Originally Posted by Kyle1284
I am new to this Forum and have been lurking for a while just checking out what people are talking about and decided I needed some advice and to become a part of this Forum.
I am looking to purchase the Masterbuild 40" electric smoker Model Number 20072612 and was curious if anyone had any experience with it? I have read horror stories about Gen 1 and 2 being pieces of junk but both model numbers are different from this one. If anyone can provide some incite on this smoker I would greatly appreciate it!
Here is the link to it.
Anyone who claims the Masterbuilts are pieces of junk either might have gotten an individual problem model, have no idea what they're talking about, or have a paid or unpaid personal agenda. I see this same type of criticism with any product review pages out there.
I recommend you focus you focus on the overwhelming majority of us here who love our Masterbuilts. I bought a MES 30 digital Gen I (no window) two years ago and have enjoyed the hell out of it. I'm producing what I feel is authentic BBQ in my backyard without having to find a BBQ restaurant. In fact, my BBQ is better than three local BBQ places I ate at, all of which are now out of business and for good reason.
I defy any Masterbuilt critic to find other smoker of equal quality and design at those price points. Masterbuilt customer service is excellent as well as many members here can tell you. In fact, in the Masterbuilt Resource thread we have an actual MBTech Guy answering questions about MB smokers.
All that being said I've read criticisms of the Gen II but have no personal experience with them. I think I bought my Gen I without knowing about the Gen II but as I said I'm very happy with mine. However, A lot of MES 30 and 40 Gen II owners are producing great BBQ and their posts are worth reading.