Brinkmann 810-7080-8 Gourmet Electric Smoker and Grill with Vinyl Cover, Red
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- UL-listed electric smoker and grill with stay-cool wooden handles
- 2 chrome-plated steel cooking grills can hold up to 50 pounds of food
- Base contains a 1500-watt heating element and lava rocks; dome lid
- Front-hinged door; porcelain-coated steel water pan; vinyl cover included
- Measures 17 by 17 by 35 inches; 1-year limited warranty
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|Item Dimensions||35 x 17 x 17 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||810-7080-8|
|Shipping Weight||30.6 pounds|
|Style Name||Electric with Cover|
Top Customer Reviews
I have smoked 7 turkeys, alot of pork, and some beef all with really great results.
I love that its electric. Regulating temp with charcoal smokers can be tedious. You barely have to do anything to it except add water and chips. It will maintain the ideal temperature of 220 degrees fairly well, But there are a few issues with this smoker:
1. Materials and construction- metal is thin and the lid fits loosely. The lid is suppose to fit loosely! There is no vent so it helps with the smoke. But because the metal is thin, on cold and/or windy days, it can be difficult for it to maintain it's temp on long smokes. Often runs 200-210 degrees. This will increase your cooking time! On hot days it will run at 230- 240 degrees. Although I can't reccomend this modification to help with heat loss, I have actually heard of people fitting a electric water heating blanket to the outside of the smoker to help with this.
2. I wish the heating element was adjustable to help regulate the temp.
3. The door is small which makes it hard to add chips or water. Although you can take the unit off its base to add chips, this is akward and a bit dangerous since you may spill the water. It is nice to remove the base to help clean the unit though.
4. I installed an after market temp. gauge in the lid. (A must)
Overall a good entry level smoker that is super easy to use. Got mine at W-mart for $75. Anyhow, it's a great value for under a $100. Now after 5 years, it is about done and I need a new smoker. I will try to upgrade although after looking around at all the electric smokers, I might just buy another one of these.Read more ›
I've had mine for a year, and love it. It was cheap, easy and gets used all the time. It's pretty foolproof. Didn't have any of the paint problems that someone complained of. The smoker gets certainly hot enough (unsure why folks complain that this is a problem, unless they have a defective unit), as you don't want to cook the meat quickly, or the smoke won't penetrate. For the price definitely get it. Make sure to get the cover if it isn't in the box (some come with some don't) if you live anywhere there is rain, as rain + smoke/ash lead to rapid corrosion. Make sure this thing is WELL vented, as it produces unbelievable amounts of smoke if used correctly. For a big smoke, as someone noted you have to add more wood (depends on the chunk size). They note in the manual that you should not have the chunks touch the heater, so take care in placing the chunks.
Lightweight, make sure to get cover for it.
super simple (put in wet wood, put in liquid, put in meat, plug in, repeat)
produces gobs of smoke (make sure no air intakes for your house are nearby, you only do that once!Read more ›
The smoker has no intentional venting. However, the drum of my unit is not perfectly round; it is oblong. This causes two gaps about 12" in length and about 1/4" wide at its widest point. At first I was concerned with this, but after tasting a brisket and 2 chickens I have smoked, I like the results.
I have yet to try the unit on a hot day so it will be interesting to see what the temperature rises to. I also wish the unit was built with a thermometer to read the temp.
If you can find one of these for cheap, grab it. This is a great intro unit to smoking. I hope I get 3-5 years out of it and then I will upgrade to an insulated unit (if I am still smoking.
BTW, this can double as a small grill.
UPDATE: Okay, 6 years later I am on my second Brinkmann. About 2 years ago the heating coil broke and I had to replace the whole smoker. I actually go a deal at one of the home improvement store by taking their floor model that was missing the water basin. Got the replacement unit for $49. I have been smoking now for 6 years and I love it. Here is what I have found out about this unit over the last 6 years:
1. Temperature remains pretty constant. The key is the water basin. On a long smoke, when I do a 10- 14 lb brisket. I usually have to refill the water basin.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We are still using this product. We actually enjoy using it every other weekendPublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
This truly is a wonderful electric grill. Everyone in my family has one. After 5 years of use, my original one finally gave in because of rust. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is our first smoker, there is a learning curve to using it properly, but a few minutes on Youtube and you are on your way. We love the smoker, and it appears to be durable. Read morePublished 9 months ago by E. Johnson
I enjoyed the smoker but after a year or so, it started to rust out starting from the bottom. I guess for the price that should be expected, but I feel they could have used a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by David Chang
Husband loves! We've had many parties with this! Can fit a lot of meat!Published 9 months ago by Tomi Omoto