Almost all of the best-selling smokers the past few years have been produced by a single brand – Masterbuilt. All their models have a similar design, but it is hard to improve upon perfection. There are little to no downsides of owning one of their smokers, especially the 20078715 model. It is highly capable in all smoking aspects – capacity, heat, smoke consistency, etc. It might not be the greatest smoker for someone who is just now starting, like the Smoke Hollow 30162E, but it still is fairly easy to operate and is packed with unique features. Let’s check some of them out.
Features That Make It Stand Out
This smoker can cook everything from beef, fish, bacon, vegetables, all the way to mutton and any other food that you want to taste better than ever. It has a shorter cooking time than its competitors due to the 800W heating element. It has the option to add BBQ wood chips without opening the lid/door. Furthermore, there is a LED display which makes the whole process easier to understand.
If you’ve ever had to clean an electric smoker you’d know that it usually isn’t a pretty thing to do. Well, not with this model. It is super easy to clean and maintain. On the downside, though, the more you use it, the more you will have to clean it, but keeping things clean can only make it be by your side longer and will not allow for any residue smell to be left behind inside.
The 720 square inches of cooking space combined with the chrome-coated racks allow you to prepare as much as 12 chickens at once. This means that there is virtually no barbecue big enough this thing can’t handle. And most of the time all the job will be done with the press of a button while you grab a beer with your friends.
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A common issue with most smokers is that the steam inside them doesn’t stay there. What we mean by that is that most models are pretty badly isolated and the flavor escapes along with the smoke, leaving your food tasting just bland. This isn’t the case here, as this Masterbuilt model has an industry-leading smoke isolation.
Furthermore, the thermostat really does its job here, keeping the temperature within the pre-set range. Similar to the Char-Broil Deluxe it has a temperature range from 100 to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you want to learn more about electric smokers as a whole, or check some other models and compare them to the Masterbuilt 20078715, make sure you go to our Buyer’s Guide.
- One of the best in its class
- Leak-proof construction
- Fairly easy to use
- Produces top-quality smoked meat
- Can be fairly customizable
- Great temperature and smoke control
- Wood chip system from where you can add wood chips without opening the door
- Long service life
- Requires some maintenance, but cleaning process is still fairly easy