Masterbuilt smokers are among the most popular models around the BBQ community. The company has been manufacturing top-of-the-line smokers to cater to the needs of both newcomers and experienced users alike.
There were three 40-inch electric models the Masterbuilt, 20070311, 20075315 and 20070115, which are now discontinued.
The latest smoker from this manufacturer is the Masterbuilt 40 Inch MES series. This smoker has tons of convenient cooking features and a large cooking area which features innovation both a novice and a pro will appreciate.
|Masterbuilt MES 440S
|Masterbuilt MB20074719 Mes
|Masterbuilt MB20073519 MES
|Masterbuilt MB20071619 Mes
|Bluetooth Smart Technology
|20.86 x 25.19 x 45.47 in
|18.22 x 24.82 x 42.37 in
|19.88 x 20.66 x 33.46 in
|18.21 x 24.59 x 42.23 in
Masterbuilt released two different versions of the electric smoker: analog and digital. They have also a smaller version which is Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smoker.
Features of Masterbuilt 40 Electric Smoker
Large Cooking Capacity – The Masterbuilt 40 features enough cooking space to fit approximately 35 lbs. of food at once. That is large enough for a big gathering or party.
Includes RF Remote – The RF remote featured on the cooker is exceptionally convenient. It controls the internal light of the smoker, as well as the cooking timer, temperature settings, and the cooking temperature.
Built-in Temperature Probe – For this electric smoker, you will never need to buy an external digital thermometer. The probe checks the internal temperature of the meat and displays it on the front panel.
Front Access Drip Pan – The front access drip pan is another feature with convenience in mind. You can quickly remove and replace the drip pan without interrupting the cooking process, or accidentally burning yourself.
Large Viewing Window – The Masterbuilt 40 Electric Smoker features a large viewing window that allows users to monitor the smoking process without opening the door and releasing heat and smoke. The window is made of tempered glass and is located in front of the smoker. It provides a clear view of the meat and allows users to check the progress of their smoking without interrupting the cooking process. This
Side Chip Loader – 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. To add wood chips, simply slide out the tray, fill it with wood chips, and slide it back into the smoker. This system allows for consistent heat and smoke levels during the smoking process, making it easier to achieve the desired flavor and texture in your smoked meats.
Adjustable racks – The smoker features four cooking racks that can be easily removed and adjusted. That provides simplistic smoking for any size or amount of food at once.
If you want to smoke Meats this is your machine keeps a very accurate temperature very easy to operate and the food is delicious. ~ Johnny Fudpucker
Pros and Cons of the Masterbuilt 40 electric smoker
- 900 in2 Cooking Area
- Front Window
- Built-In Digital Thermometer
- Digital Timer
- Controllable Internal Lights
- 1200 Watt Heat Bulb
- 275° F Maximum Temperature
- Premium Build Quality
- Short warranty of 3 months
- Heat elements won’t keep up the temperature in cold weather
- Smoke at low temps terrible
- The front controller is not waterproof, you wanna keep it covered in case of any rain.
- Cleaning up is a little bit difficult.
Masterbuilt’s Bluetooth Technology
Masterbuilt’s Bluetooth technology allows users to control their bbq using their smartphone or tablet. The technology allows for precise temperature and time settings, as well as the ability to monitor the progress of the bbq from a distance. The Bluetooth connectivity feature also allows for easy access to recipes and cooking tips through the Masterbuilt app. It is available on iOS and android.
Tips When Using the Masterbuilt 40 Electric Smoker
The 40-inch smoker features a see-through front window. During cooking, opening the doors will only ruin the temperature. Your curiosity can spoil the meal.
Make sure whenever you want to check the tenderness of the meat, do so with the digital thermometer built into the smoker.
The Masterbuilt 40 is an excellent smoker when it comes to operation and ease of use. The many features of the smoker allow for a seamless cooking session with peace of mind.
The short warranty of the smoker is a little drawback but given the premium build quality of all the Masterbuilt smokers, this is not a very big issue.