After researching smokers priced from $60 to $600, I decided on the Master Forge hoping to get the most value for my hard earned cash. This is my first smoker, and after narrowing my choices down to Charcoal or Propane, I chose this smoker for the convenience of a gas smoker and based on previous good reviews. I took the advice from a previous review and installed a 3/8" rope gasket on both doors to minimize any smoke/heat loss, and I couldn't be happier with this purchase. So far, I've smoked chicken, fish, and pork ribs with great success. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. Lowe's had it ready to load into my car after ordering it online for pickup at one of my local Lowe's locations. Assembly was easy, and I 'seasoned' it the same day and was smoking food the next. Awesome!