Pros: Ease of use. Just put some chips, sticks, or blocks on the element,set the temp....load it, and check it periodically. Smoke, or grill.
Cons: Discontinued....but parts can be found. For best results, use at least a 15 amp, dedicated plug for it in order to get full heating capability.
I purchased this grill for my wife to use camping, when I was not there. She liked the ease of plug and go. That was pretty much the only time we used it, as I have virtually every type grill or smoker, made. I had always been a purest for smoking though. The problem with that was that it can keep you quite busy watching the temp, keeping the fire right. Especially when only smoking a few items....it was just a lot of trouble. My daughter wanted me to smoke a butt for her Birthday, but it was only going to be the 5 of us there. I had thought about trying the grill since it was just us. I found some small Pecan limbs, and shells, that had fallen in the yard. Packed them around the element, set the temp to right around 225/250.....and it was perfect! I was soon having to make them for friend's and family. It smokes very,very well.You have to be careful with just Hickory....it tends to smoke too thick and gives the BBQ a strong Hickory taste. Personally, I am not too fond of it. I have found Pecan to be perfect for our tastes.Since they no longer make them, I keep an eye out for them at yard sales, etc., A good way to have parts. :)