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Masterbuilt Electric Smoker Reviews

A Masterbuilt electric smoker is one of the things I have on my wish-list. This was reason enough to have a good look at them and write some Masterbuilt electric smoker reviews.
There are several models to choose from. First there are two sizes. The 30 inch and the 30 inch. The 30 inch has 3 models and the 40 inch comes in 2 models.

To make it a little easier I made a table with all features in it. I used random pictures from Masterbuilt for the real pictures look at the reviews

Master built electric smoker 30 and 40 inch

Features/ModelMasterbuilt - Top Controller/Window
modeltop cotroller and window
Masterbuilt - Digital/No Window
modelmasterbuilt digital no window model
Masterbuilt - Front Controller/Window
modelfront contoller window model
30 Inchyesyesyes
40 InchyesN/Ayes
Watts 30 inch800800800
Watts 40 Inch1200N/A1200
Cooking Surface 30 inch730730730
Cooking Surface 40 inch975N/A975
Racks 30 and 40 inch444
Thermostat 30 inch100-275 degrees100-275 degrees100-275 degrees
Extra'sN/ARemote control and meat thermometer.
Easy to use features of the Masterbuilt electric smokers in 30 and 40 inch.

Masterbuilt 30 electric smoker

30 inch masterbuilt electric smokerLike I mentioned there are 3 models in the masterbuilt 30 inch electric smoker.

  • Top controller with a window and remote controller
    Masterbuilt 20070411

  • Digital with controller on top at the back
    Masterbuilt 20070910

  • Digital with controller at the top on the front
    Masterbuilt 20078715

All three have the same basic features and each model has some extras.

  • 730 sq feet cooking space
  • 800 Watt heating element
  • 4 Racks
  • Thermostat range 100 – 275 degrees

If you can not wait for my in depth reviews of the Masterbuilt 30 you can ==> have a look at the price here.

Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker

front contoller window modelLike I mentioned there are 2 models in the masterbuilt 40 inch electric smoker.

  • Top controller with a window and remote controller
    Masterbuilt 20070311

  • Digital with controller at the top on the front
    Masterbuilt 20078715

Both have the same basic features and each model has some extras.

  • 730 sq feet cooking space
  • 800 Watt heating element
  • 4 Racks
  • Thermostat range 100 – 275 degrees

If you can not wait for my in depth reviews of the Masterbuilt 30 you can ==> have a look at the price here.

FAQ for the masterbuilt electric smokers

Some frequent questions I found and had myself.

Q: Can you change out the heating element
A: Yes, There are masterbuilt parts for all models

Q: Are the smokers insulated
A: Yes, about 3/4 inch and probably foam

Q: Window or no window
A: Window seems to give some temperature loss and the smoke makes them a little useless

Q: How long is the cord
A: About 6 feet

Masterbuilt average ratings

I spend some time online to find out how happy people are with their Masterbuilt electric smokers and here are some numbers. One one of the largest consumer websites I found over 3800 reviews.

  • 5 stars – 67%
  • 4 stars – 15&
  • 3 stars – 5%
  • 2 stars – 4&
  • 1 star – 9%

I always like to have a look at the low ratings to see if they have things in common.
Many of them had problems with the electronics and keeping the unit going.
Seems that in those cases they tried to change the setting while the smoker was working and that screwed it up.
Unplugging looks like the only solution for this.

When I started looking at them more recent reviews I found less problems. Still a good warning is to start using the smoker as soon as you receive the unit since the warranty is only 90 days.

I will dig deeper in the pros and cons of the Masterbuilt electric smokers in the individual reviews of the Masterbuilt 30 and the Masterbuilt 40.

For more models you can have a look at our electric smoker review page

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