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BBQ Made Easy With Masterbuilt’s 2-Rack Electric Smoker

Living in Texas during the summer promises two things:  hot temperatures and BBQ’s.

Having BBQ’s has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. My dad always does the grilling and invites everyone over. Me and my sisters have been wanting to take over that part because he’s getting older and can’t handle the heat from the grill and the heat from the shining sun. I have never felt comfortable grilling just always leaving it to the man of the house, but I wanted to change that. I looked into electric smokers and gave Masterbuilt’s 2-rack electric smoker a try and it exceeded all my expectations.

It was the Fourth of July and I figured it would be the perfect time to try it out. I started early in the morning because I didn’t know how long it would take.  I cooked ribs, chicken, and sausage. Check out how it turned out.

I opened the box and it took about 10 minutes to set up. I placed in on my patio, straight on the concrete. It looks like this when completely set up.


Before use, I put the heat on high for the recommended 15-30 minutes and then started placing the food in the smoker.



Because it was my first time using this I checked the smoker every 30 minutes. This isn’t necessary. I would recommend checking every hour. After about 4 hours, it was ready and looked delicious.



I would highly recommend this and give this product 5 stars. In total it took about 4 hours to cook, but I didn’t have to keep checking it like I would on a grill. It cooked to perfection and tasted oh so good! Even my dad is happy with it because it’s portable and the perfect size to start with if you are just looking to use it for personal use.

Product info:

Take the unbeatable taste of smoked meats with you thanks to the Masterbuilt portable electric smoker. Perfectly sized for smoking in smaller areas, but still large enough to cook a whole turkey or pork butt, this 1,400W smoker features two smoking racks and a collapsible tabletop design that’s ideal for tailgating, camping, and other trips! From Masterbuilt.

  • Includes electric smoker, two smoking racks, power cord, and instructions
  • 1,400W heating element
  • Locking door
  • Tabletop design
  • Approximate measurements: Smoker 23-1/2″H x 24″W x 16″L; Collapsed 19″H x 17″W x 16″L; weighs 21 lbs, 14 oz; Cord 6’L
  • CSA listed; 90-day Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Imported

Purchase: You can find it for under $100 at your local Walmart.


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