Char Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker Review


char-broil-electric-smoker
8.0
Overall Rating

PROS

  • Compatible with smart devices (e.g., Smartphones)
  • Provides 7 hours of smoke
  • Modern design
  • Automatic turn-off feature
  • Consistent temperatures

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Not so easy to use
  • Heavy power consumption

This digital electric smoker offers amazing meals and unforgettable weekend barbecue parties. If you’re a fan of perfectly smoked meat, this is the right thing for you. If you like to spend your free time over the weekend cooking and smoking meat, go for it. This product won’t let you down; that’s for sure.

The deluxe model has double inner walls with a layer of insulation to keep the optimal temperature values with ease. It also features a door-locking system with an air-tight seal, but we’ll talk about the features later.

This is a smoker with an amazing price-to-quality ratio. For an extremely affordable price, you’ll get a top-quality smoker. In fact, some larger ones with similar features cost over four thousand dollars. It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to buy a similar unit well under three hundred bucks.

Whether you’re an amateur or an experienced cook, it doesn’t matter; you won’t believe how easy it is to cook and smoke meat in this unit. You don’t need any experience nor is it hard to install this unit. In fact, it comes assembled already, so, all you have to do is put it in your yard and start smoking and cooking.

Soon enough, your friends will look upon you as an embodiment of a perfect cook, and start patronizing you by tagging you as Gordon Ramsey’s favorite chef on their Facebook photos. Jokes aside, if you’re planning to buy a good-quality smoker, consider reading this review. Without further ado, let’s see how it performs.

The Features


Easy to Use

This is a pretty straightforward electric smoker. As we said, it’s quite easy to use this device. Every step of the process is controlled with digital technology, so there’s little to no room for error.

Minimal Heat Loss

This smoker is exceptional when it comes to temperature control. Its double walls with a layer of insulation guarantee consistent temperatures and minimal heat loss. The quality of the product is also on a pretty high level. It’s firm, rugged, and durable.

Secure Door Locking System

It features a secure door locking system with an air-tight seal to prevent any heat and smoke loss during the process. Its modern design is perfect for outdoor kitchens, and decorative living space.

Affordable

This electric smoker is quite affordable. You won’t find a better one for under $150 with the same features and cooking abilities. If you’re on a limited budget, consider buying this smoker, it’s worth every penny, and you won’t regret it.

Fits Anywhere

This smoker will fit anywhere as far as the design goes. The size is, on the other hand, pretty important. Although it’s not a huge unit, be sure to measure your free space to avoid buying a product that’s going to be too big for your kitchen or yard. You don’t want to end up with a massive unit in the middle of your kitchen with nowhere to put it.

Huge Capacity

All of these features are included without jeopardizing the huge 725 square inch capacity. You can cook and smoke various meat, even whole turkey, and chicken. If you feel like there’s not enough room for a whole bird, simply remove the top rack to get more space. One of the best things about this model is that it fits almost anywhere. Due to its double-toned exterior and modern design, it won’t stand out from your current yard or kitchen setup.

Wood Chips Lasts Longer

A special and a unique feature of this smoker is that it keeps the wood chips usable much longer than other similar units. While wood chips last for around five to six hours in other smokers, this one keeps them usable up to nine or ten hours. It’s pretty convenient because you don’t need to switch or change the wood chips until the end. Although it might not look like a major upside, after years of using it you’ll eventually get tired of changing the wood chips.

Phone Application

This company even has a mobile phone application to help you maintain your smoker, and they also offer some amazing recipes. Usually, when a company that’s not making software decides to launch an app, it ends up being a disaster and a horrible mistake. Well, this is not the case with these guys. Also, the app is quite simple to use, and it offers great benefits and various insights into the potential of your unit. You need to set up the parameters you want inside the application, and it will tell you the time needed for the cooking process. It is extremely precise and accurate.

The Benefits and Tips


  • The design is very modern and sleek.
  • All of the pieces fit well together with no air leaks whatsoever. It’s crucial for a smoker not to leak air because you lose a lot of heat that way.
  • The temperature range is also a nice benefit. You can go as low as one hundred degrees Fahrenheit for cold-smoking things. The upper range is around two hundred and seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit which is quite good. So, overall, the vast temperature range is unique and cannot be found in other affordable smokers. While this is not a deal-breaker, it’s important for you to know that you can also cold-smoke any meat in this unit.
  • The amount of smoke it produces is just right for most types of meat. Although, some people had complaints that it doesn’t produce enough smoke, but it all comes down to personal preference.

The Conclusion

Overall, if you like to cook and smoke meat, this could be the right thing for you. It comes already assembled, so no hassle around that. Also, anyone can use it, even your in-laws, it couldn’t be simpler. However, if you like to modify things and alter some features, avoid this unit.

It’s perfect because it allows you to do other things while cooking meat. You don’t have to sit beside it at all times and check out the temperature or change wood chips. Keeping this unit clean won’t be a problem, its smooth surface, and square design allows you to clean it, without missing a spot.

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