I own a FE PG500 and a FEC 100 by cookshack. My neighbor has a Traeger that sets under his porch and it is rusted out. Maybe other models are better, but Both of my cookers are heavy duty stainless steel. I've had my 100 for going on 10 years and have pumped nearly 2.5 tons of pellets thru it. I'm confident I will pass both these cookers down to my kids when I move to the rest home in 30 or so years. My advice, Save your money and buy a cookshack!!!!