Best Electric Smoker Between $100 and $200

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by jaybird1103, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. 1. Brinkmann Gourmet Electric Smoke 'N Grill

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  2. 2. Brinkmann Smoke 'N Grill (Standard Charcoal) with Electric Converter Kit

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  3. 3. CharBroil 14201677 Electric Smoker

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  4. 4. Old Smokey Electric Smoker

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  5. 5. Academy Sports Electric Smoker

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  6. 6. Bradley's new Compact 2 rack Smoker

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  7. 7. Other (Specify)

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  1. jaybird1103

    jaybird1103 Fire Starter

    I had a previous post which I was thinking of getting an electric smoker but right now because I am on a fixed income, and I can only spend between $100 and $200 because of this.  I can't afford to get a Masterbuilt one that many people recommend, so I would like to know out of the following models which one you would recommend:

    1. Brinkmann Gourmet Electric Smoke 'N Grill (has no temperature control, keeps one temperature). uses lava rocks

    2. Brinkmann Smoke 'N Grill with Additional Electric Converter Kit (Original has thermostat) (same as #1)

    (Note: I do have a more detailed thermometer which I have purchased that has the temperature numbers that I can use in place of the WARM/IDEAL/HOT one Brinkmann has)

    3. CharBroil 14201677 Electric Smoker (has analog temperature control), has vents

    4. Old Smokey Electric Smoker  (formerly known as Redi-Smok)-has analog temperature control, no vent but uses grease absorbent  granules

    5. Academy Sports Electric Smoker-same as #1 but has detailed temperature gauge and vent unlike Brinkmann-it costs $79.95 and if you go to http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/outdoor-gourmet-electric-water-smoker/pid-779911?

    color=Green&N=578824977&Ntt=smokers&Ntk=All   , you will see it. 

    6. Bradley's new Compact 2 rack Smoker that drops pucks, however, it only uses pucks made by Bradley (or any other company, if available) instead of the wood chips or sticks that the other five can use. Here are the links from Bradleyhttp://www.north-america.bradleysmoker.com/product/2-rack-compact-smoker/   and Bass Pro Shops: http://www.basspro.com/Bradley-Smoker-2-Rack-Electric-Smoker/product/1404091336283/
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a few smokers.... The one that has performed the best for me, over the years, (27 or so) is my Totem Smoker (aka Big Chief).... Smoke the meat, and finish in the oven in the kitchen...

     
  3. Dave, proved the old adage simple is best.  If you are not wanting to spend a lot of money buy the Big Chef it has proven it self as a great camp smoker for many years. They are very popular for smoking fish because of the low temps. Just a no frillies box that smokes.

      Jted
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  5. jaybird1103

    jaybird1103 Fire Starter

    Thanks for the heads up. My realistic range is between $100-$150. However, there's still time between now and Christmas.
     
  6. old sarge

    old sarge Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  7. superdave

    superdave Smoking Fanatic

    How about looking for a better quality used smoker?
     
  8. uologan

    uologan Newbie

    I just bought one today from Lowes it's the new 30" Masterbuilt stainless door with window and remote control for $179!! Sorry I'm on my cell or would give you a link for it. Fantastic deal. I actually created an account here just to let you know.
     
  9. The masterbuilt 30 is now at $169 on Amazon ...with free shipping. 
     
  10. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll stand by my MES 30 Gen 1. I bought it for $189 on Amazon two years ago and yesterday I saw it on there for $169. I love the quality of the smoker and the quality of the great Masterbuilt customer service.
     

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