Got a MES 40 digital electric (Gen 2) for Father’s Day. Got to get an AMPS or something to help with longer smoking times so I can cook without being there all the time. Have a lot to learn so will be signing up for the 5 day e-course and reading posts during lunch break. Baconator are you sure that is plastic that melted and not just some creosote from the smoking wood? I’ll have to check mine this afternoon just to be sure.