I have been using Smoke Hollow 30162E 30-Inch Electric Smoker for about 1 month now and let me tell you that I am EXTREMELY satisfied with this product. This is, by far, the best smoker that I have ever used. After a lot of research on the internet and consulting a few friends of mine, I got to know of this product. The positive reviews from them enticed me to purchase it right away.
Once the product was shipped and the box was opened, there appeared another smaller box and then after opening that one, my smoker was right in front of my eyes. All safe and intact, with no visible damage. Well, that was not enough, I wanted to make sure that there weren’t any invisible damages either.
Assembling the Smoke Hollow 30162E 30-Inch Electric Smoker
I went with the directions as mentioned in the manual and it took good about 45 minutes for me to assemble the product completely. I had researched about the product, hence, I was already aware that on the inside of the smoker, the screws should be not be drilled with the cordless drill and should only be Hand Tightened or else I would have messed up the screw heads by chipping it off. And BRAVO! Everything went perfectly as it supposed to be.
The design of the Smoke Hollow 30162E 30-Inch Electric Smoker
The design and finish of this product are really appealing to eyes. It has got two side handles which makes the moving work much easier. It has an amazing magnetic door latching system. The only hitch that I observed here is that the outside metal covering/skin is comparatively thinner. You have to be extra cautious regarding it otherwise, it will easily develop dents or bend (keep children away from it). Rest everything seemed up to the mark.
The final test
Two days later, I had planned to arrange a small gathering for my family and few close friends for a dinner. And it was then I decided to this product through a final test.
The capacity of the Smoke Hollow 30162E 30-Inch Electric Smoker
The technical specifications claimed that it has dimensions of 17 X 15 X 31in, which seemed fairly good to me on hearing, but it actually surprised when it held ribs, pork shoulder steaks, a leg of lamb and few chicken wings all at its very first smoke!
I started off cooking with the outdoor temperature of about 45 degrees. All through the cook time, the smoker maintained its temperature fairly well (of about 220 to 250 degrees). The entire cook time was about 3.5 hours, during which I had to refill the wood chip compartment and the water just once. That means, one-time fill would last for somewhere around 90 minutes, which further implies that you don’t need to keep an eye on in particular. The first time experience with this product was pretty good.
Though I suggest to use an aluminum foil for easy cleaning and to prevent messing up the inside of the smoker. Once I was done with everything, I observed the black greasy water and spills have messed up the entire place and that did disappoint me a bit. However, later on, I discovered a fix and that was to seal the lower joints on the inside of the smoker using a sealant. And Voila! Since then it worked perfectly for me.
All in all the product is really amazing. Nothing in this world is perfect, however, a few things can be made near to perfect with mere fixes and this product is one of them. I really recommend this product because this is one of the best electric smokers available in the market today in very much affordable price range.