9 best hot smoked smokers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Summer is the best time to spend your free time in nature. It doesn't have to be some kind of walk in the woods, many people like to visit their summer cottage in the summer. And after working on your beds, you want to refresh yourself with something tasty. Why not use a smokehouse for outdoor cooking? It is not difficult to buy it. But if you do not want to be the owner of a low-grade smokehouse, the smoke from which comes from all the cracks, then be sure to check out our rating. It covers almost all options worthy of the money spent on them.

Rating of the best hot smoked smokers

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best electric smokehouses 1 Bradley Smoker Original BS611EU / BS611EUB RUB 59,900
2 Muurikka Electric 1200 W RUB 13,990
The best traditional smokehouses 1 Harvia WS100 RUB 35 594
2 Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 47 cm RUB 39,900
3 Alder smoke Profi 500x300x300 RUB 6 405
4 Kukmara four-level No. 25 RUB 6 809
5 Summer season INDIGIRKA KPNY-5-6 RUB 5,700
6 Alder Smoke Fortune 500x300x250 RUB 3,890
7 Grillux Smoky proof RUB 2,998

Best electric smokehouses

Bradley Smoker Original BS611EU / BS611EUB

Rating: 4.9

Bradley Smoker Original BS611EU / BS611EUB

It must be the largest hot smoked smokehouse in our ranking. The dimensions of this electrical appliance are 62x36x79 cm. Of course, this is not a refrigerator, but it is already quite close to it. Inside this smokehouse there is a firebox with a volume of 37.5 liters. Pretty decent! There is no doubt that in such a device you can cook a lot of fish or meat – even a fairly large company is enough.

Of course, not everyone likes electric smokehouses. Many people want meat that has been cooked using the smoldering wood chips. But even such people cannot fail to recognize a number of advantages of an electric device. In particular, at least some kind of automation is implemented in it. This smokehouse is able to independently serve briquettes, doing this every 20 minutes.

This model, like many other representatives of our rating, allows you to adjust the temperature. Maximum 160 ° C can be achieved. You can get acquainted with the current parameter using a thermometer. As for the food, it is placed on four grates, the dimensions of which are 35×28 cm. As you know, fat can be released from meat during hot smoking. Here it flows into a special tray.

It should be noted that Bradley Smoker Original allows for not only hot smoking, but also cold smoking. The process is controlled by mechanical regulators, which is good news. And also pleasant emotions are caused by the power consumption, which does not exceed 500 W. Not bad! When you look at such a monster, it seems to you that in terms of power consumption it will be comparable at least to a power tool, and as a maximum to a microwave.

The device has one more advantage. It consists in the existence of two color options. If the standard black smokehouse does not suit you, then you can purchase an option with a blue door.

If we talk about the shortcomings, then this device has almost none. However, one cannot fail to note the high cost, which we have already mentioned. But if you have recently built yourself a luxurious cottage, then you will hardly regret 60 thousand rubles. The rest of the people, of course, will be looking for a less expensive smokehouse.

Advantages

  • Perfect build;
  • Reliable operation from the mains;
  • Spacious firebox;
  • Easy mechanical control;
  • Automatic feeding of briquettes has been implemented;
  • Cold and hot smoking is possible;
  • There is a tray for collecting fat;
  • Supplied with four grilles.

disadvantages

  • Sizes may seem oversized;
  • Very high cost.

Muurikka Electric 1200 W

Rating: 4.8

Muurikka Electric 1200 W

Our rating could not do without at least one more electric smokehouse. Such devices are in demand by buyers due to the fact that they can be used even on the balcony of a residential apartment building. For example, a specimen called Muurikka can find a place there. It is distinguished by its simplest design, thanks to which the smokehouse received a very affordable price tag. No, 14-15 thousand rubles will alienate someone else. But if you love smoked food, then why not spend that kind of money?

But just do not think that this device does not create any smell and smoke at all. If you cannot provide perfect ventilation, then it is better to take this model to the country. There she will look perfect. Please note that not vertical, but horizontal design is used here. A lid with a wooden handle is on the side. Opening it will allow you to place two long enough grates inside the smokehouse, on which food is laid. On the floor, the device stands with the help of four not very thick legs. In fact, they are quite enough to support the relatively light weight of the 'keg'. Measurements show that the entire structure weighs only 6.7 kg. And this despite the fact that almost all of it is made of steel.

If you use electric smoking, then the power consumption of the device will be 1200 watts. It seems that this is quite enough for cooking a very large amount of meat and fish. But why did we write 'if'? It's just that the device can be used as a regular smokehouse, starting cooking on wood chips.

Whatever one may say, but only hot smoking is available to the user. However, many buyers do not need more. But what can I say, most often people do not even suspect that there is cold smoking. But many people know about the need to collect fat. Fortunately, there is a matching pallet here. It is not difficult to empty it.

Not all people suspect that the cylindrical shape of the smokehouse has a serious advantage. Soot from the top of the appliance will roll down the sides of the appliance instead of dropping onto the cooking food.

It remains to add that this is one of the most compact smokehouses in our rating. Its dimensions are 55x28x35 cm. Such a smokehouse will fit not only in the rear seats of a car, but also in many trunks. However, we still recommend that you bring the device to your dacha, where you can leave it. Otherwise, each transportation risks affecting the cleanliness of the cabin or the same trunk.

Advantages

  • Easy transportation;
  • Comfortable and roomy lattices;
  • There is a tray for collecting fat;
  • High power;
  • The cost cannot be called prohibitive;
  • Smoking on wood chips is possible;
  • The smokehouse turned out to be very stable.

disadvantages

  • No thermometer;
  • Not everyone will find it roomy.

The best traditional smokehouses

Harvia WS100

Rating: 4.9

Harvia WS100

One of the most atypical smokehouses in our ranking. The fact is that this model is made of white steel. This alone makes the smokehouse more elegant and interesting. But it also has a rounded design! Perhaps none of your guests at first will be able to understand what exactly appeared at your disposal.

This smokehouse can be called ordinary. This means that she did not receive any electrical engineering, only fire is used for smoking. This has only one drawback: cold smoking will not be available to the owner of this model.

A good smokehouse cannot do without a water seal. Here he is, of course, present. And the product has received a tray for collecting fat. In short, nothing should interfere with the ideal hot smoking, during which you can cook delicious fish, meat or even vegetables.

The manufacturer implies installing the smokehouse on the floor. At the same time, he realized the disassembly and assembly of the structure. This allows you to hope for easy transportation of the Harvia WS100 in the trunk of a roomy car. It uses two grates for cooking. As you might guess, they also have a round shape. The smoke is discharged through a very long pipe. There are no complaints about the cover either – it adheres to the entire structure as tightly as possible.

Perhaps this is one of the best smokers among those that work according to the traditional principle. Of course, unlike electric models, the Harvia WS100 will not offer you any automation. But it doesn't disappoint in the least. But you will get dishes that taste perfect. By the way, the smokehouse weighs about 17 kg. This indicates the use of high-quality steel here, which has a decent thickness. You can count on a very long smokehouse service life. But in fact, it can outlive you, and your children, and even grandchildren.

Advantages

  • High reliability;
  • A very long pipe is used;
  • The smokehouse is collapsible;
  • Made of high quality steel;
  • The odor trap is not forgotten;
  • There is a tray for collecting fat.

disadvantages

  • Flat cover;
  • High price;
  • The number and size of the grates may seem insufficient.

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 47 cm

Rating: 4.8

Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker 47 cm

After purchasing this representative of our rating, you must definitely invite guests. It is possible that they will take this model for an air bomb or something like that. You might also think that the product could turn into an analogue of R2D2 from Star Wars. These are the thoughts that the rounded design evokes. If the smokehouse had also been painted in some atypical color … However, it would have been pointless to do this, because in the future, in any case, a smokehouse working on a fire would become the same black.

As you will soon see, many cheap smokehouses use wood chips as fuel. Well, this model involves the use of coal. This has both advantages and disadvantages. Coal is easier to get dirty and a little harder to get. But on the other hand, it provides a much longer smoldering, which allows you to leave the smokehouse unattended for a little longer.

As you already understood, the product is only capable of hot smoking. I am glad that there is a thermometer – some models do without it. Almost the entire structure is made of steel. Made of very thick steel, as evidenced by the 24 kg weight. Please note that the smokehouse has a decent size, its transportation can cause certain problems. To be precise, the dimensions are 50x50x106 cm. The diameter is 47 cm – larger fish will not fit here. However, how much bigger?

Of course, there is a water tray here. It is difficult to imagine the process of hot smoking without it. As for coal, it is placed in a special compartment, which is accessed by a very large door. Well, food is cooked on grates, as it is done in other smokehouses. By the way, it is not necessary to use coal. The manufacturer allows you to place the usual sawdust inside the device. But we warned you: coal will be more efficient.

On the ground, the product is as stable as possible. Thanks for this you need three massive legs, also made of metal. Separately, the insides of the smokehouse should be noted. They are made of heat-resistant enamel. It is possible that this is what influenced the price tag, reaching 30 thousand rubles. Also used here is a quality handle, reinforced with fiberglass reinforcement.

It's nice that this model easily turns into a barbecue grill. Very few smokehouses are capable of this. It turns out that the high price tag is justified, because this smokehouse combines two things at once.

Advantages

  • Comfortable handle, which is the most reliable;
  • Long service life;
  • You can use coal;
  • There is a thermometer built into the lid;
  • It turns into a barbecue;
  • Reliable legs are used;
  • The insides are covered with heat-resistant enamel;
  • Great appearance.

disadvantages

  • Complicated transportation;
  • Very high cost.

Alder smoke Profi 500x300x300

Rating: 4.7

Alder smoke Profi 500x300x300

Our rating also includes significantly more compact smokehouses. After all, not all of them are intended for constant use in the same place. There are smokehouses, which are usually taken with you when going out into the countryside. Such a copy must fit in the trunk of a car, where at the same time there will be a tent, a sleeping bag, spinning rods and, of course, food. And such a smokehouse will not interfere with a cover that would not allow the trunk to get dirty.

Several smokers sold in Russian online stores correspond to all of the above parameters. The best of them is the 'Alder Smoke Profi'. It differs in moderately small size, high-quality steel construction and a modest price tag. But let's get acquainted with all the parameters in more detail. The dimensions of the smokehouse are 50x30x30 cm. You cannot cook a heap of meat and fish in such a small smokehouse. But if your company does not consist of six or seven people, then you are unlikely to feel this disadvantage. As for the cost, it is 6-7 thousand rubles. Little. But it would be strange if sellers asked for more. There are no electrical components here. In fact, the product consists only of steel sheets. With their help, even a water seal is realized, without which it is difficult to imagine high-quality hot smoking. The thickness of the walls of the firebox is 2 mm. It seems that this will be quite enough. A large thickness would already play a minus, since it would make the smokehouse too heavy.

I am glad that the smokehouse has received a tray for collecting fat. But a flat lid is not the best solution of the manufacturer. If it was at an angle to the food, the soot would not fall on the fish and meat in the form of drops. Alas, nothing of the kind is implemented here. However, this does not mean that everything is completely bad. You just shouldn't count on the perfect result of cooking – an experienced chef will definitely not be satisfied with it, which cannot be said about ordinary people.

Food must be placed on the grates here. The set includes two pieces. There are no spare ones, of course. However, what can happen to them? Also in the box with the product you will find the cover that we have already mentioned. It is painted in khaki colors. In the smokehouse itself, you will find a nice bonus – a bag of wood chips. Therefore, you can start hot smoking food almost immediately after purchase. But do not forget that this bag will only be enough for one time. However, wood chips are one of the cheapest types of fuel, so you shouldn't worry, you definitely won't go broke buying these sawdust.

Advantages

  • Complete with a cover and chips;
  • A water seal is used;
  • Fat collection tray is not forgotten;
  • Reliable construction;
  • Easy transportation;
  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • Flat cover;
  • No thermometer.

Kukmara four-level No. 25

Rating: 4.6

Kukmara four-level No. 25

As you may have noticed, most often smokehouses are bunk. This means that two grilles are installed in them. But there are also exceptions to the rule. For example, the Kukmara smokehouse is already four-tier. This design is realized due to the fact that the smokehouse is elongated in height. However, this does not make it in any way huge. On the contrary, the smokehouse turned out to be very compact. Its dimensions 25x25x45 cm allow you to put the product in a car or to throw it into the trunk, delivering it somewhere to the country.

This is the first representative of our rating made of stainless steel. And this cannot be considered an advantage or a disadvantage. While not everyone will like the shiny look, it's hard to argue with that. We are used to the fact that smokehouses are painted black. However, if you forget about the material from which the smokehouse is made, then the product has no other drawbacks. The thickness of its walls is 1.5 mm, which does not allow them to bend when pressed. In the upper part of the smokehouse there is a water seal that makes the process of cooking meat as correct as possible. The product also received a tray for collecting fat, which is also good news.

Why did the smokehouse get this name? After all, this is not the 25th model from this manufacturer? Everything is very simple. The length and width of this smokehouse are 25 cm each. As for the height, it is equal to 45 cm. In a word, it is a very compact model. Moreover, it is not very heavy, the weight is 11.26 kg.

As in other smokehouses, food is stacked on grates. Their number was indicated above. The smoker is covered with a lid during cooking. There is a small problem here. Even two. The lid is flat and condensation builds up at the bottom. It drips slowly onto the meat located on the topmost wire rack. And when you open the lid, condensation literally starts pouring from one of the corners. This is why more expensive smokehouses are usually round or triangular in shape. Another problem is the handle, also made of metal. As a result, a mitten or glove may be required to open the lid. And even about the absence of a thermometer, you can not even talk about it – they do not build it in budget smokehouses.

This model does not have a pipe. More precisely, it is here, but its length does not even reach 5 cm. The pipe mounted in the lid resembles the spout of a teapot.

In a word, this is a good smokehouse, the disadvantages of which stem solely from its cost. If this is your first time buying yourself a product of this kind, then it is quite possible to try to get a model called Kukmara. Even if you don't like smoked food, you are unlikely to regret the money spent. If you are crazy about such food, then in the future it will be possible to buy something more expensive – something from what was considered at the beginning of this rating.

Advantages

  • Nice steel body;
  • Easy transportation;
  • Supplied with four grilles;
  • Low cost;
  • There is a tray for collecting fat.

disadvantages

  • A cover would do the trick;
  • No thermometer;
  • Metal handles get very hot;
  • A flat cover is used.

Summer season INDIGIRKA KPNY-5-6

Rating: 4.5

Summer season INDIGIRKA KPNY-5-6

Another Russian-made smokehouse. It has the usual shape, while there is already a stand consisting of four metal legs. The steel used here pleases. It is polished so it will reflect its surroundings. As a result, the smokehouse looks much prettier in nature than it does somewhere in the garage.

However, it is still impossible to call the design used here ideal. The attentive reader of our rating will definitely pay attention to the flat cover. This means that condensation will accumulate on it. And the trouble is not even that gradually it will drip onto the cooking dish. This condensation will pour out of one of the corners as soon as you lift the lid. However, not so much a stream, because the size of the smokehouse is minimal. To be precise, the dimensions are 35x30x25 cm. They make the smoker one of the smallest in our selection. But even it is enough to cook fish or meat for several people. You just need to stock up on a sufficient amount of wood chips, the smoldering of which ensures the process of hot smoking.

As mentioned above, the body of this product was created from steel. Its thickness is 1.5 mm. Not much, but the weight of the smokehouse does not exceed 6 kg. Of course, if you are going to store your smokehouse in one place without moving it anywhere, then it is better to consider an option created from thicker steel. As for the smokehouse from 'Summer Season', it was created for outings into nature, where it is transported in the trunk of a car. This is hinted at by the case supplied in the kit. He will not let the trunk get dirty with any fumes remaining on the walls of the smokehouse.

As you might have guessed, food is stacked here on complete grids. There is a water seal in the upper part of the smokehouse – it is he who prevents smoke from penetrating beyond the lid. There is only one way for him – to a small pipe, the length of which is literally a few centimeters. The product also has a tray for collecting fat. This is a necessary thing, but some smokehouse manufacturers still forget about it.

Perhaps this is a good exit option. Not bad for those who are not going outdoors or in the country with a particularly large company. The dimensions of the smokehouse allow you to feed a couple of people with children, nothing more. The main advantage of this model is its very low cost. However, there is one complication here. The fact is that this smokehouse has been discontinued. In some online stores, it still remains, but from them it will disappear soon enough. Therefore, we advise you to hurry up with the purchase!

Advantages

  • Very light weight;
  • Fits in the trunk of a car;
  • The set includes a cover;
  • Fat collection tray is not forgotten;
  • Stable construction;
  • Not very high cost.

disadvantages

  • The thickness of the steel could be a little more;
  • A flat cover is used;
  • Small capacity;
  • Thermometer missing.

Alder Smoke Fortune 500x300x250

Rating: 4.4

Alder Smoke Fortune 500x300x250

Another relatively small smokehouse in our ranking. This is the second in this collection, made of stainless steel. It beautifully reflects the surrounding space, but do not forget that all scratches are clearly visible on stainless steel, and they will gradually become more and more.

The dimensions of this model are 50x30x25 cm. In its shape it looks like a dog kennel. This similarity is due to the triangular cover. Why did she get exactly this shape? The fact is that the slopes of the lid allow condensate to constantly drain to the walls of the product. Drops with it do not fall on the cooking food. And when you take the lid in your hands, condensation does not literally start pouring from one of the edges. In this regard, the smokehouse from the Alkhovy Smoke company is much more convenient than many other analogues with the same price tag. By the way, the cost of the product is 7-8 thousand rubles. The optimal price tag for a smokehouse with this size.

If we continue to talk about dimensions, then it is easy to guess that such a smokehouse will often be put in the trunk of a car. The fact is that this is the best option for fishing or for ordinary outings in nature. The product turned out to be heavy. Apparently due to the thickness of the steel used, which is 2 mm. But there is nothing wrong with that. Much more important is that the smokehouse comes with a cover. It will not let the trunk walls get dirty with soot and soot.

Otherwise, this is a typical smokehouse that uses wood chips as fuel. The packaging with it, by the way, comes in the kit. There is a water seal between the lid and the main part of the smokehouse. On the lid itself, you can find not only a handle, but also a small pipe through which smoke comes out. But the thermometer is not here – they are equipped with more expensive models. And there are certain complaints about the pens – they quickly heat up, which is why you can often open the lid only with the use of mittens or some kind of gloves. It also looks strange that there is only one handle. This does not make opening the lid particularly convenient.

If you have a welding machine, you can easily place a second handle on the lid. Well, a drill will allow you to add a thermometer – it will not be difficult to buy it in a store. But it's a shame that to achieve ideal convenience, you will have to do a little 'shit'.

What else does this model have, with the exception of the grates, without which no smokehouse can do? Perhaps, only the fat collection tray can be noted. Otherwise, this product is unlikely to surprise you with anything.

Advantages

  • The set includes a cover and a bag with alder chips;
  • There is a tray for collecting fat;
  • The cost is not very high;
  • Thoughtful cover;
  • Easy transportation.

disadvantages

  • No thermometer;
  • A second handle on the lid would have been nice.

Grillux Smoky proof

Rating: 4.3

Grillux Smoky proof

At the end of our rating, it must be the simplest smokehouse. If you were suddenly going to make a smokehouse with your own hands, using a grinder, a welding machine and other tools, then with a high degree of probability you would have got something similar to Grillux Smoky proof.

This model is two-tier. This means that two grates are placed inside it, on which the meat is placed. Of course, the grilles are supplied in the kit. The dimensions of the smokehouse are 48x22x28.5 cm. Therefore, this is the smallest representative of our rating. The depth of his bowl is only 16 cm. However, even this is enough to smoke fish or meat for two or three people.

Perhaps the main disadvantage of this smokehouse is the walls. The fact is that their thickness barely reaches 1.2 mm. Such steel is easily punctured. If you handle the smokehouse carelessly, then it can be damaged. However, you are unlikely to touch it very often. Practice shows that hot smoking is carried out only two or three times a year.

It remains to add that the manufacturer has not forgotten about the water seal. But there is no pipe here. Even the smallest. This will cause certain problems. And it's not worth mentioning a thermometer – it could not have appeared in such an inexpensive smokehouse.

It seems to us that this is quite a budget option. Yes, it can be purchased for only 3,500 rubles using the services of a popular online store. But it is better to be confused with the purchase of a slightly more expensive smokehouse – in the future this will cause you less problems when using it for its intended purpose.

Advantages

  • Easy transportation;
  • Sophisticated grilles;
  • Very low cost.

disadvantages

  • You need to sew the cover yourself;
  • Small capacity;
  • No pipe;
  • There is no tray for collecting fat;
  • No thermometer;
  • Very thin walls.

Conclusion

This is a list of the best smokers among those that can now be purchased in Russian stores. We tried to tell in detail about both electric and conventional models. The latter use chips, which are easy to buy. By the way, you can make a smokehouse with your own hands! But this will require thick metal, a welding machine, the ability to use it and, most importantly, free time. Lots of free time. Sometimes it is much easier to spend a few thousand rubles, having acquired a ready-made smokehouse.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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