It’s time to break out the grills, and who doesn’t like a good barbecue with some tender smoked brisket, ham, or even vegetables. A grill is just fine for some, but to really get the best you need a great smoker.
These smokers have been raved about by their owners for producing the most entreating, slow-smoked entrees out of the batch.
Best Rated Charcoal Smoker
The Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain 18-inch Charcoal Smoker is a porcelain-enameled steel masterpiece at only 18-and-a-half-inches wide inside. It includes two nickel-plated grates for more smoking surfaces.
This model also boasts its own water pan and built-in thermometer so you know just what temperature your food is at at all times without having to open it up and check with a hand-held thermometer. It has vents on both the bowl and lid for ease of use, and comes with its own storage cover.
Reviewers raved about so many parts of this model, it’s hard to choose just one reason to get this one for yourself. They said they’ve used this model in both personal and professional settings, many businesses also weighing in and saying how much they enjoyed using this model from work to competitions. They liked the ease with which they could adjust the temperature with the two vents, its easy use and assembly, and long-lasting quality that means you won’t have to buy a new one of these every year. It may be small, but it gave maximum smoking abilities and produced the best smoked food they’ve ever eaten.
Top Rated Electric Smoker
The Smoke Hollow 26142E 26-Inch Electric Smoker is a larger model with fantastic creature comforts.
It boasts side handles with a cool-touch spring wire door handle and latch system. This model comes with its own full-range heat indicator, and 1.3 cubic feet of cooking capacity. It is electric powered with a 1500-watt heating element and adjustable heating control
Reviewers loved this model most for its sturdy construction, easy and fast use, and added thermostat control with this smoker. They said it cooks faster than other similar models, helping them perfect their smoking technique, while the smoker helps the chips burn evenly.
It also has two chrome-plated cooking grids that are easily adjusted to the height you require for your smoking needs. This model comes with a porcelain coated water pan and matching chip tray.
Best 2-Door Propane Smoker
The Masterbuilt 20051311 GS30D model smoker is a 30-inch propane gas smoker with fabulous features.
It features a whopping four smoking racks for up to 717 square feet of smoking room, and one stainless style burner. Its wood chip tray and water pan are also porcelain-coated for longevity and even heating.
It includes a locking door with a built-in temperature gauge for easy use and no worry of disturbing your smoking process by too many nosy people opening the door to check on it. It also has a cool touch wire handle for when you are ready to open it up and see what marvelous things you’ve just made.
Reviewers of this model had the best things to say about it. They loved its high quality construction and features. Many reviewers commented on how well this smoker handles even large loads. They enjoyed the easy assembly and fantastic smoked meat products they were able to produce with this model.
Best Smoker on the Market
The Camp Chef Smoke Vault is prized by its reviewers for its easy assembly and operation, but also for its solid, heavy-duty construction. They liked the large size of its water pan, saying that it performs well and doesn’t need much refilling, even during long-time smoking. They liked that this smoker maintained the temperature you set it at easily, and much, much more.
This model comes with an easy-to-read door thermometer that ranges anywhere from 50 to 550 degrees, so you’ll always know exactly what temperature your meat is smoking at. It comes with multiple smoking racks, including a jerky smoking rack.
The 18-inch model is a propane-fueled smoker with a protected burner drum so you have more control over your heat. It also has a matchless snap-ignition. Its porcelain base tray is removable and makes for even heating and easier clean-up, while its heavy duty steel wood tray is sure to last a lifetime.
So no matter the model, you’re sure to get one of the best smokers on the market with any of these, and you’re sure to enjoy your summer with some properly smoked food.