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J&R Oyler 700 Review

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JR Oyler 700 Pit

This large capacity, thermostatically controlled, wood-fired smoker is J&R’s bestselling model. J&R produces a line of wood fired cookers that are popular throughout the USA and exported to 31 countries. Interior of the heavily insulated cookbox is stainless steel. Large front doors facilitate easy load and unload, and removal of racks for cleaning.

Eighteen 17″ x 42″ cooking racks, said to handle up to 1000 pound loads, move slowly on a rotary carousel. The rotary motion promotes even heat and allows meats to self-baste as drippings are recirculated to the racks below. When the front doors are opened, dampers operate automatically to hold smoke in and prevent it from billowing out of the cook box. The larger Oyler 1300 can cook up to 1800 pounds.

Fueled exclusively by wood, J&R claims live coals in the firebox can last up to 72 hours. So for most commercial BBQ cookers the fire only needs to be started once. They offer a 700 E that includes a warming area with an electric element for holding foods after the cook cycle is complete. The E model is $4000 more than the standard Oyler 700.

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Product Information:

  • Model:
    Oyler 700
  • Item Price:
    $ 25,500.00
    *Price Subject To Change
  • Made in USA:
  • Review Method:
    Researched it from Afar
    We have researched this product from afar by gathering info from the manufacturer, owners, and other reliable sources, with our BS meters on high.
  • Primary Function:
  • Fuel:
    Charcoal, Logs
  • Primary Capacity:
    12852 square inches
    Extra Large and Commercial (about 634 burgers)

Published On: 11/27/2013 Last Modified: 3/17/2021

  • 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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