If you love that smoky delicious dishes, you are going to need a smoker over a regular charcoal grill. Investing in a smoker is worth it if you like to cook outdoors. If you can pick the top smoker for you, it’ll become a bliss for you to smoke outdoor on a shiny day!
But, “picking the best smoker” is the challenge for you, isn’t it? It’s a challenge for everyone who is new in the smoking era and wants to pick the right smoker for themselves.
The good and bad thing about picking the perfect smoker is you have plenty of options.The good in it is, you can look into many products to find the best one for you. You can move onto the next product many times if you think any particular model is unsuitable for you.
The bad is, you get confused. As there are many options, you often get confused between some models. Almost every product has its own flaws and good sides. So you get confused which drawbacks you can live with.
So, my aim in this guide is to simplify the process for you. As an expert, I’m going to narrow down options for you. I know which smoker is good or which one is bad, no matter what the manufacturer claims on paper.
So I’m going to suggest you those models that I think are good, in different price ranges, and offers something for everyone, from an occasional user who enjoys that smoke-flavored food to the enthusiast who frequently cooks food for friends, family, and parties.
The main types are –
- Electric Smoker
- Gas Smoker
- Charcoal Smoker
- Pellet Smoker
By the name, you know that electric smokers are those types of smokers that uses electricity to produce heat. The best thing about an electric smoker is “set-it-and-forget-it” capability. These are the easiest type of smoker to control, so it’s perfect for the beginners in the smoking era.
Gas smokers also have that “set-it-and-forget-it” capability in some extent. They’re simpler in operation and easier to control than pellet or charcoal smoker. Being powered by gas, they can produce a lot of clean heat, and they leave no ashes, which makes them easier to clean. These smokers will be good for all, from beginner to experts!
I found many people who like the taste of the dishes prepared by charcoal smokers. Charcoal smokers are cheaper than the pellet ones and not the toughest to use. They produce heat from charcoals, which are not expensive either. So maintenance cost is pretty low with charcoal smokers. These are not very tough to handle so will be good for a beginner to medium-level smokers.
Pellet smokers are a great option for you if you are looking forward to getting something with that ‘old-school’ feeling that can cook some authentic smoky flavored dishes.
Pellet smokers produce heat by burning pellets. They are not the cheapest type of smoker, and not the easiest to control either. But the good things about pellet smokers are they can prepare very authentic smoky flavored dishes, which are amazing in taste. So, pellet smokers will be good for those who have at least a little experience in smoking.
Pellet smokers aren’t actually ‘set-and-forget’ type. You’ll need to supervise them a little to cook delicious tasted dishes. Though some modern-day pellet smokers are smarter and easier to control. They have more features and can be set at a certain temperature and left alone while your food is being cooked.
If you are reading till this, trust me you know a lot about smokers and is ready to go out there and pick the right smoker for you. Writing down almost all my knowledge about smokers in this piece, I believe I’ve educated you enough to pick the best smoker for yourself.
But this is not all. I’ve reviewed some particular good smoker models as well. You might go through the ‘smoker reviews’ section to find out those.
And if you still have any question regarding smokers, don’t hesitate to shoot them in the comment section below. I’ll come back to you ASAP! If you want me to do any particular smoker review, you can also tell that!
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