Char Broil The Big Easy Electric TRU Infrared Smoker and Roaster review

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Char Broil The Big Easy Electric TRU Infrared Smoker and Roaster

Rating: 4.5 Reviewed by: Eddie

Last Updated May, 2024

The Char Broil big easy 2 in 1 infrared smoker and roaster from the Char Broil company gets quite a lot of good recommendations and comments on all the sites and forums I use for my reviews.

The easy plug-it-in-and-use option compared to charcoal or propane gas is one of the pros that got mentioned a lot.

What however got the best ratings is the built-in temperature probe that can be used. Just set the internal temperature you would like to have and the unit will shut itself off when this is reached.

In some other cases, we found complaints about the quality of the used materials in a Char Broil grill, but we have not found any in this particular 2 in 1 infrared roaster and smoker review. The easy to clean part of this product was also mentioned many times.

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Features of the char broil 2 in 1 smoker roaster grill

  • 120 volt 1500 watts
  • Digital probe thermometer
  • Measures 20.5″ W x 20.9″ D x 26.6 ” H.

Char broil 2 in 1 Customer Reviews

“This was truly a great buy. I got this for my husbands birthday and he was ecstatic. It arrived quickly and in good condition, and required very little assembly. This baby works like a dream! My husband uses it on our back covered patio in all sorts of weather, with no problems. We have found the smoker box is really more for pellets, but small wood chips have worked as well, they just require some attention. We have done brisket, ribs, a whole chicken, and chicken drummies with great success. The auto thermometer works great and is durable and easy to clean. This has been the gift that keeps on giving! Looking forward to smoking a turkey this Thanksgiving!..”

I bought the Char-Broil The Big Easy Electric TRU Infrared Smoker and Roaster to cook our Thanksgiving turkey without the mess and danger of a deep fryer. When we received it my first thing I cooked was a pork belly slab with the low and slow smoking method. It turned out a tad dry, but that was because I kept it in too long since I did not use the temp probe that came with the cooker. Next I smoked some pre rubbed Costco St. Louis ribs and they came out perfectly. And on Thanksgiving the turkey turned out to be the best turkey I have ever had. Last week we smoked a Pork shoulder for 12 hours and it turned out to be BBQ restaurant quality pulled pork…..(read more here):

Better Grill Rating: 4.4

Pros & Cons



  • Digital probe thermometer
  • Auto Shut-Off feature
  • The area holding the wood chips is too small
  • Easy to clean
  • Big enough for a 16 lbs turkey
  • Large display
  • Drip pan with a disposable liner.
  • Clean setting turns the power off after 30 minutes of high-temperature burn-off

There were not a lot of cons I could find in my research. There was one that mentioned that the smoker box was not large enough.

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Summary – What I think about the grill

I Read from 2 buyers who complained about the temperature staying too low. For me, that sounds like a defective product and should be returned since in all my other research I never found anything about the temperature not being high enough.

This charbroil 2 in 1 smoker, roaster gets a lot of great ratings on the different sites we visit in our research.

No quality issues like I found in some other Charbroil products.

The most liked part is the set and forget feature. Set the internal temperature you like and as soon as the probe reaches this it will shut off the smoker/roaster.

What I found a lot is that most people like the fact that the meat stays moist.

Last year thanksgiving I tasted a turkey that was cooked in a Charbroil infrared cooker.
To be honest most of the time I think turkey is dry, but this bird was great and moist.

I think it is safe to recommend this char broil 2 in 1 smoker as a good product that does what it is made for and comes at an affordable price. You can read our article =>what is an infrared grill <= here


cover for 2 in 1 smoker roaster

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Like always we recommend the use of a good cover for any grill. We found the cover that is made for this grill with a 4.5-star rating. A lot of great comments about the quality. Click on the picture  or
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Tips from real users

We found that using pellets instead of wood chips gives more smoke at a lower temperature.

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Eddie van Aken

Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.

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