Okay, odd question. I have a model SM025. I've had it for 10 years. Probably my best outdoor kitchen appliance, have smoked hundreds and hundreds of times, all kinds. The other day I was outside cleaning my kitchen area and I noticed the cover over my unit was quite warm, warmer than a black cover should be (it's a heavy cover). I took the cover off and to my amazement, the smoker was on! I usually unplug it but sometimes I guess not. I can't imagine accidentally turning it on while putting the cover over it after the last time I used it and turned it off. Anyhow, I have no idea how long it was turned on, a couple of days I suppose. The lengthy heat under the cover melted a portion of the controller top! Except for cosmetics, the controller and performance don't seem to be affected. A bit of Gorilla tape hides things. Odd experience. Thank goodness for Cookshack's robust build. One day I might replace the controller. So just wondering if this ever happened to anyone or if it was self-inflected. I will definitely unplug from here on out.
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