Was looking at the Smoke Hollow smoker. It had great reviews, just not many.
Also was reading reviews on the Meco Electric, but it just looks like a nicer version of my ECB.
Any help fom you guys would be much appreciated. Thanks.
I was on the fence over my purchase of the MES 40 and was apprehensive based on the reviews until the dates of the reviews were brought to my attention. If you look at the Dates, those reviews were for '08 and '09 units that had trouble with the wiring to the heating element. I have not read about any issues with the 2011 model, mine is 6 months old, and the 2012 newest model is supposed to have all the bugs worked out...JJ
There are a lot of happy MES owners on this forum. Especially those that added the AMNPS to their setup. The problem with reading reviews (sometimes) is that the reviews may apply to older models that have since been improved and/or the the majority of persons that submit reviews are those that had bad luck with their particular purchase while many more happy users do not bother to submit a review becasue they have nothing to complain about. Just saying...
I have the 0211 model MES 40, bought it in 2010. Only "issues" if you want to call them that are the actual cabinet temp is off from the set temp and at lower temps <200*, it doesn't produce much smoke if any, that's why lots of people use the AMNPS or AMNS. Other than those easy fixes, I've had no problems with mine.