If you're looking for a new smoker, make sure a 30" MES isn't one of them I've had mine for about 6 months, but only used it 3-4 times and the digital control panel no longer displays correctly. Its almost like the connection to the LED panel is loose, if i press on the screen really hard i can see the numbers, let go and it goes black again. I emailed Masterbuilt Customer Service which didn't really help me, except to say I can buy a replacement part from them. $60 for 3-4 smokes? thats more than I paid for my ECB 4 years ago, and that thing is still going strong after probably 40 smokes. So much for my 'upgrade'