I've been smoking on propane for awhile now and finally decided I would go electric. Propane was nice at first, (did the mods) but after getting into snack sticks and summer sausage, I realized that I would prefer to go electric. Long time debating on which way to go with all the choices. Decided to go with Smokin It model 3. Couldn't afford the 3D. Being I am only a little over 2 hours from the warehouse I saved on the shipping and thus got the larger size, (as opposed to the #2). Drove out and picked up the smoker on 12/12 and seasoned it last night. Smells like a little piece of heaven.