Pros: Ease of use/plug and play style/good smoke/versitile
Cons: Thin Metal/Made in China/short warranty 1yr.
This is a good smoker for the beginner who does not want to get to involved with staying up all night monitoring temp/coals. Just fill the hopper and set the temp, when it is warmed up toss in your meat and set your timer. This unit comes with a meat probe that makes it easy to see temp without opening the lid so you wont lose any heat. If compared to a Treager that is about the same size this unit is by far a better value at 200 dollars cheaper and comes standard with the upper rack the Treager does not. Both are Manufactured in China so the material and internal components are most likely the same and both have about the same functionality but I would say the Camp Chef is better. Cost...(read more)