The Masterbuilt smokers are some of the most popular smokers around the BBQ community. The company has been manufacturing some of the top line smokers to cater the needs of both new comers and experienced used alike.
The latest smoker from manufacturer is the Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker. This smoker has tons of features better geared towards convenience of the user and by offering large capacity to cook.
Masterbuilt released two different versions for this electric smoker. One is the 40 inches version, which we will be reviewing today and the other is the smaller 30 inches version.
Features of Masterbuilt 40 Electric Smoker
Large cooking capacity – The Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker features space to cook approximately 35 lbs of food in any given session. This is large enough for a big gathering or party.
Includes RF remote – the RF remote featured on the cooker is extremely convenient. It controls the internal light of the cooker as well as the cooking timer, temperature and the meat temperature.
Built in probe – with this electric smoker, you will never need to buy an external digital thermometer because the smoker has one built-in. This probe checks the internal temperature of the meat and displays on the front panel.
Drip pan (front access) – the front access drip pan is another convenience based feature which allows you to easily remove and place the drip pan to collect dripping juices and fat from the meat.
Features a large viewing window – the Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker is one of those smokers which feature a see through window. This helps the user see the condition of the meat inside without opening the doors and ruining the temperature and cooking.
Chip loader on the side – the chip loader is easily removable through the sides. This makes refilling the smoker with more wood chips a very easy task since you do not have to open the front doors.
Adjustable racks – the smoker features four adjustable racks which can be easily removed and placed in the smoker, again giving the user maximum convenience.
|Model||Masterbuilt 20075315 40-Inch|
|Cooking capacity (lbs)||Approximately 35|
|Cooking space (square inches)||975|
|Adjustable racks (nos)||4|
|Temperature Controller Type||Thermostat, digital|
|Cooking Temp Range (°F)||100 to 275|
|Heating Element Power Rating (W)||1200|
|External Dimensions (in)||19.6(W) x 25.7(D) x 40(H)|
|Manufacturer Warranty||90 Days|
Pros and Cons of the Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker
- 900 square inches of cooking area
- Front window
- Built in temperature probe
- Digital thermometer
- Digital timer
- Controllable internal lights
- 1200 watts of heat rating
- 275 F maximum temperature reach
- Premium build quality
- Short warranty of 3 months
Tips when using the Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker
The 40 inches smoker features a front see through window. When cooking using this cooker, do not open the front doors just because you saw something through the window. Your curiosity to see the meat from the inside can ruin the cooking.
Make sure whenever you want to check the tenderness of the meat, do so with the probe internal meat temperature readings which is featured on the smoker.
The Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker is an excellent smoker when it comes to operation and ease of use. The many features of the smoker allows for a seamless cooking session with peace of mind.
The short warranty of the smoker is a little drawback but given the premium built quality of all the Masterbuilt smokers, this is not a very big issue.