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Brinkmann 810-7080-4 Gourmet Electric Smoker and Grill, Red

Average User Rating:
4.1875/5,
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Price:
$97.95
By:
Brinkmann
  • The Gourmet Electric is our top-of-the-line double grill electric smoker & grill. It has two chrome plated steel cooking grills for a 50 pound cooking capacity, a front hinged door for easy access to the water pan, and wooden handles that stay cool to the touch. The base pan houses a 1500 watt heating element and lava rocks. It converts easily to a waist high grill. It also has a separate base pan design for easy set up and clean up. UL Listed.
  • Binding:
    Lawn & Patio
    Brand:
    Brinkmann
    EAN:
    0039953508691
    Feature:
    Measures 17 by 17 by 35 inches; 1-year limited warranty
    Is Autographed:
    0
    Is Memorabilia:
    0
    Height:
    35 inches
    Length:
    17 inches
    Weight:
    33 pounds
    Width:
    17 inches
    Label:
    Brinkmann
    List Price:
    $169.95
    Manufacturer:
    Brinkmann
    Model:
    810-7080-4
    MPN:
    810-7080-4
    Package Quantity:
    1
    Product Group:
    Lawn & Patio
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_LAWN_AND_GARDEN
    Publisher:
    Brinkmann
    Studio:
    Brinkmann
    Title:
    Brinkmann 810-7080-4 Gourmet Electric Smoker and Grill, Red
    UPC:
    039953508691
    Color:
    Red
    Material Type:
    Metal
    Material Type Set Element:
    Metal

Recent User Reviews

  1. markozark
    2/5,
    "Wish I'd have looked a little longer..."
    Value:
    1/5,
    Quality:
    1/5,
    Ease of Use:
    3/5,
    Heat Control:
    1/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Nov 1, 2013
    Purchase Price:
    85.00
    Pros - Price, size, loved the charcoal smoker
    Cons - Heat element not reliableB
    Bought the electric version to replace my charcoal smokers that were lost in tornado.  Had a friend who put out some great ribs, turkeys, etc on his in a lot less time.  So far, have had three disappointing turkeys off of this thing!  Heats 13-14 lb. bird (stuffed or unstuffed) to no more than 150 degrees after 12 hours before it gets put in the oven to finish cooking!  Am looking for a different style or going back to charcoal!  Any suggestions?  50- 60 degrees outside with full water pan.
  2. dave from ohio
    4/5,
    "Great smoker for part-time smoking"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    4/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    3/5,
    Purchase Date:
    May 12, 2014
    Purchase Price:
    85.00
    Pros - Plug it in and not needing to constantly watch.
    Cons - No thermometer
    Great little beginner weekend smoker. I have done whole chicken, wings, pork butt, and baby back ribs (using the 2-2-1 method) and they turned out great if you like fall off the bone ribs. I might cut them back to 2-1-1 for a little more bite. I want to try brisket and shrimp next. 
  3. mbarys
    5/5,
    "Great beginner smoker"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    5/5,
    Heat Control:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Purchase Price:
    70.00
    Pros - Set it and forget it
    Cons - No temp regulator
    I bought this last year at Home Depot after trying my hand at charcoal smokers the last five years. This electric model really took the guessing out of maintaining a temperature. I've cooked ribs and a brisket on it to perfection. Actually, this was the first time my brisket actually cooked right and tasted good! I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get in the smoke arena. I think it's time to move on to a bigger model. It will also be an electric!

User Comments

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  1. tedlnancy
    I have been using one of these for 6 years.  I just smoke things for family and small get togethers, so I don't yet have a reason to buy expensive equipment.
    Here is what I do in cool/cold or windy weather.  I bought a small welding blanket on ebay and used wire to connect the grommets on the sides and top.  It fits well over the verticle smoker and makes a huge difference in maintaining a good cooking temperature. This blanket has allowed me to use the smoker in cold weather with good results.
    Whenever my burner element dies, I plan to buy a replacement with temperature controls.  I have seen several on ebay that should fit into this smoker.  So far, the element just keeps plugging along.
  2. markozark
  3. rdtripp
    The only way to get any temperature out of this smoker is to use it with no water in the water pan. Make sure and line the water pan with foil or you have a mess to clean up from baked on dripping in the dry pan.
     
    Any wind or cold weather will hurt you on this model too.
  4. just george
  5. everythingsmoke
    For the money you can get a master built 40 " electric for $299 all the time and sometimes its on sale. Great unit for set it and forget it with great results.
  6. rowsteve58
    I like my baby backs fall off the bone tender.  What is the 2-2-1 method I'm reading about, and if I were in the market for a new electric smoker, what is the best one under $400?  Thanks,
  7. newmexicosmoke
    Hello mrjohnny,
    What I found in the long run (2 years+) is that the plastic jack tends to get hot enough to distort and eventually the electrical connection deteriorates.
    The box has a 15 amp fuse which has never blown. The triac (varies the current output) is rated at 25 amps.
    What I did was to remove the plastic plug, extend the wiring about 6 inches and attach another jack. Or you can chop off the end of an extension and attach that. If you know someone who can do it, I recommend that. We are talking 120 volts and current between 12 to 13amps.
    For about $25 and some work you can tame the Brinkman. It has a 1500 watt heater and at full current mine sets the wood on fire in a few minutes.
    I start at full heat and then turn it down to where the wood is smoldering just right. Then you can experiment with different CHUNK sizes. I wouldn't bother with pellets or chips except to put some on the heater and then the chunks on top.
    I also bought a round replacement grid at Home Depot and some bolts and nuts to make a platform that sits above the heater for more control.
    I can very the temp at the top from 180 to 300, verified with a calibrated digital thermometer. The issue with this smoker is not getting hot enough but to torn it down, at least in my case.
    The element will eventually blow, but at the easy price the smoker sells for, replacing it is not so bad. I get about 18 months from running at reduced heat.
    I really like it (enough to have two). as it takes just a few minutes to tart and you smokin'. I also have a 40" Smoke Hollow propane smoker but I use the Brinkman the most.
    Cheers and enjoy
  8. mrjohnny
    I just bought the same Brinkmann and am trying to regulate the temps on it. Just wondering how that speed control device has worked out for you in the long term. Does it require a lot of tinkering to maintain temps? Did the device hold up or not? Did it burn out due to excessive heat? Thanks!
  9. mrjohnny
    I just bought the same Brinkmann and am trying to regulate the temps on it. Just wondering how that speed control device has worked out for you in the long term. Did you ever test it with the water pan installed and filled? Does it require a lot of tinkering to maintain temps? Did the device hold up or not? Did it burn out due to excessive heat? Thanks!
  10. danbono
    Hi Blue Let me know how the speed controller works out. I have the Master Forge Electric vertical smoker. Looking for something to give me constant temps for long over nite smokes.
    Thanks Dan