Hello. Let me tell you that Masterbuilt is the first digitally controlled hopper-fed charcoal grill. I test a lot of grills, so it's always nice to see a manufacturer try something new with it. To be honest, the Masterbuilt charcoal grill is not my favorite because of the hassle involved. So I contacted masterbuilt customer service and was very excited to see if Masterbuilt could give me the convenience of a charcoal flavored pellet grill.