I've been very happy with my Yoder. Solid construction, great smoke flavor and lots of configuration options. An all around all-star.
I bought a Traeger last year to see if I liked pellet cooking. The Yoder was my decision for a year and a half before I bought it, I just wanted to make sure I liked cooking with pellets before dropping big bucks. The Traeger wasn't bad, but left a lot to be desired. Everything I would have wanted to change about it, Yoder already had on their units, so that just solidified my decision.
I have cooked on a Traeger, Blazin' Grill Works and Yoder. IMO the quality of everything about the cooker and the food has been better on the Yoder. And their customer service is amazing also.
[SIZE="1"][B]Yoder [COLOR="DarkOrange"]Smokers[/COLOR] YS1500, [COLOR="Red"]Kamado Joe BigJoe & Joe Jr.[/COLOR], Weber: [COLOR="Red"]18.5" OT(L)[/COLOR], SJG(AU) & [COLOR="Sienna"](DI)[/COLOR][/B] - [I]Past Cookers[/I]: Yoder Smokers YS640 [COLOR="DarkOrange"]Comp Cart[/COLOR], [COLOR="Red"]Kamado Joe Classic[/COLOR], OKJoe's Longhorn, [COLOR="Red"]UDS[/COLOR], Weber: Performer(AA), Genesis Gold C(DH), 22.5" OTG(DI), [COLOR="Red"]22.5" OT(L)[/COLOR]
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IMBAS Certified MOINK Baller[/FONT][/SIZE]