this is a good smoker for small jobs,I installed a smoke pistol and it works better for me than sawdust. I had no problems with the heat control once I learned how to control it is a good smoker for the price.
Pros - Easy to use. Comes with 4 racks and 3 sausage dowels. Great for beginners
Cons - Temperature control is a big problem
I have this same unit marketed under a different name. I have smoked many things in it and it seems to perform fairly well. It does not control the temp well so a good thermometer is a must! I use the Maverick ET732. I would also recommend some sort of heat-sink, I used fire bricks. The box also works great for cold smoking with an AMNS. All-in-all it does an ok job.
My wife Inherited this smoker from my father in law when he passed away in Jan of 2012. It is just what it says to be, a sausage smoker .Nothing fancy , Just plug it in and turn the dial. I have used it 4 times so far to smoke Steelhead and Salmon. This last week end I ground up some Elk I had in the freezer from last year added some Apples and Asian Pears to the mix. They turned out pretty darn good . It came with 3 dowels to hang the sausage . I have the older stainless model with no legs. It heated up quickly and held temp for 2.5 hour on the first 4 smokes and 3.5 hours on the last one I did .