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Masterbuilt 30" 20070312 with Window Reviews


Got tired of babysitting my offset chartcoal smoker and after research got this unit. Love it!


Pros: Easy to use, No more baby sitting during a ten hour smoke, Results are great and, according to friends with charcoal smokers, just as good as theirs.

Cons: Chip basket needs to be reloaded every fory five minutes to one hour.

The down side - Glass front was nice for the first ten minutes but kind of a meaningless expense. It's a smoker Duh, after ten minutes you can't see anything any way, after the second smoke you won't even bother cleaning it. Have owned the unit for a bit over two years and have only two problems. under warranty the food temp. probe started giving me an error reading. Master built had a replacement out to me in a week. A week ago it started to trip my GFI. Called Masterbuilt after a few questions the CSR said it was the heating unit and had a new one out to me in four days. Not under warranty so I had to pay for it but it was fairly inexpensive, under twenty dollars. While it was a bit of...
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James Miller

Good value for the money


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.

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.


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.

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.


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!

Like it thus far


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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Love it


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

So far so good


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 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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My first smoker


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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Just Purchased


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. › Smokers & More › Smokers › Electric Smokers › Cabinet Style › Masterbuilt 30" 20070312 with Window › Masterbuilt 30" 20070312 with Window Reviews