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Today we continue our series of reviews posts by tackling the insulated vertical smoker options on the market. Finding a model that is fully insulated can get complicated. Particularly, when you aren’t sure if the smoker truly is fully insulated or not.
Today we will take a look at two brands that produced in our minds, the best insulated vertical smoker options available right now.
As always, if you have not done so already, make sure to read our smokers 101 if you are new to shopping or cooking with a smoker. With that being said, let’s get right to it.
Our winner for the best insulated vertical smoker is a Masterbuilt product. As most people know, Masterbuilt is one of the premium manufacturers of smokers.
Masterbuilt has been around since 1973 producing high-quality products. More importantly, the Masterbuilt 20071117 30 ” Digital Electric Smoker is Amazon’s #1 in outdoor smokers. It is perfect for beginners or pros.
Mainly, you’ll be able to cook restaurant styled dishes in the comfort of your backyard.
You have 2 options, you can get the Masterbuilt 20071117 with smoking chips or without. Which points to another benefit of this product.
The price is extremely affordable for a product from this brand and with so many features. You can get the Masterbuilt 20071117 for 113.98 USD! And, you can add the smoking chips for 10 USD.
The Masterbuilt 20071117 weighs 39.3 pounds and with a shipping weight of 42.7 pounds. It comes in black, and the dimensions are 19.9 x 20.5 x 33.3 inches.
The Masterbuilt 20071117 30 ” comes with a digital panel that allows you to turn the item on and off.
Additionally, you can control the temperature and time. Furthermore, it includes 4 chrome-coated smoking racks, giving you a lot of versatility when smoking your favorite meats.
On the other hand, it also includes a patented side wood chip loading system. Basically, you can add wood chips without having to open the door.
Moreover, it also includes an integrated thermostat temperature control. Which will give you even smoking. Let’s also not forget that this model comes with a fully insulated smoker body.
The Masterbuilt 20071117 30” Digital Electric Smoker is hands down the best product on the market.
It is reliable, affordable, and comes with a ton of features.
Digital panel that controls temperature, time and on/off
Side wood chip loading system
Fully insulated smoker body
Integrated thermostat for temperature control
Some clients have mentioned problems with heating
The first model we are going to take a look at is the Char-Broil Vertical Electric Smoker.
Char-Broil is a top of the line manufacturer and brand when it comes to smokers in general. They are well trusted and known in the smoking world. Mainly, you will find that they have top sellers across all types of models, not just the insulated vertical smoker ones.
The Char-Broil model is of course insulated. In addition, it comes with double-walled construction, something not many other models can claim.
Therefore, you are guaranteed that the double-walled construction will maintain even temperature throughout your cooking.
Furthermore, it comes with a door-mounted temperature gauge that comes with a bezel.
The Char-Broil Vertical Electric model is ideal to smoke all types of food. Mainly, because it has a very big smoking chamber and 3 chrome-plated cooking grates that are adjustable. These cover a total of 544 square inches!
Additionally, this electric smoker adds 1,200-watt temperature heating element that is variable, to heat wood chips and water for smoking. Similarly, it includes a water and wood chip pan, a very useful porcelain ash pan. And, a grease cup.
The Char-Broil Vertical Electric Smoker comes in black. It weighs 49.5 pounds, however, so for some it might be a bit hard to move around without help. The dimensions of the smoker are 20.7 in w x 33.5 in H x 15 in D.
The good thing about the cover is that it comes in universal sizing. Therefore it fits most of the models, as long as they don’t surpass the 21 inches.
It is also weather-resistant, particularly for wind and rain. More importantly, the side straps for closure make sure to keep the cover fastened onto the smoker.
Finally, the material of the cover is polyester, so it’s resistant to tear damage.
Hence, you don’t have to worry about the protection of your smoker when it’s not being used. Basically, we suggest you also get the over for the Char-Broil model, you won’t regret it!
The Char-Broil Vertical Electric Smoker is definitely a good option to consider.
Especially if you are on a budget, you can get the smoker for a reasonable price, and often times can get a small discount when buying through Amazon!
544 Square inches of cooking space
Double-wall insulated construction with dual exhaust ports
Customers have complained about the quality of the door
Both of these models are top choices for best insulated vertical smoker options.
However, we definitely recommend the Masterbuilt 20071117 30” Digital electric smoker.
It is hands down the best on the market, and comes with a ton of features. Additionally, for the amount of features it comes with, it is essentially a bargain at less than 200 USD. So go get your own!
We hope you liked this post. Nevertheless, do not forget to check out our buying guide if you are unsure about what smokers are the best for your own needs.
Also feel free to leave us a comment or question below!
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