

    No legs

    Glass SS door.

  7. wichita chief

    wichita chief Fire Starter

    None at Sams in my town.
  8. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Guys help me fill in the blanks:

  9. tjwheels

    tjwheels Fire Starter

    I have the Bass Pro Model - No Cover included, Yes Stainless Steel interior and door, top and sides no. One thing you might add is wheels. Bass Pro unit has wheels on the base.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015
  10. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Wow this is great intel.  Thanks for taking the time to pull it together.  Has anyone else confirmed this?  I mean a diffs of 85F on the bottom rack seems excessive.

    What conclusions can be drawn Re: meat placement?
  11. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No MES smoker can confirm another one. They are all different from each other & they vary throughout the smoking session.

    All you do is keep an eye on your own smoker & make adjustments if & when needed.

  13. Cabelas model only has 2 wheels on the back of the smoker.
  14. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Thanks.  Anyone else help fill in the blanks?
  15. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I think they either have the legs or have the two wheels in the back so you can tip it and roll it. I don't know of any MES units that have both right out of the box although plenty of people have modified their units to add them.

    Also, the Bass Pro model has as much SS as they will have. The sides and top on the outside will not be stainless on any models that I have seen.
  16. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've worked in a few call centers and it's commonplace to get a CSR (or more) who knows what they're talking about and one (or more) who don't. I used to get frustrated when I'd take a call from a customer who just talked to a colleague who was a moron. Some lazy CSRs will wing it with what they think is true if they don't have any firsthand knowledge.

    I would bet that the profit margin is much bigger on the Bluetooth/Window 40" models and it's cheaper to just offer these loaded machines instead of climbing the ladder at different price points like they do with the MES 30. So, without any firsthand knowledge on my part I'm guessing MB is going exclusively with the "top of the line" B/W models with some having the remote and meat probe and 6 racks and some not.
  17. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Can the guys with the Sam's Club smokers please let me know if they are stainless, come with a cover, or have wheels?  I want to update the chart.  Thanks.
  18. mab007

    mab007 Fire Starter

    To Mummel:

    All MES smokers have back wheels.  They work by leaning the smoker back, and, like a hand-truck, the wheels take over so you can roll it around.

    SAM's club model: 40




    Stainless front, with glass window  (magnets stick, so not true stainless, but it is polished steel)

    4 racks

    insides seems to be aluminum  or perhaps steel 

    black steel on sides

    galvanized steel back

    1200 watts

    no cover
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2015
  19. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Great thanks.  Didnt the previous aluminum models have serious rust issues?
  20. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I have read through a lot of MES threads and I don't recall seeing issues with the body rusting. Aluminum is very rust resistant (not quite as much as stainless). Just FYI, everything will rust including stainless under the right circumstances.

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