I didn’t do a test for n temp accuracy but all items I have smoked cooked evenly. I can tell you the left side cooks slightly hotter but I don’t know how much. I laid a row of sausages and those on the left were don’t about 5 minutes sooner over a 2 hour time period that’s pretty even. I’d say more so than my Weber grill.
Them temps fluctuate at the beginning of the smoke by 10 degrees in either direction then it settles down and stays writhing a few degrees.
Someone did a test on line (honest review) and the temps were dead on across the the entire grill.
Mike, I'm also a newbie smoker, and like this unit and the price. Anything good/bad to report after having it a while?