Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by emtva Good value - does the job This is a basic electric smoker, my first, after doing alot of research and wanting one that was double walled (for heat control) with the capacity to smoke a turkey or multiple smaller food items. Price was also a factor. I've used it just twice with good results. Unlike more expensive digital thermostat controlled models, this is manual, which requires you to monitor and adjust it to get the chips smoking and set at the right cooking temperature using the dial-type thermostat regulator. I found little correlation between the dial settings of low-medium-high on the regulator and the actual temperature attained as the dial allows you to spin it around more than 360 degrees (that was somewhat disappointing). Overall, it's a good value. 09/25/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wooof Well made, good smoker for the money. I purchased this smoker based on the information provided on the Wal Mart web site. One of my criteria for an electric smoker was to be able to add wood chips without having to open the main door where the food is cooking due to the fact that when the door is opened to add chips, heat is lost and on an electric smoker it takes time to re-heat the inside. The information on the site mentioned that the wood chip tray was on the outside of the box under the the smoker, so i purchased this smoker based on the fact that the wood chip tray was on the outside as stated in the article on the web site.When i started assembling the smoker, i realized that the wood chip tray was not on the outside of the smoker as stated. The grease drip pan is on the outside, on bottom of the smoker.This is disappointing to me, the product was misrepresented in the description on the web site. Once again, i made this purchase based on the fact that the wood chip tray was on the outside of the unit.If you are wanting to purchase an electric smoker with the wood chip tray on the outside, stay away from this one. 04/05/2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by wmorris4x4x4 Recieved control unit defective Recieved new Dec 1 2012 Saturday, unit heats up but control unit shuts down after 3min and goes to 32deg then error message. Plugged and unplugged unit to reset same fault, now i have to wait till Monday to call Mastrbuilt to see if they will exchange the controller, or do a return. Dont think i will buy another Masterbuilt Electric Smoker, should of just got a Yoder. 12/02/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LansingX Great Smoker This smoker exceeded my expectation. I was a bit skeptical about an electric smoker, as I am a fan of real fire/charcoal. This smoker heats up quickly and stays at the correct temp. The smoker is easy to maintain and requires very little tending. The water pan and the wood chip pan lasted about 3 hours per fill at 225 degrees. The first use was with pork baby back ribs with apple wood chips and no sauce. Was the best ribs I have made to date. I see this smoker getting some use and making some awesome BBQ meals.The folks a Masterbuilt did a good job making this smoker. The packaging department did quite well too. If you get one, you will see. 03/01/2013