Review: Masterbuilt 20071117 30″ Digital Electric Smoker: Smoking Made Simple For Everyone

The Masterbuilt 30″ Electronic Smoker comes packed with a range of innovative features that make it efficient, easy and convenient to do some serious smoking. Whether you are preparing everyday meals for a large family or hosting a summer weekend cookout in your backyard, this smoker makes it easy for you to cook delicious food without slaving over the coals. You can simply set it and forget it while you have a good time with family and friends.

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Features at a Glance

  • Dimensions 18.5” x 18.3” x 33.5”
  • Weight 49.9 lbs.
  • Digital panel controls
  • 24-hour timer with automatic shutoff
  • 2 cu.ft. of smoking capacity
  • 4 chrome-coated smoking racks
  • Thermostat-controlled cooking temperature for even, consistent smoking

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Innovative Features for Easy, Efficient Smoking & Quick Clean Up

Energy-Efficient Features

The smoker has multiple features that make it truly energy efficient so you can use it as much as you want without worrying about skyrocketing electricity bills. The body is fully insulated with the doors have a rubber seal that prevent the heat from escaping. That’s not all.

The patented chip loader built into the side of the smoker allows you to easily add wood chips without opening the door. You simply put the chips into the side loader and slide it into the slot. This keeps the heat and smoke in at all times.

The large viewing window with an internal light makes it easy to see the food being smoked inside without having to open the door, which is another energy-saving feature.

Convenient Features

The removable water pan is great for adding juices, vinegar and other spice-mix solutions that infuse taste and moisture into the food that you are smoking. The water pan is easy to remove and clean up when you are done.

The removable drip pan, along with the rear-mounted grease pan and chrome-coated racks all ensure hassle-free cleanup.

The Masterbuilt Smoker comes with a fully functional remote with adjustable temperature controller. A push of a button is all it takes for you to control the smoking process. You can even set the temperatures from several feet away.

Pros & Cons


  • Plenty of space for cooking large quantities
  • Superior temperature accuracy that can be remotely controlled
  • 24-hour time with auto-shutoff
  • Multiple energy-efficient features so you do not have to worry about electricity consumption
  • Large viewing window
  • Convenient side chip-loading system
  • Easy to clean after use
  • Reasonably priced


There do not seem to be any major complaints about this smoker. The only grouse users have is that it takes time for the food to be cooked, but that’s only to be expected with a smoker.

What Others Are Saying About this Smoker

On the whole, users seem thrilled with their purchase. Most users were particularly impressed with the energy efficient features, ease of use and clean up, and precision temperature settings with digital control. Many commented on they loved the fact that the meal was tender, moist and evenly smoked.

Is the Masterbuilt Electronic Smoker for You?

The Masterbuilt 30″ Electronic Smoker is a great buy if you like cooking large meals outdoors. With this sturdy, portable, easy-to-use and highly efficient smoker, you can treat family and friends to delicious smoked meals regularly in good weather.