Old Smokey Electric Smoker Review

A simple tower design and two roomy grills make the Old Smokey our choice for budget electric smokers.

The powerful 1250 watt electric cooking element and easy to use design means that when you buy this smoker, your food comes out perfect first time and every time.

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Review

Made of aluminized steel in a simple tower design, the Old Smokey electric smoker is simplicity itself. Both grills slot in and out of the tower easily using the attached carrying handles, with each grill comfortably large enough to sit half a dozen large burger patties. You do have to remove the lower grill to access the wood chip pan, however, but with a bit of practice, you’ll learn to judge how much you need so this doesn’t tend to be a problem.

It’s a flat-roofed design, which has the bonus of the juices condensing directly above the cooking meat and dripping back onto it, retaining moisture and leaving your meat juicy instead of dry.

Unfortunately, there’s no specific numeric controls, just a dial setting from low to high, but it’s really easy to use. If you’re concerned you can always pick up a meat thermometer from anywhere quite cheaply and use that to get an exact reading. It’s also got a warming setting, in case your meat cooks faster than you want it to, saving you the hassle and pain of reheated, chewy food.

Most importantly, how does it cook? In one word, great. Burgers and hotdogs. Pork joints. Steak. Even a whole chicken thrown in there comes out moist and tasting great. If you need an electric smoker for home, personal use. One that’s uncomplicated, will last a damn long time and cooks great, this is my personal budget choice.

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The Good

  • 1250 Watt heating element gives you good performance for the price
  • Well built and durable
  • Compact, really easy to set up and break down
  • Simple to clean

The Bad

  • Food goes on top of the wood chips so you have to remove the cooking racks if you need to add more wood
Features & Specs
  • Size: 29″ x 15.5″ x 15.5″
  • Cooking space: 280 sq. in.
  • Temperature range: Up to 250F (120C)
  • No. of cooking racks: 2
  • Weight: 24lbs (10.8kg)
  • Accessories: Drip pan, smoking chips, carrying handles

The Old Smokey Electric Smoker can be found on Amazon

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