When I purchased the Masterbuilt 20070910 30-Inch Electric Smoker, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there was little assembly required before using the smoker for the first time, and the assembly process that I did have to go through was easy. The only tool that I needed was a Phillips head screwdriver.
The main item of all the Masterbuilt smoker parts is the smoker body, which is black and about the size of a small refrigerator. The smoker door, air damper, leg boots, and adjustable screw legs each come preassembled on the smoker body.
For the first step in the assembly process, I adjusted the preassembled screw legs on the bottom of the smoker body so that the unit was level when it sat upright.
The second step was to connect the digital control panel to the top of the smoker body. This was as easy as connecting the wire on the control panel to the wire on top of the smoker body.
The third and fourth steps involved mounting and securing the control panel to the smoker body by using a stabilization screw on the front and two panhead screws on the back of the control panel.
For the fifth step, I placed the wood chip holder in its designated place on the inside of the smoker body. I decided to go ahead and insert the wood chip loader into its designated slot on the outside of the smoker body during this step also.
On the sixth step, the water bowl and drip pan were placed into their designated places inside the smoker body.
The seventh step is when I slid the four chrome cooking racks into their designated guides on the inside of the smoker body.
The final step was to attach the grease tray on the bottom back of the smoker body. This can be completed by sliding the brackets on the grease tray onto the tabs located on the bottom back of the smoker body.
At this point, the smoker was ready to go through the preseason process that is required prior to the first use.
The Masterbuilt smoker parts listed above can all be replaced. There are also a few other parts that come preassembled and are not mentioned above. The parts not included above are the heating element, door latch and door hinges, and they can be replaced too.
While the Masterbuilt smoker is constructed for many years of use, parts naturally wear out over a period of time. With that in mind, it is nice to know that replacement parts are available when you need them.