Hi, this is Lori from Washington State. I'm a longtime griller looking to move onto using a smoker as the smoking planks and smoker insert in my Weber grill just aren't doing the job. I've pretty much settled on getting a Masterbuilt Electric 30" model and am navigating through what seems like hundreds of models. Please see my post under Electric Smokers if you have model recommendations. Looking forward to being part of the community!