MES 30 MODEL # HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by jeffro99, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. jeffro99

    jeffro99 Newbie

    Hey guys I am looking into buying a mes 30 digital smoker. the local walmart here in town has a few for sale, the model # i got off the box is 20070614. i cant seem to find any info on this model which gen it is or anything. can anyone shed some light on this unit??


    You can see it at walmart.ca and search masterbuilt  



    thanks
     
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  2. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

    Pa
    Hi. That looks like an older model. I just bought one and its 20080910. The digital on top is rectangle on mine. How much are they asking?
     
  3. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

    Pa
    Sorry meant 20070910
     
  4. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

    Pa
    sorry my link is broken.
     
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  5. jeffro99

    jeffro99 Newbie

    there asking 218 Canadian. i am wondering if this unit is prone to any problems or if i should pull the trigger
     
     
  6. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

    Pa
    not sure what that is in American.  I paid 175 in American Dollars.  I love mine so far.  it isn't huge inside.  a full rack of ribs doesn't fit ona rack,  you have to cut them to have them fit.  but for the money its great.  IMHO
     
  7. jeffro99

    jeffro99 Newbie

    anyone any info on this model #??????
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The one in the pic is second gen.

    1st had a digital controller with square corners.

    2nd had a digital controller with rounded corners.

    3rd has the controller built into the front of the top, above the door.

    Caution:   Many times, internet ads show a generic stock picture of a smoker. It doesn't necessarily represent the one they are selling.

    Bear
     
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  9. jeffro99

    jeffro99 Newbie

    hmm i called masterbuilt and she said its the same as the 20070910

    im going to go have a look and open the box and check the corners on the controller

    which gen is the better unit ? by better i mean less common problems
     
  10. The model number 20070614 doesn't even come up in the manuals search on the Masterbuilt site.

    If it looks like this it's Old Gen


    and this is the New Gen

    The most noticeable difference is the location of the digital controller.
     
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Let's reverse your question------Which is the worst?

    The worst is the newest Gen #3.

    The best is Gen #2 with remote control.

    The Gen #1 doesn't have problems like Gen #3, but I don't think it has the very convenient remote control that both Gen #2 and Gen #3 have..

    Bear
     
  12. jeffro99

    jeffro99 Newbie

    the controll looks differnt then both of those to me from what i see on the box


     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That would be a 1st gen like I have.
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The 2 pics that Alesia posted are Gen #2 at the top, and Gen #3 at the bottom.

    Bear
     
  15. That's the 1st Gen and I don't think it comes with the remote. Lots of members have had problem with the 40" Gen 3, as Bear describes them. I've only seen them referred to as Gen 1 and Gen 2 (hence the 2 pics I posted), but knowing now there was one before both of these, Bear's descriptions make sense.

    Thanks guys, I learned something new!
     
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL----It's easy for me to tell them apart:

    I started with a Gen #1 black MES 30, without a glass door. (square cornered control box)

    Then My Son got a Gen #1 MES 40 with window in door. (No remote) (square cornered control box)

    Then I got All SS Gen #2 MES 40 with window in door & Remote control. (Control box leaned back more & not square corners)

    Gen # 3 came out since, with control built into top front, and remote control.

    There are other differences, but these are the most recognizable.

    Bear
     
  17. Yes they are the most recognizable differences. I have the SS 2nd Gen, some folks that have the 3rd Gen had major problems with it.
     
  18. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking at this one for 199 bass pro shop free shipping 20070213 - how are the 2013 models doing?? Jeff I don't know what 218 is in Canadian but may want to look at this one and they said 3-6 days shipping for US????

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  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    DS,

    As of now, I would personally not buy the new Gen #3. unless none of #1 or #2 Gen are available.

    Hopefully Darryl (MBTechguy) will get them squared away. Too many problems right now, but he's working hard on it.

    Bear
     
  20. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bear thanks
     

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