Portable Electric Smokers – Are they worth buying ?

 There are many types of  Electric smokers available on the market. In this post, I shall review the two best selling compact and Portable Electric Smokers to help you take buying decision. Both these smokers are easy to use and clean, which make them a great option for beginners.

Master built Portable Electric Smoker – Model 20073716

Masterbuilt 20073716 Portable Electric Smoker

Masterbuilt 20073716 Portable Electric Smoker

The Masterbuilt Portable Smoker comes with a pretty good solution to the customer’s demand for compact smoker which can be taken along on road trips, picnics or tailgating trips. This is one of the best portable electrical smokers available in the market.

The Masterbuilt Portable Electric Smoker model weighing 21.6 lbs is really lightweight, compact and portable. It comes with foldable legs for easy transport. Being one of the smallest smokers, it can be stored easily and is suitable for traveling. It’s big enough for a small rack of ribs and a small Boston Butt roast that’s just right for two to four people; however, if you remove one rack, you can smoke a 15-pound roast or turkey easily.

The 1,400-watt heating element is good enough to regulate the temperature and produces heat for smoking. Thanks to a temperature dial on the front door, You can even view the current temperature from the temperature gauge fitted on the front door of the smoker and keep an eye on any changes in the temperature while adding more wood chips.

Unlike the other smokers, this one has just three simple temperature settings for low, medium and high temperature. For different dishes like meat, vegetables or seafood etc, You can experiment with these settings.

The smoker comes with two fordable metal legs, strong enough to support both the smoker and any food placed inside.

You’ll also get a water pan and a drip pan. Both water pan and drip pan can be removed easily after cooking.


  • It has got the 1,400-watt heating element with two chrome-plated smoking racks
  • controls are very simple i.e Low, medium and high settings
  • Fitted with a temperature gauge on the door.
  • Removable wood chip tray and water pan
  • Smoker legs can easily be folded during transportation and storage
  • IIts lightweight and compact design make it ideal for camping, tailgating and road trips


Model Number 20073716 Length 23.62 inch
Weight 21.6 lb. Width 15.94 inch
Heating Element 1400 Watt Height 23.42 inch
Type Portable Color Black
Fuel Type Electric Material Steel


Masterbuilt portable smoker is a small but versatile smoker that can easily feed 4-8 people.  This portable smoker can be used for family road trips, small family get-togethers or picnics. Since it designed to be portable, It has its limitations. But it accomplishes its job well, it is designed for.


Smokehouse Products Little Chief Smoker

The little chief smoker is a great product from kitty of Smokehouse. The little chief smoker, weighing around 20 lbs is even smaller in comparison to the Masterbuilt portable smoker.  This smoker may be small but it delivers terrific smoked foods. The taste and smell of its smoked food can be compared with the taste and smell delivered by any expensive smoker.

This front-loading smoker, fitted with four racks has the aluminum rust resistant casing while the grill grates are chrome plated.  The smoker has the capacity to smoke 25 lbs of meat or fish at a time. Due to less wattage and low temperature, this smoker may not be used for cooking large items like whole chicken. If you want to use this smoker for smoking only, this is the best option.

In comparison to the three heat settings of the Masterbuilt portable smoker, Little chief comes fitted with a heating element which can heat up to 165 degrees without any additional setting.  The smoker from smokehouse is very easy to use and require very less space. This is meant for outdoor use mainly and comes with a two-year warranty.


  • Large sized of fuel pan
  • Chrome plated grills which slide in and out easily
  • Rust-resistant aluminum casing.
  •  Dishwasher safe drip pan.
  • Non-adjustable heat setting at 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 2 Year MAnufacturer warranty.
  • Little Chief electric smoker comes with instructions and recipe booklet
  • Little Chief electric smoker comes with 1.75-pound bag of Chips n’ Chunks hickory flavor wood fuel.
Model Number Length 24.5 inch
Weight 20 lb. Width 11.5 inch
Heating Element 250 Watt Height 11.5 inch
Type  Portable Color Silver
Fuel Type Electric Material Aluminum


If you are looking to buy a very small smoker for small family use, this is a good option. It takes large cooking time but tastes delivered is very good.

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