My control panel showed an error message halfway through smoking a brisket. I turned the smoker off and hours later the control panel caught on fire, as did the hopper. Pit Boss will only replace parts, they will not replace the whole unit and my electric smoker (model PBV4PS2) was less than four months old! If I hadn’t been home, my whole house would have burned down. This was not a small fire. I would not recommend buying this product.