The 10 Best Electric Smokers of 2019

Electric Smokers: The Best of 2019

The concept of smoked food is nothing new. It has always been a hot favorite among a lot of people for around ages now. That softness, texture, and blast of flavor is something that has always aroused the curiosity of people. The process of smoking meat is a very elaborate one. It is an art not everyone can master, for sure. You have to take care of marinating the meat, cooking it properly while retaining the tenderness. Then, you have to get that perfect brown color with those grill marks sitting comfortably on the meat. Or, in some cases, keeping the meat in smoke from the burning wood. There’s just so much to do! But, anything for good food, right?

If you are someone who loves to host huge barbecue parties or you just have a big, happy family then the Bradley 6-Rack Electric Smoker is just the perfect appliance for you. The company takes pride in the reliable and great quality of their electric cooker. They have created a name for themselves in this niche by delivering what they promise. The internal and external construction of the smoker is made of premium quality stainless steel making it really durable and sturdy.

This appliance is a perfect blend of electric smoking with digital technology. The cooking and smoking processes will become relatively easy due to temperature, smoke, and time control feature. You can select how much smoke and how long do you want it for along with the optimal temperature. It is incredibly spacious with around 800 square inches of cooking surface along with six racks. It is double-walled and fully insulated which helps to keep the heat and smoke trapped inside and consistent. The heating element is powered at 500-watt whereas the smoking element is at 125-watt giving you the perfect base to cook meat and other food items slowly for up to 8 hours. Also, the appliance gives you a maximum temperature of 280°F. You even get an ash catcher with Bradley Smoker which facilitates hassle-free and fast cleaning. In short, you get deliciously grilled food from a quality product.

Key Features
  • A durable interior and exterior construction that is made of high-quality stainless steel
  • 800 square inches of cooking surface, you can cook and smoke food perfectly for huge parties and get-togethers
  • 500-watt heating element and 125-watt smoking element making grilling easy and effective
  • Double-walled with a fully insulated design that helps to keep heat and smoke inside
  • Comes with a digital control panel which is both, convenient, and simple
  • Cooking Surface Size: 800 square inches (approx)
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 15 x 33 inches
  • Manufacturer: Bradley Smoker
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Brand: Bradley Smoker
  • Perfect for hosting large parties
  • Doesn’t require constant monitoring
  • High-quality appliance due to materials used
  • Issues regarding inconsistent temperature
  • Takes longer to cook meat and other food
Editors choice

2. Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker

9.15 / 10

It is said that good things come in small packages. Well, that most certainly is the case with a Smokin-It Model #1. It is the smallest electric smoker on our list but is still power-packed with a 400-watt heating element. It has a simple box-like design with stainless steel construction. The compactness and easy portability feature makes this appliance perfect for restaurants and large meat smokers. Also, it is NSF certified for restaurant use.

It is well insulated with fiberglass which prevents heat loss and keeps the smoke and temperature intact. You can enjoy temperature control via a rheostat that comes with the smoker, the range being from 100 to 250°F. Smokin-It Model #1 comes with three removable shelves that give you quite a comfortable space for cooking meat and other food items. In fact, if you can add another shelf in the future too if you want. The total capacity of this smoker is quite high as it can cook up to 21 pounds of meat and seafood with every use. The electric smoker comes with four 3 inch heavy-duty casters, A smokebox, a drip pan, and three stainless steel grilling racks. You can also easily move the appliance due to handles being fitted at each side of the smoker. This product gives you the flexibility and comfort to cook meat and other food exactly as per your taste.

Key Features
  • A small, box-like structure and is fully made from stainless steel
  • It is certified by the NSF for restaurant use
  • 400-watt heating element that can give you perfectly cooked and tender meat
  • It can hold up to 22 pounds of meat and seafood effortlessly
  • Comes with four heavy-duty casters each being 3-inch diameter facilitating easy portability
  • Cooking Surface Size: 468 square inches
  • Dimensions: 12.5 x 17.2 x 13.5 inches
  • Manufacturer: Smokin-It LLC
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Detailed instructions making its assembling easy
  • Easy maneuver and move around
  • A high-quality stainless steel construction
  • NSF certified for restaurant use
  • Lacks a built-in thermometer
  • For increasing capacity, an extra shelf has to be purchased

Smokehouse’s Little Chief Electric Smoker is it the perfect appliance for smoking jerky, sausage, fish, cheese and of course, mate. Basically, it is perfect for any food item that you want to smoke. It is really simple to use and comes with clear operating instructions. This appliance can give you a consistent low-temperature at about 165°F which is optimum for that perfect smoky flavor. You get four food grills that are plated with chrome. These grills increase the appliance's capacity and you can smoke up to 25 pounds of meat and fish easily. The ventilation of the appliance is carefully designed to ensure smoke circulation and complete dehydration of the meat and fish. It has a 250-watt heating element that ensures even and uniform heat and, in turn, well-cooked food. This electric smoker is also certified by UL and CUL.

The appliance is just 24 inches tall and weighs only 12 pounds so it is very easy to move around. The wood flavor pan can be accessed without opening the door preventing any further loss of heat and smoke. A drip pan is also included with the smoker that is dishwasher-friendly. Also, you get a free bag of Smokehouse Alder Wood Chips and a recipe booklet. All in all, the capacity of this small yet powerful electric smoker is very impressive.

Key Features
  • Lightweight at 12 pounds and 24 inches tall
  • Wood flavor pan can be loaded without opening the smoker’s door which eradicates temperature fluctuation
  • Can cook and smoke up to 25 pounds of meat, fish, turkey, pork, and cheese
  • Specially designed to maintain a consistent low temperature at 165°F
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 11.5 x 24.5 inches
  • Manufacturer: Smokehouse Products
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Maintains a consistent low temperature
  • Gives a great smoky flavor
  • Lightweight and easy to move
  • A higher maximum temperature needed

The Cuisinart COS-330 Electric Smoker is a unique offering from its manufacturer. Usually, Cuisinart’s appliances are designed for seasoned people only but this particular smoker model is perfect for novices as well. This appliance is lightweight and user-friendly specially designed to help you get that smoky flavor without using the actual charcoal smoker. You can get 548 square feet of cooking surface complete with three cooking racks coated with chrome. The smoker has a 1500-watt heating element that can give you a temperature range from 100°F to 400°F. It is very simple to use which makes smoking food hassle-free. After loading your food in the smoker, add wood chips and water and set the temperature. Once done, you can walk away as the temperature is consistent eliminating the need for constant monitoring.

This Cuisinart electric smoker comes pre-fitted with an easy to read thermometer on its front door which provides the accurate internal temperature. It has a wood chip tray and a water pan that are easily removable, in turn, allowing quick start UPS and clean UPS. Even the cooking racks are removable and can be cleaned without added effort. It has to side handles that make it movement possible. This electric smoker can efficiently handle food for large groups of people as well. Every smoking session will give you delicious fish, meat and vegetables leaving your guests wanting for more — company and food!

Key Features
  • Can be used by beginners and seasoned users alike
  • Just need to do basic preparation and set the temperature
  • 548 square inches of cooking space
  • Lightweight frame and two side handles that make moving the appliance easy
  • 1500-watt heating element that can produce temperatures as high as 400°F
  • Cooking Surface Size: 548 square inches
  • Dimensions: 22 x 19 x 37.5 inches
  • Manufacturer: The Fulham Group
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Perfect for large groups due to bigger size
  • Removable accessories facilitate easy cleaning
  • Durable and sturdy, yet lightweight
  • Easy to use making it apt for novices
  • No glass window which limits visibility
  • No wheels to facilitate easy movement

If you are new to the grilling game, Smoke Hollow Electric Smoker (30162E) should be your first pick. It is really simple to use and comes with detailed instructions regarding its assembling and functioning. You enjoy 1.9 cubic feet cooking surface with three cooking grids. These grids are plated with chrome and can be easily adjusted as per your needs. A handle is fitted on each side which makes it easy to handle and move around. Even these handles have a hard and durable coating so that it can withstand high heat.

This appliance has only three temperature settings that make grilling meat controlled and convenient. The heating element has a total power of 1500-watt that gives you the choice to choose from a wide variety of meat products to grill. The appliance is double-walled to facilitate ventilation while cooking. The Smoke House electric smoker comes with a porcelain-coated water pan and a wood chip box is made from steel. It even boasts of a magnetic door latch. No matter what you want to do for a good barbeque, you will never have to worry about bland, ill-cooked food. This electric smoker will you deliciously smoked meat and poultry without fail.

Key Features
  • 1500-watt heating element that makes smoking easy
  • It has three temperature settings fed into it
  • User-friendly; you get detailed assembling and working instructions making it suitable for even first-timers
  • Two handles fitted to each side of the smoker that makes it easy to carry
  • Cooking Surface Size: 1.9 cubic feet
  • Dimensions: 31 x 15 x 17 inches
  • Manufacturer: Outdoor Leisure Products
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Fast and efficient cooking and smoking
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Three preset temperature settings
  • Proper insulation ensures consistent heat supply
  • Leakage problems due to a poor framework
  • Adding wood chips by opening the door causes a temperature drop

Masterbuilt is a company that means no introduction. Rave reviews by their previous customers have placed the company on the top end of the ladder in the lower end electric smoker segment. You get around 730 square inches of cooking space which is quite convenient. Furthermore, the appliance comes with four racks that are plated with chrome giving it a chic look. It had an 800-watt heating element complete with full-foam insulation. The inner liner and the locking door of the appliance helps to lock in the smoky flavor and heat inside. It also has a blue LED display that makes temperature and cooking time reading easy even in direct sunlight. The fact that this appliance gives you top-notch features that other lower-priced electric smokers don’t give Masterbuilt 20077515 an added edge over its competitors. You get radio frequency (RF) remote controls that can help you monitor the temperature of your oven and meat, lighting, and time.

If you get a smoker cover to keep the appliance dust-free, along with a CD filled with smoking recipes. The Masterbuilt 20077515 has been redesigned to include a front access drip pan and drip deflector. You also get the added advantage of easy portability due to the handle and rear wheels. A premium product, this electric smoker can give you beautifully cooked chicken, beef, pork, and seafood that you can enjoy with your friends and family.

Key Features
  • Spacious with 730 square inches of cooking space
  • 800-watt heating element that makes smoking consistent up to 275 degrees
  • Remote control to adjust temperature from a distance and monitor time and lighting functions
  • User-friendly, even for beginners
  • Blue LED display makes reading easy even in direct sunlight
  • Cooking Surface Size: 730 square inches
  • Dimensions: 20.3 x 19.7 x 32.1 inches
  • Manufacturer: Masterbuilt
  • Warranty: 90 days
  • At 730 square inches, this product is very spacious
  • Easy to assemble and operate
  • Easy temperature adjustment
  • Easy portability due to rear wheels
  • Can take time to heat up
  • Frequently cleaning required

The Dyna-Glo Digital Electric Smoker is an incredibly spacious appliance that gives you a total of 730 square inches of cooking surface. You get four cooking grates that are coated with chrome. The appliance has a digital thermostat for setting and regulating the time and temperature of cooking. This thermostat has push-button controls for the added convenience of the buyer.

The heating element is powered at 800-watt which makes cooking and smoking meat and other food items efficient and hassle-free. The appliance is double-walled with complete insulation. It even has a door that is high temperature sealed which helps to keep the heat and smoke inside the smoker. The push-button, digitally controlled meat thermometer gives an accurate reading of the internal temperature of food. The appliance has a side access wood chip loader which eliminates the loss of smoke and heat when we add more wood chips. In addition to this, it has a removable drip tray as well which makes cleaning easy and less time-consuming.

Key Features
  • 730 square inches of cooking space that makes cooking meat and other food items easy
  • Both, the thermostat and thermometer have push-button control
  • 800-watt heat element that helps maintain consistent heat
  • A side access wood loader ensures no loss of heat or smoke
  • Cooking Surface Size: 730 square inches
  • Dimensions: 19.4 x 19 x 32.5 inches
  • Manufacturer: GHP Group, Inc
  • Warranty: 3 years (only burner element)
  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Push-button, and digitally controlled
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Inconsistent temperature control
  • Needs work to increase durability

If you want an electric smoker that can give you perfectly grilled and smoked meat and food items yet is simple to use then the Char-Broil Deluxe Electric Smoker should definitely be your pick. You get around 725 square inches of total cooking surface due to three cooking grates that make the appliance perfect to cook for large groups as well. It is double-walled and insulated to keep the heat and smoke intact which, in turn, gives you the meat of your dreams. The design of the smoker includes a huge stainless steel locking latch that locks in the smoke too. You get a removable temperature gauge with the appliance that helps you control the heat. The unique thing about this electric smoker is its warming feature that keeps your meat and food warm inside the smoker until you take it out for serving. The wood chip box of the appliance has a really good capacity as well which ensures you get consistent smoke for your food. In addition to the advanced control panel and a removable food thermometer, you also get a blue LED display that makes temperature and time reading easy even in direct sunlight.

Key Features
  • 725 square inches making it convenient to feed up to eight people
  • LED control panel makes reading and monitoring visible even in the direct sun
  • Wood chip box and grease trays are easily removable and thus, are easy to clean and maintain
  • Double-walled and insulated with a locking latch that keeps the smoke inside
  • Cooking Surface Size: 725 square inches
  • Dimensions: 16.5 x 18.1 x 32.5 inches
  • Manufacturer: Char-Broil
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • High-quality construction
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Simple operation makes it perfect for beginners
  • Heating element quality needs to be improved
  • Lack of airflow control

This is probably one of the best vertical electric smokers available in the market. Char-Boil needs no introduction and can be fully trusted when it comes to quality appliances. You get 505 square inches of cooking surface with three cooking grates that are adjustable and plated with chrome. The framework of the Char-Boil Vertical Electric Smoker is quite sturdy with it being double-walled and heavily insulated. This, in turn, helps to maintain even temperature giving you perfectly cooked and smoked food. It is fitted with a 1500-watt heating element that makes it extremely versatile to cook a wide range of food items. The temperature range that you can avail from this appliance is from 160°F to 225°F. The internal temperature of the smoker can be readily regulated with a one-touch button.

Two chrome-plated handles are fixed on each side of the electric smoker. This can facilitate easy movement even when its in use. The appliance comes armed with a porcelain ash pan, grease cup, water and wood chip tray and a temperature gauge with a bezel.

Key Features
  • 500 square inches of cooking surface
  • Double walled and fully insulated for regulating temperature
  • Two chrome plated handles attached on either sides that make shifting convenient, even when in use
  • 1500-watt heating element making it efficient to cook any meat, vegetables or fish
  • Cooking Surface Size: 500 square inches
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 20 x 37.8 inches
  • Manufacturer: Char-Broil
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Simple assembling and easy use facility
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Powerful heating element
  • Added accessories help to increase its efficiency
  • Difficulty in maintaining a constant temperature
  • Scope for improvement in appliance durability

This is one of the best electric smokers on our list mostly because of the cooking space that is made available to you. You get around 730 square inches of cooking space along with four racks that have excellent quality chrome coating. This facilitates even heat distribution that can give you tender, smoked meat which is properly cooked. You get a temperature control ranging from 100 °F to 275°F as well. The appliance has full foam insulation that ensures that the heat and smoke stay within the electric smoker. This is further ensured by the smoker’s locking door that is well lined from all sides. You also get an 800-watt heating element that can give you well-cooked beef, seafood, chicken, and pork for all your get-togethers.
Masterbuilt has introduced a new drip deflector and a drip pan that has front access in this model. This makes cooking and smoking easy, convenient and clean. The front controller has a blue LED display that makes the reading of temperature and time easy, in bright daylight. This electric smoker comes in black color which makes it attractive to look at too.

Key Features
  • 730 square inches of cooking surface that can smoke upto 80 pounds of food
  • Chrome-lined cooking racks that make grilling easy and toxin-free
  • Blue LED display that can viewed in direct sunlight
  • Insulated locking door that helps to contain heat and smoke
  • Thermostat temperature control which helps in an even distribution of heat
  • Cooking Surface Size: 730 square inches
  • Dimensions: 20 x 17 x 33.5 inches
  • Manufacturer: Masterbuilt
  • Warranty: 90 days
  • Even cooking because of thermostat control
  • Comfortable cooking surface
  • Efficient smoking process
  • Improper temperature control
  • Meat probe needs to be sturdier

There are those barbeque nights where everyone gets together to unwind and enjoy delicious food. A good barbecue can take a lot of effort and time. That smoky flavor that can only come after spending a lot of time grilling that chunky steak, or that fresh salmon fillet or bird. And then, of course, you need lots of charcoal. And lots of wood. Did we mention lots of time?

But, not anymore. Electric smokers have made the art of smoking food a lot more convenient. For the longest time, electric smokers have had the stigma of not being able to produce that mouthwatering smoky flavor that traditional smokers could. That most certainly is not the case anymore. Some of these appliances are so good that they can rival dishes done on any charcoal smoker. In fact, many barbecue professionals are even in favor of electric smokers.

Companies manufacturing these electric smokers are leaving no stone unturned to give you quality products that can, in turn, give you a good food-ing experience. Besides, too much charcoal and wood use aren’t good for anyone - for us and the environment, alike.

The biggest advantage of an electric smoker is that you get perfectly smoked food which is properly cooked due to the advanced technology fitted in them. The fact that these smokers are also quite reasonably priced makes them even more attractive.

We would suggest you to not miss out on fun barbecue sessions with your friends and family and get yourself this modern appliance. They take less effort and yet give you delicious tasting and looking food. We have carefully curated a list of the top ten best electric smokers that Amazon has to offer after a lot of research. Each one of the electric smokers is reliable and sturdy. They are also easy to clean, durable, and user-friendly. In other words, whichever appliance you choose, your life will surely be a lot easier with tasty, smoked food at your beck and call!

Resources— Groom+StyleFurious Grill

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