So after a couple hatches with a Little Giant (one great hatch with local eggs and one disastrous hatch with shipped eggs), I've decided hatching is loads of fun and I'm ready to get a more stable "set it and forget it" incubator that I don't have to fuss with as much as a styro incubator. I've done some research and I've narrowed my choices down to two, the Brinsea Octagon Eco 20 and the IncuView from Incubator Warehouse. I'd like to hear BYC's opinions and experiences with them. Here are my observations: What I like about both: Both are circulated air and have auto turning options. Both are all-plastic construction for easy cleaning/sterilizing. Both can hold about 2 dozen eggs, this is a good size for me. Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco with Auto-Turn Cradle ($239 + free shipping on Amazon) 24 egg capacity. Likes: Brinsea is a proven brand name with loads of great reviews both on Amazon and BYC. It seems to be THE trusted brand around here. The eggs sit semi-upright throughout incubation (better for shipped eggs with wobbly aircells?). Dislikes: There's no digital temperature readout or controls (and the digital Advance version is waaay out of my budget at $399). It looks a little cramped when it's full, there doesn't seem to be much room for additional thermometers or a hygrometer. Also from pictures it looks difficult to see the water level in the channels at the bottom. The controls/fan on top block quite a bit of the viewing window. IncuView from Incubator Warehouse ($174.99 + $18.53 Standard Shipping) 27 egg capacity. Likes: The whole top is one huge viewing window and I'm a big fan of watching ChickTV (aka hatch day). It has digital controls and temperature readout and a built-in analog hygrometer (though the lack of actual numbers on the hygro is a little disappointing). It looks very spacious with lots of room for hatching and an extra thermometer/water wiggler etc. The manufacturer seems very responsive to customer observations here on BYC and it has a 1-year no hassle warranty. Dislikes: It's a relatively new product with only limited reviews to go on. I've been following the thread here on BYC and there have been mixed hatch results, but there are so many variables to hatching that it's almost impossible to figure out what's attributable to the incubator. The auto turner requires eggs to be on their sides. This is a more natural movement but would require the removal of the turner and use of egg cartons for shipped eggs with wobbly aircells. Although maybe one could set the eggs with wobbly cells upright in cups on top of the turner to keep them from rolling? The IncuView is a full $64 less than the Brinsea and if I had a coupon for free shipping it would be an easier decision. BUT as it is I have to factor in that extra for shipping and the price gap narrows to $45, making it more tempting to go with the more tried-and-true Brinsea. Opinions? Experiences? Which would you spend your hard-earned dollars on?