Yes! I agree- was disappointed that a GA company was mostly made in China. Its not just the labor but sourcing of materials now too. Too bad since I want the highest quality possible and willing to pay a reasonable price to get it sourced and made in the US but not a crazy amount more.
My Independence Day smoking took on 2 parts. Did a 6 pound pork butt starting out low and bumping it up to 275 to finish up. Changed the temp back to low when I took the butt off and finished up with a bunch of Wings.
I'm like the rest of you, I researched this for nearly 2yrs, my wife finally got tired of my bemoaning the smoker choices and pushed me to pull the trigger. My only other consideration was really Grilla Silverback but RecTeq 700 got my otder on 11/30.
I was starting to get a little worried...
Just ordered my RT700 but have not got any shipping information on it yet - I've downloaded the app on my S20+ Ultra but haven't tried to connect since i don't have it yet - hope i can get mine to connect properly - will update you when it gets here.