Who doesn’t love a tender hunk of meat, cooked low and slow, with a beautiful smoky flavor? Vegans and vegetarians excluded, of course.
But even so, bbq smokers are not solely for the use of smoking meat- they can smoke all kinds of foods, from meat to fish and even some vegetables.
If you’re looking to up your cooking and entertainment game this summer, here are the best bbq smokers worth consideration.
The Low Down on BBQ Smokers
There are a number of bbq smoker variations on the market today. They range from charcoal, gas, electric, pellet, and even log-burning models.
Whichever model you choose ultimately depends on the amount of effort you’re willing to put into smoking your meat, and your budget, too. Click here to find your perfect model.
To be honest, most bbq smokers are all comparable in price. This is because there are so much variety and a fair amount of competition. Another important consideration is the size. How many mouths do you need to feed and what kind of outdoor space do you have to accommodate a smoker?
Due to the fact that bbq smokers function in the same way a grill does, they are only designated for outdoor use. Keep these safety measures in mind when it comes to smoking (or grilling) food:
- Clean all the grills of excess grease to prevent a fire hazard
- Regularly test your unit for gas/propane leaks
- Never leave a flaming grill unattended
Now, let’s get into the nitty, gritty good stuff- some of the best smokers on the market this year.
The Char-Broil Offset Smoker
If you’re completely new to bbq smoking, this may not be the best option for you. Ideally, you want to start off with something smaller, then upgrade to this type of unit.
The Char-Broil Offset Smoker offers a one-stop-shop grilling solution. It features a barbeque, smoker, and charcoal-grill in one entire unit. It’s on the larger side at 290-square inches in the main cooking chamber. So you’ll need a decent amount of outdoor space to accommodate it.
The firebox chamber comes in at 140-square inches. Some key features include its very own built-in damper, wheels for portability and easy storage, and an easy access clean-out door.
The retail price is $149.95.
The Masterbuilt 2-Door Propane Smoker
This is a great unit for almost any kind of bbq smoking enthusiast and family size. The electric Masterbuilt Smoker is available in two sizes and a number of different configurations. But this particular 30-inch model stands up vertically, featuring 717-inches of cooking space with four chrome smoking racks.
It also has a stainless steel burner, hose, and regulator as well as a user-friendly push-button ignition. It has two lock-in doors and an exterior temperature gauge for regulation.
The retail price is $189.99.
The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker – 18-Inch
This is a specific model for enthusiasts who enjoy charcoal smoking. Available in three different sizes, this 22-inch model of Weber Mountain Cooker is great for feeding large groups of people. In fact, it can accommodate a full-sized ham and turkey for all those special occasions.
Some key features include a whopping 10-year guarantee and durable porcelain-enameled steel construction. It also has a heat thermometer and heat-resistant nylon handle.
This model retails for $439.
Looking to Spruce Up an Outdoor Space?
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