Originally Posted by LadyGT
My husband purchased a cinnamon MES that was a special value on QVC last week also. He attempted to do the seasoning process yesterday and the temp never went above 111*. He was extremely disappointed. We are returning it Tuesday and not even going to attempt getting a replacement.
Best of luck to you with this product. It's a shame that this company is in GA, like us, but the product is made in China.
Sadly, almost everything is made in China or some other Asian country because if those products were made here they'd be much more expensive, but that's a whole other issue and thread in another discussion group.
Sorry you had a problem with the smoker. I've had a MES 30 Gen 1 for over two years and it's been working great but I can only talk about the Gen 1. For me, it was a bargain for the great barbecue that's come out of it. I've cooked up ribs and brisket that I would put up alongside several BBQ joints in my area. I researched smokers before I bought mine and that's why I chose this particular Masterbuilt model.