I bought this unit to replace a 10 year old Bradley. I didn’t know too much about Pit Boss, but the features of this electric smoker really impressed me. Now that I have I am surprised at just how well this smoker has been thought out. The chip tray front loads, emptying old ashes can be done without opening the door. The high powered element controls the heat very well. The rack heights are fully adjustable. With the chip and grease trays, the element, the water bowl, and controls all housed in the integrated metal stand, that leaves all of the smoke box for food. This is a very well thought out design.
I have done 2 smokes in it so far, and everything has went exactly as it was supposed to. It might be nice if the digital controls were brighter for sunny days, but not a huge issue. Most digital displays can be hard to read outside.
I’m very satisfied.