The heating unit went out on my MES 30 and talked my wife into a new smoker. After looking at Rec Tec, which I loved, Treager and Lowes Char Griller, I chose the Char Griller at Lowes for the price $449 and size 580 Sq in cooking space. Really wanted the Rec Tec but couldn't justify spending that coin after I just bought a new hunting toys before my smoker broke. Also if you have a Lowes CC, you can get 5% off. Will post pics once I pick it up, they didn't have one at my store.