Yes, I bought the Ardent. I have been using it for less than a year. I'm happy I bought it because it makes oil infusion extremely simple. (However, I have some big criticisms too; which I'll talk about at the end. )
All key steps are automatic. First, decarb (just means heat up your weed; no oil at this point). Wait 1 hour 45 minuntes. Step 2. Remove decarbed weed, put weed in glass jar, poor olive oil over the weed. Step 3. Put the weed and oil back into the Ardent. Let cook for 2 hours. Step 4. --Remove oil and weed mixture and strain out your oil. You're done.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to make weed oil and who does not want to mess with ovens, cook times, and pots and pans.
Does it smell? Not the first time you use but by the 2nd, 3rd, etc...it will smell. Not as bad as if you do it the oven but it definitely stinks. It also stinks when you open it. However, there are ways around this....if you have an extension cord you can do your cooking outside or on a back porch, windowsill, etc.
Build Quality of the Ardent: On a scale of: Very Poor to Great I'd say it's between "Very Poor" and "Poor."
I was aware of the poor build quality when I bough the Ardent so I tried to be very careful with it. The case cracked a lot in the first 30 days. After a few months the whole electronics module fell out---still connected though.
Does Build Quality Rule it Out: No. As soon as you get your Ardent start to beef it up....put Gorilla tape around the seam between the furnace and the electronic module....this isn't techy---just a simple tape job.
I really enjoy my Ardent and my oil and I almost never vape or smoke anymore. If you want my recipe or ratio of weed to oil just ask.
I love the Ardent, it's super easy, seems to work very well, and they have lots of test results, which I really like. I recently got the silicone sleeve for it which made it a lot easier for me, highly recommend it. Mine still doesn't smell much after more than a year of use, but I might not notice since my house already smells like a dispensary most of the time.