Just got done putting together my new MES 40 that I bought at Sams Club. Everything started out great, but when we got home and took the smoker out of the box, there was a good size dent on the lower part of the door. Well, we boxed it back up and drove the 80 miles round trip to take it back for another one. We did look for dents on the door of the new one, but failed to see the small dent on the top edge of the unit.. Wasnt thrilled, but wont take it back for that ding.. I dont have time to season it today so will do that in the morning. My goal is to have some ribs going for the Sunday evening meal. This is my first try with electric and I hope that I dont have any major failures. I did buy the 3 year extended warranty also after reading of other units failing within a short time on SMF. Just wanted to tell everyone about my new toy.... Have a great weekend.