I have a Master Forge 1600w Red Bullet Electric Smoker. Even on it's highest setting after several hours, the thermometer in the top reads just over 200 degrees. I cannot seem to get it get any hotter. Am I doing something wrong? Is there any way I can get it to go hotter? Thanks.
Can't get electric smoker up to temperature
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I would bet a month's PAY that the thermometer in the top of that unit is just worthless. Try using a digital probe hanging inside the box and see if that doesn't make a difference. Calibrate whatever you use using the boiling water test (looking for 212F).
If after all that you still show only 200F then your heating element isn't working correctly and I would take it back or call their customer service.