I'm just about ready to pull the trigger on an MES30 and was hoping someone could clarify the difference in the two versions of this I've seen and the upgrade kit.
At Lowes they currently have the 20070106 in limited stock for $179. I believe this is the older model and the newer one is the 20070910. Based on the reading I've done my understanding is that the older model does not have a replaceable heating element but reliably produces smoke. The newer model has a replaceable heating element but has issues with not producing smoke which led Masterbuilt to offer an upgrade kit. The upgrade kit looks like it converts the newer one into the way the older one worked.
Can anyone verify that I've got this right? Is there any reason not to buy the older model?
Thanks for your help