Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker
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- Up to 22 lbs. of meat capacity per load
- 400 watt heating element, 8 amps 120 volt single phase
- 3" Diameter rubber casters and 3 removable shelves included with space for 4 shelves total.
- All 201, 18 ga. stainless steel construction. NSF Certified for Restaurant use.
- New Side Handles for easy movement or lifting of smoker.
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|Sold By||—||Amazon.com||Smokin-It LLC||CharcoalStore||Old Smokey Products Company||Amazon.com|
|Item Dimensions||12.5 x 17.25 x 13.5 in||19.88 x 20.47 x 33.27 in||24 x 30 x 22 in||19 x 15 x 22 in||17.5 x 17.5 x 29 in||11.5 x 15 x 33 in|
|Item Weight||—||39.34 lbs||114 lbs||45 lbs||23 lbs||60.5 lbs|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel||—||—||Stainless Steel||Steel||Stainless Steel|
This electric smoker is made from 100%18 gauge, 201 stainless steel and is designed for ease of use and portability. Every "SMOKIN-IT" Model #1 smoker comes with four heavy duty 3 inch diameter casters (you will need to attach), three stainless steel grilling racks, smoke box, drip pan that slides under smoker and a rheostat for temperature control from 100F to 250F degrees. The smoker is fully assembled and ready to go and includes a sample of hickory wood so you can season your new smoker immediately. Smoker Model #1 has the capacity to hold up to 21 pounds of meat or seafood. It has a 400-watt heating element with LED indicator light, 3 amps 120-volt single phase, is insulated with fiberglass to reduce heat loss and has a 12 foot power cord. New side handles have been added for easy movement and lifting of the smoker. NEW integrated electric cord hangers that install on the back panel of the smoker. Pre-drilled holes and screws provided. The inside dimensions are 12-1/2" wide x 13-1/2" deep x 17-1/4" tall with a total weight of 60 pounds. The outside dimensions are 15" x 19" x 20-3/8", with casters add 3 3/4" to the height. This smoker is NSF Certified for Restaurant use. Check the accessories tab on our web site for additional items for your smoker.
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I was wanting something simple... I simply don't have the time, nor want to put the time into nursing a traditional smoker along to maintain proper heat levels and air flow, etc. I knew the hassle associated with that would soon make the smoker a yard ornament. So I considered a propane smoker, since they are cheaper than the electric, and could be used in remote camping situations. After talking to a heavy-set sales person at a smoker store (never trust a skinny cook), I decided to go electric - mostly because anything that goes into the smoker (i.e. gas residual emissions... which are minimal, but still present) will go in the food.
After deciding on electric, I started researching and looked at several brands of electric smokers. The common complaint was the heating element. On some, the element was not replaceable. On some, it was WAY difficult and somewhat expensive to replace the element. As the part which is most likely to fail, I found this to be just plain stupid. Poor design work and forethought. Then I found the Smokin-It Model 1 and the Smokin Tex 1100. These two had the simplicity I was wanting (plug it in, put wood in it, foil lower parts for cleanliness, put meat in, set temp, wait, eat). There is no remote heat sensor, nor is there any digital board. Just a plug in and a knob. The heating element is easily replaceable, and costs a whopping $20 directly from Smokin It! Additionally, with the insulated sides and back, I don't have to worry about my kids or dogs bumping up against a scorching smoker. It is warm to the touch on the top, but no chance of burning yourself or others. The all stainless construction looks very well done. Clean fit on everything, nothing askew. There are two drain holes. One inside the unit, and one just in front of the door, where there is a small catchment for any juices dripping from the door. All of that goes into a deep stainless tray that slides under the unit. I don't see how you could make a mess with this smoker. I used it right on my porch, with no drops or stains!
I decided on the Smokin It over the Smokin Tex due to the cost, and having casters included. Frankly, I really wanted to go with the Tex, being in Texas, but offering less and charging $100 more didn't seem to wise. SO, the Smokin It was the choice.
I seasoned it as instructed, with the hickory chunks included, and then smoked a nice Pork Loin the next day. It wasn't dry like pork can get when smoked - mostly because I put pineapple rings on top and a small tray of pineapple juice down by the wood box. It uses a surprisingly small amount of wood! For this one, I used Mesquite, and some Cherry Wood Chips. The pineapple rings tasted great as well!
I do recommend getting a few accessories directly from Smokin It (since they are not offered on Amazon). The wood chip liner is great for the wood box. You can use small chips instead of chunks. Also, I ordered a seafood tray, which has a finer mesh. I also recommend getting a smoker/grill wireless temp gauge. I got one at Target for less than $20. I can check the meat temp without opening the door. AND, if it breaks, I don't have to fix my entire smoker!
The shipping on both the smoker and accessories was VERY fast, and packaged well - so no damage.
If you are considering purchasing a smoker, especially an electric, you should definitely put Smokin It in the mix. I believe it was definitely worth the money! Well thought out, easily and cheaply repaired for the long haul, simple to use, efficient, safe, and oh-so-tasty results!
**** UPDATE - 5 MONTHS IN ****
I LOVE THIS SMOKER! Because it is so easy to use, I use it ALL THE TIME! It does great! So simple... so low effort! Just fire and forget! No problems, just tasty goodness! Ribs, Brisket, Stuffed Jalapeños, Stuffed Poblanos, Hams, Turkeys, Chickens, Armadillo Eggs (bacon wrapped around sausage stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeños), Pork Loin, EVERYTHING COMES OUT GREAT!
And I use it so often because I don't have to worry about nursing temperature or air flow or smoke flow or wood amount, etc. Just put wood in it, foil the bottom and the woodbox, and turn it on to the temp you want. BAM! DONE!
Well made product!
**** UPDATE - August 2012 - 18 MONTHS IN ****
The smoker is wonderful. No problems. No issues. No weak points. It just works and works well. I line the bottom of the box and the top of the woodbox with foil and clean the racks, and that is all. This is one of the best purchases I have made EVER. It just does its job without complaint. I do recommend getting one accessory from Smokin-It - the woodchip grate for inside the woodbox. I bought one, and it keeps ash and smaller chips from falling through into the burner area. Cheap purchase and worth it.
I recently helped a friend with their wedding food - 6 LARGE briskets. So, for 6 nights straight the little smoker did its all to get all the briskets ready for the reception. Cut the briskets in 1/2, marinate them in Cherry Dr. Pepper for 24 hours, throw them on the smoker with the fat side up. Repeat the process every night for a week. I have received a wealth of compliments on the meat.
If you are looking for an electric smoker you don't have to nurse along all night. Stop here and click "add to cart". I can't imagine you would be disappointed. I'm a fan.
**** UPDATE - September 2015 - YEARS IN ****
Still ZERO problems with this smoker. I use it regularly, and it still goes like a champ. It doesn't complain. It doesn't whine. It just works. Consistent... every. single. time. I do wish I had purchased one size larger, but this one has done me proud. Rarely does a product impress and continue to impress... this one does. I finally mounted it on an old workbench I purchased at a garage sale, so it is now at a higher elevation (I'm 6'2", and the ground is getting further away every year!). Just drilled holes for the legs and a drain hole for drippings. Here is a photo. It is outside (under the eave of the house) 24/4... still no issues.
Prior to buying this smoker, I'd used more traditional smokers - New Braunfels, Brinks vertical, etc. I did a lot of reading prior to buying this electric smoker, after reading less than good reviews on other brands of smokers. Finally I bought it, and I definitely wasn't disappointed. It's a good bit different than smoking in larger traditional smokers, but it doesn't take long to figure out. The company has discussion forums online with a community of dedicated people who are quick to post hints and give advice. http://smokinitforums.com/
If you're on the fence about buying this smoker, check the forums - Ask questions and read.
The smoker is very well-made and nicely portable. The walls are insulated to boot, so you won't burn yourself touching the outside of it.
If you're going to be smoking meat for parties and such, I think I'd buy a #2, but for two people and casual household smoking, this #1 is perfect. Next on deck: Salmon, pastrami, and a pork butt :-)
Me like...very much.
I can't stress how easy this makes smoking meat because you just put the meat in and after the recommended cooking time, you get tender, smoked meat. I highly recommend this unit.