Hi all. Thanks for responding. I am looking for advise on what smoker to buy my husband, who is an avid flyfisherman. He mostly smokes salmon but I think he would like to branch out to other meats. Right now he uses an ancient Little Chief (electric). I am looking to get him a new electric smoker and not spend more than $350. Does anybody have any advice? I do have a couple of specific questions: 1) It seems stainless steel is better that black (I base that theory solely on the price), is it really that much better? Should I spend the extra money to get stainless? 2) I am looking at the Bradley that requires you to use their brisquettes....is that a pain in the butt to have to get their brisquettes rather than wood chips?, and 3) In put on whether the Masterbuilt or Bradley is better- they seem comporable to me? Thanks so much for your input!