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MES chip tray upgrade still needed???

post #1 of 13
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Bass pro is having a sale on the MES 30 stainless  on black friday  for $179. i am going to go pick one up  my question is  do the new models still need the retro kit  or have they fixed it and can i call them now and get it sent on the way that way i am good to go when i pick up the new unit?

post #2 of 13

The new units I have seen still need the upgrade.

 

They will ask for the model number before sending it out.

 

And as far as I know they are on back order.

post #3 of 13

I just got a new MES 30, not the one with the window but the regular less expensive one and it does not need the upgrade.

post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by glocksrock View Post

I just got a new MES 30, not the one with the window but the regular less expensive one and it does not need the upgrade.



I wonder if it's an older model, what's the model #?

 

post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post



I wonder if it's an older model, what's the model #?

 


It's model 20070910 I got it brand new from Amazon a couple weeks ago. I watched the video on how to replace the smoker box and I clearly have the newer model that does not need the upgrade.


http://www.amazon.com/Masterbuilt-20070910-30-Inch-Electric-Smokehouse/dp/B00104WRCY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321549917&sr=8-1

 

post #6 of 13

Here's the list of model numbers and as you can see it has yours listed as having the small chip box. 

 

If you have the big one then maybe they have changed them & are not sending out the ones with the small chip box anymore.

 

 

(30 inch units)

ESQ30B older recalled, black door, no adjustable damper, 650 Watt heating element, ? wood chip tray

ESQ30S older recalled, stainless steel door, no adjustable damper,  650  watt heating element, ? wood chip tray

BCESQ30B black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, ? heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

70070106 ? door, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

71070106 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

72070106 ? door, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, large wood chip tray

72070206 ? door, 650 or 800 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070106 black door/no window,  650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, large wood chip tray

20070107 ? door, 650 or 800 watt heating element, ? heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070206 stainless steel door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray 

20070307 SS door/no window, SS body, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070409 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070411 SS door/with window, 800 watt heating element, internal light, meat probe, remote control, wheels/handle, with heating element access door,small wood chip tray

20070507 SS door/no window, SS body, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070509 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070511 ? door, 650 or 800 watt heating element, ? heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070609 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070709 SS door/no window, SS body, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070809 SS door/no window, SS body, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20070910 black door/no window, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, small wood chip tray 

20070110 SS door/with window, Black body, 800 watt heating element, internal light, meat probe, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20071407 camouflage door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20071507 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray (Canada)

20071607 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20071610 SS door/with window, black body, 800 watt heating element, internal light, meat probe, with heating element access door, small wood chip tray (Canada)

20071707 black door/no window, 650 watt heating element, no heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20071710 black door/no window, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20071810 black door/no window, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20071910 black door/no window, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

20072010 black door/no window, bass pro on door, 800 watt heating element, with heating element access door, ? wood chip tray

 

post #7 of 13

Yes, they have changed them out for sure, I most definitely have the larger chip tray.

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by lkrus View Post

Bass pro is having a sale on the MES 30 stainless  on black friday  for $179. i am going to go pick one up  my question is  do the new models still need the retro kit  or have they fixed it and can i call them now and get it sent on the way that way i am good to go when i pick up the new unit?


You should wait & see.

It's probably a toss-up right now, and it's only fair to make sure yours doesn't work, before getting a replacement.

 

Just my thoughts on the subject.

 

 

Bear

 

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by glocksrock View Post

Yes, they have changed them out for sure, I most definitely have the larger chip tray.



 

Maybe that's why they are on back order, because all the new ones have the bigger tray.

post #10 of 13

Ikrus, afternoon..... If you get a AMNPS from Todd, you will never need to use the chip tray... You will have total control of the smoke with the AMNPS and total control of the heat with the electronic temp control..   The best of both worlds... Just my thoughts... Dave

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post



 

Maybe that's why they are on back order, because all the new ones have the bigger tray.



Probably so, I'm supposed to be getting a new tray for mine since mine is kinda warped and doesn't slide in and out easily so it's getting replaced under warranty. I figured I would have the new one in by now, but I figured it's probably backordered which explains why I haven't yet received it. Not a big deal since I now have a AMNPS.

post #12 of 13

I agree with you guys, the AMNPS & MES are a match made in heaven!

post #13 of 13

Just wanted to share.  I just got the MES 30" from Amazon as an xmas gift from my wife, the model # is 20070910.

 

it does come with the new larger wood chip tray (as shown in the video), and has a heating element access panel.

 

About to season the smoker now

 

MES 30" link  ( I picked mine up from the amazon warehouse for $173.99 had some scratches and the hinge plastic piece was broken, but everything else was fine)

http://www.amazon.com/Masterbuilt-20070910-30-Inch-Electric-Smokehouse/dp/B00104WRCY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324684543&sr=8-1

 

Video link

http://www.masterbuilt.com/video/sept2010/smokeretrokit.wmv

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