Americana by Meco Electric Water Smoker - Stainless Steel - 5029
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This electric grill is warrantied against defects for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase. The electrical parts are warrantied against defects for one (1) year with proof of purchase. Labor not included.

Refer to manufacturers manual for full warranty details.

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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.6
Charles
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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Great Smoker but smoke on LOW temp

I like this smoker a lot! Easy to set up and use. But based on my last smoker, I was inclined to crank the smoker up to around medium to high as the smoking temperature. Wrong. These elements get real hot and I finally learned to put the smoker on a little less than LOW and it worked great. If you don't use LOW, guaranteed your chunks will fire up.

 

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Dr Burnish
Raleigh, NC
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

First Impression

In 35 years this is the 3rd smoker I have purchased having the same design. The first one, made of steel - element failed after years of use. The second one, made of steel rusted out. For this one, I decided to try stainless steel material. Assembly of the new one is not rocket science but the directions are easy to read but assembly instructions are not clear for a person not mechanical. First use, element easily heated up and able to maintain 225 F environment. Temperature on the gage showed "IDEAL" near the "WARM" side. Wood burned evenly and complete. The slide ports allowing access to wood and pot is a good idea but smoke exits cracks which is not a bad thing but a surprise. A tool is needed to grasp the slide port tab and move it up and down because it's really hot. It would be nice if a piece of insulating material was added to the tab for convivence. Stainless Steel color turned brown wherever smoke touch it and some areas turned blue signifying high heat temperature. For the first run, worked great! Food cooked evenly and was tasty.

 

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Rick
Thousand Oaks, CA.
 
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Two years in with this made in the USA smoker

Have used for two years with great results. Quality, great customer service from Tennessee, simple to use and clean.

 

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gallinavieja
Harmony Maine
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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Why did I wait so long?

My old Brinkmann smoker was about 20 years old, leaky and wheezing. It was sorely in need of a new heating element -- too bad, no longer available. After shopping around on the internet, I decided on the Meco stainless steel smoker. Easy to assemble, by the way. I haven't done much with it so far since it's December in Maine, if you get my drift (ing snow and cold). But what I did -- a small piece of pork, a ham hock and some steelhead trout on separate occasions -- turned out great! I also like that it's all in one piece so easy to move around. Right now it's on winter respite in the barn, but I'm looking forward to it warming up enough, maybe in March that I can bring it out and do some serious smoking.

 

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Nancy
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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 3.0

A learning experience

First of all, BBQ Guys get 5 stars. The first smoker we received was bent enough that the lid did not fit no matter how much we tried to shape it into place. Upon contacting BBQ Guys, they immediately sent us a new smoker with a lid that fit perfectly. Now the rest of the story. We followed the directions exactly to cook an 11 lb. organic fresh turkey (expensive!). The directions said to cook a 10 - 12 lb turkey 6 - 8 hours and repeated over and over "Do not peek" while your meat is cooking. We had to put wood chunks in several times, no problem. The water in the pan never evaporated completely, so that was untouched. Nice fragrant smoke was coming out of the cooker. At 6 hours I excitedly got my instant read thermometer ready and we opened the lid. Our beautiful turkey was a shriveled black mess.! The thermometer read 220 degrees! Turkey jerky! Luckily this was an experiment and it wasn't Thanksgiving day. We will try again in the future, but this time I will peek at maybe 4 hours, 5 hours, etc.

 

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Questions & Answers (3)

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Question:
Is it okay to put lava gravel in the bottom under the heating element?
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Hi, Jaxon. Meco does not recommend using lava rock under the element since it can possibly absorb grease and oils.

Asked by jaxon01Answered by Wesley

 
Question:
Can this smoker be used either with electricity or charcoal?
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This model is set up for electric use but there is an option to convert it to charcoal if you prefer. You would need the charcoal pan and charcoal ring from Meco. Or we also have the charcoal model here: www.bbqguys.com/meco/charcoal-vertical-water-smoker-stainless-5025

Asked by MissLAnswered by Tiffany

 
Question:
can wood chips be used in this smoker?
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Great question! Yes, you can use wood chips with this smoker. Just sprinkle them under and near the heating element and you'll be good to go!

Asked by mikeAnswered by Seth

 

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Message to our customers: Like all retailers and manufacturers, we’re currently experiencing well-publicized supply-chain issues and steel shortages that have caused some orders to be delayed. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences arising from this situation, and we assure you we’re making every effort to solve these problems with our vendors and logistical partners.

So, why are some orders being affected? Major ports around the world are still operating at reduced capacity because of COVID-19 restrictions — on average, container boats sit at port for about 3 weeks before being unloaded. Combine these shipping inefficiencies with a scarcity of natural resources, and virtually every industry has been crippled to some degree. Yet we acknowledge that it’s our duty to meet these challenges head-on and work toward solutions so you can enjoy more time outdoors with the people you love. We appreciate your patience as we strive to smooth out our supply chain, and we thank you for choosing us for your grilling and outdoor living needs.

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