This mid-range smoker is manufactured by Masterbuilt which has been in the business of building quality and affordable cooking products since 1973 – that’s over 40 years! So, you can probably guess that its going to be pretty good – and you would be right! Its not the cheapest model I’ve reviewed but, for the discerning pit enthusiast, its pretty much a must have box. Lets take a closer look.
So, if you are looking for one of the best electric smokers available, this is definitely one to consider! It is slightly more expensive than the Masterbuilt 20070910 smoker that I reviewed earlier but it has a window and a remote control which can make monitoring the temperature of your smoker so much easier and stress free so, in my opinion its worth dropping the extra cash on.
Its a sturdy beast as well. Measuring 18.5 by 19.5 by 33 inches, this smoker may be slightly smaller than the 20070910 model but it actually provides more smoking space at an impressive 2 cubic feet compared to the 20070910 model which only has 1.7 cubic feet available.
It comes with 4 chrome-coated smoking racks and a built-in meat thermometer which faithfully monitor the temperature inside the smoker so that you don’t have to open the door every time when you need to check the temperature inside. One thing that always frustrates me with cheaper smokers is how most of them have a tiny door in front that makes it very difficult for people with large hands (like me) to reload chips without burning themselves! Happily, there are no issues with this model!
It also offers a convenient side wood-chip loader (another huge time saver) so that you don’t have to open the door every time just to refill the wood chips and with a removable drip pan and rear-mounted grease pan the Masterbuilt 20070411 really does offer one of the best cooking experiences on the market .
As mentioned before, this electric smoker comes with a handheld remote control which allows you to set the cooking time and the temperature you desire. This means that you don’t have to stand up and manually walk over to the main unit anymore! You can also check the current temperature inside the smoker by pushing the temp set button twice. The main unit has a display on top which automatically alternates between the remaining cooking time and the current temperature inside the smoker.
However, it would be so much better if they would include the two AAA batteries necessary to operate the remote control!
Other than this minor drawback, the Masterbuilt 20070411 performs admirably well and thanks to the temperature control and internal meat probe, I was able to achieve great result with my beef ribs, turkeys, corn, and peppers. Repeated user reviews also hail the customer support as being top notch.
Thanks to the smart positioning of the bottom grease pan which is tilted to the back grease trap, clean up is a breeze; you can have everything (drip pan, water pan, the racks, and the glass) cleaned up under 15 minutes. Lastly, the assembly instructions are easy to understand and you can literally get the smoker up and running in 15 minutes!
In summary, if you’re looking for a decent yet affordable electric smoker that is easy to use and clean, this is it! This is the one and only one you need to smoke great food and have fun with friends and family. But don’t just take my word for it. There are over 300 positive reviews at Amazon so it’s a clear sign that this is a good smoker and people simply love it!
And at just under $250 and with free shipping too, this one is totally worth the money.
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