Best BBQ Smokers for 2022

Are you looking for true low-and-slow BBQ? That tender, fall-off-the-bone goodness everyone strives for? With so many types of BBQ smokers on the market today, we know picking the right one can be tough. Thanks to more than 20 years of experience selling and testing every type of smoker, BBQGuys is the expert authority on BBQ smokers. We've composed a list of top-ranked smokers representing the best models available on the market today, based on three important factors: quality, features, and performance.

  • Quality - A great smoker is a tool you’ll come back to, season after season. With some models boasting premium stainless steel or even hand-welded construction, you can depend on solid endurance. Invest in your smoker. Let it last you many delicious, savory years to come.
  • Performance - Ask any barbeque boss around! The best results count on wider heat ranges, even cooking, high fuel efficiency, and tight seals. You’ve worked hard to get that blaze burning. Don’t you want your smoker making the most of it?
  • Features - Once upon a time, smoking was an earthen pit, the elements, and you. We’re not knocking old-school, but those bells and whistles get better every year. Nowadays, outdoor chefs can count on serious quality-of-life bonuses to churning out that smoky, tender grub.

Best Charcoal Smoker & Best Offset Smoker

  • Texas Original Pits Luling Offset Smoker

    What We Love:

    • ¼-inch steel for efficient fuel burning, temperatures, and durabiilty
    • Offset firebox allows direct heat cooking for a wider variety of meal options
    • Hand-welded construction throughout makes for a high-quality smoker that'll last through the elements

    Even among Premium class smokers, we found one fantastic surprise after another. Incredible features? Check. Outstanding operation? Check. Virtually bulletproof design? Check. This is the smoker that strikes fear into the heart of other smokers. — Team BBQGuys

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    Best Charcoal Smoker Honorable Mentions:

Best Electric Smoker

  • Smokin Tex Commercial BBQ Electric Smoker

    What We Love:

    • Durable stainless steel throughout to help weather the elements
    • Double-walled insulation both traps heat and makes the exterior cool to the touch
    • Controlled heat and a no-draft cooking area makes your food consistently moist and tender

    This model is designed for a simple smoking experience that allows you to spend more time enjoying the company of friends and family without having to constantly supervise your food. — Team BBQGuys

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    Honorable Mentions:

Best Vertical Electric Smokers Under $1000

  • Smokin Tex Pro Series Residential BBQ Electric Smoker

    What We Love:

    • The double-insulated cabinet traps heat and smoke while keeping the exterior cool to the touch
    • Three adjustable racks with a max capacity of 38 lbs give you plenty of room to experiment
    • Stainless steel construction lends durabilty to this smoker

    Once your fuel is in the wood box and your food is on the racks, all you have to do is set the temperature to the desired level and let this Smokin Tex Pro Series model do its thing. Virtually no maintenance or observation is required during the cooking process, giving you more time to enjoy the company of friends and family. — Team BBQGuys

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    Honorable Mentions:

Best Gas Smoker

Best Drum Smoker