I would love a MAK or country smoker, but frankly, I cannot afford to drop $1000+. I have found a Traeger Texas Elite grill for $500. It's 1 year old and well kept. The current owner vacuums it after each use. My question is, at that price am I buying dissatisfaction due to the current poor track record on the reliability and durability of their chinese build? Just how frequently should I expect failures?
I read an earlier post about lack of smoke flavor and possible solutions to this issue. Is this a mistake or a hot deal I need to jump on?