Ok, so the most asked question when looking at buying an electric smoker is:
Can electric smokers be used indoors?
Electric smokers can definitely be used indoors and any electric smoker will do, as long as it doesn’t use gas, charcoal or wood for fuel. Using highly combustible fuel in indoor grilling is unsafe so that’s why most people in small condo’s use an electric smoker grill.
What Kinds of Foods can be Cooked with the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker?
Spring and summer spans 6 months of each calendar year and these are the favorite months of smokers and barbecue grill enthusiasts to smoke food outdoors.
The summer heat and least amount of rainfall during these months makes smoking food around the bottom half of the afternoon is very ideal.
Whether it’s in your own backyard, or out camping on parks, or maybe you prefer a more scenic place like near the cliffs of The Grand Canyon; grilling your favorite recipes is best done during the summer and spring seasons.
Now I don’t like to advertise the most expensive Masterbuilt smoker and that’s centainly not the one I got, so I will just go with what I myself have bought and still use: the Masterbuilt 20077515 Front Controller Electric Smoker.
Now, it’s got the front window and RF controlled temperature so I don’t have to sit with it or check it every half-hour or so while it cooks. Here’s the one I’ve got:
Check the remote RF function on this thing:
But what about during the autumn and winter seasons?
You certainly can’t smoke food outdoors due to the dropping temperatures, so you’ll have no choice but to do it indoors; and the best smoker grill for the job is the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker or any other electric smoker as long as it doesn’t use gas, charcoal or wood for fuel.
Using highly combustible fuel in indoor grilling is unsafe that’s why we opted for the electric grill. You’ll enjoy the vertically arranged designs of the 30 and 40-inch electric smokers from Masterbuilt.
These grills are the best space saving grills around and this is the best smoker for you if you’re renting a small flat or a condo.
You can smoke up to 3 or 4 different foods at a time with the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker which means that you’ll also save half the time to cook your meals! Meals you can cook with the electric smoker includes:
- Fish fillets
- Pork chops
Electric smokers can only cook easy to cook meals, so you don’t shove the whole turkey in there for Thanksgiving or chunks of meat that are larger than 5 square inch.
It is not designed for those kinds of food and either your electric smoker will break down or your food won’t cook thoroughly. So only cook foods that are mentioned above and only cook them in small sizes.
The size of the grill rack should tell you the maximum volume of content that can fit inside this vertically stacked grill.
3 Types of Electric Grills: Open Style, Contact Style and vertically stacked
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Open Grill Type indoor smoker
All Masterbuilt’s smokers including Masterbuilt Electric Smoker are all closed vertically stacked type, so it definitely does not fall under this category of indoor electric grill.
If you plan to get an open grill style smoker, then choose one that comes with a lid cover. Most of this type of grill nowadays often comes with a lid cover, so you probably won’t have to give it too much thought.
A lid cover ensures that all of the steam and smoke are contained inside the smoker. You wouldn’t want to set off the fire alarms in your area, now do you?
This is especially important if you in crowded urban areas like a high rise apartment or condominium building. Example of open grill smokers include the Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler, T-fal GC702 OptiGrill Indoor Electric Grill and the Delonghi BG24 Perfecto Indoor Grill.
Contact Grill Type
This type of grill has the grill rack as well as the lid cover lined with electrically induced heating rods in order to simulate smoking food – it even leaves char marks on the food!
When you go to the home depot, ask for the easily removable grill racks, so that cleaning them will be a breeze. Brands that offer contact grill type smokers are George Foreman, Krups Universal Grill, Panini Maker, Hamilton Beach MealMaker Express Grill and Cuisinart Griddler GR-4.
Vertically Stacked Grill Type
The Masterbuilt Electric Smoker and all other grills made by Masterbuilt are vertical grills as I mentioned earlier; however, it isn’t the only manufacturer in the barbecue grill industry that sells vertical grills.
So you can be sure to find an array of designs of this type of smoker when you go to the home depot in your area. The best thing about this type of grill is that you can smoke several foods on a multiple layer of racks at a time (some designs even have meat hooks at the top for added bonus).
It also very easy to install anywhere in your condo or apartment, and are very easy to clean which makes it a favorite for indoor smoker enthusiasts in North America. Known brands that offer vertical smokers are Masterbuilt, of course, Smoke Canyon, Webber, Oklahoma and Dyna-Glo.
With the Masterbuilt Electric Smoker your indoor grilling experience will be very satisfactory and in time you’ll want to smoke a whole lot of recipes in it.
You’ll be an expert griller in no time and soon your friends will beg you to cook for them with your amazing recipes, especially during the autumn and winter seasons where people prefer to stay indoors.
Perhaps the only thing you’ll need to worry about is getting a bigger grill and this time probably one for the outdoors with gas, wood or charcoal fueled.