Pros: Easy to use. Pretty well made. Good for cold smoking (with adapter)
Cons: Badly underpowered heater; not good for hot smoking meat.
You can't get it to cooking temp. (i.e. 220-240) with anything more than 2-3 lb. of meat in it! Buy something with a bigger heater if you're a serious meat smoker. Yes ... the heat control rheostat works fine, it's just that it's controlling a heating element that's way too small.