The Southern Country 2 in 1 Electric Water Smoker & Grill is your perfect companion in the kitchen. As compared to charcoal smokers, this product boasts optimal control, faster cooking, and less monitoring. With this product, you are more free to do other things while waiting for your food to cook. The product features a high powered water boiler that produces steam and a wood chip burner that works in tandem to provide an exquisite taste for your dishes. The thermostat can be finely controlled, from low to medium, to high settings.
One of the best things about this smoker is that it can be easily converted to a portable grill. With its wide cooking area, you can cook as much as 50 pounds of meat all in one time. The product also features two nickel-plated 15 ½ inch cooking grids so you can cook at different levels. There are also sliding access doors that make it easy for you to check on water levels if necessary. Another really neat feature of this device is that, you can now add wood and without removing the lid and changing the temperature.
Features and Specifications
- Electric Water Smoker
- 1650 Watt Heating Element
- Removable Thermostat
- Heat Resistant Wood side and Hood Handles
- 351 Square Inches of Cooking Surface
- Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 22.6 x 17.2 inches ; 27 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 26 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- ASIN: B0007XXNU4
- Item model number: 5030-4-181
Most of the reviews we found out involved happy costumers. One customer was happy with the fact that the smoker can be converted to charcoal, just in case you want your dishes to taste like it’s been cooked with charcoal. The thermostat of this product is also great: it allows for constant temperature control so you can cook you dishes the way you want in the time you time.
There were some complaints however about the wood chunks on the coils. One user said that he found it hard to balance the wood on the electric coils, although this can be solved with some practice. There have also been complaints regarding the gap under the lid. This may be a problem since the gap give smoke a place to escape. If the smoke lessens, the quality of food will also decrease, or worse, it won’t even be cooked well. Another complaint is about the instructions. We found one user who said that he found it difficult to use the product since the instructions were only for the charcoal use. The electric control also received several criticisms in that it is flimsy and was said to have been broken easily.
Despite the negative reviews, however, a lot of users bought this product and found themselves satisfied. One user was specifically happy about the assembly time. He was able to assemble the parts in only less than an hour. It is also very easy to use. All you have to do is follow the instructions carefully and you won’t make mistakes. It also takes a short time to get to know the product more. Users also found this product to be very durable. There were users who swore by the product, having had to use them for more than two years. They said that after all these years, the product still works perfectly. The product also has a good customer service, plus, it won’t be difficult for you to clean. One of the best qualities of the product is the sliding door. Unlike other smokers, this door prevents the temperature from changing when you want to check on your water and the food that you are cooking.