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Big Chief Electric Smokers Review

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Big Chief Electric Smoker

Shiny metal box with front removed. "Big Chief" is printed on the front. Inside we see racks loaded with meat jerky. A green plastic bag of wood chips sits on the right.

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, so stay away from cooking large BBQ items like brisket and pork butts. This lightweight non-insulated aluminum box is 18″ wide x 12″ deep x 24.5″ high. Includes five removable chrome plated grates, recipe booklet, 1.75 pound bag of hickory chips. Small and lightweight, fishermen love their Big Chiefs. It’s perfect for fishing trips when you have access to electricity.

They also make a couple smaller models: Little Chief and Mini Chief.

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Product Information:

  • Model:
    Big Chief Electric Smokers
  • Item Price:
    $ 160.00
    *Price Subject To Change
  • Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
  • Made in USA:
  • Review Method:
    Looked Closely At It
    We have seen this product up close and we have also gathered info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources.
  • Primary Function:
  • Fuel:
  • Primary Capacity:
    800 square inches
    Large (about 39 burgers)

Published On: 3/30/2013 Last Modified: 1/30/2023

  • Max Good, Full time grill tester - Max Good,'s Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame, is the man in charge of finding the best products for the Equipment Reviews section. Max bottles his own barbecue sauce recipes and now sells them around the country.


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