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Bradley Smoker Review

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Bradley Smoker Review

The design of Bradley smokers is a combination of a modern electrical device and age old tradition of using sawdust to provide heat and smoke to cook different kinds of food.  The smokers manufactured by Bradley follow smoking tradition perfected by master smokers which involves never letting heat generated from wood pellets go beyond the required limits in order to produce smoke for smoking different cuts of meat, poultry and fish.

All of the Bradley smokers use Bradley Bisquettes, which are small discs made up of compressed wood shavings and sawdust, to run the smoking operation.  These bisquettes are available in a variety of wood types ranging from hickory to whiskey oak.  You can just choose the type of wood based on the kind of meat or other food stuff you need to smoke and you are ready to roll.  In this article we will go through some of the top rated smokers manufactured by Bradley to find the best one for your requirements.

Bradley Digital 6-Rack Smoker

Bradley Digital 6-Rack Smoker comes with dimensions of 11.50″ L x 33″ H x 15″ W. This six tray vertical smoker comes fitted with full digital controls providing the option of choosing between hot or cold smoke.  The exterior is made up of Powder Epoxy steel and the interior constructed with polished stainless steel. This smoker is quite durable for long term usage. The digital control panel provided under the pellet feeder allows the user to attain a maximum temperature of 280°F to help in smoking different types of food.

The body of this smoker is insulated to retain constant temperatures at all times and can hold smoke up to eight hours. The convenient side loader allows easy refilling of pellets.  Bradley Digital 6-Rack Smoker is currently available for around $465.00.

Pros:

  • Removable side panel for easy cleaning.
  • Vertical compact design.
  • 780 square inches of cooking space.
  • Body manufactured using high grade metal and 100 percent insulation.
  • Separate Smoke and Oven burners to provide heat only, heat without smoke,

Cons:

  • Provided temperature ranges up to 280°F and is good for cooking meat and fish but not as good for poultry.
  • Lack of information regarding how to smoke different types of food.

Summary

Bradley Digital 6-Rack Smoker is quite appropriate for a small gathering.  With a digital temperature control and a separate Smoke and Oven burner feature, this smoker is appropriate for cooking different types of food in large quantities.

Bradley Digital 4-Rack Smoker

Bradley Digital 4-Rack Smoker comes with dimensions of 31 inches x 14 inches x 14 inches. This four tray vertical smoker comes fitted with a full digital temperature and smoke control for providing an option of choosing between hot or cold smoke.  With the exterior made up of Powder Epoxy steel and interior constructed with polished stainless steel, this smoker is quite durable for extensive usage.

The digital control panel provided under the pellet feeder allows the user to attain maximum a temperature of 320°F to help in smoking different types of food.  The body of this smoker is insulated to retain constant temperatures at all times and can hold smoke for up to eight hours. The convenient side loader allows easy refilling of pellets.  Bradley Digital 4-Rack Smoker is currently available for around $370.00

Pros:

  • Removable side panel for easy cleaning.
  • Vertical compact design with 500 watt cooking and 125 watt smoking element.
  • Body manufactured using high grade metal and 100 percent insulation.
  • Separate Smoke and Oven burners to provide heat only, heat without smoke.

Cons:

  • Lack of information regarding how to smoke different types of food.
  • Wood pellets not provided in package

Summary

Bradley Digital 4-Rack Smoker is quite appropriate for smoking large quantities of food stuffs as it comes with a high capacity to hold 25 lbs. per rack.  Its small refrigerator like design makes it quite compatible with all types of patio décor.

Bradley Smokers Original Smoker

Bradley Smokers Original Smoker comes with dimensions of 33.5 x 17.5 x 20.25-Inch inches. This four tray vertical smoker comes fitted with simple to use temperature controls providing the option of choosing between hot or cold smoke.  With the exterior made up of a Powder Epoxy steel and interior construction of polished stainless steel this smoker is quite durable for any type of occasion or event.

The classic knob control panel provided under the pellet feeder allows the user to attain maximum temperatures of 250°F to help in smoking different types of food and meat.  The body of this smoker is insulated to retain constant temperatures at all times and can hold smoke for up to eight hours. The convenient side loader allows easy refilling of pellets.  Bradley Smokers Original Smoker is currently available for around $250.00

Pros:

  • Removable side panel for ease of cleaning.
  • Vertical compact design with 500 watt cooking and 125 watt smoking element.
  • Body manufactured using high grade metal and 100 percent insulation.
  • Separate Smoke and Oven burners to provide heat only, heat without smoke.

Cons:

  • Provided temperature ranges up to 250°F is good for cooking meat and fish but not as good for poultry.
  • Lack of information regarding how to smoke different types of food.
  • Wood pellets not provided in package

Summary

Bradley Smokers Original Smoker is quite appropriate for a small family.  With a simple knob temperature control and separate smoke and oven burner features, this smoker is appropriate for cooking different cuts of meat, poultry and fish with multiple cooking options.

Conclusion

After going through the features of all the Bradley smokers discussed above, the only two things which differ in all of them are the smoking capacity and the type of temperature control device used in each of them.  Depending upon the amount of food or meat you want to smoke in one go, you can select any of these models as per your requirements.

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