Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker

Editor rating

4/5 on September 15, 2016

User's rating

243 reviews

PROS

  • Char-Broil Quality
  • Digital meat thermometer
  • Can alert user when meat reaches a set temperature

CONS

  • Heavy
  • Pricey for the size

VERDICT

The Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker is a great product that incorporates a digital thermometer, and can alert you when your meat is at optimal temperature. That alone is worth the price of admission, as many models in its class do not. It does add to the price, however.

Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker Review

Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor grilling and smoking enthusiast or you’re considering purchasing your first smoker and not sure where to turn; this smoker is for everyone. The novice outdoor cook will appreciate the easy setup and digital functions, while the smoking pro will love how much easier it is to create a masterful meal. Either way, you will never look at outdoor cooking the same after trying the Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker.

Key Features

  • 725 square inch capacity
  • Four racks that are adjustable or removable
  • Double wall construction for the ultimate insulation
  • Food thermometer that is removable
  • A glass door for easy viewing
  • A large, easy-to-use stainless steel locking latch for a tight seal
  • A handle and wheels to take your smoker on the go
  • Stainless steel two-tone sleek design

Out of the Box

The Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker comes fully assembled. Its enclosed in stainless steel and has a glass door. There are four cooking racks that are easy to insert, adjust, or remove. Inside the box you will also find an instruction manual and a cord to plug the smoker into any standard outlet. A fair warning though; this smoker is heavier and sturdier than most other smokers. You may need assistance getting it out of the box and placed where you want it to go.

Setting Up The Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker

Once you get it out of the box, all you need to do is plug it in, put water in the water bowl and wood chips in the wood bowl. You should season the smoker before your first cooking session, which simply means that you run the smoker with some wood chips to season the inside walls of the smoker. This step will ensure an amazing smoke flavor with your first meal.

Performance

With 725 square inches of cooking space, this smoker has the capacity to easily prepare a meal for your whole family or entertain large dinner gatherings. You can even fit a 20 pound turkey in this smoker! And if you’re fearful about whether you are cooking your food thoroughly, you don’t have to worry with this smoker! It comes with a washable and removable meat probe that you can place in your meat before you start cooking.

In addition, the digital settings are easy to use, and there is even a remote control for greater convenience, and the blue LED display is easy to read. Keeping track of the internal temperature of your meat, in real time, without pulling the meat out or making a mess is easy. To make it even easier, you can set a temperature on the thermometer that, once the temperature is reached, will prompt the smoker to alert you that it has finished cooking.

It is important to note, however, that the glass door can sometimes get hot to the touch. If you have children running around the backyard, it could burn their fingers if they get curious and want to peek inside the glass. I recommend keeping children away from the smoker while it is in use.

The smoker also has a warming feature that will keep your food warm inside the smoker until you are ready to take it out and serve it. This feature is automatic, no need to program the warming feature. Enjoy time with your guests until you are ready to sit down and eat.

Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker Conclusion

This is a great smoker for someone who wants a hassle-free, consistent barbecuing experience. With an affordable price tag, this smoker is also great for the outdoor smoking enthusiast. The trays are easy to refill, the digital settings are intuitive and easy to use, and there is practically no set up. With the digital meat probe thermometer, smoking your meat to a perfect temperature is quite literally foolproof.