In the past few years, we’ve seen huge strides in electric smoker technology. If you’re looking for a large, incredibly easy to use, techy electric smoker, then look no further. Despite the fact that this model is heavy on tech it’s actually one of the easiest to use smokers on the market to date, and in our opinion one of the best smokers currently out there.
The D4015RS electric smoker by Smoke Hollow features a large forty-inch cabinet that provides four and a half feet of space. Basically, this smoker is a beast. Packing some serious power and offering enough space to cook for more than ten people, this smoker is the go-to choice if you’re looking for a model that you can use to cook for your next family barbecue or another type of special occasion.
Overview and Features
This smoker comes loaded with some great features including a large digital display complete with LED light for improved visibility and a heavy-duty stand, which makes its great for outdoor cooking.
This model offers a few smoking modes to choose from, making this one of the most versatile smokers on the market. Fans of smoked food will fall in love with a smoker that’s easy to use, durable, and equipped with some great features that will allow you to smoke your food faster and better than competing models.
Introducing Three Smoking Modes
The average smoker in this price range will only offer a single smoking mode. This model offers three settings including cold smoke, fast smoke, and hot smoke.
With the fast smoke setting, you’ll be able to smoke the wood chips in just fifteen minutes. This means no more waiting for the wood to burn.
The cold smoke mode allows you to cold smoke some of your favorite foods such as cheddar cheese, peppers, artichokes, asparagus, fish, and more.
The hot mode is basically the standard smoking mode that every smoker offers, however, this smoker is very efficient and allows you to expertly smoke your food to perfection thanks to the durable, well-insulated interior. This is due to the dual heating elements that promote faster smoking and improved cooking efficiency.
The interior also has a light, so you can flip a switch and get a good look at the progress of your food with its viewing window.
A Bluetooth Smart Electric Smoker
One of the best things about this model is the fact that it can be operated via your smartphone via its bluetooth capability. The app is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. With this digital smoker you can easily check the temperature, view the timer, and keep a close eye on your food without having to be in the same room. This smoker manages to basically automate the entire smoking process. You can operate the smoker thanks to the digital controls in the app and not have to worry about overcooking your meat.
The large forty-inch cabinet offers four and a half feet of smoking space. Inside the smoking chamber, you’ll find the dual elements and removable cooking grids. With its large capacity and cooking space you can easily smoke a large turkey or a few racks of ribs.
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On the front of the smoker is a large viewing window. Combined with the interior light you can peek in at the food’s progress without opening the door.
The insulated chamber works to precisely maintain the interior temperature, so you’ll enjoy evenly cooked/smoked food.
Meat Probe and Wood chip Tray
The design of the smoker allows you to access the wood trap from the outside. This easy access wood chip drawer is the perfect addition. You won’t have to worry about letting the smoke out or disturbing the smoking process when you need to add more wood.
One of the biggest draws for most barbecue lovers is the spacious interior, allowing users to prepare food for a large crowd.
The fully digital controls and app allow you to completely operate the smoker using any type of smart device.
The cold smoking mode is another big draw. If you want to smoke other types of food aside from meat, such as fish or cheese, then this model is the perfect option for you. Additionally, to use the cold smoke feature, you won’t have to buy a special tray like you do for the Smokintex 1100 Pro Series electric smoker.
This model is well built, heats and smokes food evenly. The smoke box features an independent heating element and offers both external wood chip box and water pan access, so you won’t have to open the door of the smoker. Doing so can quickly cause the smoke to dissipate, lengthening the cooking process.
The Bluetooth app has some flaws. First, there were some complaints that the app isn’t exactly reliable. For some, connecting to the app is hit or miss at times. Additionally, the range is very limited since it’s Bluetooth operated.
Aside from the issues with the app, this model really is the perfect smoker to try out your favorite electric smoker recipes. It’s also very user-friendly, so beginners can try their hand at smoking and easily change the settings and temperatures via the digital control panel.
- Three smoking modes
- Large interior
- Insulated chamber
- Easy to use
- Interior light
- LED controls
- Mobile app acts as a remote control
- Easy access wood chip box
- Bluetooth technology
- At times you may have trouble connecting to the mobile app