Pros: Stainless steal outer cabinet, internal temperature within 4 degrees of setting, probe within in 5 degrees. Doors does not leak.Top exhaust.
Cons: None so far
After FIVE, repeat Five Generation 2, 40" smokers, I finally have what appears to be a very reliable, accurate smoker. Masterbuilt replaced unit after unit of the poorly designed, poor quality 20070512 smokers that failed on so many levels. I was finally advised to forget the Gen 2 units and get Masterbuilt to send the 20070311 model. Best move ever. This one has an all stainless steel cabinet. The controller is mounted in the top rear, maybe not as convenient as the front mount on Gen 2 but so what. This one has a light inside the cabinet. The exhaust vent is on the TOP where it should be. Very important, my AMNPS works in this one. No matter what I did or where I placed it in the Gen 2 it would not stay lit. Todd from A-Maze-n products which makes the AMNPS device, could not get one to work in his Gen 2 either. He also told me to go for the Gen 1 unit and that the Gen 2 is a piece of junk. I have made 2 pork shoulders and 3 St Louis ribs so far. I put the pork shoulder in at 10:00PM, filled the AMNPS, put temp @ 225 degrees and went to bed.The 9 pound shoulder was done by noon. the AMNPS smoked for almost 12 hours. The smoker did everything it was supposed to. Masterbuilt has one of the best customer service department I have ever dealt with. they will work with you and replace parts as needed. Maybe Masterbuilt will come out with a Generation 3 smoker, up the quality, and take the best from Gen 1 and Gen 2 and make a spectacular smoker.
Smokin In Nye