I knew my luck on the replacement unit that Rival was sending me was too good to be true. I got the replacement late on Friday and when I open the box I find out that I have been sent an 18qt roaster model number RO180. The K.C. is an ROS180. I called Rival today and they tell me that they have discontinued that model. If I can find the reciept I will be returning this to Wal-Mart and head over to HD to pick up the Brinkmann Vertical charcoal. I have learned enough now (and gotten my wife hooked on smoked meat) that I think I can handle "the big boys toy".