Well, I'm looking to buy a electric smoker. I narrowed down my selection to just (2) brands.....Smoke Hollow & Masterbuilt. I believe those are the best smokers that for around $300. But, the jury is still out on which one to buy. Now, just to give you some insight on my past smoking experinces. I have a Little Chief and I've had GREAT results with it. For jerky, ribs, pork loin, etc....., but I have had to finish cooking those food items on my Weber gas grill. Since this smoker produces alot of smoke (flavor) and it's easy to use, it just doesn't get hot enough...thus the Weber grill usage. Now, I know that this smoker isn't designed to produce the necessary heat to cook. But, now I'm looking for that type of smoker. Now, living here in Iowa, we have a tendency to have extremely cold (burrr) winter days. Of which, I have been known to smoke during those times and would like to keep that option. So, I believe that with everyone's PROFESSIONAL SMOKING WISDOM, I can make a sound decesion. In closing, I would like to THANK everyone for reading/responding to this!