I'm new to smoking and I'm looking to purchase an electric smoker. Right now, I'm considering the Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse - http://www.amazon.com/Masterbuilt-20070910-30-Inch-Electric-Smokehouse/dp/B00104WRCY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top, this Smoke Hollow - http://www.amazon.com/Smoke-Hollow-30162E-Electric-Smoker/dp/B000Y1RNFK/ref=sr_1_2?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1403188365&sr=1-2&keywords=smoke+hollow+smoker, or a Traeger BBQ075 that I found on Craigslist for $250 (quite a bit cheaper than retail).
I'm hoping for some advice on what would be a good choice for starting out. The Masterbuilt seems to be more insulated than the others, and I have a friend with one that seems to have good luck with it. My concern is that it only heats to 275F, which might not be hot enough for some foods. The Smoke Hollow looks to go quite a bit hotter than the Masterbuilt, but I've seen several reviews that state it doesn't do so well at lower temperatures (below 300F or so). The Traeger looks like a great buy for the price, but I don't know much about using pellets instead of chips. I also don't know the temperature range of Traeger, or if it is worth grabbing a used one due to some issues I have seen (in reviews) as far as how long they last.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!