With an average rating of about 4.8 out of 5, Smokin-It Model #1 Smoker is one of the top rated smoker grills currently available in the market. Couple of months ago, I got my hands on this amazing smoker for the first time at my friends place during a BBQ party. The flawless functionality of this quality electric smoker forced me to buy one for my home. To provide you with a detailed idea about the construction and features of this smoker, I’ve created this Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker Review.
Let us first have a look at the additional accessories included with this Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker.
- 3 Stainless Steel Grilling Racks
- 1 Pound Hickory Wood Blocks
- 1 Drip Pan
Now, in this part of the Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker Review, let’s talk about some of the most impressive features of this amazing electric smoker.
1. Large Cooking Capacity
This heavy-duty smoker has been designed to cater large smoking requirements. You can load up to 22 pounds of meat in a single batch. So, if you love throwing BBQ parties like me, the Smokin-It Model #1 Smoker can be a great choice for you.
2. Strong Build
This smoker is made from 18-gauge non-magnetic stainless steel to ensure utmost durability. As a matter of fact, some of the best professional smokers and even restaurants use this smoker. This is a clear sign suggesting it is indeed top on quality.
3. A rheostat for temperature control
The built in temperature control in this electric smoker helps you regulate the inside temperature with ease. For any electric smoker controlling temperature is the easiest thing as the heat source is electric. This also makes it highly effective and efficient.
4. 400-Watt Heating Element
This smoker features a 400-watt heating element to provide high smoking temperatures. Along with the powerful heating element, there is a LED light and fibreglass for better insulation to make the cooking process simpler.
5. Smoke box and drip pan
The smoke box has enough space for holding the right amount of wood required for the amount of food the cooking area can accommodate. The entire thing is nicely proportionate. Below the smoke box and heating element remains the drip pan which catches the grease and fat.
6. Handles and Wheels
This smoker is not much heavy as compared to other best smoker grills and it also features handles on both sides for lifting it. Moreover, there are also wheels for easy portability. The rubber castors are thick and durable. You can move the entire grilling unit without a bump.
7. Convenient power chord length:
The power chord of an electric smoker must be of a length that would be neither short nor long. If it is too short it might not reach the power socket, on the other hand if it is too long it causes power cable management issues. This smoker has the perfect power chord size in both respects.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Checking out the ease of cleaning a smoker is an important consideration while selecting a particular model. Just like every other aspect of this smoker, its cleaning process is also pretty simple and straightforward. The lower parts of the smoker are covered in foil for enhanced cleanliness. Moreover, there is also a drip pan to catch the meat juices. The juices from the meat being cooked generally fall in the lower part of the smoker and if left without cleaning immediately, these can be extremely difficult to clean later. But with foil on the lower parts and drip pan of this smoker, it is much easier to clean this smoker.
Let us see some of the most impressive features of this amazing Smokin-It Model #1 Smoker.
- Large holding capacity of 22 pounds, making it a perfect family smoker
- Flavour of the meat or seafood cooked in this electric smoker is delicious. Moreover, you can also change the taste as per your preferences with utmost convenience.
- The heating element of this smoker can be replaced easily and the replacement is not very expensive
- The 12-feet long power cord of the smoker allows you to place it far away from the power source
- Fibreglass insulation does a great job of reducing heat loss and maintain the required temperature
Even the best electric meat smokers come with a few drawbacks and even this Smokin-It Model #1 Smoker comes with its own share of some weaknesses. Let us have a look at those weaknesses in this part of the Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker review.
- There is no remote heat sensor in this electric smoker. While this is not a problem for most people, some perfectionists might find this fact a little hard to digest as they won’t be able to smoke the meat at exact desired temperature
- Some users have complained that a few parts of this smoker come off very easily and this can be a frustrating problem at times
Ease of Use
These electric barbecue smokers are pretty simple to use and is ideal for buyers who are looking for a smoker that is free from the hassles involved in smoking with a traditional smoker. It is a better alternative than the top rated gas smoker grills as there are no contaminants used in the smoking process which can pass through your food. A large number of electric smoker review mention about the heating element not being able to deliver the desired results. However, with Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker there will be no such problem as its heating element can be replaced very easily.
The Smokin-It Model #1 Smoker carries a 3-years warranty on parts and labour.
Value for Money
I do agree that there are some good electric smokers that are cheaper than this Smokin-It Model #1 Smoker, but the features and functionality offered by them are not as great as this smoker. This best electric smoker grill will always provide you with highest quality of food and will be at par with the meat or seafood that you generally find at famous restaurants. So, if you are someone who prefers quality over the cost of a product, then this smoker of electric-type can be a great choice for you.
Replacement Parts Availability
The replacement parts of this electric smoker are much easier to find than some of the best electric smokers from other brands. As a matter of fact, a large number of buyers very commonly and easily buy its heating element. Official website of the smoker and online stores are perfect places to look for the replacement parts.
Just like most of the other Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker reviews, I am of the opinion that this electric smoker is one of the best smokers currently available in the market. Right from its build quality, its functionality, portability to its features, everything about this electric smoker is applaud-worthy. Smokin-It has done a great job with this smoker and every potential buyer who appreciates high quality is sure to be impressed with this smoker.
This brings us to the end of this Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker review and I believe that you were able to get some great insights about this amazing electric smoker in this review. If you still have any questions about this smoker or want to share your experience with this smoker, you can use the comments section available below.
Q. Can this smoker be used for cold smoking?
A. Yes, it can be used for cold smoking but you’ll be required to use a sold smoke plate for the same. Many users use this smoker for smoking cheese.
Q. Does this electric smoker produces a large amount of smoke?
A. Yes, it does and a healthy amount of smoke is actually important to smoke the meat properly. However, the amount of smoke is not as high as the smoke produced by traditional smokers. This is basically because, in electric smokers smoke is only used to add flavour to the meat and not as the heat source.
Q. Can I remove the wheels of this smoker? If yes, will it stand on its own without the wheels if I want to place it on a table for instance?
A. Yes, the wheels can be easily removed and the smoker can stand on its own on any plain surface.