BBQ Smoker Type: Electric
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Who doesn’t love the taste of smoked barbeque? The smell alone conjures up the images of warm summer nights, fall off the bone ribs, and succulent, smoky flavored prime rib.
But which smoker to use? Gas? Charcoal? Electric? Each has their advantages and disadvantages; and sometimes it comes down to matter of personal taste.
If you don’t want the mess of charcoal, and don’t like running out of gas in the middle of your smoke, then maybe you should consider an electric barbeque smoker.
Under review today is the Smokin’ Tex 1400 Pro Series Electric BBQ Smoker. This is one of the top of the line electric barbeque smokers, and each Smokin’ Tex 1400 comes with…
- Stainless steel construction
- Variable internal temperature control from 100 degrees to 250 degrees
- A 35 pound maximum food capacity
- Double wall insulation
- Controlled heat, “no draft” cooking
- 800 watt cooking element
- Three 14 x 14 inch cooking shelves
- Stainless steel drip pan
- Four caster wheels for ease of movement
The Smokin’ Tex 1400 Electric Smoker Is Efficient
We ordered our Smokin’ Tex 1400 online for $595.00; and shipping was included in the price. It arrived within 6 days, and it came fully assembled. The only assembly we had to do was screw in the four caster wheels onto the bottom of the smoker and it was ready for instant use.
The construction of this unit is rock solid; but it doesn’t take up much space on the patio.
It is a vertical design, and measures 17 inches wide by 21 inches deep by 29 inches high. And despite its space saving design, there is plenty of room for smoking as much food as you’d wish.
The three adjustable racks make it easy to load varying types of meat and chicken; and I have had no problem putting in enough food at one time to feed an outdoor party of 17.
The Smokin’ Tex 1400 Electric Smoker Works All Four Seasons
The Smokin’ Tex 1400 is a real workhouse; and there was some seriously intelligent design elements considered when constructing this electric smoker.
First off, the construction of this smoker includes a double wall insulation. What does that mean? The double wall insulation is rated to temperatures of 1000 degrees; no big deal, since you never smoke foods at that temperature.
However, it does mean that the interior temperature of this Smokin’ Tex 1400 stays constant; regardless of the outdoor temperature.
Once you set the internal smoking temperature at say 200 degrees, it doesn’t matter whether it is 95 degrees outside or 70 below; the double wall insulation keeps the interior temperature at a constant 200 degrees.
And this solves another problem that most gas and charcoal smokers have; consistency of temperature and constant attention. This is an electric smoker with an 800 watt heating element. Once you set the internal temperature and insert your food, it is completely hands free.
You can literally walk away from it as there is no fire to tend or charcoal to add to keep the temperature constant; and you can go to bed overnight and not have to worry about running out of gas in the middle of the job.
The Smokin’ Tex 1400 Makes Great BBQ
But the important test… How does it smoke food? The Smokin’ Tex 1400 does a great job on meat, poultry or fish. Since it has two very small vents (one at both top and bottom; both about an inch in diameter), there is absolutely no air flow in this unit; which means that your meat never dries out. You do not need a water pan or spray bottle to keep you food moist and tender.
And with little to no air flow, you will not have to use much flavored wood to smoke your food. Plus, the door seals completely so that very little smoke escapes; meaning that the smoke actually does what it is meant to do…
It permeates the food and generates really moist, tender, and flavorful smoked food.
The Smokin’ Tex 1400 Is A Very Efficient Electric Smoker
The Smokin’ Tex 1400 has all the features you are looking for; without any of the problems.
A great value for the money, no assembly required, space saving design, the ability to smoke foods year round, and the end product of tasty, moist, and tender smoked foods make the Smokin’ Tex 1400 one of the best electric smokers around.