Best Masterbuilt Electric Smoker

 
If you would like to know our pick and start shopping:  the Masterbuilt 40″ Electric Smoker
 
So you’re interested in Masterbuilt Electric Smokers. We will break down options for you.  Masterbuilt has a patented chip loading system that is on all the smokers we will cover. This loading system allows you to load chips into your smoker without opening the door, causing you to loose much valued temperature control.  Your main determination between these smokers will most likely be price and size.  If you’re new to the world of electric smoking, you may be wondering what the benefits of electric smoking are versus traditional smoking.  It come down to ease of use. By removing variables like charcoal and airflow, you’re left with a simple machine that you can practically “set-and-forget”. This makes smoking possible for busy people, or hosts who would rather spend quality time with their guests rather than constantly of tending to a smoker.
 
Product Feature
Masterbuilt 40″ Electric Smoker w/ Bluetooth
  • 975 sq. in. grill space
  • Wood chip loading system
  • Viewing window
  • Bluetooth smart technology
  • Internal meat thermometer
Masterbuilt 30″ Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker
  • 730 sq. in. grill space
  • Wood chip loading system
  • Viewing window
  • Bluetooth smart technology
Masterbuilt 30″ Digital Electric Smoker
  • 730 sq. in. grill space
  • Wood chip loading system
  • Digital control panel
 
 
 
  • 100-275 degree temperature range
  • 975 sq. inches of grill space
  • Internal meat thermometer
  • Wood chip loading system
  • 72 pounds
  • Viewing window
  • Bluetooth Smart Technology
The Masterbuilt 40-inch Electric Smoker has all the bells and whistles. At 975 sq. inches of grill space with 4 chrome-plated grates, you will have room for 8 racks of pork ribs or 16 chickens (for visual purposes of estimating size).  It comes with Bluetooth Smart Technology giving you the ability to use your smart phone/device as a remote control for more hands off smoking.  With this amazing technology you are able to control cooking temperature and time, power the smoker on/off, utilize the light, and even monitor the internal temperature of the meat you’re smoking all from your phone/tablet.   This smoker weighs 72 pounds and is made of steel.  It also features viewing window to see your meat without opening the door.  This smoker has it all! 
 

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Masterbuilt 30″ Electric Smoker

 
  • 100-275 degree temperature range
  • 730 sq. inches of grill space
  • Wood chip loading system
  • 53 pounds
  • Viewing window
  • Bluetooth Smart Technology
The Masterbuilt 30″ Electric Smoker looks nearly identical to the one above.  The differences are quite different:  size, wattage of the heating element, no internal meat thermometer, and remote control instead Bluetooth.  It has 730 sq. inches of grill space with 4 chrome-plated grates, giving you enough room for 4 racks of pork ribs or 12 chickens (compared to 8 racks of pork ribs or 16 chickens above). This model comes with a remote control for hands off smoking. It comes in weighing 53 pounds and is made of steel, with a viewing window as well as an integrated thermometer. 
 

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  • 100-275 degree temperature range
  • 730 sq. inches of grill space
  • 39 pounds
  • Digital control panel
  • No viewing window
The Masterbuilt 30-inch Electric Smoker is the perfect alternative to the Masterbuilt 30-inch listed above. If you’re looking to cut down on frills and price without quality, this could be your choice. It has 730 sq. inches of grill space, with a temperature range of 100-275 degrees and weighs around 39 pounds. It has very similar specs.  The main difference is the all-black exterior with no viewing window. I personally find the 30-inch resembles a mini-fridge, and isn’t my favorite looking. That being said, I would argue this smoker has the best insulating capabilities. It has the same Masterbuilt patented wood chip feeder, maximizing its insulation. It comes in at close half the cost of the 40-inch.
 

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An additional advantage to using an electric smoker versus a traditional charcoal smoker make smoking meats year round and easy task.  If you live in a cold climate for winter, you certainly don’t want to spend a lot of time tending your smoker to achieve optimal temperature.  With these, it give you the digital control panel to see temperature and determine if adding wood is necessary.  Who doesn’t want to enjoy smoked meat year round?
 

Conclusion

In summation, the Masterbuilt 40-inch is my overall pick.  For not a whole lot of money you a lot more features that I believe is worth the price! The Bluetooth technology and the internal meat thermometer are the two things that edged out the other two for me.  I believe once you step up to the Masterbuilt 30″, you may as well pay a few extra bucks to get it all.
 
You can’t go wrong with any of these electric smokers. Happy smoking!
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Brian Canada

Brian Canada

Founder and creator of Big Grillin. Since early adulthood, Brian has enjoyed grilling and smoking a variety of foods. Brian’s mission is to share his grilling knowledge and help others enjoy grilling as much as he does.

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