Acarbone624, let us know how it works out.
I just put my Char-griller Smokin' Pro (I guess that is the CGSP that I keep seeing?) together last night, and seasoned it as well.
I don't really have anything bad to say about the Silver Smoker, it was just a little too small for my liking. I didn't realize that until my neighbor asked to borrow it on Mother's Day weekend. He has a bullet smoker, but was looking for something that could serve dual purpose so that he could consolidate his grill and smoker into one.
Well, he was smoking some salmon and some ribs, and the SS was just too small to fit everything. I offered him the use of a rib rack I had purchased, but it wouldn't fit under the lid.
He ended up having to use my Brinkmann vertical square smoker to do the salmon. I usually just do boston butts and brisket, but would really like to try some ribs. After watching him, I realized that I would need something bigger.
I bought the CGSP because of the warming rack (extra 270 sq in of space) and some of the other features (sliding ash pan, adjustable charcoal pan, etc).
I asked about this particular model because it looked fairly similar to the CGSP, only missing the sliding ash pan and side shelf (as far as I can tell from the pic). I didn't realize at the time that it was only available for order on-line. Adding in the shipping pretty much negates any savings over the CGSP.
So, nothing against the Silver Smoker - I agree it is a good product. I could have probably done a couple of mods to the SS to make it suit my purpose (add some nuts/bolts to hold a lower rack for more meat), but I figured for the same amount I could just buy something that met my needs.