Does a great job of smoking but had a problem with the second use. Smoked some T-Bone stakes and when I went to sear them at the end there was a build up of in the fat drain system. The design of the fat drip and run off is a poor design, ash from the pellets gets into the narrow drip area and blocks it from running out. When I turned up the heat to 500 to finish the T-Bones the grease in the drip area caught fire. The first use was just some chicken breasts and there wasn’t any grease from them but I did notice there was ash in the fat/grease run off area. It does a great job but this means you have to clean this area before each use.
It’s tempting, as I’ve been looking at pellet grills/smokers lately. But I’m leaning towards a slightly larger with stand style.
Found out they have a new model AS350 that has a better grease drain system.