Bradley Smokers Original Electric Smoker

Editor rating

4.2/5 on September 15, 2016

User's rating

316 reviews

PROS

  • Unique bisquettes system delivers long hands-free smoking
  • Roomy, four racks for food
  • Reliable
  • Consistent heat

CONS

  • Does not use standard wood chips
  • Doesn't get as hot as some other models

VERDICT

Bradley Smokers Original electric smoker is a standard-bearer for technological innovation in smoking meats. Electric smokers are convenient, but Bradley takes it to the next level with their bisquette wood pucks and delivery system.

Bradley Smokers Original Electric Smoker Review

Introduction

The Bradley Smokers Original Electric Smoker is a high performing electric smoker with a unique twist. With it’s one-of-a-kind “smoking bisquettes” technology, you’re guaranteed an outstanding smoked cuisine! It comes with great specs that only further the simplicity of the smoking process. This is not just any ordinary smoker folks, it’ll soon become your favorite cooking utensil the moment you let it work it’s magic.

Key Features

  • Controlled TemperatureTimer (to ensure food does not under or over cook)
  • Smoke Control
  • Unique conveyer belt (for the equally unique smoking bisquettes)
  • Up to 9 hours of smoke
  • Adjustable Racks
  • Removable wood chip box
  • Standard Plug
  • Durable build
  • Out of the Box

First of all, this electric grill can roughly measure out to 14 x 24 x 31 inches. It’s 500-Watt, 50 pounds of stainless steel self comes standard wrapped. Not much assembly is required besides the basics (snapping things in place etc.). Depending on what suits your grilling style, this smoker comes in your choice of either a 4 or 6 racks. . Note: grill covers are not included but they can easily be stored in the garage if you want to save a little money. Wood chip bisquettes are also sold separately.

Initial Setup

Electric smokers are the easiest to set up. After removing all the packaging, you should wipe the inside of the smoker with a damp cloth and run the removable parts through the dishwasher, to ensure the cleanliness of your new cooking device. After officially assembling it and assigning it it’s very own spot on your porch, prepare a couple nice cuts of meat (or vegetables). Load the wood chip disks, set your timer and the temperature level, which conveniently gives you the option to set it in Fahrenheit or Celsius, and voila! All that’s left to do is wait and enjoy.

Even after all the fun is done, you don’t have to worry about scrubbing and scraping scorched racks. Simply wipe down the interior and pop everything back in the dishwasher again and reassemble when it’s time.

Be sure to buy the special “smoker bisquettes” for this product (available on Amazon or www.bradleysmoker.com). Right now there are about fourteen different varieties you can choose from. The unique conveyor belt keeps one bisquette lit and smoking for about twenty minutes until the belt drops it into water before the wood chips have the chance to turn into ash. Over all, this makes leaves the smoke consistent and your food tasting great. The bisquettes can range anywhere from ten to forty dollars, or for those of you who like to mix your flavors, you can buy puck molds for your own wood chips.

But as is the case with all grills, it’ll take a few runs to completely get the hang of which settings on the smoker you prefer for what you’re cooking, All the more reason to keep using it!

Performance

Electric smokers in general usually have a higher performance rating, easier on your wallet and much simpler than that of traditional smokers. However, this Bradley Smokers Original Smoker just kicks the standards up a notch. The thing about the wood chip disks along with the conveyor belt technology is that it calls for a more accurate kind of smoking. After the first disk is done burning and dropped into water before it has the chance to turn into ash, the second disk begins burning and thus begins the very consistent smoking process. This process allows for a more consistent smoke throughout the entire course of your food’s cooking. A better smoking process means better flavor!

Don’t be afraid to experiment with the different types of wood chips. Different smoking flavors go with different types of meats. One combination I’m personally a huge fan of is smoking turkey with apple wood chips. The company’s wood chips disks are very uniquely flavored.

Some flavors include:

  • Whiskey Oak
  • Pecan
  • Cherry
  • Apple
  • Jim Beam

Conclusion

While using electric smokers, you can spend less time worrying about the hassle of smoking your food. With the Bradley Smokers Original Smoker, you won’t have to spend any time worrying about anything! This is by far the easiest electric smoker to deal with. The consistency is certain. The technology is reliable. And the results are fantastic. Along side a great price of less than $300 dollars, free time better spent, and fantastic tasting food, you’ll truly give yourself a pat on the back for this. And so will your wallet.

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