Masterbuilt 20070910 30-Inch Black Electric Digital Smoker Review

In this Masterbuilt 20070910 review we examine why this 30″ electric smoker is one of the highest rated on the market.

Firstly, it’s from Masterbuilt – a family orientated company whose ambitions are to lead the industry by producing innovative, quality products backed up with great customer service – so you can be confident that the smoker will be well built with plenty of features. Masterbuilt also have a 90 day warranty on their smokers, the details of which are available to read on their website. So in terms of brand quality, Masterbuilt ticks all the right boxes.

Masterbuilt 20070910 30-Inch Black Electric Digital Smoker, Top Controller

Key Features

Capacity

The Masterbuilt 20070910 offers 730 square inches of cooking space, over four chrome-coated racks. So unless

you’re in the habit of hosting particularly large gatherings, you have ample room for whatever you are planning on cooking, whether it be meat, fish or vegetables. By the way, the cooking racks have a bend at the back that acts as a stopping point, preventing you from pulling the rack too far out when you’re just checking on your food.

There are certainly other smokers on the market that are bigger and offer more cooking space, but if you are looking for something with the capacity to handle the average family BBQ then this model will do you proud.

Digital Controls

One of the best features of this model of smoker is the digital control panel which makes operating the smoker simple. With a few pushes of a button you can easily set the temperature you want to cook at – anything between 100 to 275 degrees F (more about that below). By pushing another button you can set the smoker to cook for a specific period of time – there’s a 24-hour timer! When the time is up, the smoker will automatically shut off – no more over-cooked, dry meat!

Temperature Control

As mentioned above, the Masterbuilt 20070910 model allows you to set the temperature digitally, it’s one of the advantages of using an electric smoker over the likes of gas or charcoal. It’s also fully insulated preventing heat escaping and helping to keep a steady temperature (it also means that it’s energy efficient!). The insulated walls also mean that the temperature is kept even throughout the smoker meaning your food is cooked exactly how you’d expect and not underdone on one side and overdone on the other!

Loading Wood Chips

The smoker has an 800 watt heating element which slowly burns wood chips creating the smoke that gives your food that great smoky flavor! Loading the smoker with wood chips is nice and simple and also safe with this smoker. There is a small drawer at the bottom of the smoker, on the right hand side as you face it, which is easily taken out allowing you to top up the wood chips then just slide it back in. There’s no need to open the main door, so no loss of heat and smoke and no risk of burning yourself!

Air Damper

On the top of the smoker unit is an air damper. This is a handy feature that allows you to control how much smoke remains inside. By adjusting the air damper you set how much ventilation the smoker has. If you like really smoky food keep the air damper closed, if you want your food just slightly smoked then open up the air damper.

Removable Water Pan

The Masterbuilt 20070910 has a removable water pan which allows you to add moisture to the smoking process. If you wish, you can also add some extra flavor by using juice, vinegar or even a nice beverage to the pan. It all helps to create delicious food that’s exactly how you like it.

Removable Drip Pan

Nobody likes having to clean up once all the fun is over, but Masterbuilt have tried to make the clean up as painless as possible. The smoker has a removable drip pan that collects all the grease and fat that gradually drips down off the meat as it smokes. When you’re done using the smoker you remove the drip plan, take it away and clean it – simple!

Ease of Use

As you can see the Masterbuilt 20070910 smoker has a number of features that aim to make it easy to use, even for a complete novice.

Basically, just use the digital control panel to set the temperature and how long you want to cook for, add wood chips using the neat wood chip loader, add water (or juice etc) to the water pan then place the food of your choice on to the cooking racks. Control the moisture and smoke levels using the air damper and add further wood chips if required with the wood chip loader. Once you have enjoyed your food and it’s time to clear up, remove and clean the water and drip pans. It really is that simple!

John McLemore from Masterbuilt showcases some of the features of the 20070910 smoker in a great little video – check it out below!

Specifications

ColorBlack
Cooking Space730 sq. inches
Number of Cooking Racks4
Wheels & HandleNo
Weight45.86 lbs
Dimensions20.4 x 19.9 x 33.3 inches

Price

You can pick up a Masterbuilt 20070910 electric smoker for under $200! When you consider the features, the quality of build and the ease of use of this smoker a price of less than $200 really does offer fantastic value!

How Does It Compare?

We are really impressed by the Masterbuilt 20070910, but how does it compare to other similarly sized electric smokers? Check out the table below to find out.

 Masterbuilt 20070910Smoke Hollow
30162E Electric Smoker
Southern Country Smokers
Stainless Steel Electric Water Smoker
Char-Broil
Standard Digital Electric Smoker (14202002)
Bradley Smokers
Original Smoker
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Dimensions20 x 17 x 33.5 inches37.5 x 19 x 22 inches34 x 27 x 21.5 inches32.5 x 16.5 x 18.1 inches33.8 x 18 x 20.3 inches
Cooking Racks43244
Digital ControlsYesNoNoYesNo
ColorBlackBlackSilverBlackBlack
Heat SourceElectricElectricElectricElectricElectric
Price$177$179$169$249$234

So, should you buy it?

You should buy this smoker if you are:

  • looking for a quality brand
  • not looking to smoke a lot of food at one time
  • seeking ease of use
  • on a budget

You should not buy this smoker if you:

  • need it to be easily manouvered
  • want to smoke a lot of food at one time
  • like to tinker as you cook (this is a “set it and forget it” kind of smoker!)

Masterbuilt 20070910 Review – Conclusion

The aim of this Masterbuilt 20070910 review was to show what makes this model of smoker one of the highest rated on the market and we hope you agree that the reasons are numerous.

Masterbuilt have done a terrific job at producing a quality electric smoker, that is simple to use. If you want great tasting smoked food, with as little hassle as possible then look no further.

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