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  • Masterbuilt 40-inch Digital Electric Smoker

  • Cuisinart COS-330 30" Electric Smoker

  • Masterbuilt 30" Digital Electric Smoker w/ Bluetooth & Broiler

  • Char‑Broil Analog Electric Smoker

  • Char‑Broil Deluxe Black Digital Electric Smoker

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Masterbuilt 40-inch Digital Electric Smoker

Masterbuilt is one of the premier names in smokers, and this digital electric smoker features excellent build quality and tons of 5-star ratings. It’s not going to give you the same variable performance that you’d get from a proper smoker, but if you want an electric model this one has all the key features we look for such as a large cooking space, stainless steel insides that are easy to clean, and easy-to-use temperature control.

As an electric smoker, I wouldn’t expect it to compete with the higher-end Masterbuilt smokers we’ve tested—it’s more like a big toaster oven you can smoke wood chips in—but it’ll get the job done well and reviewers love the food you can make with it.

Pros

  • Lots of cooking space

  • Bluetooth temperature monitor

  • Four cooking racks

Cons

  • No window

  • Inconsistent temperature range

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Cuisinart COS-330 30" Electric Smoker

If you want an affordable, no-frills electric smoker this Cuisinart is a great choice. It has very high ratings, with consistent temperature controls, a just-large-enough cooking space inside, and a simple design that is easy to manage.

It doesn’t have the fancier features you’ll find in pricier smokers, but it gets the job done with minimal fuss. Reviewers had no issue working with the analog temperature gauge, though you may want to invest in a remote temperature probe so you can monitor how your meat is cooking over time.

Pros

  • Approx. 550 square inches cooking space

  • Three cooking racks

  • Stainless steel interior

Cons

  • Analog thermometer

  • No window

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Masterbuilt 30" Digital Electric Smoker w/ Bluetooth & Broiler

If you want a nicer cooking experience but don’t need quite as much space as the larger 40-inch smokers, this 30-inch Masterbuilt is a great pick. It’s got a viewing window so you can see how your food looks and a Bluetooth-enabled digital temperature gauge so you can monitor how your meat is doing over time, even from your phone.

It’s not the easiest smoker to use and reviewers cautioned that the instructions could be a little confusing, but once you get the hang of it this smoker can turn out excellent food. You’re definitely paying more for convenience, but in colder temperatures where you don’t want to have to check on your smoker constantly the wireless aspect can be worth it.

Pros

  • Bluetooth temperature monitoring

  • Viewing window

  • Built-in meat probe

Cons

  • Pricey for its size

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Char‑Broil Analog Electric Smoker

If you want a basic smoker that is little more than a miniature insulated box with a heating element and wood chip holder, this is the one for you. It’s affordable, offers just enough room to smoke a feast’s worth of food, and doesn’t ask you to pay for features you don’t plan to use.

As you’d expect, that means you don’t get a viewing window or wireless temperature probe (though you can purchase one separately), and it doesn’t have a massive water or wood chip tray, but it will get the job done without too much trouble.

Pros

  • Ample cooking space

  • Front-access water tray

  • Three cooking racks

Cons

  • Analog temperature gauge

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Char‑Broil Deluxe Black Digital Electric Smoker

This electric smoker is pricier, but it comes with all the fancy bells and whistles of nicer smokers, like a viewing window, digital control panel, and a locking door latch. It has a significant amount of cooking space at a hair under 750 square inches, though note that you don’t get the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi-enabled temperature probe like with other higher-end smokers.

Reviewers were particularly enamored with the build quality and consistent temperature control, as well as the easy-to-use wood and water trays.

Pros

  • Large cooking space

  • Viewing window

  • Built-in temperature probe

Cons

  • Remote not included

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TJ Donegan

TJ Donegan

Executive Editor

@TJDonegan

TJ is the Executive Editor of Reviewed.com. He is a Massachusetts native and has covered electronics, cameras, TVs, smartphones, parenting, and more for Reviewed. He is from the self-styled "Cranberry Capitol of the World," which is, in fact, a real thing.

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