Smoke Hollow 30162E Electric Smoker Review & Test

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Pros

Compact

Affordable

Powerful even though compact

Withstands the elements

Cons

Smoke leaks out

Smoke Hollow 30162E Electric Smoker Review &Test

When it comes to cooking meats, the smoker that you choose is one of the most important things you have to consider. Smoking your meats will add an incredible amount of flavor and take your barbecues to the next level, although you will often find that you don’t quite know where to look.

That is where Smoke Hollow comes in, with the ability to have a high quality offering that won’t cost you a fortune.

Typically smokers have a number of problems that make them out of reach for most people. With the Smoke Hollow 30162E that isn’t the case and it is something that will surely help you and liven up your home.

Virtually every aspect of it has been well thought out and made to be the top of the line. The first thing that you will notice is that it doesn’t take up much space and is relatively cheap in comparison.

In addition, however, it is one of the most efficient and powerful models that will fit into your home.

What We Like

You don’t have to worry about much with this Smoke Hollow smoker, but in particular you should know that the following are going to make it one of the better options that you will find:

Price

When you are looking at smokers, it is often the case that you find yourself looking at units that cost several thousand dollars and will end up taking up an entire room of your home if you don’t mind cooking in it. That doesn’t have to be the case though and you’ll save a great deal of money on this particular model.

Compact

The compact nature of it stands out as well and makes it easy to stick it somewhere out of the way without having to save space with it. This unit measures only 16”X14”X30”, making it one of the smaller options out there. Important, though, is that it doesn’t make any sacrifices with the internal space and it can handle a great deal of meat or vegetables at one without having to cram it full.

Performance

The design of this electric smoker makes it very efficient. The temperature control mechanism that is used here makes it easy to get an exact temperature level that will always smoke your meats just right and make sure you never have anything to worry about. The temperature gauge is always on point and is always giving you an exact readout on what is going on inside of your smoker. What stands out is the fact that it can easily maintain the temperature even if you open the door for a moment.

Using a high quality wood chip box, this smoker will reach high temperatures with ease and remain strong through years of use thanks to the porcelain coating that is resistant to rust and corrosion, no matter how often you are using it. That means you will be smoking everything properly and thanks to the double walled construction it will have no trouble doing it every single time. Taking only about 15 minutes to heat up, it is also one of the most time efficient models that you are going to find anywhere on the market today.

Strong Design

The design of the smoker is one of the standout parts of this particular model. The construction is sound and it certainly feels strong, like some of the larger models that restaurants might use. That also means it can put up with being outside and withstand the elements and whatever kind of whether your location might throw your way. The detachable controller also makes it easy to keep everything in order without having to touch the unit itself. Strong side handles also help it stay portable and sturdy no matter where you are taking it. Finally, the magnetic door latch is high quality and helps make sure that it always closes easily. Having a door on a smoker that doesn’t close properly is one of the most problematic things you’ll face and not only make it less efficient, but it will cause you to spend more time and money on keeping it powered and smoking your meats that should have already been done if you hadn’t chosen a poor smoker.

Easy To Clean

One of the greatest things about this particular electric smoker is that it is very easy to clean and even features replaceable parts that make it one that is sure to last for years to come. Many electric smokers suffer from having to be cleaned in a difficult way that is hard to get to and the parts might not come out of the unit, making them even harder to clean.

The Limitations

There is really only one concern that people have when it comes to this smoker:

Smoke Leakage

Smoke leaking out of a smoker isn’t anything out of the ordinary, but some people think that this is one of the more problematic parts of this electric smoker. The more smoke that leaks out, the less efficient it will be and the lower the temperature will be. Fortunately, few enough people have reported this and it might be only specific units and not reflective of the overall design. If this is something you are worried about, though, pay attention to it after you purchase one.

Final Word

At the end of the day, the Smoke Hollow 30162E electric smoker is a solid unit that is sure to last you for years to come. When you smoke meats on a regular basis, there are a lot of things to consider, but this takes a lot of the guesswork out of your own hands. Think about everything here and you will find that it is much easier to make the right choice than you might think. Don’t make the mistake of looking elsewhere for a smoker that will be anything less than ideal.