Mine was not working at all, so I figured the pellet pooper would work good on it. I would not destroy it, if it is working. I would clean it up and resell it. Then use the proceeds to buy a nice smoker. Alto-Shaams have great resale value.
Rex's Red Hot BBQ
KCBS & MABA Member
and Backup Blue Thermapen
Traeger Lil Tex, Traeger Texas (X2), Weber Performer, Weber OTS (X3), Weber Spirit