The Old Smokey Electric Smoker is a practical, lightweight unit, which is focused on delivering high quality smoked foods. The unit is sealed when in operation allowing the smoked foods to be saturated in the moist steam, smoking them to perfection.
Light and easy to install
The Old Smokey Electric Smoker is very straightforward and easy to install and use. The step-by-step instructions provide the necessary assistance, set-up is simple and the equipment is light and easy to maneuver to the required start position. The flat sealed lid of the Smoker allows juices to drip right back into the food, creating a deeper smoked flavour. No water is added or need during this process, leading to even less set-up and monitoring time of the smoking process.
The unit overall is of high quality. The structure is sturdy with strong quality parts evident throughout and the internal shelves and trays also exhibit this quality. For instance the internal racks feature folding handles which can be adjusted as necessary to assist with smoking foods within the unit.
The cost of the Old Smokey Electric Smoker is perched midway in the smoker marketplace. It is very good value for money as both running costs and initial purchase price are in the medium range, making it an attractive purchase.
There is no insulation in the unit, which can lead to a lack of heating and retained heat during operation. Weather factors (such as cold temperature days) can also affect the running of the unit, directly linked to the lack of insulation available in the product.
Whilst the sealed unit of The Old Smokey Electric Smoker seeks to enhance the flavour of smoked foods, in doing so it actually prevents airflow moving past the food in the unit. The lack of air flow leads to a lack of combustion oxygen and therefore can lead to a distinct lack of smoke.This lack of smoke can be directly linked to a diminished ‘smokey’ flavour and also a potential lack of tenderness in the meat.
The sealed unit also leads to a very ‘wet’ smoking experience within the unit. The potential is that meat and other food placed within the unit could become more steamed as opposed to smoked. This would lead to a very different texture and flavour infused into the food.
Good Unit For The Price!
Overall, this smoker is good value for money. The quality of the fixtures and body (both inside and out) are of long-lasting materials and craftsmanship. There is some debate regarding the use of the closed system for smoking foods and customers intending to purchase this item, should investigate this discussion further to ensure they fully understand their unit.
- Color: Grey
- Size: 15.5″w x 15.5″d x 29″h
- This smoker has a flat top, so juices drip right back onto the food.
- On top of the heating element is a chip tray where you put wood chips for smoke flavor.
- This smoker is controlled by a heat thermostat to allow a wide variety of cooking times and styles.