Master Forge is a company dedicated to charcoal and gas grills.
They are part of the Lowe’s company and they are not producing those grills but only importing them, which got me thinking about the Master Forge electric smoker.
Is that really their smoker or do they have a contract with some other company?
Actually, that isn’t important because here I am focusing on the quality, performance, and characteristics of one smoker and not the brand tied to it.
That is why I want to show you if this smoker is good for you and your family so you can decide whether it fits your needs or not.
So, let us focus on the smoker and its performance and not on the name of the smoker.
I want to make my review of this Master Forge electric smoker so you can get to know it and decide if it is a good smoker for you and your family.
The smoker looks pretty simple, it has only one color-black and there is no decoration on the smoker, except the sticker of the brand.
This Master Forge electric smoker has 730 square inches of cooking space which is spread on 4 cooking grids in the smoker.
You can smoke any type of food in the smoker because it has an 800-watt heating element in it.
As you can see from the picture, the smoker doesn’t have a window on the doors which means it is not the best choice for beginners.
Beginners love to check out how their meal is doing, which means they want to look inside the smoker.
That is why smokers with windows on the doors are a better choice for beginners.
You can’t open the doors every 5 minutes to check out the meal because you will lose too much heat and smoke which means that the entire smoking process can last for eternity.
Besides that little difference, the smoker is pretty OK.
The double-wall firebox makes sure that the heat and the smoke stay inside the smoker and the high-temperature doors make sure the smoker is sealed shut the entire time.
Since the smoker only has one door on the product they made side doors for wood chips.
That is very convenient because you don’t have to open the big doors to add wood chips.
I think that this feature is a must-have feature for every electric smoker on the market today.
It makes the entire smoking process easier.
This is a digital Master Forge smoker as you can see on the digital controls located right above the doors.
I like the fact that they are on the front side of the smoker because there is a company that loves to push them on the back topside.
The digital push-button control helps you easily set the time and the temperature of the smoking process which means you can smoke anything for as long as you like.
You can also transport this Master Forge electric smoker because it has rear wheels.
It would be better if it had them on all legs, but I don’t think this can be a dealbreaker.
A good thing about this smoker is the fact that it comes with an integrated meat thermometer so you can measure the temperature even more precisely.
Even though it is a Master Forge electric smoker, a smoker from an unknown company, it seems a pretty decent electric smoker.
I would recommend it to people who are interested in smoking different types of food because it seems like it can deliver what you ask for.
But, there is one thing you should know.
These Master Forge electric smoker models are identical to the Masterbuilt smokers which means you can expect the same amount of quality as on the Masterbuilt electric smokers, but since they aren’t made by the same brand, be careful because you don’t know about the quality of materials used in the smoker.
- Rear wheels
- 800-watt heating element
- 732 square inches space.
- Unknown brand
Like I have already mentioned in the introduction, Master Forge is not a manufacturer which means that they can’t provide you replacement parts or accessories for their smokers.
But, that doesn’t have to be so bad because their smokers look like Masterbuilt.
That means that every accessory and spare part made by Masterbuilt can be used as Master Forge parts.
Before you enter the whole Masterbuilt and Master Forge combination, make sure that you know which Master Forge smoker is identical to the Masterbuilt smoker because you have to find a spare part that fits on the smoker.
The same thing is with accessories, especially the most important one – the protective cover.
This accessory I am mentioning in every review because I want people to be aware that those are electric smokers and electricity doesn’t play well with water.
That is why you have to get a protective cover for your smoker no matter if you put it under the roof or not.
If you don’t want to purchase Masterbuilt replacement parts or accessories (or there isn’t any product for your smoker) you can always look for universal products that can fit a large number of smokers.
If you want to learn more about accessories and which one you have to get for your smokers, read my post about Electric smoker accessories.
I am not sure what to think about Master Forge electric smokers.
I don’t like the fact that they are just dealers and that those products aren’t theirs even though they seem like they are made of good quality.
Since every Master Forge smoker is a copy of Masterbuilt smokers I would recommend going with the Masterbuilt.
Masterbuilt has its own smokers, production, and spare parts and accessories, plus, they are well known.
I would recommend you check out other brands but if you aren’t satisfied with my advice, you can check out my guide about electric smokers.
That guide can show you other tricks and tips that are good to know when you are searching for smokers.