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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

I never tried a Smokin-it, so I can't tell about it. My Son had one that worked fine, except the top vent, which was right in the middle of the top used to drip down on his food.
He needed to add chips and/or chunks often like any electric smoker, and the smoke was never consistent, just like any other electric smoker.

My MES 40 is over 4 years old, and I've never had any problem with it. The Amazing Smokers complete the circuit making an Awesome smoking machine. I can keep perfect temp & just the right amount of smoke for up to 11 continuous hours (Bacon, Pork Butts, Brisket, etc) without touching anything.

There are some Gen #1 MES smokers that have had problems, just like anything else, however the Gen #2 has a much, much greater chance of having problems.

Absolutely right, Bear. I"ve owned both, padron. The first gen for over three years. Great food xame out of that thing. The gen 2 was delivered to me three different times and problems everytime. So I stand by my statement. Look on this forum and others about the gen 2 controller issues. Sorry you had a problem with yours but every model has some dogs....including the smokin it. And i believe the smokin it units are the best value electric going. But I wouldn't give you a nickel for a gen two mes and my experirnce and most others with the gen 1was great.