Pros: None, couldn't even get through the seasoning step!!
Cons: could store your jerky outside in the cold without the dogs eating it, frees up a REAL smoker to make more jerky!
Seems to be common with these machines, bought it at Cabelas on Boxing day (Dec.26) on sale for $200, was going to smoke some lake trout yesterday and it wouldn't run for more than 12 mins before "E2" showed on the display during the seasoning step., Unplugged and let sit for an hour as the ever-so-helpful customer service woman recommended REPEATEDLY!! Again, crapped out after 10 mins, wasn't using an extension cord, it heated up the chip drawer so I couldn't pull it out with bare hands but thats about it.
THANKFULLY Cabela's saved the day and let us return it for a full refund, and surprisingly enough they no longer carry that machine!! I learned my lesson for impulse buying something without researching it first, had I read these reviews I likely would have told anyone lurking around the display to keep walking...Picking up a Masterbuilt at Costco today...