New Sam's MES 1st cook, not going well. 6 racks of ribs all seasoned, rested MES preheated to 250 with water tray full, no smoke. Add ribs, door open and temp drop to 130-140. After 1 hour temp not above 180, MES was set for 225. So reset temp to 275 to see if temp would rise faster. I had also reset the timer to 60 min. in case I got distracted, and not over cook ribs. I was distracted, my son checked temp, it was now at 210. Still distracted, time goes off, and I finally check on MES temp was back down to 175. ugh. So again reset digital thing, back to 275, timer to 3 hours. When I preseasoned the MES temp came up to 275 in less than 30 minutes, the MES was plugged directly into outside wall socket . But smoke had penetrated the house eve vents and eventually into house. So I added a 50' 14ga extension cord to move MES away from house. Now I'm concerned that the length of cord is effecting the performance of the MES, so moved back to direct connection to wall outlet.