New style MES & the Window questions?????

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by fishawn, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Those that have the new style MES with the window.
    How do you all like it. I'm an old schooler with no window
    but really think the window would be cool. Let's get some
    opinions & reviews going please.
     
  2. sdstroker

    sdstroker Newbie

    Worthless feature IMO. It fogs up with smoke and you can't see through the window after a little smoking. Like it otherwise.
     
  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    While I agree you do have to keep it clean. Not hard IMHO use some rubbing alcohol with a few drops of Dawn in a spray bottle and it will be clean. Oven cleaner works really well also.

    It is nice to see how much smoke is actually there.
     
  4. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like the window. Gives you a really good first hand look at how much smoke your producing. I could definitly live without it but I like it myself. I clean mine with alcohol after each use and it never cruds up enough on one smoke that I can't see in, and it does give you a sense of knowing what's goin on in there.
     
  5. The only smoker I ever had is the MES with the window.
    I like it. I can’t imagine not being able to see in.
     
  6. beardo

    beardo Newbie

    and this may casuse a problem with learning some thing new. You can see it so you don't need faith.I learned to grill and roast on an old school webber kettle and now thanks to some of you guys & gals i have an mes and also thanks to you helpfull people out there the only thing thst was a bust was jerky.my point is the window is nice but it can make a new smoker second guess themselves,just my thoughts.
     
  7. Not sure what you mean by that. I use one of these and there is no guessing.
     
  8. beardo

    beardo Newbie

    My only though is,and I could be wrong is ,if I can see something cooking and it looks ready i might be tempted to react to what I see rather than what I've learned. Cooking to temp. and not time or the look of something. But after reading your last post and writing this I understand even with the window one can still use the same tools to test if it's done, sorry didn't think my first post through.
     
  9. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok.... go to the chalk board and write a hundred times.
    Smoke to temp... Smoke to temp.... Smoke to temp.....
     
  10. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by beardo [​IMG]
    My only though is,and I could be wrong is ,if I can see something cooking and it looks ready i might be tempted to react to what I see rather than what I've learned. Cooking to temp. and not time or the look of something. But after reading your last post and writing this I understand even with the window one can still use the same tools to test if it's done, sorry didn't think my first post through.



    Yer killin me!!!!!!
     
  11. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I noticed ron upgraded based on his pics with his tile mod. Since he has had both models he would be the best judge.

    However, I have to wonder, is the door glass just another future part that will break or come loose? I say this because the inside glass in my oven door came loose.
     
  12. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't know but there are 20 screws holding the window in place, so I am guessing it is removable..
     

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