BBQ Smoker Learning Center
Best BBQ Smokers
Looking for the best smokers on the market? We've reviewed our BBQ smokers based on value, performance, durability, and overall cooking versatility.
Electric Smoker Comparison Chart
Electric Smokers give you that slow-smoked pit barbecue taste in a convienent, easy to use form that is set it and forget it. They come in many different sizes and configurations.
BBQ Smokers & Smoker Grills
Shopping For A New BBQ Smoker?
Whether you want to turn out delicious smoked brisket just like the pros or roast the perfect pork butt to make sliders for the family, chances are we have the right smoker barbecue for you. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed with the wide variety of smokers for meat, we’ll show you what to look for.
What Type of Smoker Grills Should I Consider?
Several things to consider prior to shopping would be, how much money do you want to spend, what type of fuel do you prefer and would you like to do more on the same smoker BBQ? Some high-end smoker grills can cost thousands of dollars while lower end meat smokers can be purchased for less than a hundred dollars. The great thing is that we carry a wide range of BBQ smokers with a variety of configurations, features and construction materials. They also are available in different fuel types such as charcoal, electric, pellet, propane and natural gas.
Vertical Smokers Are Perfect for Low & Slow Cooking and Take Up Less Space
If you are looking for dedicated smoker, meaning your only plan for the unit is for cooking low and slow, then a vertical smoker may be the one for you. Vertical smokers like the Backwoods Chubby 3400 charcoal smoker and the Cookshack line of electric smokers usually take up less space than other styles of barbeque smokers. They are also a great accompaniment to your grill. Keep in mind that some vertical BBQ smokers like the Weber Smokey Mountain and Napoleon Apollo can totally double as a grill.
Pellet Grills Are Great Barbeque Smokers and Easy To Use
Now if you are looking for something a little more versatile, pellet grills and smokers can offer just that. We carry the most popular names in pellet grills such as Traeger, Camp Chef and Pit Boss. In addition to being great for smoking meats, some pellet smokers offer direct flame access which allows for searing and grilling just like a traditional grill. Other great features available on pellet smokers are added attachments, like Traeger’s cold smoker which is great for cold smoked salmon. Camp Chef’s Woodwind models feature Sear Box and Sidekick burners offer another quick and easy way to cook faster.
Kamado Smokers & Grills Do It All from Smoking To Searing
The true king of versatility is the kamado smoker. If you are looking to go low and slow on your cooks, but still want the option of searing a steak at over 500 degrees or turning out wood-fired pizza at around 700 degrees, the kamado grill and smoker will take you there. Some kamado bbq smokers like the cast aluminum Blaze and ceramic Kamado Joe have the option to add a rotisserie. They also offer a ton of accessories, like Primo’s heat deflector and multi-level cooking grates. Want to smoke those briskets and leave those racks of ribs whole? With models like the Big Joe and Primo XL there is plenty of room for larger cuts of meat with no need to chop them down to fit.
Built-in Smokers Are Perfect For Your Outdoor Kitchen
Adding a smoker barbecue to your outdoor kitchen may be the route you want to go. Several built-in smokers and countertop smokers are also available. The Cajun Grill Preaux built-in charcoal grill, Lynx Sonoma countertop gas smoker and Memphis Grills Elite wifi built-in pellet grill are some of the top smokers we offer. Keep in mind any brand of kamado can be built in to your outdoor kitchen as well.