Fumoir au propane Broil King(MD) Smoke Cabinet, 14000 BTU est évalué
Rated 5 de
Awesome smoker for the money.
Purchased this smoker 6 months ago. It's the first smoker ive owned. Book off an evening to assemble the unit, but it's a fairly straight forward process. I've done 4 batches now of smoked salmon & trout, and it does a great job. It does smoke a little hotter then most of those electric ones, (little/big chief....) but I just replace chips a little more frequently and take some time off the process. I can have it linger as low as 180-200. I find it produces a tastier finished product then the electric units, and the moisture tray is an awesome feature. The doors seal fantastically, and it can also double as a BBQ (I've had it up to 400). I'm not a big fan of the wheel design though, make sure you plan your smoking location well before you start smoking as it's a bit of a beast to move.
Date de publication: 2016-02-03
Rated 3 de
Decent Smoker; Decent Value
I bought this a month ago and here is what I have to say:
1. Assembly: takes about an hour and is not difficult. However, the base comes in four parts. A single base would be better. The hinges are really two pins per door which will make them easy to lose. There are no extra pins in the box. The screw/bolt holes do not always line up and some elbow grease is needed. Castors are weak and I do not expect will last long.
2. Use: my biggest complaint is that it is very difficult to keep the temperature as low as 225F, which is the key temperature for ribs. Controlling temp above 235F is fairly easy. The water pan and smoker pan are decent quality steel, could be better.
3. Thermometer: is not accurate. I have a digital thermometer which I use instead. The thermometer with the unit is up to 10F off depending on where I put my digital ambient probe.
4. Overall quality: thicker gauge steel could have been used. I bought this largely for the Broil King name and expected higher quality, but it does the job. Warranty could and should be better.
Date de publication: 2015-08-16
Rated 4 de
Good Smoker, Good value.
I've owned this smoker for about a year and a half. Assembly was easy, but did take a few hours. The construction and design is excellent. Easy to maintain and clean the racks. Although I'm not a fan of the wheels, as I find them kinda flimsy. I don't recommend moving this smoker around regularly. The seal on the cabinet is excellent, and I figured out the temperature control, after a couple of uses. I've smoked, ribs, fish, brisket and chicken, and this smoker has done a great job with all of it.
Date de publication: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 de
Awesome results - better than a restaurant
Can smoke so much at a time - I've done beef jerky, burgers, briskets, pork ribs, pork roasts - alot at the same time. Easy to feed a group of people without a lot of work. I get to enjoy my company without standing at a bbq and putting out fires.
Date de publication: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 de
My first smoker
I had always wanted a smoker and since our 12 year old gas grill is now in BBQ Heaven, Rest it's soul !!! It was time to buy one but wait you have to research it to death until they all start to look the same. Well after reviewing many different brands on the Internet and many big box store visits, I found this one at my local hardware store. It seemed to suit my needs but it had very little online reviews.
After about 3 days of looking at the floor model...I took the plunge and bought a new boxed up unit. Many stops later for new Propane Tank, Propane, Ribs, Salmon and Mothers Day Flowers. It was finally time to assemble it.
Assembly was straight forward except for the following.
My smoker was missing 1 built-in nut...not a big deal...it stands upright fine without it
The included thermometer is way off IMHO but this goes for other smokers too. Not sure why this is :-(
So at the time off purchase bought an Oven Proof Thermometer...probably solved.
Okay ready to go, did the 30 min burn off on High - check
Set Temp for 225 degrees - check
Soaked wood chips loaded - check
Wait for smoke and temp to be just right - check
Load the ribs and salmon - check
Salmon ready to eat - check
Ribs ready to eat - check
Wife's comment on the salmon - nice flavor and seasoning but bit too smoky. My bad on using too much wood chips.
Son's too busy eating both racks of ribs to comment - guess this means the smoker passes :-)
Next night reheated a store roasted whole chicken and turned out nice, good flavor and just the right amount of smoky taste.
So far as a newbie smoker, I am happy with my purchase and with some practice will have many years of enjoying smoked foods.
Assembly was straight forward
Caster Wheels are a nice touch
I like the outside coated finish
Fold down drip tray
Ease to Light
Adjustable feet for leveling
Missing nut for Step 4
Included thermometer is off
Hope you enjoyed my review and happy smoking :-)
Date de publication: 2016-05-11
Rated 3 de
Raising the heat...how?
More of a FAQ...
I see where many are having problems 'lowering' their temp...I cannot get mine over 200 on the outside thermometer (215 on the oven thermometer I placed inside). I'm not peaking or opening any doors. The upper grates are closed (except for the wee bit for the meat thermometer wire to squeeze through--no noticeable loss of smoke). The bottom ones are open as installed.
I like what I've done so far but...I'll revisit this comment/review page once the above has been resolved and I use it a few more times after that.
Date de publication: 2016-09-08
Rated 4 de
Good quality smoker
Bought this smoker 6 months ago now, temp. gauge was out by 40 degrees, could
not get temp under 260 at first , had to purchase new regulator with a control on it for more range, this worked and can now go as low as 170, wood chip pan was way to far from burner and had to make notches lower to acomadate the rails and now this works, after these 3 mods. this smoker works great, would not recomend this to first time buyer as they may be upset how it works not knowing how to modify it. However I love the quality of it and is now spot on
Date de publication: 2019-12-19
Rated 4 de
First Trial was successful
Holding a constant temperature was my biggest difficulty, but that seems to be the case with most smokers. Ample rack space give the cook lots of load options. I smoked a brisket my first go, and it was most excellent. My only regret is that I didn't do the potatoes and veggies in the smoker as well. Overall, I like the size of the Broil King Gas Smoker and it's very user friendly. Keep an eye on your water tray and make sure you pre-soak the wood chips.
Date de publication: 2018-04-22