Is it possible/easy to change doors on MES smokers?

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by mummel, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    If I get the the new MES 40 Bluetooth, would it be possible to switch the door to a non-windowed door?  What do the hinges look like?  I havent called Masterbuilt to see if they could sell me a standalone non-windowed door, but I was curious to hear how easy it would be (re: the hinges).  Thanks.
     
  2. goensouth

    goensouth Smoke Blower

    Why do you not want the window?
     
  3. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Lack of utility, cleaning, energy loss, toddlers etc. 
     
  4. goensouth

    goensouth Smoke Blower

    Ok just wondering. I have a 40 MES with the window. I like being able to see in. Cleaning is easy hot water and mister clean magic eraser takes less than 60 seconds. I have a hard time not peeking and the window solves my problem lol.
     
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

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    why not just buy this instead? No need to make things difficult.
     
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  6. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    The Sams model comes with legs, a 3 year warranty and costs $40 less.  A no brainer.  If it came without a window, it would be perfect.  Can you check your hinges?  Do you think it would be easy to switch out the door?
     
  7. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Energy loss is negligable. The glass doors are built pretty well and don't get that hot during operation.

    Also, the cost to buy a replacement door (If you can even find one) would most likely be more than the energy cost.

    As for the cleaning, if you don't want the window you don't have to clean it. It will cover over with build up just like the non window door does. After 2 or 3 smokes it will be blacked out.
     
  8. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    How hot does it get?  Can you put your hand on it for say 7 seconds?
     
  9. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    You do know cabela's has their own warranty and they are awesome with customer service in my experience.
     
  10. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

  11. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

     
  12. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I have never tried to hold my hand on it but it definitely does not get as hot as the smoker itself is. 

    I have said it before and I will say it again. When the smoker is still hot the glass cleans in 15 seconds with a wet paper towel. No scrubbing or chemicals required! If you let it cool off and dry, then a magic eraser will clean it in 60 seconds without any chemicals. (or if you don't care about the glass then don't clean it. Problem solved).
     
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  13. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I have never scrubbed my glass or sprayed any chemicals on it and it is as clean as the day I bought it.
     
  14. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Well, obviously you don't shop at cabelas or you would know about this.
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    You can buy with confidence, knowing that if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will provide a refund or exchange the item within 90 days* of purchase. In addition, Cabela's brand clothing and footwear is guaranteed for the lifetime of the product under normal wear and tear and defects in workmanship. All other Cabela's brand merchandise is guaranteed for one full year.

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  15. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Good to know thanks.  I did not think about this being a "Cabelas" product.  Did you confirm this smoker is classified as a Cabelas product and not a Masterbuilt product?  Both brands are on the door. 
     
  16. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    It does not matter in the case of the 90 day deal, as that applies to everything. But, I would say since it says cabela's on the door..... well, you can make your own assumptions but I would say it is. I have returned stuff years after I bought it and they normally stand behind everything they sell. Not only that but masterbuilt seems to take care of their customers for long after the actual manufacturer warranty is up.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
  17. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    The fathers day sale might be your friend there.
     
  18. brianlamb41

    brianlamb41 Fire Starter

    Why don't you just buy the one with the window and put it on a 6 foot tall table?
     
  19. goensouth

    goensouth Smoke Blower

    We spoke of energy loss due to the window.Today I set my MES 40 with window to 275 max temp and I could hold my hand on it all day. Energy loss is not a issue.
     
  20. wichita chief

    wichita chief Fire Starter

    It seems heat loss through the glass is an internet meme. Looks, cleaning would be my influences. Cleaning doesn't sound like it's an issue. I'm not saying you don't get some loss out of it. But is it really a problem or a perceived problem? Heat goes out the exhaust vent after all right? Anyone concerned there? No.
    So what if the heat element cycles X times per 8 hour smoke and with the glass it cycles X+1 times? Really?

    My point is I've seen this issue brought up many times and as a person shopping for a MES it confuses the real issues normally used in the decision making process.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015

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