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Masterbuilt 30" 20070312 with Window Reviews

James Miller

Good value for the money

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Pros: Easy clean up and long-range remote

Cons: Stripped metal screw for drip tray holder rail, sharp edges on drip tray, wood chip tray and water bowl.

Had my brother pick this up at the PX (post exchange) and courier it to me. It was well packaged and assembly took about 15 minutes. Only issues were a stripped sheet metal screw holing the rail for the drip tray (JB Weld to the rescue) and sharp edged sheet metal which were removed with a dremel.  Broke it in yesterday and proceeded with 5 pounds of boneless thigh (Cajun spice rub finished off with a BBQ sauce dip) and a pork loin (Cajun rub and wrapped in bacon). Came out great with an easy clean up.
SMQua

So sar so good! First electric and I kinda felt like I was cheating... Until I did a 20 hour smoke and could go to bed without worrying.

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Pros: Everything except the glass.

Cons: Hard to keep the glass clean and how can I cover it well enough to kleep it outside in the summer.

Seems to keep perfect temp even when it's Midwest cold out, it comes apart easily and all the "business" parts go in the dishwasher.  I'm a believer.
GregPA

Although mine is the 27002912, it's pretty much the same unit. I love it. This is my first electric smoker and is so much easier than charcoal.

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Pros: Cust. Serv. at Masterbuilt is complimentarily sending me out a retrofit larger chip tray which should ease in the times necessary to replentish the ch

Cons: None so far

This is my first electric smoker and so far I am impressed! So much easier than my charcoal smoker. First, after I seasoned the smoker, I smoked a small batch of trout, delicious!
hammocksmoker

Like it thus far

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Pros: Smart smoker. When can I down load an app?

Cons: Seems to have been put together in a rush.

First smoke tasted great my only flaws are with the construction. There are 2 screws that hold the element mount to some rails. One of my screws was missing. The ones that was there was in the front most screw hole which prohibited me from sliding in the tray the wood chips burn on. To begging smoking I had to first take out the screw and move it to the back hole so that the tray can slide in a and out with ease. This can be difficult if you have larger hands like mine as you have to get into a tight spot. This same try was tack welded by hand, but was kinda bent out of shape. This leads me to believe that they just make the parts and toss them in the ox. They never actually sit down and...
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Palladini

Love it

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Pros: It's Electric, set it and forget it

Cons: trays rust out too quick

Got the smoker the last few days of June 2013.  Had her fired up and smoking most every weekend and few week days since then.  Easy to use and move around, I would recommend this MES 30 Inch smoker to everybody who asks. Dave
Pureflusher

So far so good

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Pros: Remote, glass window, Stainless steel,

Cons: meat thermo off, sticky chip tray

"I bought this model about 3 weeks ago. So far I have done ribs, sausage, cheese, and a pork butt (15 hour smoke) All together I have used it for about 24 hours and no problems yet. The glass is awesome! I am really glad I got it, you can see your meat and how much smoke is going, clean the glass with Easy Off..it literally wipes clean, I clean it after every use with easy off and after 24 hours of use it is still brand new. The only small problem is the chip tray can be a little difficult to put in sometimes. I called Masterbuilt on the chip tray and they are sending me a new one.  The meat thermo is also waaay off so make sure you use another one. Overall I am really glad I...
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Dnalsi

My first smoker

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Pros: Works good so far.

Cons: Remote was missing battery cover. Called Masterbuilt and after a 30 minute wait, they took my info and sent me a new remote.

Purchased at Mills Fleet Farm on sale for $249. Assembly was easy and you only need a Phillips screw driver. It seems like a well constructed unit. Directions are quite good.   The missing battery cover on the remote was replaced at no charge by calling Masterbuilt. 30 minute wait, then answered several questions. The Masterbuilt sent a whole new remote :) no charge.   I'm totally new to smoking meats. We have done two 3.5 lb free range chickens (less fat). They were very good. One 12 lb free range turkey that was good but not great. (My lack of experience.) Boneless beef ribs that came out kind of dry. Experience again... Next: two pork...
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BadKat

Just Purchased

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Pros: Easy to put together

We just purchased this newer model of the MES 30". So far so good. I'll revise in a few months.
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