Hey there! This article will answer two pressing questions: what is the best electric smoker under $300? And what is the best electric smoker under $200? In the sections below, we’ll review a few of what I consider to be the best value smokers for your money. You will be able to click on the pictures to get even more information on each one, such as pricing, availability, and other customer reviews.
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Masterbuilt 20072115 Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker, 30-Inch
This smoker is as the title suggests, 30 inches in height. Masterbuilt has built a ton of different smokers, but this one is crafted with quality in mind and should be right in your price range. Of course, if you think you might want to go just a little bit bigger, then you can take a look at this article that features the 40 inch Masterbuilt smoker.
As you can see from the image, this smoker comes with a window on the front that makes it simple for you to check on the progress of whatever it is that you are cooking. This is handy because you won’t have to open the door and get a face full of smoke just to see how the food’s doing.
The stainless steel interior and exterior are durable and are easy to clean. If you’ve ever used a smoker before, then you know that there is usually some form of minor clean up involved with the whole cooking process. All you have to do is lightly scrub the interior off with a sponge and you’re good to go for another round.
The large digital display that is attached to the top front of the device makes it quick and simple to set the time and the temperature. If you have never used one of these things before, then you might benefit from reading the instruction manual to make sure you have everything set up properly. Additionally, there are a couple of things that you might want to grab along with this unit. The first thing you’re going to have to have is wood chips- there are many different types of wood chips that you can use, but if you plan on cooking meat, then you can’t go wrong with hickory. Hickory chips add a mild hickory flavor to whatever it is you’re cooking and it works best with nearly any kind of meat. If you want to cook beef specifically, then mesquite chips will go well with that. The other thing that you might want to consider getting is a cover for your smoker. Covers work well for all types of machinery and function to keep out excess moisture. Also, they can provide mild protection from sunlight and unfavorable weather conditions. Keep in mind that you can’t expect it to help very much if your smoker is left outside in extremely hot or cold conditions and is only meant for mild weather. Personally, I would try to keep it inside whenever possible.
This smoker comes with a remote control equipped with Bluetooth technology that allows you to control a few different settings from the comfort of your chair. Additionally, you can monitor the status of whatever it is that you’re cooking without ever having to get up to check on it.
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The great thing about using electrical smokers is the fact that you don’t have to use any kind of external fule, like gas or propane. All you need to do is plug it in and you’re ready to get cooking. Plus, propane and gas can be a fire hazard if handled improperly.
The Masterbuilt 30 inch smoker is in my opinion one of the best smokers available for under 300 dollars at this time. If you need something that is both good quality and affordable, then this is going to be a great choice for you.
Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker, 725 Square Inch
Next on the list is the Char Broil electric smoker. Like the previous model featured, this on is also powered by electricity and does not require any kind of gas. The smoker is insulated, meaning that is is better able to keep in the heat that it produces, plus it is not affected by cold or hot weather conditions temperature wise.
The blue LED display is very easy to read and is located on the front of the unit. It also comes with its own food thermometer that you can chose to remove if you so desire. Having a gauge that reads the internal temp of your food is useful for food that requires a certain internal temp in order to know when it is done. As you already know, just because the outside of something is cooked, doesn’t mean that it is properly cooked all the way through.
The stainless steel latch that is attached to the side of the door ensures that it stays adequately closed while you’re cooking. It is important to make sure to only use the smoker while the door is closed and while the latch is secured or you risk losing most of the effectiveness of the smoker.
The base is flat and sturdy and will help the device stand up more effectively without tipping over. Some smokers that stand on raised legs have a problem with being top heavy especially after they are loaded with food. A good way to counteract this problem (if you happen to have one of the types mentioned) is to load the heaviest food on the bottom of the machine, then load the lighter stuff near the top of it.
Smoke Hollow 3016DEWS 30-Inch Digital Electric Smoker with Window, Stainless Steel
This is the final smoker on this list- the Smoke Hollow 30 inch smoker! At the time of writing this, this is an electric smoker under $200 that doesn’t skimp on quality. It has four legs that it stands on that give it some stability, and a nice stainless steel finish.
AS you tend to see with more high end smoker models, this one has a viewing window. You also have a small digital display mounted on the rear on the top of it. The digital display gives you your typical control over both the temperature and the time. The cooking grids are comprised of stainless steel. Typically, when you see grates that go on the inside of a grill or another machine, you pick from two different options: cast iron or stainless steel. These bars may or may not be coated in porcelain which comes with its own set of benefits as well.
There is no meat probe included with this one, but there are plenty around for you to try since it is compatible with probes of all kinds.
As always, you can get even more info on each of these by following the links provided in the images above. Thanks for visiting!