I am looking to buy a smoker and right now it is between the MES with the Amazen and a used Traeger lil tex. Both will cost me about the same. I am currently leaning towards the MES as it is new and comes with a warranty. I stopped by Lowes and they have two models the normal 30 that I have seen everywhere for $179 and a "newer" (at least that is what I was told) model that has a built in IT probe to place inside your meat for $199. Has anyone tried the model with the IT probe? Trying to figure out if it is accurate or if I should just by the regular model and my own IT probe.