Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew
Hey all as stated above, found older Cookshack Smokette II Model 008/009, made June of 2003, version 03.1.
Just wondering, looks to be in really good shape and the seller is asking $299 for it. Not familiar with these enough to know anything about them other than the Cookshack name, good deal / pass ??? Any comments welcome and thanks in advance for chiming in! Justin
Is it an 008 or 009? The 008 has a stainless top and the 009 is all stainless. When new, the 008s from that era were around $500-$550 new, and I think the 009 was $150-$200 more. Unless you caught a special, shipping was extra.
Like Brad, mine (008) is 10 years old, and with fairly heavy use, has never missed a beat in Chicago with all manner of weather conditions. Simply insert meat, add 2 oz.-4 oz. of wood chucks, close door, turn it on, and go do something else. Truly set it and forget it. No modifications or manipulations necessary, and about the only thing that can possibly go bad are the heating element and temperature dial. Both are fairly inexpensive and easy to replace, though I wouldn't know for certain as I've never had the occasion to do so. Also, people rave about their customer service, but I can't confirm that as I've never had a reason to contact them.
If it's reasonably clean, $299 is a good price for an 008 and a great price for a 009. Personally, me being me, I would offer $225 to see if the seller bites, and if not, work my up to find the magic number.