Best Electric Smokers Reviews and Buying Guides for 2019

Bluetooth smokers – or smart smokers – seem to become more and more popular. We have seen 5 models appear since fall 2015. The significant advantage of a bluetooth smoker is that you can control the whole smoking process from your smartphone or your tablet. They are easy to use, and the applications give you simple cooking instructions.

At around $500 at Amazon, this is the best smart smoker at the moment in our opinion. As long as you don’t walk too far away from the smoker, you get a great convenient smoker for a great price.

We are going to take a look at the 5 available models. They each have different features, and we are going to see what works and what doesn’t. We are going to see what users are thinking about them. Finally, we are going to answer this simple question: “Are they worth the price?”.

A smart smoker gives you even more control over the smoking process than a regular electric smoker.

When you are done reading this review, you will know if a smart smoker is the right option for you or not.

If you’re tempted to get tender and delicious food effortlessly, keep reading!

Here are the 5 different options available:

#1: Masterbuilt 20072115 Bluetooth Smart Smoker 

The Masterbuilt 20072115 bluetooth smoker seems to be the most reliable and the most popular at this stage.

Masterbuilt 20072115 Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker, 30-Inch
Masterbuilt 20072115 Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker, 30-Inch

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It is convenient with many great features on top of the Bluetooth technology.

It has a removable water pan and drip pan. You can feed the chips from the side, so you don’t have to open the door and loose temperature. It also has a front access grease tray. It comes with a rear-mounted handle and wheels which make it easy to move around.The Masterbuilt bluetooth smoker has a built-in meat probe thermometer and will give you even cooking up to 275°F. It has a blue led digital panel which is easy to use. It also has an air damper for better smoke control.

It has a 721 or 975 sq.Inches cooking space and comes with 4 chrome-coated racks. It comes in 30” or 40”.

The integrated Bluetooth technology lets you control the entire cooking process from your smart device.

Customer like it, the only complaint is that the Bluetooth range is not reliable at some distance.

Watch its features:

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#2: Smoke Hollow D4015B Tronix™ Bluetooth Smoker

Smoke Hollow D4015B 40-Inch Digital Electric Smoker with Smoke-Tonix Bluetooth Technology, with built in meat probe,Black
Smoke Hollow D4015B 40-Inch Digital Electric Smoker with Smoke-Tonix Bluetooth Technology, with built in meat probe,Black

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The latest born smart smoker is the Smoke Hollow Tronix™. (Patent is still pending at the time of writing)

It has a large cooking capacity of 1200 sq. Inches and 4.5 cubic feet. It comes with 4 chrome-plated racks with adjustable height settings. It has a glass window and is a 40” cabinet digital smoker.

A great feature is that it’s suitable for both hot and cold smoking. It also has dual heating elements for faster and more even cooking.

The Smoke Hollow smart bluetooth smoker connects to your smart device via Bluetooth.

The water port is at the side of the smoker and is easy to fill. It also comes with a rear handle and wheels for portability.

It’s sold on Amazon for around $400.

So far, customers are very happy with their purchase and like particularly the cold smoking feature. They say it’s easy to use and well designed.

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#3: Bradley Smart Smoker™ with iSmoke™ Technology

 

One of the most exciting new release of 2016  is the Bradley smart.

Char-Broil SmartChef™ Technology

Char-Broil was the first company to release Wi-Fi enabled smokers in November 2015.

The SmartChef™ app lets you know exactly what is happening in your smoker from anywhere. You will be able to check the temperature inside the cooking chamber as well as the temperature of the meat.

The app comes with a guided cook mode which gives you easy instructions. The app will notify you when the pre-heating is done and when your food is ready.

This technology gives you more freedom than ever before. It’s perfect to enjoy superior tasting food effortlessly.

Char-Broil has 2 smart smokers available:

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#4: Char-Broil Simple Smoker

That is the smallest and cheapest smart smoker. The large capacity basket can accommodate a 16-lb turkey, so it’s plenty for everyday cooking.

It has a front-facing smoke box which makes it easy to add as little or as much wood chips as you want. You can get up to 1-hour of smoke on a single fill.

It comes with a convenient integrated meat probe that monitors the meat temperature. The information is sent straight to your smart device.

The Char Broil Simple Smoker has a simple interface which is easy and intuitive to use. It’s also versatile and lets you smoke at low temperature or roast at high temperature. That makes it a suitable smoker for both beginners and experts.

It’s a great little smoker for a great price and reviews are good. You won’t find such a good smoker for around $150. Customers are happy with their purchase.

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#5: Char-Broil Digital Electric Smoker

The digital electric has a greater capacity of cooking space. It’s suitable for a party of 8 people or even more. It comes with 4 chrome racks.

The large smoker box is very efficient and can give you smoke for 4 to 6 hours. Unfortunately, you need to open the door to change the chips. That lowers the temperature of the cooking chamber.

It has a glass panel door and an insulated double wall construction. That combined with the warming feature makes it perfect to keep food warm until your guests are ready.

This unit is getting pretty low ratings. That comes mostly from the fact that the Wi-Fi connection doesn’t seem to work well. Stay clear of this model if your home connection doesn’t work well in your backyard.

There are also some features which could do with improvement. The fact that you have to open the door to feed chips is not convenient. The water tray is not removable and is pretty difficult to fill. You can’t tweak the pre-settings. That means you will have to use the manual cooking mode quite often.

This model can cost between $270 and $400 depending on the shops and the time of year. In our opinion, it’s a bit expensive given the many drawbacks. We expect better from Char-Broil.​

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Final Thoughts

Our bluetooth smoker reviews include the 5 models available at the moment.
As we have seen, some don’t have any reviews yet, and it’s difficult to give you an honest opinion on them.

The connection of these devices doesn’t seem to work well yet. You should consider them only if your home connection reaches to your backyard. Also, you need to be careful not to walk too far from the smoker in order not to lose the connection.

When the connection works well, the smart smokers are taking smoking to a new level. The ease of use is incredible, and the applications provide simple to use instructions.

These smart bluetooth smokers are fantastic for beginners as they don’t require any prior smoking knowledge. If you know how to use a smartphone, you shouldn’t have any trouble using them.

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