Pros: Easy to use, produces great bbq
Cons: A little slow coming up to temp
I've had my smoker now for about a month. I picked it up at Cabella's for $299 on sale. I've seen them on line for a little more than that, but not for less anywhere. So check out Cabellas.
So far, I've never hit the mark for the meat being ready on time! That's my fault, not the smoker. I just haven't timed things out well enough - then I get impatient... but I'm learning...
So far, I've smoked a chicken, pork butt, a small brisket and today a tri-tip - so I'm really a noob, but I'm enthusiastic!!
About the smoker:
It is VERY easy to use - I guess that's cheating, but I'm not getting boy scout badges for starting fires. Electricity does the job very nicely.
I really like the smoke generator. I've used both the apple and hickory bisquettes, and both gave a great flavor to the meat.
Being able to maintain the heat in the smoker is apparently key to a great bbq. The Bradley has maintained the heat consistently at target plus or minus 5 degrees. I guess my only complaint here is that it takes up to 90 minutes to reach target temperature.... Not sure why that is, but again... patience, patience, patience.
The box itself seems to be well constructed. The racks feel a little flimsy, but so far so good. Nothing has bent or sagged.
The smoke generator has worked consistently and is very easy to set up and control.
Cleanup is really REALLY easy. All of the removable pieces - wracks etc. remove easily and are dishwasher safe. The interior wipes clean easily - though I don't want to lose that seasoning, so wipedown is pretty minimal.
So far no problems with gaskets or anything.
I'm very satisfied with the product - it does what it says it will do with ease.