Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker (725) Review

Another excellent smoker from Char-Broil, the makers of the Big Easy, our best value smoker.

Compared to that, the Digital Electric 725 is more expensive but comes with a lot to love, including several pieces of tech that automate a lot of the grunt work of cooking.

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Review

Excellently built all the way through, the Char-Broil digital is a quality little unit. Double insulated walls and a really generous internal cooking area over 4 racks make sure that this can handle whatever home use you might have for it, and the powerful heating element easily brings the inside to up to 250F, more than enough.

The standout features on this smoker though, are definitely the digital elements. With fully programmable controls that can be easily linked to the provided remote, it’s absolutely simple to monitor the progress of your meat as long as you’re anywhere near it.

Not only that, but the provided meat probe can be used to get an accurate internal temperature of whatever you’re cooking, and the smoker is smart enough to stop cooking as soon as it hits this temperature and switch to warming mode to keep it hot until served.

If you do fancy giving it a go yourself, the unit is really easy to control from the top-mounted panel, and there’s a large LED display that keeps you updated on how your cook is going at a glance.

The only downsides I saw with this smoker are getting used to some of the controls, which can be a touch weird without reading the manual first, and the remote occasionally cut out on me, which meant I had to get up out of my comfy chair.

There’s a deluxe version available as well. Which is identical except for a glass fronted window, if that’s something you’d prefer. Overall, this is a beautiful little smoker that’s ideal for home use and comes with enough to easily justify the increased cost.

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The Good

  • Digitally controlled
  • Excellent internal cooking room
  • Really solid heat thermometer

The Bad

  • Slightly steeper learning curve than other smokers
  • Remote can have signal problems
Features & Specs
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Size: 32.5″x18.1″x16.5″
  • Cooking space: 725 sq. in.
  • Temperature range: ambient to 250F (121C)
  • No. of cooking racks: 4
  • Weight: 46lbs (21kg)
  • Accessories: Drip tray, Meat thermometer

The Char-Broil Digital Electric 725 Electric Smoker can be found on Amazon

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