A meat smoker cooks meat slowly and at low temperatures. The smoker keeps the smoke around the meat, giving it extra flavor and ensuring the meat is not too tough. However, not all meat smokers are the same, and picking the right one this fall is important if you plan on cooking for family friends.
How to assess the quality of a meat smoker
Of course, everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect meat smoker. However, we chose the smokers in this review based on each smoker’s performance, durability and additional features. Price also may factor into your decision, and we included a range of pricing options to consider.
The 5 best smokers for the fall of 2020
The following are five of the best and most highly-rated smokers available for the fall of 2020. One may be preferable to another, depending on your personal preference and specific need.
Masterbuilt Digital Electric Smoker
The Masterbuilt Digital Electric Smoker is a relatively affordable smoker. Its key features include its Bluetooth capabilities, built-in temperature probe and ease of use. This smoker is unique in the sense that it is electric, which means you do not need any charcoal to use it. It is easy to control and the meat comes out delicious.
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker
The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker is great for beginners. It is a smaller option that is easy to set up. It also has great internal temperature regulation, so it is much safer for those who do not have much meat smoking experience. The price is reasonable, and you can find the Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker for as low as $219 at Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Traeger Renegade Pro Wood Pellet Grill
With the Traeger Renegade Pro Wood Pellet Grill, you can cook delicious meats in six different ways. You can grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and barbeque your favorite meats. This smoker has a digital temperature control, so it is easy to use, and you can ensure you smoke your meat just the way you want it.
Camerons Products Stovetop Smoker
The Camerons Products Stovetop Smoker is unique as it is primarily crafted for indoor use. The price is much lower than outdoor smokers, pricing in around $50 (depending on where you buy). If you are looking for something simple for smaller meats that can be used indoors (such as for occasions when it rains), then this may be the fall meat smoker for you.
Dyna-Glo Charcoal Smoker
The Dyna-Glo Charcoal Smoker is most notable for its size, and it can cook up to twenty-five pounds of meat at once. It has six different shelves and 1,890 square inches of space. It also has an ash management system to clear out burned ashes, and it cooks your meat slowly and in a reliable manner. It is also available for an affordable price (generally under $300).
The final note
All five of these smokers are great choices. As mentioned, one may be more suitable for you depending on your preference, needs and budget.
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