- Incredibly user-friendly operation
- Digital controls make it easy to adjust temperature for more precise cooking
- Perfect for first-time smokers and experts alike
Requires heavy duty power cords, and the heating element can be a bit finicky.
Performance: If you want a smoker that delivers juicy, well-smoked meat every time, this is the appliance for you. It's beautifully insulated and traps all the heat inside the smoking box--speeding up cook time effectively. With four racks, you have plenty of cooking space (730 square inches), and you can even fit larger cuts of meat such as roasts, whole chickens, racks of ribs, etc. Some users have found they can smoke up to 30 pounds of meat at a time, making this one heck of a spacious smoker despite its fairly compact design.
The controls are easy to use, and the fact that they're digital means you have better control over the cooking. The smoker reaches temperatures of up to 275 F, which is ideal for red meats. However, it's not as good for fish or chicken (higher temperatures are needed to render the fat).
Be warned: the cable connected to the heating element is prone to breakage, so have a replacement handy so you can make the repair when it gives out.
Features: This electric-powered smoker is fairly economical compared to propane smokers. You'll spend far less per cooking hour than you would with a propane grill, but you still get quality smoke and heat to cook your meat. With its dual-door design, you have a way to load the wood chips without interfering with the meat.
The chrome-coated racks are sturdy and can support the weight of your meat, and you'll find the door seals tightly to prevent the smoke and heat from leaking out. Thanks to the remote control, you'll have no problem adjusting the smoker's settings.
Price: At $200, this is a well-priced electric smoker! It's one of the best smokers for beginner users and experts alike, and you'll find that it's built to last for years to come. Best of all, it's economical on fuel usage (electricity), so you can smoke your meat without paying a small fortune with every use.
- Rated #1 in 7 Best Smokers