Masterbuilt "7 in 1"Hi there, I just ordered a Materbuilt "7 in 1" online yesterday. I see you've had yours for a while, and after having had it for only a month, you had already done quite a bit with yours. I'd imagine in the time since that posting you've done quite a bit more!!
I was just wondering how you have found the Masterbuilt overall. I ordered the black enamel model, not the stainless steel, only because I thought the price difference seemed a little steep as between the two. The site I bought from sells the black one for $139 and the stainless for $194. I'd seen them cheaper on other sites, but unfortunately this was the only site I could find that shipped to Canada and guaranteed no hidden duty, taxes, other charges, etc., upon receipt.
How do you find it for barbecuing? Is it about as good a grill as it is a smoker? How do you find using it with charcoal versus propane? How is the igniter and the overall construction?
My father-in-law has a Bradley electric smoker and he seems to think that I may not be able to cold smoke with the Masterbuilt. He says this because he doesn't think I'll be able to keep the heat down low enough on either charcoal or propane, especially in summer. He says that for cold smoking the temperature shouldn't really get much above 80 farenheit, and he feels this would be next to impossible with the Masterbuilt. Any comments?
Finally, I had read a couple of reviews that preferred the Materbuilt over the Brinkmann "All In One" which is apparently similar. That was one of the reasons I went with the Masterbuilt. Has anyone out there tried both? If so, which do you prefer?
Anyhow, sorry for the long message, just wanted to get all my questions out to someone who's had one of these machines for a while. Thanks!!