People in the US have a tradition of smoking their food outdoors, yet it takes a lot of practice, skill, and time to get your BBQ smoked right. Although the skill comes with experience, however, the task can be made pretty simple through the best smokers for beginners available in the market/internet. Nothing beats the convenience of an electric smoker with temperature control. If you’re planning to cook some delicious food. Electric smokers allow the food to be smoked at a consistent temperature and smoke. With this advanced technology, it becomes easier for you to smoke your delicious meat while avoiding the harmful emissions caused by traditional smokers. The article aims at providing a realistic review of the top 8 best smokers for beginners in order to help you take the buying decision easily and with confidence. Below is the review of the features of the best smokers available online for beginners:
8. Masterbuilt MB20073716 Patio-2-Portable Electric Smoker, Black
The Masterbuilt MB20073716 Patio-2-Portable Electric Smoker comes with a 1,400-watt heating element, two chrome-coated smoking racks, a built-in temperature gauge, an analog temperature control that has an easy dial temperature setting, and legs that fold under for transportation/storage. The chrome-coated smoking racks can be easily cleaned using a mix of hot water and apple cider vinegar; it is advised to apply the mixture with a spray bottle. The smoker can easily be cleaned using a sponge after the mixture has been applied for a couple of minutes.
7. Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker, Black
The Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker comes with an 800-watt heating element and a digital panel that controls power, temperature, and time. It has three chrome-coated smoking racks that provide ample space to smoke your food. It also has an integrated thermostat temperature control that ensures even and consistent smoking. The body is fully-insulated, which keeps the body temperature much lower than that of the smoking racks.
6. Southern Country Smokers 2 in 1 Electric Water Smoker that converts into a Lock ‘N Go Grill
The 1500-watt Southern Country Smokers 2 in 1 Electric Water Smoker has 351 square inches of cooking space, two chrome-plated cooking grids, CUL-listed heating element, and a built-in temperature gauge. The constant flow of new smoke is created by the chimney-like design that has a loose-fitting, vented lid, and tight-fitting doors which ensure maximum flavor. It also has a large 5.5-quart water pan which helps the slow-cooking process in ensuring that the food is tender and juicy. The UL-listed 1500-watt, CUL-listed heating element will plug into the standard household outlet.
5. Smoke Hollow 26142E 26-Inch Electric Smoker with Adjustable Temperature Control
The Smoke Hollow 26142E Electric Smoker comes with a 1500-watt heating element that has fully adjustable temperature control. It consists of two chrome-plated cooking grids which can be adjusted to variable heights. It has a full range heat indicator to ensure the right amount of heat and smoke. It comes with side handles for easy movement and a cool touch spring wire door handle with latch system. It has a cooking capacity of 1.3 cubic feet, while the water pan and chip tray are porcelain coated for easy cleaning.
4. Cuisinart COS-244 Vertical 36″ Propane Smoker, Black
The Cuisinart COS-244 Vertical 36″ Propane Smoker comes with four 14″ square stainless-steel shelves. It also has a combination of porcelain enameled water and wood trays. The smoke vent is located on the back to allow more tabletop space on smoker’s top. It also has a 40” hose pipe for smoke regulation. The availability of twin doors in the smoker allows optimal smoker access.
3. Masterbuilt 20071117 30″ Digital Electric Smoker
The Masterbuilt 20071117 30″ Digital Electric Smoker has a digital panel to control power, temperature, and time. It comes with four chrome-coated smoking racks that provide ample space for quicker smoking. It also has an adjustable air damper that is used to control smoke. The patented side wood chip loading system allows you to add wood chips without opening the smoker door. The integrated thermostat temperature control for even, consistent smoking ensures maximum flavor. The fully-insulated smoker’s body keeps the internal heat from reaching the other surface of the smoker.
2. Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker
The Dyna-Glo DGO1890BDC-D Wide Body Vertical Offset Charcoal Smoker comes with six cooking grates which totals to 1,890 square Inch of cooking area. It also has charcoal & an ash management system which includes a charcoal chamber, a charcoal grate, and a removable ash pan. It has a built-in temperature gauge and an analog temperature control system. In order to protect your smoker from outside elements, you can also purchase a custom-fit Dyna-Glo premium cover – Model DG1890CSC which is sold separately.
1. Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 18 Inch Smoker
The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 18 Inch Smoker comes with a porcelain-enameled lid, bowl, and a center section which allows retaining heat while ensuring minimized rust or peel. It has two cooking grates which provide ample room for smoking two large food or meat items simultaneously. It also has a silicone temperature grommet that monitors the internal temperature of the smoker. The dampers allow you to control the temperature of your smoker by easily adjusting them. Charcoal and wood can be easily added through the fuel door without opening the smoker itself.