"If anyone is on the fence about this smoker let me tell a story.
I use this smoker constantly and always treat it well. When my wife and I separated I didn't manage to get it out with me.
Two months of Iowa snow ended up on top of it when she finally told me to come get it.
She "lost" the cover for it. Plugged it in to smoke the other day and nothing....but I was plugged into an extension cord. Turned out the extension cord was bad, rectified that and it turned right on.
When they say "built to last" they 100% mean it. Don't hesitate, buy the thing, it is worth every penny."