Masterbuilt 20078616 Electric Bullet Smoker

Masterbuilt 20078616 Electric Bullet Smoker

Masterbuilt 20078616 Electric Bullet Smoker
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This Masterbuilt 20078616 Electric Bullet Smoker is quite a steal at just $80.24! This little smoker does not take up much space, but it does work rather well. It is a great investment for anyone who wants to get a meat smoker but doesn't want to spend much money.

If you are just beginning to experiment with meat smoking, it can be difficult to know what kind of smoker is the best option for you. You can spend hours browsing the internet for the perfect smoker. However, you may still find yourself confused about what all the features and components do and which ones you really need. If a small and affordable smoker is what you want to get started with, you might want to consider the Masterbuilt 20078616 Electric Bullet Smoker.

This smoker has many of the same features that more complex and expensive smokers have. However, the price and the practicality of this Masterbuilt 20078616 just cannot be beat! This smoker is an excellent option for novice smokers who want a compact, basic smoker to start out with. Read on to learn more about this great little smoker.

Features of the Masterbuilt 20078616 Electric Bullet Smoker

The Masterbuilt 20078616 has 395 square feet of interior cooking space. It also has two smoking racks that have been coated in porcelain. The smoking temperature goes up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This smoker also features a 1,650 watt heating element that provides consistent and even smoking. The lid has a built in temperature gauge for easy temperature monitoring. This smoker also features a removable porcelain coated wood chip tray, a water bowl, and a drip pan. In addition to holding the water, the water bowl also collects grease and other drippings from the smoking meat. The Masterbuilt weights approximately 17.5 lbs. The dimensions of this product are 31.49 x 25.39 x 19.13 inches. There is even a handy hook on the side of the bullet smoker from which you can hang the lid while you are adding or removing your meat. The side handles attached to the smoker make it easy to move around as do the sturdy legs found on the bottom of the product.

Cooking Surface

This bullet smoker has a solid 395 square feet of interior cooking space. This space is perfect for smoking a chicken, large turkey, or even a brisket. You can smoke up to 50 lbs of meat in this smoker at a time. The smoker also features sturdy racks that are durable as a result of being coated in porcelain. These racks will keep your meat right where you want it throughout the duration of the smoking process. A great feature of this smoker is the built in temperature gauge which you can view right from the lid of the smoker. This electric bullet smoker is incredibly compact which makes it easy to store as it takes up a minimal amount of space. You can use the analog controls to adjust your smoker’s temperature. A great thing about this smoker is that it does not require much fuss or hassle. To get it smoking, all you have to do is add water to the water bowl, add wood chips (whatever kind you prefer), plug it in, and set it to the temperature of your choosing. You should check it once after approximately a half an hour, and then it should be good to go! The meat smokes best when you do not cram it into the smoker, but allow it to have enough space so that the smoke is able to fully encompass it with ease. Also, adding too much water to the water tray can delay cooking time. You can control the amount of smoke and moisture with the adjustable air damper.

Care and Clean Up

This smoker is relatively easy to clean although it does not require much in the way of care or cleaning. The bullet smoker can be cleaned by removing the lid and wiping off each rack with a wet paper towel or cloth. You will also want to clean out the water bowl, drip pan, and wood chip tray after each use. These can also be cleaned using a moist towel or cloth. Please note, smoke and particles will eventually build up on the interior of the smoker. Although you can disinfect the smoker after each use, you may find that you are unable to completely remove the residue build-up.

If you choose to keep your smoker outside, you may want to keep it covered with a small grill cover or tarp to prevent wear and tear from weather and other elements. This will help ensure that your smoker continues working properly for a long time. Be sure to use wood chips rather than wood chunks. Chunks will not smoke properly in this Masterbuilt smoker product. You may also find it helpful to presoak your wood chips in water before you begin to smoke them.

Warranty

Customers can request the warranty through Amazon’s customer service center. When you place the warranty request, Amazon will send the full product warranty summary directly to you.

Benefits of the Masterbuilt 20078616 Electric Bullet Smoker

  • It is small and compact which makes it easy to store and transport
  • It can be used outdoors in all sorts of weather
  • The smoker has 395 square inches of interior cooking space which is large enough to accommodate a variety of different types of meat
  • The wood chip tray, water bowl, and drip pan are all removable for easy cleaning
  • The smoker provide consistently and even smoking
  • Masterbuilt 20078616 is capable of smoking meats at temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • You can easily monitor the internal temperature by checking the built-in temperature gauge on the smoker’s lid
  • At 17.5 lbs, this smoker is fairly lightweight and easy to transport or move around
  • The low and affordable price of this quality smoker is almost unbeatable!
  • This smoker is so easy to use
  • You do not need charcoal or propane
  • The wood chip tray can be accessed via the front door

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Small, compact size
  • Affordable
  • Very easy to use
  • Maintains temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Spacious interior that accommodates meat of various sizes
  • Easy to read external thermometer

Cons

  • Temperature may fluctuate internally
  • The chips can be difficult to load
  • Some self assembly is required
  • The metal exterior is somewhat thin

Conclusion

This smoker is a really great option for anyone who is just getting into meat smoking. It is small and compact yet, roomy enough on the inside for a variety of different types of meat. It has the capability of smoking meats at up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Some customers encountered issues maintaining the internal temperature of the Masterbuilt 20078616 Electric Bullet Smoker, but that was not a problem encountered by every user. When we tested out this bullet smoker, we were very satisfied with it. It does not have all the bells and whistles that some smokers have, but you really do not miss them with this smoker. This little electric bullet smoker does everything you need it to, and it does it well. With the exception of some challenges accessing the wood chip tray, this smoker is very easy to use. We would recommend this smoker to anyone who needs a very basic and portable smoker.

Pros

  • Small, compact size
  • Affordable
  • Very easy to use
  • Maintains temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Spacious interior that accommodates meat of various sizes
  • Easy to read external thermometer

Cons

  • Temperature may fluctuate internally
  • The chips can be difficult to load
  • Some self assembly is required
  • The metal exterior is somewhat thin

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