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Little Chief Front Loading Home Electric Smoker Reviews

Gumbo2go

Pretty Good Smoker for Casual Use

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Pros: Lightweight, easy to use, simple design

Cons: Uninsulated box gets too cold during winter..., Kind of fragile design which could get dented very easily.

Bought a lightly used model from a guy and have used the smoker about 6 times.   Does a good job but if you desire a more permanent type of smoker chose something more durable.  The electric heating element does not throw out much heat but it does a good job for what it is built to do.  Not a bad little smoker for occasional use.  Has a few racks to hold enough meat for your family.  Not made for the "serious" smoker crowd though.  I think that it would be great for cold smoking things!   Just my two cents,
atlantis8

Just delivered and smoking beef jerky already

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Pros: Simple to use, no moving parts, holds a sufficient amount

Cons: none so far

Well, it was delivered at 12noon and here it is 357pm and I have a load of jerky going already. I had prepared the beef ahead of time in anticipation of it's arrival. It's been about 25 years since i made jerky, and then it was in a bullet type charcoal smoker, kind of a mess to work with for me. My friend has had a Little Chief for years and I trust him, so I foowed suite. Glad I did.
Hooligan8403

My first smoker.

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Pros: Simple to use, Good overall temp stability

Cons: Have to lift the whole front panel to get to food

This was my first smoker and what  learned to smoke on. I didnt know what to expect from it since my dad ha always used an el cheapo brinkman charcoal smoker. Was given this by a friends dad who said he never use it anymore and Im always looking for new cooking toys so I took it with no hesitation. Glad I did too as it was a great little smoker. It smoked everything from brisket to leg of lamb to salmon perfectly every time. Didnt hold a whole brisket just a flat cut but it was more than adequate for my needs at the time. Temps stayed consistent unless it was a really cold day. Id get another for fish and cold smoking in a heart beat.
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