Just got mine on the 4th and got is all burned in and seasoned. Started with 4 pork tenderloins and 3 chicken breast. One thing I had a problem with was getting the barrel hot enough. The controller said 225 but would drop to 195 and swing to 300. The temp probes in the meat never got a good reading but the meat was done. Im going to try again saturday with some burgers and see what happens. Im sure I will get better at it the more I use it. I did buy a good thermometer and will try that. I dont think I let it warm up enough but the temp sensor said it was close to 300 after about 10 minutes. Gonna give it more time to heat. One thing I did do is adjust the igniter rod as it was hardly visible. Got it out to almost 1/2" and looks like most of the you tube vids I have been seeing. Anyway cant wait to fire it up again! The good thing is IO got it for a little of nothing with gifts cards I was given. The grill and a 20 lb. bag of pellets and an extra temp probe for $76 out the door and it was already assembled.