Smoking is a tricky job especially for beginners. Of course, you cannot take risks on those expensive smokers if you have no prior experience. Enjoying barbecued meat, chicken roasts with chilled beverages are favorite of many. Are you in a mood of some camping activities with your colleagues?
Or have plans for hosting party at your backyard? Thanksgiving is right at the corner and the first thing you have in “To-do” list is “Buy a smoker”? But the main concern is not any smoker but “the smoker”. The one that can hold reasonable lbs. of meat, have easy to use features and most importantly is cost-effective.
During research you will come across various brands offering smokers, grills, fryers and needed accessories. Each has its own unique selling point its own mantra.
Every brand has different price ranged products. For our review we have chosen Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Large with Stainless Door and Adjustable Shelves (SMV18S). Yes, as the title suggest this smoker is by Camp Chef. The company is a pro in producing patio grills and pellet smokers, ovens and camp stoves.
Their products are so much feasible that they work great for outdoor cooking and even backcountry or your place’s backyard. The Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Large comes with stainless door and adjustable shelves. The shelves are used to smoke the cut pieces of meat and introduce smokey hickory, mesquite flavors to the food items you add.
The product that we are discussing have strong designed stainless doors. We have mentioned of adjustable shelves infuses finger licking mesquite flavor to the favorite cut of meat. Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Large temperature heat varies in between 160 degrees Fahrenheit to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can use 160 degrees Fahrenheit to smoke items like cheese, sausages, burger patty and food that can work well at 160 degrees while other meat stuff will be needing more temperature heat which this very model SMVV18S provides i.e. up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
When you step into market you come across grills, smokers, fryers that have “no assembling required” on the boxes. It is a good thing in many ways but at times you do wish if there were some chance of opening up the vault etc. so that you can replace or clean the inside of smoker more easily. This you can attained by Camp Chef’s 18- inch smoke vault large SMB18S model. Though the doors are made up of stainless and shelves can be adjusted, this product do not come in ready to use form. You will have to take slight help of your friend.
You do not have to hire an outside to do this work. There is not much rocket science in assembling just a few screws to tight that’s all. Also, there comes a guide book to assist in case of any issue. You can always seek assistance through calling at camp chef franchise or factory outlets. The brand has a reasonable amount of experience and well aware of how to deal with the issues of their customers.
One thing that we would want our reader to know, if you intend to purchase the product online, know that some previous online customers have had one issue in this matter.
The issue was that when they received the package there were certain dents on their products. So it is an important consideration that you must not ignore.
Main Features of Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Large with Stainless Door and Adjustable Shelves are:
- There are two adjustable smoking racks that allow you to smoke fish, cheese items, beef, turkey, pies and jerky etc.
- The three damper valves are adjustable. Among three, one valve is located at top while the other valves are one on each side of the smoker.
- The stainless door has a door thermometer which is quite easy to read and helps in monitoring the temperature. You can adjust or have control over the temperature setting according to your food item’s demand.
- There is no need of getting a match box to burn this smoker as the snap ignition is quite easy to use and user friendly.
- With this product you get cooking ideas recipe book with various different food ideas to cook, bake or smoke.