There’s nothing like the taste of freshly smoked meat. The tenderness, the look and especially the flavor: There is no better way to enjoy meat than having it smoked. However, depending on your living arrangements, you may not have the room, or even the permission, to set up a charcoal or gas smoker right in your backyard. With an electric smoker, you can say goodbye to charcoal and continually tending to your smoke, with their tiny size making them perfect for a variety of situations. With so many electric smokers to choose from, it’s difficult to choose one that is perfect for you. Below are ten of the best electric smokers you’ll find on the market today.
With 730 square inches of cooking space and four chrome-plated racks, the Masterbuilt 30-inch Electric Digital Smoker in Black is a great entry-level electric smoker. The 800-watt heating element lets you cook at temperatures ranging from 100 to 275 degrees Fahrenheit while the digital temperature display gives you a clear and accurate review of the temperature at all times. The Masterbuilt electric smoker emphasizes both convenience and safety with features like a side-loading wood tray, removable drip pan and top air damper. Want to add an extra layer of flavor to your food? Just add a liquid-based ingredient like vinegar to the water pan and prepare your taste buds for an amazing flavor sensation. Even in the harsh winter weathers of Minnesota or Wisconsin, this insulated electric smoker will hold heat extremely well.
If you’re only cooking for one, consider a smaller electric smoker like the Char-Broil Vertical Electric Smoker. At 505 square inches, this electric smoker can fit three racks full of delicious meats and vegetables, including jerky, chicken and sausage, thanks to the racks being fully adjustable. The chrome-plated handle doesn’t just look good; it will stay safe to the touch no matter how hot the inside of your electric smoker gets. The lid-mounted temperate bezel lets you quickly view the temperature of the inside of the smoker while the insulated, double-walled construction will make sure that heat stays inside and your food smokes evenly.
If you’re a man or a woman who craves large amounts of meat on a regular basis, you’ll love the Masterbilt 40-inch Front Controller Smoker. This electric smoker features a whopping 975 square inches of cooking space and four fully adjustable chrome-plated racks. Whether it’s vegetables like corn or peppers or meats like ribs or sausages, no piece of food is too big to fit inside this extra-large smoker. The blue LED display makes it easy to view temperature and time even in direct sunlight while the full foam insulation ensures that heat stays in. Not only is this electric smoker easy to operate thanks to a simplified wood chip insertion system but cleanup is a breeze with the built-in drip catching system. The best part? This electric cooker features an internal light so you can watch your tasty meats and veggies roast.
The Bradley Original Smoker is the ideal electric smoker for chefs who know their way around a smoker. The first thing you’ll notice with this electric smoker is the stainless steel interior, which helps to both insulate heat and make cleanup easy. The automatic smoke generator makes this the perfect hands-off electric smoker, feeding a wood Bradley Bisquette into the smoker every 20 minutes. With the ability to load up to eight hours worth of Bradley Bisquettes, this electric smoker is ideal for those who won’t be able to attend to the smoker for the majority of the day. The Bradley Original Smoker uses separate smoke and oven burners, letting you achieve any combination of flavors. To top off this impressive list of features are four sturdy wire racks, guaranteed not to tip over when you pull them out of the smoker; the last thing you want after spending all day smoking meat is for it to end up all over the floor.
With the Smokehouse Products Little Chief Front Load Smoker, you get almost everything you need to start immediately putting your smoker to use. In addition to the smoker itself, you’ll also receive a bag of hickory flavor wood fuel and a recipe book: All you need to provide is the meat. The maximum capacity flavor fuel pan lets you experiment with different flavors, giving your smoked food a distinct flavor that just isn’t possible with other electric smokers. Don’t let the small size of this electric smoker fool you: It can smoke up to 25 pounds of meat or 50 pounds of fish. The aluminum construction of the Smokehouse electric smoker also gives it a unique look that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The easy-slide chrome-plated grills ensure that your food won’t fall off when you pull any of these racks out.
If you love all the goodies the Smokehouse Products Little Chief Front Load Smoker comes with but want a larger smoker, then turn your attention to the Smokehouse Products Big Chief Front Load Smoker. The Big Chief smoker still includes the wood fuel and cookbook while increasing the number of racks from four to five. Whether it’s an entire rack of ribs or a full sausage, you’ll have little to no trouble getting it to fit inside this supersized electric smoker. If you need a bit more room to fit in larger items, you’re in luck as the racks in this electric smoker are all fully adjustable. The dishwasher safe drip pan makes cleaning up as easy as sliding the pan directly into your dishwasher, giving you more time to enjoy the flavorful meats, fish and veggies this smoker creates.
The Camp Chef 18-inch Smoke Vault is true to its name, resembling a safe or bank vault at first glance. It lives up to the look it emulates, as the Smoke Vault does an exceptional job of trapping in heat, creating an even smoke across whatever food is locked inside. With three damper valves, adjustable heat-control dials and a thermometer on the door, you’ll have an unprecedented amount of control over just how much, or how little, your food gets smoked. With temperature ranging from 160 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, you can get just the right amount of heat and smoke on your food. Not only does this smoker feature two adjustable smoking racks but it also features a jerky rack as well. If you’re new to the world of electric smokers, Camp Chef has included a cookbook featuring both classic recipes and flavor combinations you would never have thought to try on your own.
With its stainless steel double-wall construction, the Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker looks like something straight out of a 1950s kitchen. The glass door lets you view your food as it cooks and the removable food thermometer ensures that your food is at just the right temperature. If you need to adjust the temperature or other settings, the blue LED display on the top of the smoker is easy to see even when in direct sunlight. With the locking hatch, you can ensure that smoke and heat stay inside of your Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker, giving your food an even layer of smoke that will make every bite melt in your mouth. You’ll save money on wood chips when using this smoker, as Char-Broil claims that the Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker uses ten times fewer wood chips than the competition. A great taste that uses fewer supplies? That’s one combination you’ll find hard to beat.
Prepare to step into the future with the Masterbuilt 30-inch Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker. At first glance, this Masterbuilt electric smoker looks like your average electric smoker, featuring four chrome-plated racks, a built-in meat probe thermometer and a side wood chip loading system. However, only once you begin using this electric smoker and take advantage of the Bluetooth feature will you realize just how different this electric smoker is. By using any smart device, such as a cellphone like the iPhone or a Bluetooth-enabled tablet, you can control the smoker from the comfort of your living room. You won’t even have to get up out of your chair to adjust the timer or view the temperature of your meat.
If you liked all of the features of the Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker but wanted an even more hands-off smoker, then check out the Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef Technology. By using the SmartCheff app on any supported device, such as an iPhone, Android or tablet, you can monitor this electric smoker via Wi-Fi. Like the Digital Deluxe Electric Smoker, this electric smoker also uses fewer wood chips than the competition; in fact, Char-Broil states that this smoker only needs one fill to get 6.5 hours of smokey goodness. This 725 square foot electric smoker can hold four fully-adjustable chrome-plated racks, giving you plenty of room to place your food. Whether it’s a large turkey or a few strips of jerky, you’ll have plenty of room for all your meat and vegetables when using the Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef Technology.