SmokinTex is a company made in 1999 and what is most interesting is the fact that the owner, Jim Smith made smokers by his own experience. He had a barbecue restaurant which was so successful that he wanted to share his meals with customers all over America.
That was the start of this electric smoker company that had only one goal; the chance for you to recreate those amazing flavors in your own home. His first few models were made for people who want to smoke food with their families and friends. Those smokers had to be cheap, simple and very durable.
In 2005 they started to manufacture commercial smokers for restaurants and caterings which was a great step forward. Those smokers are the best for chefs because they have the bigger capacity than the ones for homes, they are more durable and they can fit as much food as possible.
The most popular electric smokers made by SmokinTex has a simple design and they all look the same but there are differences in their sizes, performance, and capacity.
I want to share with you the most popular models which will show you things you have to look for when buying an electric smoker. Read my SmokinTex smoker reviews and you might find the one you are looking for, the one that suits your needs perfectly.
TABLE OF CONTENT: Here is the table of content of all SmokiTex electric smokers so you can easily see which one you want to purchase:
SmokinTex 1100 Electric Smoker Review
The SmokinTex 1100 smoker is the smallest smoker I will talk about today. This SmokinTex electric smoker is entirely made of stainless steel which gives it nice and silver color. Don’t worry, the smoker is well insulated which means you can’t feel the heat and the smoke from the inside of the smoker out. That means that you can touch the smoker from the outside when during smoking and you won’t burn your hands.
The 350-watt heating element will smoke your meal because it can control the temperature between 100°F and 250°F. Inside the smoker, you will get 2 cooking grids and the total amount of 23 lbs of space. There is space for the 3rd grid, but you have to buy it additionally if you really need it. I believe that 2 grids are more than OK for this smoker.
The smoker may be small but it is enough for one family. If you are not sure where you will put the smoker you can carry it around because it doesn’t come with the wheels. But, the good thing is that you can buy the wheels as an accessory and the smoker can become portable in no time.
Another feature that says this smoker is great for homes is its simplicity. It is very easy to clean because you can put the grids in the dishwasher so the entire cleaning process is easy and quick.
The biggest advantage of simple electric smokers like this SmokinTex 1100 is the fact that you have to plug it in, turn it on, shut the door and wait. You don’t have to think about the process if the meat will be done or anything you just shut the doors and let the smoker does what it has to.
Even though it doesn’t have a glassed door I would recommend this smoker to beginners because it is very simple to use. The best way to learn is to practice.
- Made for homes
- No wheels
- Only 2 cooking grids
SmokinTex Pro 1400 Electric Smoker Review
There are no major differences between the SmokinTex 1100 and 1400. When you look at the design you can see that it is the same and the only difference is the size of the smoker. The SmokinTex 1400 is the bigger electric smoker.
The 800-watt heating element provides a great temperature for smoking all kind of food in the temperature range between 100°- 250°. Inside of the smoker is a different story. The smoker includes 4 cooking grids and one special for seafood, which is much better than for the model I have reviewed above.
SmokinTex Pro 1400 is extremely simple to use, all you need to do is plug in the smoker, turn it on and set the temperature. There are no additional features that can improve your smoking experience, and be honest, they don’t have to be near this smoker. The best way SmokinTex 1400 can work is all on its own.
Since SmokinTex 1400 is bigger, it is heavier so this one comes with the wheels, you don’t have to order them separately. But, all those accessories are reflected in the price because this smoker is much more expensive than the first one I have reviewed. Even though it is a pretty good electric smoker, ist price can be a little too high for most households.
- 4 cooking grids and 1 for seafood
SmokinTex 1460 Electric Smoker Review
The 3rd SmokinTex electric smoker is even bigger than the second one and now you can assume that the last one will be the biggest. This SmokinTex smoker has a capacity of 60 lbs you can distribute on 4 cooking grills and 1 seafood grill.
But, that is not everything because you can adjust the grills on 7 different positions in the smoker which can be pretty convenient if you are smoking different types of meat.
People behind the SmokingTex 1460 thought about the volume and best amount of heat a heating element has to produce for the best smoking and they have decided that the 700-watt heating element is just what this SmokinTex smoker needs. Everything stronger would be too much for the capacity of the smoker.
The usage is as simple as every other SmokinTex electric smoker, but the amount of meat you can put in the smoker is bigger which may become sensitive in some temperature ranges.
Since this smoker is rather big, it has wheels for easier transportation. You don’t have to buy them separately so you don’t have to worry about that.
This smoker is just between the home and professional usage because it is very durable and it is significantly bigger than the two earlier models. If you plan to make big parties for a large group of people, this smoker may be the one you are looking for.
- 4 cooking grids and 1 seafood grid
- 7 grids positions
SmokinTex 1500-C Electric Smoker Review
This SmokinTex 1500-C model is the biggest and the most expensive smoker of all I have mentioned today. That is not strange since it can store about 80lbs of meat in the smoker.
That amount of food is distributed on 4 cooking grids and 1 seafood grid. I don’t like the fact that they didn’t include more grids in the smoker but that is something you can easily change by ordering new ones. But, I would recommend you try to use the existing grids and if you really feel the need to add one or two more, but them then.
But, there is more than enough space for more grids the smoker has 8 grids positions. That doesn’t mean you have to use them all, but it is nice to know that you can adjust the number of grids.
The principle on which the smoker works is the same – you plug it in, turn it on, set the temperature and let the smoking begin. Since it is a big smoker it has two locking mechanisms on the doors instead of one.
This heavy-duty electric smoker definitely comes with wheels because you would have a bad time carrying it around.
The smoker is very big and I am not sure if it is suitable for a family so I would recommend you buy one smaller electric smoker from SmokinTex because they are all very similar. This smoker is more for restaurants and caterings.
- 8 grids positions
- 4 grids and 2 seafood grid
Parts and accessories for
SmokinTex Electric Smokers
SmokinTex is a company which provides you all kinds of replacement parts and accessories for your SmkinTex smokers. They want their customers to be satisfied so they are very serious when it comes to customers.
SmokinTex parts you can get for your smoker are mostly made for the better smoking experience. For example, you can order the flavor box, the wireless cooking thermometer and probe thermometer and everything you can find on their site.
Accessories are here to improve your experience with the smoker and one of the most popular and mandatory accessories for SmokeTex smoker is a protective cover. If you have your smoker outside on the patio make sure it is under the roof and put the cover on it. Another popular accessory is the stand for the smoker so you don’t have to squat when you are handling food. That stand is a great feature for your smoker because it will improve your experience.
If you want to replace some broken part of your smoker you have to be sure about the model you are having and you can find the universal part that can suit your smoker like a glove. That is not hard to do and if you are interested to learn more about that, you can visit my post about accessories you can have to your smoker.
electric smoker models review
SmokerTex smokers are great for people who aren’t looking for complicated electric smokers. They are simple to use but they don’t have any special features which make them rather expensive. For their price, you can buy similar smoker with more features and the same quality. The good thing about SmokerTex smokers is the fact that they come in different sizes which makes them suitable for both homes and restaurants.