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Cajun Fryer, aka R&V Works, Cajun Express Smoker Review

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Cajun Express Smoker

The Cajun Express Smoker is a pressure cooker with smoke. Moisture is introduced into the double walled, sealed smoke box via a patented hydration system. Wood chips create smoke within the high pressure, humid environment cooking meats quickly while imparting smoke flavor and retaining moisture.

We haven’t tested Cajun Express yet. However our science consultant, Dr, Blonder, observes, ” Very odd. Small capacity, and from the video it appears the water bucket doubles as the pressure relief valve, so the pressure cannot be very high. Cooking pretty hot, as well. There are electric pressure cooker smokers which kind of work and make the same claims. Tender meat, with a slight boiled flavor.”

R&V Works claims their Cajun Express can pressure cook/smoke BBQ baby back ribs in 35 to 40 minutes, a 3 to 4 pound chicken in 30 minutes and a 9 pound brisket in 2 hours. It has two pull out 17″ x 13.5″ stainless steel grates. The thick door clamps shut with a heavy duty latch and an adjustable hinge ensures the door seals effectively. A side shelf is removable.

R&V’s Cajun Express is not as popular as their Cajun Fryers, but the relatively small number of owners love it. The video below is a bit salesy, but gives you an up-close look at this unusual device.

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Product Information:

  • Model:
    Cajun Express Smoker
  • Item Price:
    $ 1,000.00
    *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:
    Propane Gas
  • Primary Capacity:
    459 square inches
    Mid-Size (about 22 burgers)

Published On: 11/21/2014 Last Modified: 2/23/2021

  • Max Good,’s Full-Time Grill Tester - Max Good is's Vice President of Product Reviews & Keeper of the Flame and is the world's only full-time reviewer of outdoor cooking equipment including smokers, grills, pizza ovens, griddles, and more.


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