Looking for some advice:
Quick background: I am leaning to smoke using a Cajun Injector smoker that was my late husband's. I use it probably once a month (more in the summer). He got it December 2013, and I'm pretty sure it's never been cleaned out.
I clean the pans and racks between smokes, but the unit itself is pretty dang nasty.
I'm not necessarily looking to drop coin for no reason, but I'm starting to think I might should move on to a new unit.
How long does an electric smoker last? I use it on our wooden deck, so electric is a must. Also, I've read other threads about modifications and what-not on certain brands, but I wouldn't want to have to do all that.
My main gripe about this Cajun Injector is that adding the wood chips is a real PITA. It has some spring loaded door that barely holds any chips at all... I pretty much have to cram handfuls of wood chips down the chute with a utensil.
Otherwise, the digital control seems to work fine, the temp probe is relatively accurate.
Anyone have some words of wisdom for me?
EDITED TO ADD: If I do get a new smoker, I'm leaning towards a Masterbuilt not for any reason other than this awesome vid
Edited by oldironhead - 7/24/16 at 12:07pm