Hey Hawpi... Chances are the unit you got from Academy is the all stainless steel model (all of mine have been). I don't believe the one from QVC has this particular distinction...
Yes, the one I got at Academy is the all stainless model. I ended up going to the Masterbuilt site yesterday, and they had the Gen1 40 listed at $200, and at least the pic is for the all stainless model. I certainly hope they send what they had pictured! (yeah, I couldn't help but buy another at that price)
I was thinking about buying one of these electric smokers. What are the differences between the Gen 1 and 2's? I have seen here local the 30" for $199 and the 40" for $279 but both of the ones I have seen (Masterbuilt) are just black with no windows. I thought I had read somewhere before that the older ones had wiring issues with them?
Folks, I just verified that this IS the all stainless steel model and they also have the 30" model for $169 plus shipping...!
BTW- They weren't showing up on the web site, so I called...and was told what they had on hand.
Well we will see, I just talked to Haley, mine is shipping next week. I am a happy happy camper if I get what I was told and it works as well as my MES30 does. Heck I didn't even care about the remote thermometer!
No more cutting full packers, of course I can't afford 'em at the prices ya'll be quoting on the boards these days....LOL, no more cutting spare ribs in to pieces! I can smoke just like Da Bear now!!!
<puffs chest out>
Todg: if your control box is one that attaches on the top at the back, it's Gen 1. If the control is at the front basically flat and built in, then it's Gen 2. These have the window in the door, but the basics are still the same: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/133955/2012-mes-40-vs-old-model-mes-40