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Masterbuilt 20075315 Front Controller Smoker with Viewing Window and RF Remote Control, 40-Inch
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- 975 sq. Inch of cooking space
- Smooth operating wood chip loading system
- Front access drip pan
- Drip catching system for easier clean-up
- 4 cooking racks and an internal light
- Heating Element:1,200 watt
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The Gift of Mastery
There’s nothing quite like mastering something. Whether frying a turkey or flying a plane, filleting a fish or rebuilding an engine, the path to mastery is the path to our best self. Experimentation, tinkering, messing it up and getting it just right. It’s all good; the journey’s just as fun as getting there, and a new hurdle cleared is a new story to tell.
At Masterbuilt we believe that given the right tools, anything can be mastered. That’s why we build products to make you proud. Products that help you perfect slow-cooked ribs, try out different wood flavors and seasonings, and create signature dishes that become family traditions.
On your path to mastery, we’re with you every step of the way.
40” Digital Electric Smoker with Window & Remote
The Masterbuilt 40” Digital Electric Smoker is perfect for the beginner or the pro. You’ll achieve competition-ready results in your own backyard, without the hassle of charcoal or propane. Simply plug this smoker in, set the digital controls, and it does the work! Masterbuilt makes smoking simple.
- Digital panel and RF remote control on/off, temperature, time, and light; monitors internal meat temperature
- Four chrome-coated smoking racks
- Patented side wood chip loading system – add chips without opening the smoker door
- Integrated thermostat temperature control for even, consistent smoking
Smoking Made Simple
12 Whole Chickens.
2 Whole Turkeys.
4 Racks of Ribs.
4 Pork Butts.
Wood Chip Tip
Hickory chips are mild and pair well with most meats. Apple wood pairs well with chicken and pork. Mesquite has a stronger smoke flavor and is the perfect pairing for beef. When smoking fish, Alder is a good choice.
Digital Control Panel & RF Remote
With the digital control panel and RF remote, simply set the time and temperature, and the smoker does the work for you! Relax and use the remote to monitor your smoker temperature, cook time, and internal meat temperature. You’ll achieve competition-ready results in your own backyard.
Enjoy the delicious taste of slow-smoked food year-round with Masterbuilt. Go ahead… break away from the grill. We promise you’ll be in for a treat.
|Control||Top-mounted digital control panel||Front Blue LED digital control panel||Top-mounted digital control panel||Front Blue LED digital control panel||Front Blue LED digital control panel with removable sun shade|
|Remote||No||No||RF Remote||RF Remote||Use your Bluetooth-connected device as a remote|
|Internal Food Light||No||No||Yes||High output LED interior lights||High output LED interior lights|
|Patented Side Wood Chip Loading System||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Item Dimensions||40.15 x 20.07 x 25 inches|
|Item Weight||72.97 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||20075315|
|Shipping Weight||73 pounds|
|Style Name||Front Controller|
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|Material Type||Steel||Steel||Steel||Stainless Steel||—||Polished Stainless Steel|
This smoker has an integrated control panel with blue LED display for easy viewing in direct sunlight, built-in radio frequency remote, meat probe and FULL foam insulation to keep heat in.
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It only needs minor assembly out of the box. - attaching handle, feet, etc. It does have wheels, so you can move it around a bit. They are small plastic coaster type wheels, so don't expect to be rolling it over rough areas or for long distances. The door has an adjustable latch on it, so as the seal gets squished a bit, you can make the latch tighter. I like having the glass door on the front, but I do have to admit that once you get some smoke rolling, and if you have moisture in there (from the meat or if you add it in the pan), the door is going to smoke and steam up pretty quickly and you won't be able to see inside for long. There is a light, but it is on the outside, and just reflects off the glass when the door is closed.
The racks inside are adjustable. I recommend taking the ones you aren't using out, so you don't have to clean them after using them. They scrub up pretty easily with soapy water.
I had quite a mess inside after the first few uses. Then I figured out how to make clean up easier. If possible, put your items in a disposable aluminum pan. I was worried it would keep the meat from getting smoky enough, but it wasn't a problem at all. You can also add liquid right to your pan if you want. (For instance I put apple juice in the pan with turkey breast to keep it moist.) The pan contains all the drippings and makes clean up a breeze. Also, wrap the drip deflector, water pan, and grease pan in foil! This is a huge help. Then instead of scrubbing after use, just toss the foil. I do not clean the walls of the smoker, as you want them seasoned. To easily clean the glass, use Weber's grill cleaner and rinse after with water. It makes clean up easy!
There is a built in meat thermometer that works very accurately. With the included remote, you can check on your meat temps without ever leaving your chair. We've had no problems with the remote.
After a year of moderate use, the temperature set button is not working on our front panel. They do sell replacement panels for the front, but the problem is easily remedied by simply using the remote to set the temp.
The wood chip tray works pretty easily. It does not hold a very large quantity at a time. So you do have to tend to your wood chips during your smoking. They will burn up within the first 30-45 mins if you are using dry chips. You can make them last longer by soaking them in water first. We usually keep the chips burning steady for the first part of cooking to add lots of smoke, and then let them die down near the end.
Masterbuilt does sell a lot of replacement parts for the unit. They sell a replacement heating element and it isn't very expensive. I've heard that is one of the first things to go. We bought an extra one with ours, but haven't had any issues with ours. It seems to hold the heat pretty well. Don't forget you will get fluctuations because there is air coming in from the chip tray and exiting out your vent. I've used it in temps of 30 degrees outside and it still worked well.
And the finished smoked product? EXCELLENT! We have not made a meal in this smoker that we did not love! There was not one piece of turkey left over on Thanksgiving day. We have mainly used it for meats, but have also smoked veggies in there as well. I've done some cheating as well. Take one of those rotisserie chickens from your local grocery and warm it up in the smoker, add some smoke, and get good smoked chicken in the time it takes you to warm it up.
I think the smoker has held up nicely. I like that replacement parts are available when something does go wrong. AND...the food tastes great! Beware, smoking your meats can become very addictive.
this masterbuilt smoker works great for me even when using a extension cord. but if using one it be must be able to handle the power the smoker requires. I used a regular outdoor cord and it took my smoker forever to heat up. I ended up buying a (Yellow Jacket 2883 12/3 Heavy-Duty 15-Amp SJTW Contractor Extension Cord with Lighted Ends,25-Feet) bought on amazon and smoker heated up quick & worked it the way it was meant to work. this smoker is very easy to use and puts out good smoke although it does not put out smoke with temps under 200F not sure if that's because I use wet chips I haven't tried using dry chips yet. I'm very happy with this smoker so far I've only smoked ribs & chicken and turned out very good. there has been a lot of reviews about getting parts for this smoker & dealing with Masterbuilt customer service. I haven't dealt with C/S so I don't know about that as far as finding parts I found a place on the internet called APPLIANCE FACTORY PARTS that sells parts for model# 20070106 & model# 200709010 also I did not buy this smoker from Amazon got mine at WM but thought I would write a review anyway and I payed the same price that amazon sells it for but it took 2 weeks to get it from them.
6 MONTH UPDATE 11/23/12
well after 6 months and 200+ hours of smoking time, this smoker still works great. I've smoked snacking sticks, summer sausage, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, Canadian bacon,turkey, and venison and all turned out great. I never had any problems with the heating element, digital timer, or any other part of this smoker. as far as smoking/cooking I've never set the temp higher then 225 F when smoking, after a few hours of smoke I'll drop the temp down to 200 to 210 F to finish cooking, and use a wireless digital meat thermometer. I've kept mine outside all summer/fall and haven't noticed any signs of rust or any other signs of damage but I have a good cover for it. but I'll keep in the garage/shed over the winter. the cover I bought for this smoker is the Veranda Square 30" Smoker Cover for Price: $29.00 bought on amazon its a great cover. love this smoker. just remember keep it clean buy a water proof cover, if kept outside. if going to use a extension cord I recommend this one. Yellow Jacket 2883 12/3 Heavy-Duty 15-Amp SJTW Contractor Extension Cord with Lighted Ends, 25-Feet. I will UPDATE in another 6 months.
1 1/2 YEAR UPDATE
well after 1 1/2 years of use about 450+ hours this smoker still works great never had any problems at all with it. I did buy the cold smoker adapter for it and that works GREAT, I don't put chips in the main smoker anymore. the cold smoker adapter holds a lot more chips about three good handfuls and produces longer and better smoke then just using chips in the main smoker. you can run the main smoker and the cold smoker at the same time even when using a extension cord in fact I can run the main smoker, cold smoker and my Weber rotisserie at the same time without any problems. the extension I use is a (Yellow Jacket 2883 12/3 Heavy-Duty 15-Amp SJTW Contractor Extension Cord with Lighted Ends 25-Feet) and a ( yellow jacket 2' three plug adapter. again if you plan on keeping it outside make sure you buy a good waterproof cover the black masterbuilt cover is worthless. also I would not keep it outside in freezing weather the cold could damage the digital timer / temp gauge. I keep mine in the basement in the winter months when not in use and never had any smoke smells coming from it.
I have had this unit for a several months. I love how easy it is to smoke great tasting meat.
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I've used it twice so far without any issues. I would advise using a separate internal thermometer.Read more