Last night I ordered from Kmart a MES Cookmaster and have read online horror stories about folks having issues with the heating element going south and always at the wrong time. It sounds like it's not a matter of when the element goes out, but when it goes.
I haven't even gotten the smoker yet and wondering, when it does arrive, is there is any preventive measures, a new diy wiring mod, upgraded that I can do to the elements wiring to prevent, or at least prolong any issues.
Reading online it seems that most elements going out was due to connection and wiring problems which seemed to be an easy fix to get back up and smoking and in service. But even at that, that really messes up a nice afternoon of smoking.
So, to do the proactive thing, is there any electronic type folks here that can recommend a clever way to beef up make the factory electronics stronger and more reliable and longer lasting?.
The smoker also appears to have the KISS rheostat temp control with no digital to fail at a bad time.