the only thing i don't like about the arizer extreme q, is that the glass parts are very "cheap", mine broke easly in about 7 month, had to buy another one.
When handling glass, one must take care not to break it.
This is true for any scenario, not just special for the EQ...
None of mine has been broken, and I'm going on 3 years
I'm very careful when placing the bowl upon or removing the bowl from the ceramic heater, especially when either are hot.
Yeah, that's what the black heat tape is for
I actually dropped my cyclone bowl from about 3 feet onto concrete while it was hot, it did not break and it's still in use. The glass is made out of pyrex, which is about as high quality as it gets for commercial purposes.
I have put my EQ unit through industrial use - meaning I have probably used this machine more than alot of people have used theirs, combined.
I am very impressed by its durability and longevity.