All I can say is that I love my Fast Eddy pellet smokers. Have had one since 2004 and have only had minor issues with the mechanics. Got the second one in 2007 and still have it too. While both the electric and pellet are great smokers, I am partial to the pellet. BTW, I get a half a pallet of pellets once every three or four years from Fast Eddy. They keep very well in my garage plus it is about half the price of ordering smaller quantities.