Top 10 Best Smokers 2019

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In this post, we would be taking you through a comprehensive list of the best smokers for 2019. Although these smokers were not placed according to any particular order, they were picked by top reviewers as the best you can find in the market.

The following are the best smokers for 2019 with their features, benefits and also things which we did not find pretty well:

1. Weber Smokey Mountain 18 Inch Smoker

The Weber Smokey Mountain 18 Inch Smoker has a lid mounted thermometer and a bottom mounted heat shield. This ensures a better experience for you.

It makes it possible for you to see the temperature with the heat shield also protecting the surface.

This smoker has these as some of its features:

  • A lid mounted thermometer
  • A bottom mounted heat shield
  • One top and three bottom air vents
  • A porcelain coated lid, body and water pan
  • Full sized cover
  • Price: $299

Pros:

  • A superior airflow design
  • Assures constant temperatures.
  • Have many vents to make up for the wind.
  • It comes with a sealed design that ensures you shut this smoker down, and thus save charcoal

Cons:

  • The front access door is a bit flimsy

2. Napoleon Apollo 3 in 1 Smoker

It is a 3 in 1 vertical and simple water smoker which takes you to a whole new level.

One of the beauties of this smoker is that you can reduce it to a simple charcoal grill, or even assembled to a big capacity charcoal smoker.

It has the following features:

  • A porcelain-enameled steel
  • A heat-resistant nylon handle
  • A 2 nickel-plated 18-1/2-inch-wide cooking grates
  • Water pan
  • A built-in thermometer
  • There are also individual vents on bowl and lid
  • A storage cover
  • Heavy gauge black porcelain lid and bowl
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Price: $400

Pros:

  • Can be used for a large amount of meat
  • Easy to set up
  • Durable
  • Easy Access Doors
  • Sturdy Lid Handle
  • Multiple vents
  • Multiple chambers

Cons:

  • There are leaks between the sections and doors
  • It does not come with a cover

3. Pit Barrel Cooker

A very simple smoker, the Pit Barrel Cooker has a charcoal unit that you can use to cook close to eight racks of ribs at the same time. It is designed to function at about 300 degrees F.

Needing just a little attention when you are cooking, the smoker has these features:

  • Fuel type: charcoal
  • 8 stainless steel hooks
  • A coal basket
  • Unique PBC design
  • Price: US$299 to US$598.

Pros:

  • Increases cooking capacity
  • Can be used by beginning smokers
  • Steady temperatures
  • Easy to set up
  • Unique design

Cons:

  • You are a bit restricted in controlling the temperature
  • A bit awkward when using the grill grate

4. Big Chief Front Load Smoker

Another smoker rated as one of the best by reviewers across the globe is the Big Chief Front Load Smoker. It can be used to smoke fish, cheese, sausage, and jerky and comes with these features:

  • Fully Assembled
  • Aluminum construction
  • 2-year Product Guarantee
  • it is vented
  • The drip pan is dishwasher safe
  • Easy-Slide chrome plated grills
  • A free recipe book
  • A non-adjustable temperature up to 165° F
  • A single 450-watt heating element
  • Price: $159.95

Pros:

  • Smokes close to 50 pounds of meat and fish at a go
  • Comes with a free recipe book
  • Cheap
  • Not heavy
  • Can smoke fish, cheese and can be used to make jerky

Cons:

  • There is no temperature control
  • It is not ideal for smoking large cuts of meat

5. Smoke Hollow 44-Inch Gas Smoker

Standing at 5 feet with five racks as well a capacity of seven cubic feet, the Smoke Hollow 44-inch Gas Smoker offers a much wider range of temperatures.

It comes with the following as its features:

  • Two 10,000 BTU stainless steel tubular burners
  • A Powder coated steel sheet metal construction
  • Dual door design
  • Push button piezoelectric ignition
  • Five chrome plated steel cooking grates
  • A Seven cubic foot capacity
  • Price: $299.17

Pros:

  • A big capacity smoker
  • A Dual burner design that provides a wide range of temperatures
  • The doors are tightly-fitted

Cons:

  • It has limited quality construction
  • A bit hard to set up
  • Shorter life expectancy

6. Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24

The Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24 is your surest bet when you need a smoker that has a temperature range of 160 to 400 degrees F.

To know more about this smoker, look at some of its features here:

  • A single 18,000 BTU cast iron round burner
  • Powder coated steel construction
  • Low-grade stainless steel door
  • Push button piezoelectric ignition
  • It has a 160 to 400 degree F/60 to 210 degrees C temperature range
  • There is also a 300 square inch jerky smoking tray
  • Two racks for 600 square inches of smoking space
  • Space for extra racks
  • Price: $260

Pros:

  • A wide range of temperatures
  • Excellent heat output

Cons

  • It has an inaccurate door mounted thermometer
  • The body is not insulated

7. Char-Griller Smokin’ Pro

Another classic smoker, the Char-Griller Smokin’ Pro is quite easy to use and it can also serve as a charcoal grill.

This smoker has these features:

  • A Side Fire Box
  • An adjustable fire grate
  • Heat gauge,
  • Double bottom
  • Powder Coating Finish
  • Heavy Duty Steel Construction
  • Cast Iron Cooking Grates
  • Price: $200

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Great design
  • Serves as a charcoal grill
  • Inexpensive

Cons:

  • Not suitable for experts
  • Not ideal for a large outing

8. Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker 725 Inch

This has been rated by reviewers as one of the best smokers for 2019 and is one of the refrigerator-style smokers around.

This is because it features:

  • A 725 square inches of smoking space
  • An 800-watt electric heating element
  • There are also four adjustable steel wire cooking racks
  • A Digital temperature and time control with remote control
  • A four-cup wood tray
  • Weighs 50 pounds
  • An internal meat probe
  • Price: $272

Pros:

  • It functions at a temperature range of 100 degrees F to 250 degrees F
  • The smoker can work up to seven hours unattended
  • Easy to use
  • A large smoker box
  • Good for making jerky and other low temperature smoked foods

Cons

  • Its smoke production is relatively low
  • Temperature calibration is not always accurate
  • Sticker on the front is hard to remove

9. Dyna-Glo 36 in. Vertical Off-Set Charcoal Smoker

The vertical-shaped smoker sends you a tasty smoke to the cooking box with its offset smoke box.

These are its features:

  • Powder-coated steel smoker
  • Adjustable cooking grates
  • Grease system
  • Integrated thermometer
  • Sturdy handle
  • Price: $239
  • Two door
  • The burner is made of heavy cast iron
  • Six hanging hooks and six meat cooking racks

Pros:

  • Keeps off excess heat from food
  • Able to smoke 150 pounds of food in a season
  • Easy to move around
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Ample cooking space

Cons:

  • It is not ideal in windy conditions
  • The digital thermometer could be problematic with wrong readings

10. Weber Smokey Mountain 18-Inch Smoker

This smoker does not need charcoal and is best suited for a small gathering of people with several vents. Let’s see some of the features of the Weber Smokey Mountain 18-inch Smoker:

  • A Porcelain coated lid, body and water pan
  • Two 14.5 inch cooking steel plated grates
  • A side-mounted thermometer
  • One top vent and three bottom air vents
  • A side-mounted silicon temperature probe access point
  • Price: from $199

Pros:

  • Great airflow design
  • Constant temperatures
  • Several air vents that make up for the wind

Cons:

  • Suitable for only a small gathering
  • The front access door is a tad flimsy
  • Might be hard for beginners to use
  • It is not always fully sealed

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