Tuesday, September 6, 2011
It was so nice to have a long weekend. Every summer I begin to feel a little worn out about this time. Almost like summer ends just in time before I collapse! We had a pretty quiet Labor Day yesterday. We got up late, did a few chores that we've been putting off and went to lunch. Later on in the day we went to see a movie, it was a great way to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Cooler temperatures arrived over the weekend, what a relief after the hottest summer on record.
We celebrated with the kids on Saturday and smoked a pork butt in the new electric smoker we bought recently at Sam's Club. It's a Masterbuilt, our second.. make that third one. This one is the new and improved version, but it wasn't. Two trips to Sam's to buy two smokers in one week. The design on the wood chip tray, or possibly the alignment of the slot made it defective. Reading online, there are many comments about this particular smoker. American made product, I think it says something that both had the same defective design. Our SON-in-law is a whiz with any project, especially fabrication so he quickly diagnosed and fixed the problem.
I hear buy American a lot these days, and I agree to an extent. We should support our American companies with American workers. But we need to do a better job of producing work we can be proud of. I plan on emailing the company and explaining the problem, I fully expect to hear back from them because I think Masterbuilt is a good company that responds to consumers complaints. That's the secret to keeping loyal customers. It also doesn't hurt that it makes smoking meat as easy as pushing a button!