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So far I like it but being new have nothing to compare it to. Yes it does get hot but not as much as I thought. I have hickory,oak, apple,cherry,alder wood cartridges for it each one lasts about 4 hrs. It has a little adjustment knob to turn down the amout of smoke it puts out, I have to run it very low for my size smoker. one great advantage is the ability to cold smoke since it produces little heat into smoker. I just got out of bed at 5 and put a pork shoulder in smoker and set her up with apple wood smoke. Should be good in about 12 hrs.