Electric smokers are great little gadgets that make everything you smoke a lot easier and more practical to do on a regular basis, on top of that you can find them at reasonable prices, like the models listed on this page. I gathered some of the best electric smokers under $300 that I could find and compared various models (30 in all) and hand-picked the best 4 smokers out of the bunch.
These smokers are medium-sized units that can hold an adequate amount of food and range in features from digital control panels, remote controlled smokers and combination smoker grills, so there’s something for just about every type of personality. If you would like to see all the results I found, click here.
The Best Electric Smoker Under 300 Dollars:
The first electric smoker under 300 bucks I wanted to talk about is the Masterbuilt 20070411 30-Inch Top Controller Electric Smoker with Window and RF Controller, which has made a few different lists on my website but is a very strong contender, even for this category.
This Masterbuilt 30 inch top controller electric smoker has everything you would need plus things like a belt clip remote controller that lets you control the timer, the temperature of both the smoker, the internal temperature of the meat and the light. An 800 watt heating element cooks between 100 and 275 degrees Fahrenheit that you are able to adjust using the remote of the digital controller.
At 33 inches tall, 18.5 inches deep and 19.5 inches wide, this electric smoker ensures that there is room for everything you want to cook, even if you happen to have a larger gathering at your house with loads of people.
Features at a glance:
- 730 sq. inches of cooking space with 4 chrome-coated racks and 800 watt heating element
- RF Remote controls and monitors temperature, time, internal light, on/off and meat temperature
- Thermostat temperature control for even cooking from 100 to 275 degrees F and built-in meat temperature probe
- Convenient side loading wood chips, removable drip pan and top air damper
- Handle and rear wheels makes moving easy
Best Home Electric Smoker
The second smoker (Smokin-It Model #1 Electric Smoker) has nearly 100 reviews on Amazon and a 5 star rating, because all of the reviewers gave it 4 or 5 stars, which is really unheard of and quite rare, so this smoker is a very good choice and under $300.
This small, but powerful electric smoker is only 13.5” deep, 12.5” wide and 17.25” tall but is probably the best smoker in this category due to its simple yet effective traits. A 400 watt heating element creates enough power to cook more than 20 pounds on the two stainless steel removable racks, not a ton of weight capacity for this Smokin-It smoker, it is more of a compact and convenient smoker grill.
Meats and vegetables can be smoked using temperatures as low as 100 degrees Fahrenheit or you can adjust the heat settings as high as 250 degrees Fahrenheit for various meats. This smoker comes with a drip pan and a wood box and comes assembled so it can be used immediately, which is a nice touch and also a rare feature in most products sold these days.
Features of this Smokin-It Model:
- Up to 22 lbs. of meat capacity per load
- 400 watt heating element, 8 amps 120 volt single phase
- 3″ Diameter rubber casters and 2 removable shelves included
- All 201, 18 ga. stainless steel construction
Best Electric Smoker Grill Combo
The third smoker under 300 dollars is the Bradley Smokers Original Smoker, which is a little bit different than the other models listed and has more than 90 reviews with an overall rating of 4 stars on Amazon.
This smoker can be used as either a smoker or a slow roasting oven, so in theory it is a two-in-one unit that falls under a smoker/grill. This electric smoker is capable of cooking meats up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit thanks to a 500 watt heating element that is located towards the bottom of the unit and uses bisquettes.
The automatic smoke generator gives you the perfect smoke every time without having to fiddle around with a damper system and is capable of generating smoke for up to 8 hours. Two individual burners work for either the smoker or the oven, making this an incredibly versatile smoker system and really a great deal at under 300 bucks.
Some interesting features of this Bradley Smoker:
- Stainless Steel Interior
- Comes with 4 removable racks and our simple to use temperature controls, which provide a consistent and controlled smoke and temperature
- Can be used as a slow cooker or a slow roasting oven
- Maximum Temperature 250 degrees F
- Minimum Temperature Ambient
A Smoke Hollow Model Is Up Next:
Last on the list, is the Smoke Hollow 30162E Electric Smoker which had a 4.5 star overall review from more than 60 individuals and more than 80% of them gave this smoker either four or five star reviews.
This black painted steel electric smoker is 30 inches tall and the inside has a cooking space of 16 inches deep and 14 inches wide, which roughly equates to a medium sized unit that can handle most of your smoking requirements.
Easily large enough to accommodate a large turkey, this smoker has two cooking grids and three temperature settings for convenience and control, on top of that, the door is magnetic and latches shut easily. Handles on this smoker makes it easy to transport, along with its overall size so this makes a great portable smoker.
Cool features of this Smoke Hollow unit:
- Electric smoker recommended for outdoor cooking
- Painted-steel wood-chip box
- 2 cooking grids; 3 temperature settings; magnetic door-latching system
- 2 side handles for convenient transport
- Measures roughly 16″ by 14″ by 30″