Perfecting that fall-off-the-bone experience with meat can be a daunting task. Smokers makes that task easy and gives your food a genuine smoky flavor. Smokers are different from grills and other cooking appliances in that they specialize in slow cooking and smoking your food. But just like grills and other appliances, they can come freestanding, built-in, and in other types of styles. Smokers can be fueled by sources such as liquid propane, natural gas, electric, and charcoal. There's even options of how you can get the smoker orientated such as horizontally and vertically.
With the combination of grill grates and a smoke chamber, this 38" freestanding smoker comes with a firebox behind the smoke chamber that can used with a grill grate for grilling. This smoker has a cooking surface size of 2849 square inches, larger than many other smokers in the market. Because the smoking chamber is in a different location than the firebox, you can grill and smoke food at the same time.
There are 4 adjustable slide-out racks so you can fit various types of food in this smoker. With a durable black powder coated stainless steel body, this smoker is built to last for a long time. The twist-style intake and the internal damper makes sure there is even heat distribution and that temperature adjustment is easy.
Part of Lynx's Smart Series, the Sonoma Smart Smoker is packed with modern technology. Lynx's MyChef app lets you control appliances that are under the Smart Series. You can choose from preset recipes in the app, and the smoker will let you know when it's preheated, time to flip food, and when your food is done, all while automatically adjusting temperatures throughout cooking.
Along with smart technology, Lynx integrates other modern features in this smoker. There's a slide-out LCD touch screen that allows you to control settings such as timing and temperature. Configure this model how you want, either built-in or as a countertop smoker. This smoker uses wood chips efficiently, as you can smoke for up to 6-8 hours without having to reload wood chips. Temperatures range from 160°-350°F, and you'll have 1,000 square inches of cooking surface to work with, which is enough to cook 6 baby back ribs simultaneously.
Using a 3-in-1 combination tray, this 26" electric smoker can be used in a variety of ways. The 3-in-1 tray can be used as a wood chip box, water pan, and a grease pan. The smoker uses chrome plated steel cooking grates for even heat retention and distribution, while being a sturdy cooking surface. You can place this smoker on different types of surfaces with its adjustable feet than can adjust to uneven surfaces.
While your food is cooking, you can read the temperature of the smoker with the temperature gauge that's stylishly integrated into the front of the smoker. Right below the temperature gauge is the viewing window where you can get a visual of how your food looks. There's a power output of 1500 Watts, so that you have a reliable source of power to smoke your food.
Lynx cracks its way back into our list with this 30" freestanding smoker. This Sonoma smoker can be fueled by either liquid propane or natural gas, so you have options of fuel types to choose from. This Lynx smoker is very similar to the built-in model previously mentioned. It's under the Smart Series as well, with 1000 square inches of cooking and a temperature range of 160°–350°F.
The cart on this model can be very useful as it has two side shelves with cabinet doors, all while allowing you to move this smoker around your outdoor kitchen easily. Control knobs on this smoker are illuminated with a calm blue light, while halogen lights illuminate the inside of the smoker. This Lynx Sonoma smoker offers smart technology, precise controls, and mobility all in one.
As you can see with various models, smokers can be reliable in not just smoking, but cooking your food efficiently. The smokers we've listed come in different shapes and sizes so you can choose which one matches your preferences. Smokers give a genuine smoky flavor like no other appliance, and will give your food a unique twist of taste. Whether you favor your fuel type to be charcoal, natural gas, liquid propane, or electric, smokers will be a great addition to your outdoor kitchen. You can find more information on pellet smokers in our list of best pellet grills and smokers here.