I reviewed all of them extensively before purchase. I went with Recteq, mainly based on quality and customer service. My second choice would have been Camp Chef, at least in the same price range. I little more expensive would have been Yoder. I purchased the RT-700 with the internal shelf making it the same surface area as the 1250. I added the cold smoke box and also purchased a Bullseye for searing. I'm quite happy with both of them.