Electric smokers like the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker are quickly becoming the top choice for people who want to smoke their food. This is most likely because electric smokers are so easy to use even for beginners. You simply set the temperature you desire then add your favorite wood wood flavoring and that is it.
Not only are electric smokers like the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker extremely easy to use they are also, in most cases, quite cheap. Like most hobbies, smoking can quickly become expensive so an electric smoker is certainly the cheapest way to get started. For very little money and very little effort you will get great tasting food in no time.
Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker Review
The Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker is one of the exact reasons why electric smokers are growing in popularity. It is a well built, easy to use product which is also priced very well.
Build Quality and Design
At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking that the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker looks very much like a small fridge. This is of course ideal if you want an electric smoker that looks at home among your other kitchen appliances.
The unit itself is all black and certainly feels well constructed, sturdy, and strong. The fittings, including the hinges, all feel very solid. In fact the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker feels and looks like it should have cost a lot more than it does.
The Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker has a fully insulated body which works very well keeping in most of the smoke and heat. You may certainly see some smoke and heat leakage but this is something that you would expect from all electric smokers at this price range.
The interior of the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker measures 13.8 inches in height, 12.6 inches in width, and 11.9 inches in depth. This offers a very generous amount of cooking space especially for such a small electric smoker that is so cheap. The cooking space is more than enough for you to cook 9 chickens, 2 turkeys, 3 pork butts, 3 racks of ribs, 24 burgers, or 36 sausages all at the same time.
On the top of the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker is an easy to use digital control panel. From this control panel you can control and monitor everything from the time to the temperature. You really will struggle to find an electric smoker that has an easier to use control panel.
Ease of Use
As is the case with the majority of electric smokers, the Smoke Hollow ES230B Digital Electric Smoker is exceptionally easy to use. It is as simple as putting in your meat, loading the wood, then setting the temperature.
Many electric smokers require you run them for around three house before you begin cooking. The Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker only requires that you run it for between 45 to 60 minutes which is a huge advantage.
The digital controller on the top of the unit is what really makes the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker so easy to use. A simple to understand display allows for easy monitoring of the smoker while there are a minimal number of buttons. This keeps things simple and easy to use and the temperature easy to control and monitor.
Anyone who has cooked on a conventional barbecue before will understand that cleaning cooking equipment is important but also a real pain. Thankfully the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker is one of the easiest to keep clean. The cooking grates can be easily removed for easier cleaning. There is also a removable drip pan which means internally there is never much to clean. You simply remove the drip pan then clean it or replace it.
- One of the best things about the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker is, because of the excellent price, it makes smoking accessible to everyone. Even people who are on a tight budget will not be breaking the bank with the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker. Not only does the price make smoking accessible to everyone, so does the fact this electric smoker is so easy to use. You could not hope to find an easier use smoker.
- You get excellent results every time. Yes, the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker may be lacking some features you will find on more expensive electric smokers but this just adds to the fact it is so easy to use. It is nearly impossible to get anything other than 100% perfect results every time with this electric smoker.
- The 800 watt heating element offers an excellent temperature range while providing even and consistent smoking.
- The Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker offers a surprisingly large amount of cooking space. Even when compared to much more expensive electric smokers this electric smoker still gives them a run for their money and in many cases actually offers more space.
- This is one of the most competitively priced electric smokers on the market. The fact that the quality of the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker is so good combined with the excellent price means it is hard to fault this product.
- The Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker is ideal if you happen to live in an apartment or somewhere you can not use a charcoal smoker.
What Is Bad About the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker
- It would be nice if more thought had been put into the loading of pellets. Some of the more expensive electric smokers on the market feature a specially designed side loading tray. This means it is very easy to load extra fuel even when you are in the process of cooking.
- Because the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker is indeed an electric smoker means you will not get that classic BBQ smoke ring. This is something that is reserved for charcoal or pellet smokers. The bottom line is that if you are most interested in classic BBQ flavors then choose a charcoal smoker. If ease of use and simplicity is what you are most concerned about then choose an electric smoker.
Because of the price we must admit we really were not expecting great results from the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker. The truth is we were very pleasantly surprised with the build quality and with its performance. We smoked racks of ribs, pork butts, burgers, chicken, and turkey in the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker and we really could not fault the tasty end results.
The bottom line is that the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker is one of the best electric smokers that you can buy. This is especially true if you are new to smoking or happen to be on a tight budget. For the money this electric smoker is a truly cost efficient way of easily cooking great tasting food. Sure, the Smoke Hollow SH19079518 Electric Smoker is not a perfect product but for the price you really will struggle to find anything better.
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