A smoker is a specific piece of equipment used in barbecuing that use heated smoke to cook your food. It is different from other barbecuing equipment that usually uses flames to cook your food. Advances in technology have provided more ways to fuel smokers. The new type of smoker is the electric smoker. Electric smokers are modern devices for an old tradition.
Cooking using smoke has been around for many years but many people are still fascinated and hooked by the aroma and flavor of smoked meat. The fact that the market demand for a smoker is the same as the demand for a barbecue grill is proof that smokers are still popular today. However, modern living is not compatible with the traditional way of cooking with a smoker because it needs a lot of attention. Technology’s answer to this problem is electric smokers.
What is an electric smoker?
An electric smoker is almost the same as a conventional smoker because it still smokes your food the traditional way – it still requires many hours to cook your meat. You will still use sawdust or wood chips in electric meat smokers to add more flavors to your meat. They are also still capable of producing great-tasting smoked meals. The difference of electric meat smokers to conventional meat smokers is that they do not require you to ‘baby sit’ them while they are cooking your meat.
When using an electric smoker, you simply put in your meat, set the timer, smoke gauge, and thermometer and then leave it as it smokes your meat to perfection. People who prefer to baby sit their meat as it cooks may dislike the electric bbq smoker, but electric meat smokers are perfect for modern people who prefer to throw in their meat and then forget about it until it is ready to be served and eaten. It is a user-friendly device that simply requires you to plug it into an electrical source, press a few buttons, and you just let it do its work. It removes all the fire-tending duties that conventional smokers require during the smoking process.
Advantages of an electric smoker
Electric smokers give you complete control over the smoking temperature and the amount of smoke present inside the smoker’s chamber. The amount of smoke and the temperature are very important factors in the end result of the cooking process. Electric smokers give you the ability to reach specific temperatures and keep the smoke at a specific temperature to create perfectly-smoked meats.
Once you have set your desired temperature, the electric bbq smoker ensures that the temperature is kept at that level until the smoking of your meat is complete. Unlike conventional smokers, electric smokers do not require you to go and check if there is still enough fire or smoke in your smoker. This is one of the biggest advantages of electric smokers over conventional smokers. Electric meat smokers do not require tending. You simply put your meat inside an electric bbq smoker, put a couple of chunks of wood into it’s wood box, plug it into an electrical source, set your desired temperature, and then leave it until it is done cooking.
Electric smokers allow you to enjoy delicious smoked meals without having to worry about the smoking process. It is a great device suited for modern people who are used to pressing buttons and simply waiting for their food to be cooked. However, conventional meat smokers produce more smoke than electric meat smokers. Therefore, the smoked meat produced by conventional meat smokers taste ‘smokier’ than those produced by electric meat smokers. This is probably the reason why some people still prefer to use conventional smokers to cook their meat.