My wife and I are getting a 43qt for Christmas.. WOO HOO!!! Looking forward to no more ice. Only thing that kind of sucks, I dont get to play with it until maybe January sometime. (im in a-stan) Thanks to everyone over the last year and a half who bought these and reviewed them. I read the whole thread and it pretty much sealed the deal, even with the mishaps. I believe we will get our moneys worth.