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Best Overall

Weber Smokey Mountain charcoal smoker can accommodate a whole turkey and an entire ham at the same time. The smoker has two cooking grates, one for smoking meat and the other for smoking vegetables. It comes with a heat-resistant nylon handle and is made of stainless steel. The smoker’s weight is about 3 kilogrammes. It also has a built-in thermometer to control the temperature. Notably, this is the first time we have used it.

Best Value

Traeger Pro 780 pellet grill has a built-in thermometer that allows users to set the desired temperature. The device can also be used with Alexa for remote control. It is powered by a lithium-ion battery and comes with a smartphone app called ‘WifiFIRE’. This will allow users to monitor their cooking time, temperature, and even smoke quality. Notably, this is the first time an electric grill has been installed in India.

Honorable Mention

GravityFan 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker by Masterbuilt has a built-in digital control panel that allows you to set the desired temperature and time. The device can be used with WiFi or Bluetooth to monitor the cooking process. It also includes a remote control for automatic shutoff of the power supply. The gravity fan is powered by a battery pack, which stores electricity from your smart device. The unit comes with a rechargeable battery pack. Notably, it was launched in 2015.

Best Starter Smoker

Top 9 Best Starter Smoker

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Why we chose it
  • GravityFed hopper holds 10 lbs. of lump charcoal or 16 lbs. of briquettes for up to 8 hours of use
  • Reaches 225 F in 10 minutes or 700 F in 15 minutes
  • Convenient fold out cord storage in back of side shelf to prevent loss or damage to the power supply
  • Control temperature and cook time with the digital control panel or with smart device control using WiFi or Bluetooth
  • Folding stainless steel shelf and stainless steel side shelf for extra preparation space
  • DigitalFan for precise temperature control
Masterbuilt MB20041220 Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker, 202.9 lbs, Black: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
Flavor5
Accuracy4.3
Temperature Control4.3
Versatility4.2
Easy to use4.2
Easy to assemble3.5
2

PIT BOSS PB440D2 Wood Pellet Grill, 440 sq. inch, Mahogany

387 ratings | 5 offers | 387 Reviews
Price: $349$549
Why we chose it
  • Cooking surface: 465 square inches
  • Direct and Indirect Heat
  • Premium Gauge Stainless Steel Construction
  • Digital Control Board w/ LED Readout
  • Porcelain Coated Cooking Grates
  • Pit Boss 440 Deluxe Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker
  • Fan Forced Convection Cooking
  • Removable Side Shelf/Serving Tray
  • Two large Wheels
  • Hopper capacity: 5 LBS
PIT BOSS PB440D2 Wood Pellet Grill, 440 sq. inch, Mahogany: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to assemble3.7
Value for money3.6
Temperature Control3.3
3

Masterbuilt 20060416 Charcoal Bullet Smoker

316 ratings | 12 offers | 316 Reviews
Price: $91.98$159.29
Why we chose it
  • Two porcelain coated smoking racks
  • Porcelain-coated charcoal pan and water bowl
  • Built-in lid thermometer provides an accuratetemperature reading
  • Front-access door makes adding charcoal easy
  • 395.4 sq. inches of cooking space
Masterbuilt 20060416 Charcoal Bullet Smoker: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
Easy to assemble4.7
Flavor4.5
Easy to use4.5
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Why we chose it
  • NEVER USE GAS OR CHARCOAL AGAIN: Traeger created the original wood-pellet grill as the ultimate way to achieve wood-fired taste The Pro 780 takes it to the next level with precise temperature control. 500 F Max Temp
  • BUILT FOR LARGE FAMILY COOKING: 780 sq in of grilling space that can accommodate thirty four burgers, six rib racks, or six chickens effortlessly The built-in meat probe allows you to cook to perfection
  • CONNECTED HOME TECHNOLOGY: WiFIRE technology connects your grill to home WiFi and the Traeger app allows the user to control the grill from anywhere Alexa technology allows you to do it all by voice
  • VERSATILE BARBECUE COOKING: The Pro 780 pellet grill offers 6-in-1 versatility to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise, and BBQ all on the same grill The Porcelain grill grates makes clean up a breeze
  • THE MARKET LEADER IN PELLET GRILLS: The Traeger Pro Series is the best-selling pellet grill The upgraded Pro 780 with D2 drivetrain starts quicker, heats up faster, and puts out better quality smoke
Traeger Grills Pro Series 780 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker with Alexa and WiFIRE Smart Home Technology, Bronze: image
96%
customers recommend this product
4.8/ 5
Easy to use4.7
Flavor4.7
Easy to assemble4.6
Value for money4.2
Temperature Control4.1
5

Masterbuilt MB20071117 Digital Electric Smoker, 30″, Black

8,140 ratings | 5 offers | 8,140 Reviews
Price: $192$220.09
Why we chose it
  • Thermostat-temperature control for even, consistent smoking
  • Electric Smoker dimensions 20.47″ W x 19.88″ L x 33.26″ H Max temperature setting 275 F Inside capacity 2 Turkeys, 4 Pork Butts, 4 Racks of Ribs, 6 Chickens
  • Patented side wood chip loading system allows you to add wood chips without opening door
  • Digital panel controls on/off, cooking temperature and time
  • Fully-insulated body retains heat
Masterbuilt MB20071117 Digital Electric Smoker, 30", Black: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Easy to assemble4.5
Flavor4.5
Easy to use4.4
Temperature Control3.9
Value for money3.6
6
Why we chose it
  • DigitalFan for precise temperature control
  • Built-in temperature gauge and meat probe thermometer for perfect results every time
  • GravityFed hopper holds 10 lbs. of lump charcoal or 16 lbs. of briquettes for 12-15 hours of use
  • Includes reversible smoke sear cast-iron grates for low and slow smoking or high heat searing
  • Two porcelain-coated warming/smoking racks for 560 total square inches of cooking space
  • Control temperature and cook time with the digital control panel or with smart device control using WIFI or Bluetooth
  • Reaches 225 F in 7 minutes or 700 F in 13 minutes
Masterbuilt MB20040220 Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker, Black: image
88%
customers recommend this product
4.4/ 5
Flavor5
Accuracy4.3
Temperature Control4.3
Versatility4.2
Easy to use4.2
Easy to assemble3.5
7
Why we chose it
  • Safety valve shuts off burner if flame is extinguished
  • 15,750 BTU stainless steel burner
  • Tank fuel level gauge indicates the amount of propane in the tank
  • Temperature sensor controls burner to maintain desired temperature
  • Four chrome-coated smoking racks
Masterbuilt MB20051316 Propane Smoker with Thermostat Control, 40 inch, Black: image
90%
customers recommend this product
4.5/ 5
Value for money4.5
Easy to use4.3
Giftable4
Temperature Control3.8
Accuracy3.6
Easy to assemble3.5
8

Char-Griller E16620 Akorn Kamado Charcoal Grill, Graphite

2,612 ratings | 2 offers | 2,612 Reviews
Price: $374.99$659.88
Why we chose it
  • EASY TO USE & CLEAN – Control the heat levels with ease using the indexed adjustable dual dampers and thermometer, and quickly clean up after grilling using the removable Easy Dump Ash Pan
  • DIMENSIONS – 31 L x 45 W x 47 H, 97 lbs (pairs with the Char-Griller 6755 AKORN Grill Cover and 6201 AKORN Smokin’ Stone, both sold separately)
  • BEST IN CLASS FEATURES – Triple-Walled Steel Insulated Design, Cast Iron Grates, Locking Lid, 8″ Locking Caster Wheels, Removable Warming Rack, Bottom Storage Shelf, and Foldable Side Shelf Workstations with BBQ Tool Storage Hooks
  • KAMADO CHARCOAL GRILL – Kamado style BBQ Grill & Smoker perfect for both high heat grilling and low and slow cooking
  • LARGE COOKING AREA – 20 inch Cooking Diameter with 447 square inch total Cooking Area can cook up to 27 burgers at once
Char-Griller E16620 Akorn Kamado Charcoal Grill, Graphite: image
94%
customers recommend this product
4.7/ 5
Easy to clean4.5
Temperature Control4.5
Easy to assemble4.4
Top Pick
9

Weber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal Smoker

4,630 ratings | 4 offers | 4,630 Reviews
Price starts from: $1
Why we chose it
  • Material Type: Steel
  • Includes a water pan, thermometer, individual vents on bowl and lid, and heat-resistant nylon handle
  • It can accommodate a whole turkey and an entire ham at the same time. Item weight- 39.1 pounds
  • Made of porcelain-enameled steel, this smoker comes with 2 nickel-plated 18-1/2-inch-wide cooking grates
  • The Weber Smokey Mountain charcoal smoker helps you achieve an authentic smokehouse flavor at home
Weber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal Smoker: image
96%
customers recommend this product
4.8/ 5
Easy to use4.7
Easy to assemble4.7
Temperature Control4.5
Top Pick
Weber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal Smoker
The first bite of tender, fall-off-the-bone meat makes taking it low-and-slow worth every moment. The Smokey Mountain Cooker™ smoker has two cooking grates for smoking multiple items at once, and easily adjustable dampers for precision heat control. There’s nothing quite like waiting all day for dinner.
Ranking the Brands
Masterbuilt: 55.56%
PIT BOSS: 11.11%
Traeger: 11.11%
Char-Griller: 11.11%
Weber: 11.11%

Comparison Table

Сomparison: Masterbuilt MB20041220 Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker, 202.9 lbs, Black: imageСomparison: PIT BOSS PB440D2 Wood Pellet Grill, 440 sq. inch, Mahogany: imageСomparison: Masterbuilt 20060416 Charcoal Bullet Smoker: imageСomparison: Traeger Grills Pro Series 780 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker with Alexa and WiFIRE Smart Home Technology, Bronze: imageСomparison: Masterbuilt MB20071117 Digital Electric Smoker, 30", Black: imageСomparison: Masterbuilt MB20040220 Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker, Black: imageСomparison: Masterbuilt MB20051316 Propane Smoker with Thermostat Control, 40 inch, Black: imageСomparison: Char-Griller E16620 Akorn Kamado Charcoal Grill, Graphite: imageСomparison: Weber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal Smoker: image
Masterbuilt MB20041220 Gravity Series 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker, 202.9 lbs, BlackPIT BOSS PB440D2 Wood Pellet Grill, 440 sq. inch, MahoganyMasterbuilt 20060416 Charcoal Bullet SmokerTraeger Grills Pro Series 780 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker with Alexa and WiFIRE Smart Home Technology, BronzeMasterbuilt MB20071117 Digital Electric Smoker, 30″, BlackMasterbuilt MB20040220 Gravity Series 560 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker, BlackMasterbuilt MB20051316 Propane Smoker with Thermostat Control, 40 inch, BlackChar-Griller E16620 Akorn Kamado Charcoal Grill, GraphiteWeber 18-inch Smokey Mountain Cooker, Charcoal Smoker
BrandMasterbuiltPIT BOSSMasterbuiltTraegerMasterbuiltMasterbuiltMasterbuiltChar-GrillerWeber
Model NameGravity Series 1050PB440D2Pro Series 780Digital ElectricGravity Series 560Propane SmokerWEBER
Power SourceCharcoalWood PelletCharcoalElectric and WoodburningCorded ElectricCorded ElectricPropaneCharcoal
ColorBlackMahoganyBronzeBlackBlackBlackGraphiteBlack
Item Weight203 pounds97.8 pounds15.26 pounds145 pounds45.9 pounds147 pounds92 pounds97 pounds39.1 pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH33.07 x 61.02 x 52.17 inches50.2 x 24.02 x 39.8 inches19.13 x 21.65 x 31.49 inches48.7 x 26.7 x 54.4 inches19.88 x 20.47 x 33.26 inches24.65 x 54.13 x 51.97 inches22.8 x 28.7 x 53 inches45 x 31 x 47 inches21 x 19 x 41 inches
Fuel TypeCharcoalWoodCharcoalWood PelletElectricCharcoalLiquefied Petroleum GasCharcoal
Product Dimensions33.07 x 61.02 x 52.17 inches50.2 x 24.02 x 39.8 inches19.13 x 21.65 x 31.49 inches48.7 x 26.7 x 54.4 inches19.88 x 20.47 x 33.26 inches24.65 x 54.13 x 51.97 inches22.8 x 28.7 x 53 inches45 x 31 x 47 inches21 x 19 x 41 inches
ManufacturerMasterbuilt Manufacturing, LLCDansons incMasterbuiltTraeger Pellet GrillsMasterbuilt Manufacturing, LLCMasterbuilt Manufacturing, LLC.Masterbuilt Manufacturing, LLCChar-GrillerWeber
StyleGravity Series 1050 XL30″ SmokerGravity Series 56040-inch
Country of OriginChinaChinaChinaChina
Is Discontinued By ManufacturerNoNoNoNo

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