I've used mine a few times now, the newer model I got at Bass Pro on Black Friday. I've noticed the temps are way off on my model over what the controller reads. It seems when the element is on and heating up, my remote probe in a potato on the middle of the top rack reads 50 degrees higher than the controller temp. Once the element shuts off though, it seems that the temps stabilize closer to the actual controller temp. It also seems to get up to temp really quick too, something the older model had issues with. I'm going to try and do a multi-rack temp test this weekend to see how the fluctuations vary throughout the smoker.