Unlike someone else who claims he got a new smoker......... My old one was 10 years old and the lighter hadn't worked for like 9 years. I had replaced the burner once and it was falling apart again so what better to do yesterday than snag a new one finally! Can't wait to take it out for a spin this weekend. Has a searing station (small side) to quickly sear the outside of steaks etc. Very heavy construction. 10yr warranty on the burners and they are made from stainless steel as well. On sale at Sears for $299 so seemed like a pretty good buy plus it was rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by other owners. Got a good cover for it as well.