Pros: Can run for months, constant temp, high capacity
Cons: if i used it to its full potential i would be kicked out of the house
I have a GQF Sportsman with the wafer regulator.... 3 autoturner trays and a hatching level. With the forced air i can open the door and close it and the temperature and humidity return to proper levels fast.
I started mine up in may and finally turned it off in September. I had it running constantly and had 85%+ hatch rates. 95% for my own eggs 60-70% on shipped (unless scrambled, not its fault)
Its water resirvor need refilling often and i have thought about investing in the add on water thing... but then i would totally forget about the incubator if i didn't have a reason to check.
This was my first time incubator... i went all in after hearing how people buy the foam ones... then need more room.... i figured go big. I run a 3 week rotation on the incubator and still have great hatches. The top level is the newest, second is the second week, the bottom turning tray is the 3rd week. then in the very bottom is the hatcher area.
Only time i had inconsistent temperatures (and this took me a while to figure out).... mom had opened the window in the laundry room.... the window is next to the incubator's intake.... so my bator was taking in 40* often... so if somethings is weird check the intake area.
Cleaning it is tricky, i just use lysol wipes.... though i did have one egg explode (my fault)