If you’re considering buying a new electric smoker and would like to learn a little more about it then I invite you to read this article in which you will learn what the electric smoker is and what are its upsides and downsides.
I hope that the following text helps you make the decision of whether the electric smoker is a type of grill that is right for you, if you decide that it is then I invite you to also check out the list of the best electric smokers based on practical tests and discussions with people who have a lot of experience.
What is an Electric Smoker?
It’s a device that was built for those who love smoked food. The electric smoker, compared to other types of smokers, stands out in many ways, but its main advantage is that it is very easy to use even for beginners.
Thanks to the digital control panel, the electric smoker is a very convenient device. All you have to do is start the smoker, set the desired temperature, time, refill the wood chips container and the water tank and you can start smoking food. Once you set the smoker, you don’t have to do anything else, the smoker will do everything for you. Other types of smokers, on the other hand, require constant control of temperature, fuel and many other things.
The electric smoker has many useful features depending on which model you buy, however, as I mentioned, the greatest advantage of this smoker is convenience and simplicity of use.
Inside a smoker we won’t find many elements but most of them are required for it to function properly. The brain of this device is a digital control panel with which you can program the entire cooking process. Among other parts that we can find in this device are the main heating element, the water bowl, the wood chips container, the drip tray, the food racks, the air vent and other additional ones depending on the model.You can read about how all those elements work in the how to use an electric smoker guide.
Upsides and Downsides of the Electric Smoker
It’s hard to find a perfect thing, and the electric smoker is certainly not among them. Despite having more upsides, you can always find few smaller or bigger downsides. Let’s start with the positives that we can find in every electric smoker.
Who is the Electric Smoker for ?
Mostly for those who want convenient meat smoking without having to control it all the time and for those who have problems with smoking meat on other types of smokers ( charcoal or pellets ). And also for those who simply don’t feel like constantly controlling temperature and would much rather spend the time with their guests or doing something else while leaving temperature control to systems that the electric smoker is equipped with.
Does electric smoker food differ in flavor from the charcoal one for example? In many cases the difference is barely noticeable, the electric smoker is equipped with a wood chips container which is what generates smoke. One upside of such solution is also the ability to choose different kinds of wood chips which influences the final flavor of the food. If the basic version of the electric smoker doesn’t generate enough smoke, you can always buy special extra accessories that provide large smoke production. I especially recommend such accessories when you’re considering cold smoking.
I hope that the above advice will help you understand what the electric smoker is and if it’s a device for you. If you have any questions or want to share your experience about this smoker then I invite you to leave a comment. You like everything related to BBQ ? You should definitely stay on my website and check out my other posts, you will definitely find something interesting for yourself.