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97% Positive Reviews
Rated #1 in Smoke Generators


Pros: Hours & Hours & hours of smoke without any bother

Cons: Can't think of any

This thing is so easy to use, and works perfectly. I had other smoke generators, and all of them stop smoking or smoke too much, without constantly having to babysit them. One even said I might have to tap it now & then. It was more like tap it every 10 or 15 minutes, or jam a screwdriver in it to get it going again.

This little A-MAZE-N-SMOKER really is amazing! You just fill it with wood dust, light it, put it in your smoker, and then you can go worry about other things, because this thing will burn for hours, and hours, and hours all by itself. You don't even need a smoker. You could smoke meat with this thing in a cardboard box !

Also as far as cleaning goes, when it cools off, I just tap it against the inside of a bucket to empty it. Then a quick brushing with a little bristle brush (less than 1 minute), or you can throw it in the Dishwasher!


Pros: Easy to fill and to place. Hours of TBS, Well made.

Cons: Takes a bit of practice to keep it lit in Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouses.

I own the 5x8 pellet smoker. Thanks to the AMNPS and the MES 30 1st generation model that I own, I haven't had to do any mods or anything special to use this smoker. I also don't have to buy any brand-specific wood pellets to use with a brand-specific pellet loader. I buy all my wood pellets from Todd because anyone who can design such a great pellet smoker obviously knows quality wood pellets as well. In fact, I just placed an order today for mesquite pellets from Todd. he sells them in 2 lb. and 5 lb. bags but I rarely need to use more than a half-pound to a pound of pellets for a 4-hour smoke, and even then I'm typically using a mix of woods.


The AMNPS worked great the first couple of times I used it but then started going out the next three times after that. With recommendations from both Todd and Bearcarver on how to properly light it, place it in the smoker, and how to keep the humidity down inside my MES, my last smoke was a breeze. The beef brisket was superb and, thanks to the AMNPS, it had just the right amount of smoke.


I'm embarrassed to say that I'm on my second AMNPS. As great as it is, Todd "neglected" to design it to be placed literally smoking hot on a plastic resin patio table without the AMNPS melting through the table with the molten plastic hardening into a plastic coating on the underside of the pellet smoker. Don't ask me what I was thinking when I put the darn thing on a plastic table and forgot about it because I still have no idea. I decided it was easier to just buy a new one instead of trying to liquefy the plastic and attempt to rub it off the old one. Maybe I can display it in the backyard as an objet d'art...


There are a few add-on pellet smokers on the market but from my first day of membership in these forums, the guys recommended the AMNPS and praised Todd for his great customer service. I've been returning those twin favors every chance I get. For me, this is the best pellet smoker on the market at any price--and it's both a hot and cold smoker. There are no replacement smoke cartridges to buy, no drilling holes in the wall of the smoker (not in mine, anyway). no hassle. The only additional thing needed is a propane torch to ignite the wood pellets.


I'd like to point out that while Todd and Bear were coaching me on how to keep the AMNPS lit, they also gave me valuable information on how my MES works, info that you won't get from Masterbuilt customer service. They've given me more confidence in using my MES and the AMNPS. Cooking with a smoker is supposed to be fun. With the AMNPS, it's both fun and easy.


Pros: Cheap, Easy To Use, Stupid Simple

Cons: None

Use on any smoker. Many varieties of wood available. Smoke anything cold or hot.

2 sizes available.


Pros: IT will allow you to add as much pellets to allow for smoking times as required

Cons: I cant think of any - if you can light wood - you can use this anywhere!

I have had this for a long time - you can add this to many different smokers, or use this as a mailbox mod.

The simplicity of this is the meaning of success! load pellets, light them and put them in where you need smoke. The other brands don't cook as well or last.


Pros: Easy, handy, worked as instructed

Cons: I don't get to run out every 20-30 minutes and add wood chips...

So easy to use-best purchase in a long time!  It is everything they say-follow the instructions and you will be a success.  I double smoked a ham and it was wonderful!  This weekend i will do ribs!


Pros: makes smoke

Cons: made in China, wobbles on a flat surface

I was impressed with the reviews so I went to there Website took a look still thinking "$35.00 is a lot for this little thing". So I ordered it anyway. 


It looks well built but when I set it on my table I noticed it rocks back and forth. It has a 1/2" twist to it over the 8" side. I know some people are thinking "so what, it only is producing smoke what's the big deal"? The big deal is, for the price $35.00 I assumed (my mistake for assuming) that this is something made in USA.  I would NOT purchased this at $35.00 ($15.00 yes) if I knew it was made in China. I expect not so great of quality from Chinese made products that why we pay less for for them.


Pros: Easy to Use, Pellets Last a Long Time.. Great Variety of Flavors.

Cons: None

I only had this 3 days and I couldn't be more pleased as I have used it 3 times in 3 days. I filled the tray today at 6am for a pork butt and at 3pm 9 hours later there is still half a row left of pellets. I am using the mailbox method and running duct work to the opening of my chip tray, 3" opening and duct work fits perfectly. I put the AMNS in the mail box and close the lid. WHats great about this feature is I was able to cold smoke cheese and not worry about the heat melting the cheese. Another nice feature is no matter how low I set my smoker temp (electric smoker) I can smoke and not worry that there isn't enough heat to actually smoke the wood chips. There are no fluctuations in smoking like with chips that start off strong and taper down to nothing. These product with the pellet produce a PERFECT non stop smoke and its blue smoke the highest quality of smoke. Plus these pellets are 100 pure wood, no fillers.

the mailbox method of smoking is perfect as I don't have to worry about drippings hitting the pellets putting them out or the tray taking up space in my smoker.. 

I love this tray, built very solid. holds about 12 hours give or take.. Each row is roughly 3-4 hours of smoking, so its easy, you are only cooking for 3 or 4 hours, just fill one row and its good to go..., ...With the chips you really never know how long they will last.. With this set it and forget it...





Pros: Easy to use. You set the smoking time by adding as many pellets as needed.

Cons: Nothing

I have an MES 40 with the mailbox mod and this works perfect with it. Smoke runs right through unit and kisses meat each time. Food is never too smokey, always perfect. I'd recommend it to anyone with an MES.


Pros: To early to comment on anything other than most excellent customer service

After reading all the comments about ANMPS, especially the ones on how they free you from babysitting the smoker (unless you want to) I've been thinking about ordering one. Today was the day. I poked about the A-MAZE-N-SMOKER site for about 20 minutes still procrastinating. Finally clicked on the order button and an A-MAZE-N thing started to happen! I immediately received an order confirmation and within 34 minutes received shipping confirmation and tracking information!! I'm still stunned about the speed and couldn't be more excited to know that it's on its way to me. Sure wish I had done this on Tuesday so it'd be in my hands right now! I'll let you know how we fare. Happy smoking to all!


Congrats on getting your product on Amazon,i just stopped by there and left a 5 star review.
Have to tell you I LOVE mine,made such awesome foods with it.


The A-MAZE-N-SMOKER was created out of my need to "Cold Smoke" meat, fish and cheese. After months of testing, we found the perfect combination of design, materials and sawdust that gives consistent results every time. The 6"x6" smoker will smoke for 6-8 hours on 4 oz. of A-MAZE-N-DUST and the 6"x8" smoker will burn for 8-10 hours on 6 oz. of A-MAZE-N-DUST.

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