Cuisinart COS-116 Vertical Smoker, 16" Charcoal
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||21 x 21 x 32 inches|
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- Two 16" stainless steel racks provide 402 square inches of cooking space
- Porcelain enamel water bowl
- Top and bottom vents provide a dual air vent system
- Latching base
- Vertically hinged door
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A versatile smoker with plenty of room to smoke the foods you love
Ideal For Smoking All Foods
Now you can smoke all of your favorite foods, including cheese, vegetables and meats with the Cuisinart 16-inch Charcoal Smoker. It’s easy to set up and includes everything except charcoal and wood chunks. It has a porcelain enameled steel bowl that holds water, and features a vertical side door for easy access to water and fuel.
Features Two Air Vents
It's easier than ever to control the amount of heat and smoke in the Cuisinart 16-inch Charcoal Smoker. The two vents can be opened or closed in order to manage the amount of heat and smoke leaving the chamber. Lift the lid for easy access to foods as they smoke. It's simple to maintain and clean-up is easy.
Two-Tiers Of Steel Smoking Racks
The Cuisinart 16-inch Charcoal Smoker includes two steel wire racks that can be stacked inside the smoking chamber. There's enough room to smoke fish, meats, vegetables, or even a whole chicken. It's a great addition to an outdoor grill kitchen and ideal for making your guests a deliciously smoked meal.
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It's easy to use
Cooking with the Cuisinart 16-inch Charcoal Smoker is easy. Light the charcoal, add some wood chunks, fill the water bowl, and load fresh foods on the two interior racks. The vertical barrel design distributes the heat evenly throughout the cooking chamber, and with small adjustments to the air vents you can control the temperature and the amount of smoke.
From the brand trusted by more chefs
The Cuisinart 16-inch Charcoal Smoker is portable enough to take everywhere. It's designed for professional chefs, cooks, and grilling enthusiasts who appreciate the quality that Cuisinart is known for.
- Stands 38 inches tall
- 402 square inches of cooking space
- Porcelain enameled steel bowl holds water
- Steel housing
- More control over heat and smoke
- Easy to maintain and clean
|Smoker Mats||Aluminum Drip Trays||BBQ Meat Shredding Claws||Sauce Pot & Basting Brush Set|
|More Essential Tools from Cuisinart||A non-stick fine mesh mat that prevents meats from sticking, and prevents smaller foods from falling through the cooking grate.||Handy recyclable pans will catch drippings and prevent flare-ups. Filling them with water will help stabilize the temperature of the smoker.||Seven prongs makes shredding and pulling meat easier than ever. An excellent way to carry large roasts from the grill to the table.||Integrated lid and basting brush with a removable silicone brush head. Durable stainless steel pot holds 16 oz. of sauce.|
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|Color||16" Charcoal||17" Charcoal||black||36" Propane||Black|
|Item Dimensions||21.00 x 21.00 x 32.00 inches||22.00 x 17.00 x 35.00 inches||18.50 x 18.50 x 45.00 inches||20.00 x 20.00 x 46.00 inches||20.83 x 21.45 x 49.73 inches|
|Material||porcelain, stainless_steel||Steel||steel||Alloy Steel||Steel|
The Cuisinart vertical 16" charcoal smoker was built to last. The three year warranty adds confidence to the durable framework & porcelain enamel water bowl. With two 16" solid steel cooking grates, this smoker can accommodate just about any food you're looking to smoke at the house. Working a charcoal smoker is as simple as lighting the charcoal, filling up the water bowl, & then casually adjusting the air vents to control the temperature. This vertical barrel design makes it easy to keep a consistent temperature with minimal adjustments & accessing the water bowl & charcoal grate doesn't get much easier with this vertically hinged door. When all you need to setup the Cuisinart vertical 16" charcoal smoker is 15 Min & a screwdriver, you'll be smoking your favorite foods in no time!
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Out of the box, it's fairly simple to put together, however, the door latch is pretty cheap, and the ash can/vent feels cheap too (although, this hasn't been an issue), and the charcoal ring is small and kind of flimsy, I've smoked ribs for a solid 7 hours without adding any fuel however, so I guess it does the trick. Also, without modification, this smoker leaks like a sieve. Those are the 4 major issues I've had... so not terrible.
After burning it in, I ordered a heat gasket designed for smokers and applied it to the seal of the lid and the seal of the door, it took less than five minutes and cost about $12 on amazon, it sealed everything perfectly. I also went to www.replacementparts.com and bought the charcoal ring for the 18in Weber WSM and the little thermometer port that the WSM comes with... it looked like a cool feature and was only $5, so I figured why not?.... With shipping, it ran me about $50. So for under $200 I have a solid smoker that, to me, rivals the WSM which is $300. And I get to brag about my mods.
Overall, this thing holds temperature at 225 almost perfectly, for hours. I bought this smoker for a car camping trip that I take every year. It's way more portable than my old offset smoker. And it's been so impressive, that I'll probably sell the offset and stick and stick with this guy..
I can only keep it going for 4-5 hours and I need to add charcoal. This makes smoking briskets tough for me since mine take 12-14 hours at 225. I have to set an alarm and get up at night to add fuel. Once it is going it holds temp just fine. Ribs are easier since they cook in 6-7 hours so I only have to add fuel once. An improvement could be a larger charcoal ring. I use the minion method and if i could put more charcoal in i could probably get 6-7 hours of smoke before refueling. My other complaint is the ash catch can at the bottom is not well attached and sometimes by just adjusting the vent can cause the ash can to fall off. I solved this by adding a door latch to the can. With this modification I can adjust the vent without the ash can falling off. If I need to empty the ashes I unlatch the ash can. In the future I will use this cooker for shorter smokes but I am now in the market for an insulated smoker that can uses the fuel more efficiently. My recommendation is to understand what you are going to smoke, how long it takes, your availability to add fuel then determine if this fits your needs.
For instance, the grate you put the coals on, does not have handles. I use hardwood charcoal (being a smoker it would seem the whole point) and during use, ash fills up the bottom of the the pan under the grate, The "ash catch pan" has venting holes to allow air to circulate from the adjustable vent at the bottom to the fire and control the temperature (somewhat crucial to smoking). Without the ability to safely remove the built up ash from this pan, it blocks the vent holes, which, in turn, makes the adjustable bottom air inlet, useless.
Furthermore, the water pan can not be removed without tipping it substantially, to get past factory installed (permanent) clips that hold to food grates above it. That means you need to have the water pan installed in the smoker to fill. OK, now, when the droppings and leftover water need to be removed AFTER smoking, guess what? Yea, you guessed it, MESS. It's also an annoying system to refill the water pan while smoking.
The vents are flimsy, REAL flimsy. The bottom air inlet, tends to heat up, in use, then be VERY difficult to actuate.
It's just not a good unit. Spend a little more and get something that you're going to enjoy, or at least, not despise using.
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The grate broke apart after the first use. ( pic attached)
The company promised to send a new grate , That was 3 months ago and have not received it.
There is no customer service or support.
You buy it , you put up with this garbage!!
The clips that hold the charcoal base to the smoker never clip on right, Very dangerous if your coals are hot and it falls off.
Well, I had missing screws but I replaced them with what I had home. The whole apparatus is a weak in my opinion. It's hard to regulate the temperature. I couldn't get it higher than between 150 and 170. To be honest, I am not thrilled with the smoker itself, but it works. You get what you pay for.
With the water bowl 3/4 full you are going to run temperature up to 200F. Without water you can push to 225F.
After putting two additional vents in the bottom I was able to get to 275F
Door leaks pretty bad so a heat gasket would be a good idea.
Good value at $140 but it is a starter smoker only.
However, the 3 hinge clips that hold the charcoal assembly to the main body of the smoker are flimsy & do not hold. Do not attempt to carry the unit while hot!
After I assembled the unit, I tried to carry it to the patio. All 3 clips let go & the smoker fell apart. I was lucky it didn’t have any hot coal in it (& yes, the unit was assembled properly)