Author Topic: To Keep or Exchange???  (Read 1545 times)

Offline topsail369

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To Keep or Exchange???
« on: December 27, 2015, 08:22:13 am »
I have always wanted to try home smoking. Santa Claus gave me a BS-712 convection smoker for my first try. Upon reading a number of reviews on this site and others I am seeing a lot of issues with fan problems. This makes me wonder should I take my new smoker out of the box or return it and buy a different model. Any help would be appreciated.



Offline GusRobin

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Re: To Keep or Exchange???
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 11:39:30 am »
I can't answer since I don't have one.
But I think if you tell folks what you use would be would help them.
Do you on using it indoors or outside?
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Offline topsail369

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Re: To Keep or Exchange???
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2015, 06:23:10 am »
I think I would primarily be using outdoors, year round possibly. Could be either propane fueled or electric. I am in a colder climate (up to -10 degrees Celsius). 

Offline Grouperman941

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Re: To Keep or Exchange???
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 08:02:23 am »
While there were a bunch of problems, there was also a ton of great food being cooked. I would give it a shot.
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Offline Smoker John

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Re: To Keep or Exchange???
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2015, 08:49:34 am »
I asked this same question a couple of years ago when my wife bought mine as a Christmas gift. Luckily it has been working fine for me I have enjoyed many great meals from it. I wouldn't use it indoors, some does leak on this thing. Give it a shot it does have a year warranty.
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Offline topsail369

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Re: To Keep or Exchange???
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 12:16:27 pm »
Thanks for the responses folks. I think I will give it a try. Smoked salmon will be my first try. Wish me luck!

Offline topsail369

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Re: To Keep or Exchange???
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2016, 12:32:43 pm »
OK here is my update. Unpacked and setup my new BS712. During my test run I received an E3 error message. I sent an email to bradley support and got a message back in less than 15 minutes. No cure was the answer. Return the unit for refund. Then I contacted support this time by phone. Great customer service and I decided to purchase the digital 4 rack smoker. Waiting for that to arrive .... should be a 10 - 14 day delivery. Will keep you updated.