Masterbuilt 4 Rack Digital Electric Smoker w/Remote, Cover & Window
Enjoy my smoked ribs
Bought one of these last year and what a great buy, only one problem though, can't smoke enough St. Louis cut ribs at one time without overcrowding and slowing down smoke time, fortunately I was able to buy another MES [Masterbuilt Electric Smoker], my problem solved. If your new to smoking don't fret [worry] that great invention of Al Gore's; the internet has all the answers to your question, there are several websites dedicated to the fine art of smoking, a little learning curve. All of your friends will love you. Oh yes, thanks to the design of this little unit you are able to smoke ribs all year long, YES, I enjoy my BBQ spareribs.
Quality Is Just Not There!
For what you pay for one of these units you would think the QC would be better. It is the little things that matter, but I guess you can't expect a lot from overseas manufacturers. O well, and the CD is waste of time it's just a abridged version of the book. So do I get the book?
Like the smoker, works well. I just wished they would have explained that if you use nice dishes inside to cook your food, they DONT come clean. My words to the next is use only foil to cook in.
So easy to use
I have had this unit since June 2014. I've done 5 pork butts, 3 briskets and several racks of ribs so far. I agree with a lot of the reviewers that it would be nice if they gave you a recipe for each of the main proteins that people smoke but if you have a computer you can find thousands of recipes for rubs, smoke types, sauces and tips. Do I get the same quality product as my friend with the huge wood burning offset smoker? No, but that's OK because it produces a darn fine finished product (have had a few friends accuse me of buying pulled pork from the BBQ joint down the road and passing it off as my own) and it's so easy. He has to stay close by and monitor the temp and adjust the airflow, I go to my daughters softball game while my food cooks. It's as easy as a crock pot.
Preview Your Review
Only worked once. My husband was so excited to cook in it again a week later, but it wouldn't turn on. Sent it back and did not replace.
We love it!
I ordered this smoker for my husband almost one year ago. We love it! It is so easy to use and the food is awesome!
Do Not Waste Your Money
Sorry, but I bought this for a Christmas present for my husband and it doesn't smoke or stay on. I am about to put it on the curb for the next trash pickup day. Very disappointing. We have a gas one from a different manufacturer that works beautifully.
This is my first electric smoker. Very easy to use. Great for a first smoker takes most of the work out of the process. I have a charcoal smoker and it takes a lot more attention. Remote works great, gonna make things real nice when it gets cold out. Also arrived earlier then expected...received it in only 3 days.
This product stopped heating after two hours of use. I had used it on many times before. When I tried to restart the system the display went blank and then began beeping. I called Masterbuilt and asked for replacement parts. The company was very good at sending the parts. I replaced the motherboard, and this weekend tried again. I preheated the unit to 250F. I put ribs on and lowered temperature to 235F for smoking. My wife and I went shopping for two hours. When we returned I checked the unit. The system was off and the temperature was 174F. I tried to restart. No good. Same blank screen and beeping.
Do not buy this unit. Poor electronics in the system.
QVC Easy Pay + Smoker = Happy
This was my first QVC purchase. I had been saving for a similar Masterbuilt Electric smoker and came across this one on QVC by accident. The price was great, came with more features than the one I was saving for, and came bundled with a cover. Because of the Easy Pay I was able to get it sooner and start enjoying it months earlier than planned.
The product is great. Fantastic temp control, which is so important with smokers. Easy cleanup afterward. Made ribs and cornish hens and they were awesome. Discovered that if you load 50% soaked chips with dry chips you only need to load chips every hour. Unit arrived earlier than estimated delivery. Very happy with my first QVC purchase.
Broke the second time I used it. Call master built at least 4 times (waiting at least a week in between calls).
The last time I was told the order was on hold because I did not show proof of purchase.
I told them on the last phone call they requested it and I emailed it to them.
Asked for a supervisor and they found where I had sent it in.
I would not recommend this because the remote and digital stopped working after the second time used.