Great smoker for a great price
Jan 12, 2008
a Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
I have had this smoker for quite a while now and am quite happy with it. I have smoke meat cuts, turkeys and other items with great success. You can put quite a bit of food inside it. I also monitor my meat temp with a digital thermometer so that I dont have to lift the lid causing significant heat loss. There are some great recipes that come with this smoker. Its easy to assemble.
Recommend this product?
You should put the smoker on some sort of surface so possible drippings dont end up on the pavement. you can either purchase something specifically for this reason or just go to the automotive store and get a large aluminum oil pan like a blitz (it will be cheaper).
There is no way to clear the ashes from the coals while you cook so you have to keep them stirred. Also reaching inside to add water can be tricky. But find your self a long spout kettle or something to that effect and it will be much easier.
The upright shape of this unit makes it very portable and easy to store and it comes with a decent cover for storage.
I have also used this as a grill and it works great that way also.
There are 2 racks and they sit one directly above the other so if you use both racks do not put anything on the lower rack that you will have to handle or remove 1st because you wont be able to get to it.
The temp dial is a basic vague low, medium, high gauge with a dial so I prop a instant read meat thermometer inside the opening around the lid to get a more accurate internal temperature reading.
*produces excellent smoked food
*easy to store
*easy to use
*double racks provide plenty of room for food
*comes with its own cover
*water bowl and charcoal bowl are a bit difficult to access or see into
*Hard to tell what the internal temp is with the vague gauge that comes with it
*Lower rack is not accessible during cooking.
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