The 30 in. Masterbuilt Electric Smoker features a 527 sq. in. cooking area and is fully insulated to help you successfully smoke a variety of food. Whether you're cooking jerky, salmon or chicken, Masterbuilt smokers are safe and easy to use. With the convenience of a side wood chip loader, it's easy to infuse meats and vegetables with the flavor of your favorite wood.
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96%of customersrecommend this product26 of 27reviews
Rating Breakdown29 reviews
96%of customersrecommend this product26 of 27reviews
Even though its quite compact, it DOES hold a lot of meat. I found it very simple to you and easy to set up. The ash-catching tray could have been a little larger, imo….and since you're at Home Depot, you might wanna pick up some extra wood to build yourself a stand for this thing----otherwise, you're kind of on the floor with everything. The end product so far for me has come out delicious every single time. I prefer the applewood chips…and Ive found its not really necessary to soak them; they'll smoke regardless, however if the tray is full of ash, you'll see a lot less smoke. -----liked it so much I bought my dad one also.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, Sturdy, Large Cooking Space, Distributes Heat Evenly, good seal around the door-edge, easy to use digital cook-timer, heats up really fast, fun to use
Cons: Difficult to Clean, needs aluminum foil liner every smoke, unit is too low to the ground, back-side spout with catch tray is useless, chip-ashtray is way too small, does not come with a cover
2out of2found this review helpful.
Review 2 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
from Aiken, SC
Age Range:35 to 44
Home Improvement Profile:Other
PostedNovember 7, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Really loved the smoker but in less than two years it quit working. We have always kept it in the garage when not in use. Very disappointed.
2out of2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
I purchased this smoker after doing much research and comparison of similar products. A relative had one, and liked it so much, he bought a second one. While some of the other reviews were critical of the construction quality, I had no issues whatsoever. Obviously, it wouldn't survive being run over by a truck, but I wasn't expecting that. It arrived in good packaging, was not dented or scratched, and seems to be well-constructed. The drip pans and grates fit well, and the wood loading tube fits and works very well. The digital readout is easy to install, easy to use, and the unit comes up to temperature quickly. The temp stays constant for hours, and it produces smoke using only a small amount of wood chips. I have smoked pork shoulder, roast, loin, and ribs. They have all turned out great, especially the ribs. I also purchased the matching cover, as it will sit on my patio, and will be exposed to the weather. The cover fits well, and seems like it will do the job as intended. The only addition I could suggest, would be to add wheels to the back, so it could be rolled in and out of storage easily. Overall, I am happy with the product, and am looking forward to using it for some time to come.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, Distributes Heat Evenly
20out of20found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
So far ...so good ! It holds almost twice as much as my previous smoker and appears to be doing a much better job as well ! The temp settings and timer make life a whole lot simpler for smoking. Cleanup is somewhat of a hassle...but had that with the previous one as well.....just have to stay with it. I spray the grates with PAM but it still sticks . The chip pan works really good....just need to figure out how many times to add chips for the smokiness of whatever it is you are smoking. I guessed at it and it worked very good . Should have gotten one of these a long time ago....as a tip...don't throw the box it came in away...tape the flaps up and store all the parts inside the smoker ...slide the box upside down over the smoker and you have a storage cover that works out good !
46out of46found this review helpful.
Review 5 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
This smoker was really more than I expected for what I paid for it. The cabinet seals well and the temperature control is pretty good. I smoked a slab of ribs for about 5 hrs.-they came out very tender and well smoked-temp was set on 230 degrees. Only added chips once after initial filling-used chips that were fairly small sized-more like course sawdust, not the larger ones I use on my charcoal grill. Overall, I'm well pleased. Bought the cover-would advise doing that to keep it dry and clean.
16out of16found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
I HAVE HAD ALL KINDS OF SMOKERS IN MY TIME BUT FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS THIS BAD BOY HAS BEEN MY NUMBER ONE. IT DOESN'T GET HOT ON THE OUTSIDE SO IT IS GREAT AROUND KIDS AND PETS. YOU CAN PICK IT UP AND MOVE IT AT 275 DEGREES INSIDE IF NEEDED. I'VE HAD 2 BRISKETS 2 PORK LOINS AND 2 CHICKENS IN IT AT ONCE SO IT HOLDS A LOT TOO. AWESOME.
Pros: Sturdy, Distributes Heat Evenly, Durable, Easy to Clean, Large Cooking Space, Superior Craftsmanship
31out of35found this review helpful.
Review 8 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
Very satisfied. The side loader for the wood chips is an OK idea in concept. In fact it can be used perhaps at most only twice. At the first load and then one more load. After the second cup of woods chips the interior wood chip bin is full as one would expect since the wood only smokes and does not burn.
So if more chips need to be added, the door must be opened and the wood chip bin emptied.
26out of26found this review helpful.
Review 9 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
received our smoker yesterday,odered from website and got it in two days,seasoned it that nite(thanksgivin eve) and did one of our thanksgivin turkeys as per recipes from several friends, and LOVED it....doin venison jerky is unreal.TOTALLY recommend this smoker,we have the one w/o the glass in the door and it is excellent.
23out of23found this review helpful.
Review 10 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
I love my new electric smoker. Does a great job cooking chicken, ribs, and beef. I would make the same decision again in a heartbeat. Just be sure and cover the water pan with heavy duty aluminum foil and clean up is a snap. I put the grates in my dishwasher and they cleaned up well.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Assemble, Easy to Clean, Large Cooking Space, Superior Craftsmanship
20out of24found this review helpful.
Review 11 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
Was skeptical about buying another Masterbuilt after digital model went out after two years. Bought it because Home Depot didn't have the Smoke Hollow in stock. Glad I decided to give Masterbuilt another chance. Although it doesn't have the features of the more expensive digital model ($100 more), like the obvious digital control and side chip loader, the analog temp control held its temp amazingly well at 250 and even at low (warming) setting. Smokes slightly around the door, but I actually like that because I never knew if the other model was putting out enough smoke. First go round with country style ribs were the best. Perfectly tender and juicy. Tip - Set temp on high to get smoke chips going, then set back to one notch below medium for steady 250 on door temp gauge. Worked great for me. And saved me money.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Sturdy, steady temp control
Cons: no outside chip tray access
5out of5found this review helpful.
Review 12 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
I used it for the first time to smoke a Turkey for Thanksgiving. It worked perfectly and gave my turkey a beautiful color and wood taste. It tasted like the expensive all wood smoker without all of the work. All I had to do is once every 45 minutes to an hour go out and put a few wood chips in the smoker and done. Can't wait to see what else I can smoke.
11out of11found this review helpful.
Review 15 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
Very easy to use and durable. Don't waste your money on the more expensive models. This smoker does everything they do but cost way less. I have used it several times now and it has exceeded my expactation.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Sturdy, Distributes Heat Evenly, Durable, Superior Craftsmanship, cool to the touch when heating
Cons: a little hard to move around, no handle to plck it up with
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 17 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
We chose the Masterbuilt Smoker based on value and positive user reviews and do not regret it. We've used it a lot since it was delivered and it works great. So far, we have only done various salmon recipes but I'm looking forward to trying turkey and pork. I highly recommend this product.
Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Large Cooking Space, Distributes Heat Evenly
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Review 18 for 30 in. Vertical Digital Electric Smoker
Best Smoker Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is great for the beginer or expert. Great for the person who wants to just set it and forget it and in a few short ours your food is done. Have great tasting smoked food without the hasle and work it takes to use a conventional smoker.