I have read the majority of Posts here about the MES smokers (pros and cons). I am leaning towards the Masterbuilt 30'' Electrical Digital Smoker (without the window). I already have a AMNPS and have been smoking for 4 years with a Charbroil silver smoker that I modded up. Im just fed up with all the baby sitting I have to do with that thing. Plus I am in upstate NY and want to smoke during the winter. I can easily smoke out of my garage with an Electric.
Anyway, the budget for this unit is around $225 or so. Any suggestions outside the MES 30 I should consider? Is the window needed? I am a little concerned with the element issue and the digital thermo issues I have read about. Is it just the case where the Cons of a unit like this get the headlines because the people that have had a good experience are less likely to say so?
Thanks for the feedback.