The MES arrived, and I quickly worked to cook the gunk out, and then did a very simply Q of half a dozen ABT and a double sized fatty with cheese and asparagus, with a carribean'ish rub and bacon wrapped. (Sorry no QView this time, camera's battery wasn't charged. I'll be better next time.) Anyway still considering the whole cover thing. I was curious if anyone tried the cover for the Great Outdoors smokers, its 25x17x40. So should slip right down over the MES. Its a bit long but that hardly seems an issue. So anyone tried this? As a side note, the plastic outside trim of the door at the top left is pretty seriously cracked. I suspect it was banged pretty fierce in shipping, though its odd since there is styrofoam there, so it may have been broken from the factory. Trying to figure if its worth contacting Walmart or Masterbuilt over it.