Reviews and Ratings Of Grills, Smokers, Barbecue Pits, & Outdoor Ovens

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PlaceholderA shiny metal box with "Big Chief" printed on the front. To the right of the box is a rack with five levels loaded with meat jerky.
Big Chief Electric Smokers come in two models, front loading and top loading. Both have the same MSRP of $159.95, but you can easily find substantial discounts. You load it by removing the front or top depending on the model. It is primarily used to make smoked fish, cheese nuts and meat jerky. But the 450 watt heating element will not generate much heat, particularly in cooler weather... Read More
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Char-Broil's Digital Electric Smoker With SmartChef Technology is an insulated, double walled, steel cabinet smoker with a couple neat features. Foremost is Char-Broil's SmartChef Techology which enables you to monitor and control this smoker from CB's SmartChef App on your smartphone. The programmable digital controller with an integrated meat probe may be accessed while standing at... Read More
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PlaceholderBlack rectangular cabinet mounted on four short legs. The front door has a shiny steel handle and round gauge. An electric wound up electric wire is attached to the right side.
Char-Broil's stripped down electric smoker is one step up from a box with a heating element on the bottom. Some electrics in this general price range have digital thermostatic control. This can be a blessing or curse in these low price points. While we love digital control which allows you to set a specific temp and rely on the controller to maintain it, inexpensive components are often... Read More
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PlaceholderShiny steel cabinet with front door open to show four slide out racks inside and a metal box at the bottom.
Cookshacks are the gold standard for electric smokers. The AmeriQue, (French readers please note it is pronounced Ah-mair-ee-Q), has a 1000 watt 7 amp heating element, with a temperature range of 140° to 300°. Set the time and temp for cooking with its digital timer/thermostat and use the digital probe to determine when the meat is done. When the desired internal meat temp is reached,... Read More
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Cookshacks are the gold standard for electric smokers. The Smokette Elite has a 750 watt 7 amp heating element lets you cook up to 300°F. Set the time and temp for cooking with its digital timer/thermostat and use the digital probe to determine when the meat is done. Impressively solid, it is stainless steel and very well insulated so it does not get very hot on the outside. Outside... Read More
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Cookshacks are the gold standard for electric smokers. The Super Smoker is a mid-sized model with a 750 watt 7 amp heating element, providing a temperature range of 140° to 300°. Set the time and temp for cooking with its digital timer/thermostat and use the digital probe to determine when the meat is done without having to open the smoke box. Impressively solid, it is stainless steel... Read More
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The Old Smokey Electric Smoker is a drum shaped smoker that's been around since 1953. It is made from aluminized steel and comes with two cooking racks and a water pan. It has a 1250 watt heating element with an inexpensive thermostatic controller. The controller doesn't have specific numeric temperature settings like a digital controller, but can be dialed from Off to High and any... Read More
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PlaceholderShiny steel upright cabinet smoker on an outdoor patio in front of a brick wall with trees in the background. The door is open showing five cooking rack loaded with food inside.
The Smokin Tex Residential BBQ Smoker Model 1400 is essentially a clone of the Cookshack Smokette Original Model SM009. The SmokinTex has a slightly larger capacity, slightly more wattage, four wheels instead of two, five cooking racks instead of three, it comes with rib hooks and a storage cover, and it is a bit cheaper. Why? Cookshacks are made in Oklahoma from heavy duty materials... Read More
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PlaceholderBlack upright cabinet smoker with a silver door with a window that shows foods cooking on racks inside.
Masterbuilt's 30" Digital Electric Smokehouse is loaded with bells and whistles. This thermostatically controlled BBQ smoker allows you to set cooking temp from 100 ° to 275° and monitor internal meat temp with an integrated probe, and it has internal lights. All functions can be controlled and monitored with an included RF remote. It also has a side door for replenishing wood without... Read More
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PlaceholderBlack bullet shaped smoker with domed lid on short legs. An electric power cord comes from the back.
Meco, the company that owns Aussie Grills, sold two Electric Smokers under the Meco label, but recently decided to rename the brand Southern Country. They also refer to them as Aussie Electric Smokers. There are only two models and whether you call them Meco, Aussie or Southern Country the model numbers are 5029 and 5030. They are basically the same except the 5030 is black coated... Read More

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