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Smokin’ It Model #1 Electric Smoker Review

Smoke It Model 1

The Smokin’ It model #1 might not have the biggest capacity of the smokers in this range or the level of technology you might get with the Masterbuilt, but what it does have is quality. It’s exceptional, all the way through, with the quality of a top of the line professional smoker in a compact package that’s suitable for home use and won’t break the bank.

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Made from 201 18-gauge stainless steel and certified for restaurant use, Smokin It’s model number 1 is pristine, reliable and clean. It looks like the kind of kit you’d see in a high-end restaurant, and that same quality runs through everything about it.

First, the good. It’s built incredibly well, with 3 racks that give over 500 square inches of space. Its got a powerful heating element that goes up to 250F, people who expect to see a whole lot of use out of their smoker. When you know that you can replace the heating element so simply and at a cost of just $20 from the manufacturers, it takes a weight off of your mind.

It’s really easy to clean. Possibly the easiest I’ve seen. If you foil the bottom of the smoker like it says in the instruction manual, then there’s literally almost no mess once you’re done. It’s also incredibly easy to move, either with the caster wheels that come with it or the handles built into the side.

The downsides are it only holds 22lbs of meat per load, and even though there’s quite a bit of internal space on the racks, it’s quite cramped, so, for example, ribs will have to be split, and cooking larger birds like turkey will take up almost the whole space.

It’s a great smoker, don’t get me wrong. It just doesn’t seem positioned for the general home user. However, like I said earlier, if you’re expecting your smoker to see serious use and this is the size and price you’re looking for, the model #1 is the model you want. Used day in day out, the robust design and relentless efficiency of this little beauty will shine through.

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The Good

  • Excellent cooking quality throughout
  • Completely built out of restaurant grade certified stainless steel
  • Really easy to move

The Bad

  • Only holds 22lbs of meat per load
  • If you’re cooking larger joints or racks of ribs, you might have to split them
Features & Specs
  • Size: 20.5″x19″x15″
  • Cooking space: 505 sq. in.
  • Temperature range: 100-250F (38-121C)
  • No. of cooking racks: 3
  • Weight: 60lbs (27kg)
  • Accessories: Drip pan, wood chip pan.

The Smokin’ It Model #1 Electric Smoker can be found on Amazon

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