Purchased my unit over 6 years ago. At that time, i was in Missouri and wanted something that could handle the heat/humidity. My prestige model fit that requirement perfectly. At that time I bbq’d in the snow and rain at least twice week. Now I’m in CA and make pizza’s, bake bread at least 3 days a week year round. Other than minor cleaning and maintenance on the ignition system, this model has been well worth it!