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Master Forge Electric Cabinet Smoker Reviews

Positive Reviews


Having problem today


Pros: Integrated meat thermometer great smoke retention

Have owned this for 2 years and have loved it. However getting ready to do a brisket and 3 racks of ribs this AM and when I turn it on its tripping the GFI. Its drizzling out but am under cover even tried getting a different dry extension cord. Moved unit close enough to outlet to eliminate extension cord - same result. Any ideas or other who have had same problem?
Bob Frank

Mine is labeled as a Masterbuilt


Pros: masterbuilt quality insulated cabinet

Cons: Im confused is it not a Masterbuilt? or is this the wrong picture?

Mine came from lowes and the box gives it as a Masterbuilt 20071514, 1100 watt. If the door leaks a little bit you can adjust the latch to hold it closer in. they will also replace the seal.

Negative Reviews




Pros: digital

Cons: digital!!

Bought this unit on a Friday make venison sticks on Saturday and Started a Pork Butt on Saturday night but the electronics failed and left me a wasted piece of meat.

Great While it Lasted


Pros: Fantastic Heat Retention, Easy to control

Cons: Broke after 1 week of use

We had this smoke and it worked great, until it practically fell apart a week after first using it.

More Reviews


Very Easy to use


Pros: Easy to use, set the temperature and go

Cons: Seems like it could use a larger chip tray....

While mine is built by Masterbuilt for Bass Pro Shops it looks identical to this one.   Purchased around Memorial Day weekend (May 18, 2014) with stand for around $210 or so. The stand is a nice addition as it raises the smoker up a bit from the ground.  I also went to my local hardware store and added 4 rubber castors/wheels so I can roll it around.  It is little top heavy and will tip if you roll over a concrete divider if you are not careful, but it beats having to pickup the unit and move it from place to place.  Rolling it around works perfectly.   So far I have smoked ribs, pork loin, salmon,  and beer can chicken all came out great.  ...
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I Love this smoker


Pros: electric and digital is worry free. I also liked these ease of cleening this as well. Temp held very true and the side load for chips was anpther grea

Cons: None

I made country spare ribs the first day. The intense smoke flavor was just the way I like it. The other feature that was so handy was these ease of rolling it to my patio and the compact size for my space yet loads of room in the interior.On the 2nd day I tried my hand at beef jerky. AMAZING....I see a lot of smoking in my future and couldn't be happier with my choice. I read a lot of reviews for other smokers and soooo glad I landed on this. Bought from Lowes who also were exceptional

Master Forge 31.9-in 800-Watt Electric Vertical Smoker - So far so good!


Pros: Easy to Assemble, Good Value, Looks Nice, Works as Advertised

Cons: Hard to Find Online Information (manual mainly), Limited reviews on-line

I still consider myself a newbie at smoking.  Although I have only been smoking for one season, I have learned that temperature regulation is one of the biggest keys to success.  I love my charrgriller with the sfb, but if the wind is blowing I almost always end up finishing a long smoke in the oven.  For this reason alone I decided to get an electric smoker.  I compared models for several days and was pretty well sold on the MES 30.  Unfortunately when I went to pick mine up from the store they were all sold out.  I immediately started running all over town trying to find another.  Eventually I ended up at Lowe's and found the Master Forge ...
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Master Forge Electric Cabinet Smoker


Pros: Everything about this is great

Cons: Low to the ground

Always wanted to smoke my own bbq, finally decided that I could try it with a low end smoker and purchased the Master Forge Electric Cabinet Smoker from Lowes.  Initial model did not have temperature probe but worked fantastic.  Due to an unfortunate incident, no fault of the unit, it had to be replaced.  I was so pleased with the first that I bought another and this has the temp probe.   Smoking meat is easy, the temperature is always well maintained by the unit and the smoke is easily and evenly distributed throughout the cabinet.  I really like the sealing door and latch as it is easy to open and shut one handed and to lock while holding other implements....
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Master Forge Electris Smoker


Pros: Easy to use,Easy to move around,Stays cool on out side.

Cons: Leaks a little around door.

Have used this smoker 3 times. Food turned out great. Smoke 5 racks of ribs, some chicken legs and thighs at same time. Did a boston butt, none feft after 2 meals. Have not used wood chips yet. › Smokers & More › Smokers › Electric Smokers › Cabinet Style › Master Forge Electric Cabinet Smoker › Master Forge Electric Cabinet Smoker Reviews