Pros: plentiful room, sturdy construction
Cons: temp control a little touchy
I'm a rookie and this product made things pretty easy for me on the first two attempts. Both my brisket one day, as well as 2 split chickens a few days later were delicious and relatively easy. Resist the temptation to keep micro-adjusting the temp gauge. It is touchy and can fluctuate with too much of a turn. But, on the second attempt, things went well and it kept the temp well. The chickens with apple wood chips were probably the best tasting chicken ever ! I would not hesitate to recommend this smoker and cannot wait till Thanksgiving.......I'll probably put my turkey fryer up for sale on Craig's List! Just got a recipe for meatloaf and can't wait to try it.