It used to be that the only type of smoker you could use was one that operated on wood or charcoal. While this type of smoker remains highly popular today, we have seen a number of changes. For instance, the gas smoker appeared on the scene, proving to be yet another excellent way to slow cook meat while giving it a clean, smoky flavor. Now, the electric smoker is making waves, adding convenience and again, a clean burn.
Available in a wide range of sizes, models, colors, and price ranges, you will surely find an electric smoker that serves your needs. For instance, if you wanted something small for a family dinner, you might consider a smaller smoker. However, if you entertain frequently or have larger family meals, then you could choose a larger smoker or one with more than one cooking grill. Keep in mind that many affordable electric smokers are on the market that can easily handle up to 50 pounds of food.
Made by Brinkmann, this electric smoker is ideal for meat, poultry, and seafood. Rated as one of Brinkmann's top smokers, this one features a double grill. Additionally, this smoker is designed to convert to a taller grill for regular barbecuing. Other features include a 1,500-watt element, lava rock, wooden handles, and a front hinged door.
Priced around $500, this Cookshack smoker is a great choice for larger families or people who enjoy entertaining. Using heat and wood smoke, food comes out tender and delicious. This electric smoker has no drying drafts of air movement so everything cooked is done to perfection. With this electric smoker, you can reach temperatures between 100 and 250 degrees. Additional features include a black cabinet, stainless steel interior, and 22 pounds of capacity.
Now, if you have a business whereby you need a serious electric smoker, this one would be a top choice. Priced around $4,500, this smoker can handle per load 40 pounds of ribs, 80 pounds of heavy cuts, 15 chickens, and 12 pounds of jerky all heated by a 1,500-watt element. Other features include 12 stainless steel rod cabinets, black exterior, crated casters, racks, grills, rods, cookbook, and even spice kit model 101.