Smokers are best used when you want to cook various types of meats at a slow pace, increasing their flavor with its juices, or for cold smoking and preserving. We have smoked chipotle peppers here and home cured bacon and delicious jerky too, and some smokers are definitely better than others.
There are different types of smokers that stand vertical or horizontal, making it easy to fit in the convenient places on your patio. Smokers come in different sizes and some are portable being able to take them on camping trips or any outside event.
This 18.5 inch Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker received 5 stars from more than 285 Amazon reviewers and costs about $300 online. It comes with a water pan and a built in thermometer that is easy to read.
At time of purchase you get a 10 year limited warranty. You also get a storage cover to help protect the smoker from scratches or fading. It has 481 square inches of cooking space available.
Its two cooking grates are nickel plated and the smoker is made of porcelain enameled steel. It has a vent on the lid and the bowl. It has a nylon handle that is heat resistant. It is lightweight at 47 pounds, making it easy to maneuver.
This Masterbuilt GS40 Black Propane Smoker costs about $200 online. It is considered one of the best propane smokers for the money. This smoker received 4.5 stars from its Amazon reviewers.
It has a smoke stack and a temperature gauge that is easy to read along with a gas controlled valve. Its burner is made of stainless steel and comes with a flame disk bowl that is porcelain for easy cleaning.
This Masterbuilt has a spark igniter for an easy start along with a type one regulator along with a hose.
It is lightweight at 93 pounds, making it easy to maneuver. This smoker is 40 inches. It has adjustable grates to easily be able to fit various types of meats including a whole turkey and a large ham.
This Masterbuilt 20051311 GS30D 2-Door Propane Smoker costs about $280 and received 4.5 stars from Amazon reviewers, making this one of the best smoker for the money.
Its burner is made of stainless steel and it has a type one regulator and hose. Its wood chip tray is porcelain coated and it has a water pan.
It has four smoking racks that are made of chrome and it has up to 717 square inches of cooking space available. It is a vertical smoker that has a locking door with a lining to keep the smoke inside and it has a built in temperature gauge.
Its wire handle will not burn your hand at any time as it is a cool touch handle. It comes with a push button ignition for an easy start.
This Brinkmann 852-7080-E Charcoal Gourmet Grill and Smoker is one of the least expensive smokers on the market with plenty of features making it one of the best smokers for the money. It costs about $80 online and it received 5 stars from Amazon reviewers. It comes with a one year limited warranty and it is lightweight at 28 pounds for easy portability.
It can cook a whole ham on one level and a chicken on the other level, both at the same temperature. Place the meat that takes less time to cook on the top to make it easier to remove it.
The front door is hinged and you don’t have to worry about burning your hands with its stay cool handle. There are two chrome plated cooking grills that are made of steel that can hold up to 50 pounds of food at one time.
The charcoal pan is aluminized and the water pan is porcelain coated. It has a thermometer in its dome lid. An instruction manual comes with this smoker.
This smoker received 4 stars from Amazon reviewers and costs about $70 online. It has about 288 square inches of primary cooking along with 138 square inches of additional space for cooking.
It comes with a side shelf for extra space to prepare food and its cooking grate is porcelain coated for easy cleaning.
It also comes with a chrome swing away. It has easy ash removal by cleaning the door. It has a firebox made of steel that will offset its heat and slow down the smoking for extra flavor.
These are among the best smokers for the money. You can get them online at Amazon for relatively inexpensive prices and they all come with multiple features, making them easy to use, and worth having on your next barbecue when you are making succulent turkey or smoking some ham.
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