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Today we are going to be reviewing an insulated electric smoker in our continued post of reviews.
We hope that through this review you can see what you should be looking for in your new smoker.
Firstly, make sure you read our smokers 101 if you haven’t already. And, if it’s your first ever smoker purchase.
Before we dive into the review of this particular product. We wanted to walk you through what we were looking for in a smoker and why.
Firsty, why did we bother looking into an insulated electric smoker versus one that is not as insulated? The main reason is that smokers that are not as insulated are going to cost you a lot more over time.
The main problem with smokers without insulation is that they will let the heat and smoke escape.
Even if you set the temperature really high, in a matter of moments it is going to lose the heat; that means you will have to keep adding wood, or using more propane, in order to keep the temperature that you want.
Namely, this can be a nuisance and can waste a lot of your time. Hence the review of an insulated electric smoker.
Some of the best smokers have been built to keep a lot of the heat inside of it for a long period of time.
This makes sure that no heat is going to escape and that you can feel great knowing that your meat is well protected from any outside cool air getting inside.
Mainly, If you get one that is insulated with the proper materials you are going to be better off.
The product we are looking at today is the Cookshack SM025 Smokette Elite Electric Smoker Oven.
Cookshack is a fantastic brand that is known for making high-end products that are very durable and are meant to last a long time. This particular one is made out of stainless steel.
Which, is one of the best materials for cooking appliances. And, equipment on the market right now. This will ensure that it will not rust and that it is going to last a long time.
One thing that we love about the Cookshack SM025 Smokette Elite Electric Smoker Oven is that it has been made to look and feel like an oven.
This ensures that it is easy to use. Mainly, you just set the temperature that you want to start smoking immediately.
On the inside of this smoker, you can have 20 to 25 pounds of food, ensuring that there is more than enough space to cook for a lot of people.
It has been double-walled, ensuring that it is very insulated so no heat is going to escape ever.
Additionally, it arrives with 5 pounds of hickory smoking wood, a cookbook, meat probe, and an aluminum drip pan. It runs on 7 amps, 120v single phase, and 750w heating element.
So much room
High end quality stainless steel
Easy to use
A bit pricey
Once you find one that is insulated, what else should you be looking at? Another thing we always want to consider is durability.
There is absolutely no point in buying a smoker that is not going to last you a long time.
There are so many that may look like absolute bargains. But, they are quickly going to break down on you.
What may have saved you a money at first is going to cost you a lot more over time.
This can be very annoying and can be awful to work with a product that isn’t correctly functioning. In order to ensure durability, make sure that your insulated electric smoker has been made out of high-quality materials.
Mainly, stainless steel, which is known to last a long time and never rusting.
Something else we always look for in a new smoker is that they have a lot of room to cook in.
You want to be able to distribute your meat around the smoker so you can make sure you can have a versatile way of cooking the meat.
With more space, you can evenly distribute the meat as well as anything else you may be cooking at the time; this will ensure that all surfaces will be exposed to the smoky goodness you are trying for.
We also recommend finding one that is easy to start, as there are many with electric ignitions that you just press a button and will start without any need for you to light it yourself.
Always remember that purchasing a new item to use for cooking comes down to personal preference. It all depends what you want to use it for, how many people you will be cooking for, and how often you will use it.
With that being said, we think that the Cookshack SM025 Smokette Elite Electric Smoker Oven is the best insulated electric smoker on the market. It really keeps heat in and is easy to use. It has a fantastic look, and it cooks great.
Nevertheless, make sure you all look at our buying guide if you need additional help.
See you in the next post of our reviews section!