Electric Smoker Reviews (Compared To Other Smokers

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I started on the electric smoker reviews because I have seen an increase in the sales of these vertical smokers.
I also found some confusing information about the use of an electric smoker since you can in some situations consider them pellet smokers like I reviewed since they also use electricity.

This web page will grow over time like all my pages do when I add more information on how to find the best electric smoker for your specific situation. As you can read in my electric grill reviews there are many options to use these grills also for smoking.

But the ones I will review here are specially made for smoking. If you are looking for a grill you can have a look at my electric grill reviews on that page.

There are several models and brands of electric smokers on the market.
Some are good and some are not to be considered the best electric smoker you can find but it might be great for the way you use it. It all depends on what you use it for and how many times you use it.

“The best electric smoker is the one you use and learn to use in the right way.”

Here is where I start with my list of electric smokers and links to their in-depth reviews of them.
I also will link to where to find the best deals on them.

Char Broil Big Easy Electric Smoker

If you have been on this site before you know I am a big fan of the Char Broil infrared system. I reviewed this electric smoker and roaster a while ago and although the price is a little steep it got some pretty good reviews.
In a hurry?
Click on the link below to see the full review or click on the picture to see the price.
Read the whole ==> Charbroil electric smoker review <==here.

Masterbuilt Electric Smokers

There is almost no doubt that this is one of the top-rated electric digital smokers on the market.
With their 30 and 40-inch models, they almost dominate the market. I already reviewed the Masterbuilt electric smoker covers as a start.
You can read my Masterbuilt electric smoker reviews and find out all the pros and cons.

Rec Tec Electric Smoker

The RecTec is a grill and smoker the power source is electric and it is mainly used to start the firebox it is also used for the digital controller.
You can have a look at my Rec Tec pellet smoker review here and find out why I call this the Rolls Royce under the smokers. It comes with a pretty price tag.
But in most cases, you get what you pay for.

Brinkmann Electric Smokers

Brinkmann will be a top brand in grills and smokers. I found a few Brinkmann electric smokers that probably will be reviewed.

Char Broil Electric Smokers

Many people who visit this site love the Char Broil brand, which is probably why they also look for Char Broil digital smoker reviews online. That means that they will be on my to-do list.

Bradley Electric Smokers

The Bradly electric smoker can be named one of the top-rated ones.
Although a little higher priced this might be the one you are looking for.

I have not looked any deeper into the Bradley smokers since they can be more compared to pellet smokers with the difference that they use what Bradley calls Bisquettes.

Besides doing just electric digital smoker reviews I will also tell you all there is to know about wood for smoking.
You can read all about that in the wood chips for electric smokers post I did a while ago.

It is always good to read more about smoking on an electric smoker and I will also find some good books about electric smokers and the subject of how to use them.

Advantages Of An Electric Smoker

Some people claim that an electric heating element should not be used for a smoker. I think this is not true.
The electric smokers I talk about here are designed for that purpose and I have had meat smoked in them that tasted great.

The advantage is that you don’t have to fool with charcoal, propane, or pellets like in a pellet smoker. Just plug it into a standard 220 Volt outlet and you can start smoking. Depending on the brand and model you can set the temperature you desire and all you have to do is maybe add some more wood and watch your time.

Generally, the temperature is maintained at the same level, but like with any other product, there are different qualities and prices.

Electric Smokers – My Opinion

I have had meat that was smoked in an electric smoker and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it tasted.

Before I started eating I was expecting meat with no wood smoke flavor at all but because of the use of some wood chips, it tasted fine.

This changed my opinion about this type of smoker and if you don’t feel like smoking with wood on an offset smoker or using a pellet grill I think I can recommend them as a nice alternative.

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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