I have had a 540 for a month now and I am happy with it considering it is nothing more than pellet fueled oven with a little smoke. I also have a Weber 410 and another cart with a side burner. The patio is getting crowded in a hurry. I cannot justify buying a 380 if it doesn't get any hotter than either grill I have now. If I could afford it I would buy another small TEC. Being retired sucks.