Pros: Ease of use, great temp regulation, large water bowl, 4 removable heavy duty racks
Cons: chip tray - flame reaches chips and cause them to burn
This is a real nice smoker for the money. It is real easy to use. I have smoked pork butt, meatloaf, hams, whole and pieces of chicken, and brisket in this gas smoker. All have turned out excellent. I really prefer charcoal smokers but this smoker has been great and has made some fantastic smoked meat. I use it primarily in the winter due to its low maintenance while smoking and can reduce the amount of time I need to be out in the cold weather.
I have found the door temp probe to be fairly acurate. I still use my wireless dual digital thermometer to measure meat and smoker temp. Works great!
I use a old cast iron skillet to put my wood chips or chuncks in. I sit it directly on top of the the factory chip tray. Don't use the factory chip tray. It has openings that the gas flame can ignite the chips or chunks and, in my opinion, is useless. This is really the only negative about this unit.