Cons: Chip holder is worthless
Received as a gift. Threw away the chip holder, added a smoke box but there's not much clearance between the water pan and element. I noticed that the red brinkman has lava rocks by the element... I wonder if that would be a good addition to this unit? This unit is plug and play. Refill the chunks once an hour and refill the water pan in about four hours. Heat seems to be fairly consistent. I have a larger wood smoker but this one is easier if you're multitasking other activities. Overall, I'm pleased but there are a lot of smokers out there and I probably wouldn't have payed this price.