Bradley Original Smoker, Black
List Price: $399.99

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Product Description

Food Smoker Original 4 Rack Black The Original Bradley Smoker is a unique smoke house sold complete with its accompanying smoke generator. Flavor bisquettes are burned for 20 minutes each at a consistent temperature in the unit's smoke generator producing clean continuous smoke thus elminiating the high temperature gases acids and resins that can distort the flavor of smoked food. It is light enough to carry and is about the size of a small fridge. Features: - Exterior : Powder Epoxy Steel - Interior: Polished Stainless Steel - Internal Cooking Vol : 2288 cu in - Internal Heater: 500 watt cooking element / 125 watt smoking element - Power: - 120 V 50 - 60 Hz - 5.5 Amps (240 Volt Model TBA) - Comes with Rectangular Tray & Drip Bowl Specifications: - Max Temperature: Controllable up to 320F. - Min Temp: subject to ambient - Thermometer - Weight: 40 lbs - Dimensions: 31" H x 17" W x 14.5" D - Adjustable racks: 4 Mfg No: BTIS1 Manufacturer: Bradley Technologies

Features:
  • Fully automatic smoker
  • 4 Cooking Racks
  • 8 hours of controlled cool smoke
  • Cooks meat, chicken, pork and fish
  • 9 different flavors of hardwoods

Customer Reviews:

  • Wonderfully easy to use; food is outstanding!
    We got our Bradley Smoker (Black) a week or two ago and already did a pork loin and chicken in it. No previous smoker experience (except as hungry BBQ lovers) and are we ever delighted! The chicken, which had such a rubbery skin that I had trouble getting the temperature probe into it, turned-out as maybe the best chicken we've ever had! Omigosh, it was juicy and tender and delicious (except for the skin, which was still tough!).

    We got one of those remote cooking/temperature probe gizmos (with the same order) which extends-in to the smoker via the top vent. Works fine.

    Only glitch: the smoker's vent gets gooey and sticks-down, and the paint is already coming off (which is Good). The vent actually needs to be paint-free as will the area on top that it mates with. Are you listening Bradley? But I will eventually have the paint removed up there and then we'll be golden.

    BTW to others complaining about the bisquette cost--you DO know that you don't need to run the bisquettes for the full cooking time? Our 1st pork was 4+ hours and we smoked almost all-the-way, but the chicken we smoked for only two of the five hours it took. Still learning about this but so far despite our "beginner's uncertainty" we're making great 'cue.

    Wonderful appliance; wish we'd learned about these (electric smokers) sooner. Just so easy to use....more info
  • Easy to use
    We have only used it once so far, we did 2 whole chickens, a large salmon filet, and a turkey breast. Smoked for about 4 hours. All turned out really nice. Great flavor and and our picky crowd loved it all. You pay a price for the smoking brisqettes but for us the ease of use is worth it for convenience and quality of finished product....more info
  • It does what it says
    So far I have used it twice for smoking pork shoulder. Both times it has come out perfect. The controller is not the most accurate, but there are many mods out there that overcome that. With that said both my experiences were with the unit as-is no mods....more info
  • One of the best purchases...
    I planned out my purchase of the Bradley Original Smoker, investigating the pros and cons of both the digital and original units. With the reviews and the Bradley forum citing serious problems with the digital unit, I opted instead for the Bradley Original. However, I also purchased the Auber Instruments PID.

    My number one suggestion is that anyone buying the Bradley should opt for an extra 160 bucks and get the Auber PID. You will have an excellent combo unit far better than the digital.

    My only complaint is that an original smoker unit in not available as a 6 rack....more info
  • The BEST Product Ever Invented!
    I love smoked meat! However, I don't have the time or the patience to smoke meat and tend to it all day by constantly having to throw more chips on the fire. Why didn't someone think of this sooner. Since I bought this item a few months ago as a graduation gift to myself, I have smoked like crazy. I have smoked different kinds of meat, my favorite being chicken breast. You don't even have to marinade it. The meat is so tender and so juicy. It self feeds, you just need to stack the wood bisquettes (which are made specially for use with this product) in the side shoot, turn it on and put the meet on the racks and VOILA, perfectly smoked meat. It is unbelievable! I even smoked london broil and it was so tender and juicy.

    The smoker cleans easily (which supports my low maintenance needs). So, if you love smoked meat, but don't like the high maintenance that is required to tend the meet and clean up, I HIGHLY recommend this Smoker (or should I say "Lazy Q") You won't be dissatisfied. While you are at it buy the apple bisquettes for smoking chicken and hickory for smoking beef. Also, you might want to purchase the Bradley All Weather Cover to protect your investment. One last praise, it runs on electricity! You don't have to worry about running out of propane or charcoal because you won't need them. This is one of the best purchases I have ever made....more info
  • would be 5 stars if
    I got this smoker and the water pan would not stay on the brass pegs inside so i had to put in one of the rack slots, after 20 hours of use the feeder system clogged up. so i pulled it apart and found the paint had bubbled off and was jamming up the feeding of the wood pucks. I cleaned it up and painted it with high temp paint. will see if it works.
    Now for the good
    Food tastes awesome out of this thing, beyond compare.
    i would say it is well worth the money. But do stock up on the pucks my box of 36 did not last all that long.
    Did i mention the food tastes awsome?
    no more trying to maintain temp just load of the pucks and make sure there is some water in the pan and your golden.
    ...more info
  • Amazon.com is a pain
    The thermometer was broken. Amazon.com has been difficult in replacing the broken item!!! Buy direct from the manufacturer!!...more info
  • Must have a got a lemon
    I purchased my smoker 4 years ago and had problems with the temperature quage from the start. The quage never showed the smoker coming up to the desired temperature and the rubber seal around the door was leaking. I contacted Bradley and they sent me a replacement thermostat and seal with no charge since it was still under warranty. I still has the same problem as before after replacing the thermostat. The next problem I had was the bottom piece that houses the thermostat control broke. I had to replace this part which wasn't under warranty. The final problem I experienced was the plastic bottom on the door, which holds the door on the hinge broke. I checked with Bradley and would have to purchase the entire door to correct the problem. This part and shipping was going to be close to $100.00 to correct. I didn't purchase the door, so I use a bungi cord to keep the door closed when I smoke. I like the ease associated with using this smoker when it is working correctly, but I don't like the thing falling apart in 4 years. I still use an old barrel smoker I bought from Wal-Mart 10 years ago, which cost a lot less than the Bradley. I think they should take a look at using something besides plastic on the door and thermostat assembly. ...more info
  • "Simply, The Best"
    After owning many smokers in my lifetime; And recently building my own, using a Bradley's Smoke Generator; I decided to purchase one of these for the smaller capacity. (My home built is more than triple the capacity and works fine if you're cooking for an army but I wanted something smaller for every day use.)
    The design of this unit is brilliant, using the miniscule 125 watt element to generate the necessary plus 500 degrees of heat needed to start the wood to smoke and the larger element to control the heat.
    In addition; The folks at Bradley Smokers are very quick to respond in the event of a complaint as I found, after my original smoke generator failed to advance after moving 3 bisquettes,
    In my opinion; If you are looking for a smoker; Don't buy anything less, unless you have an unlimited supply of suitable wood. By my estimate; My costs are around a buck an hour, depending on where you buy the bisquettes. Using charcoal, and/or smoking wood has proved more expensive to me, in addition to little (if any) temperature control.
    The unit is incredibly well designed to smoke at low temperatures. The problem with this is; You must know what you are you are doing and use the appropriate techniques (such as curing) and food preparation prior to use at the lower temperatures.
    This is NOT a grill and never was intended to be one.
    Believe me; Iv'e tried the rest; Now try the best!
    ...more info
  • A great smoker for beginners
    I got this smoker about a month ago and I have already used it several times. It makes great bbq ribs and chicken wings without too much trouble. The hardwood bisquetts burn clean with good smoke flavor, however, the only disadvantage is the expenses of these hardwood bisquettes. For a bigger cut of meat such as pull pork or brisket the average cook time is between 8 to 10 hours; it could be quite expensive considering each bisquette burns out in 20 minutes. ...more info
  • Fantastic Smoker
    This is the best smoker I have ever owned! It is the size of a larger dorm room fridge, and the door has a magnetic seal that is very similar that of a refrigerator and it seals perfectly. The biscuit loading tool works great also and saves you the trouble of reloading the smoker with more chips halfway through the cycle. Cleaning is a breeze, as you do not have to reach into a tube structure that is a standard design of most smokers. Overall, great product, and while the digitally controlled system looks great, the analog controls on this model are more than enough, and saves you close to $200.00.
    If you are looking for a smoker, get a Bradley, you will not be disappointed. The cheap ones do not hold heat very well (with the exception of the "Old Smokey"), you will most likely have to finish the meat in the oven, and they are a pain to clean. Get the cover while you are at it!!
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  • Couldn't be more pleased
    I received my new Bradley Original Smoker last Tuesday. Seasoned it according to the instructions and smoked my first turkey Friday. I have never smoked anything before and don't even do well at grilling, however the turkey was a huge success with our guests. Two days later I tried some pork ribs and the results were the same-the ribs were incredible. The Bradley Smoker is so easy even a novice can get great results from the start.

    I couldn't be more pleased with my Bradley smoker and would highly recommend it to anyone, novice or pro. The Bradley web site also has a great forum with friendly people who are happy to help you get started. You won't go wrong with this smoker!...more info
  • Almost the Perfect Smoker
    I've owned this smoker for 3 years and have been very happy. I've cooked ribs, brisket, pork shoulder, boston butt and salmon and they all have come out fantastic. Using the Bradley is very simple. I've tried smoking the traditional way but for the occasional weekend smoker keeping the heat low and slow is nearly impossible; the constant monitoring of heat and fuel for 6-12 hours took out all the joy of eating. Bradley is the way to go!

    Besides making sure there were enough "pucks" of wood, you have to check the water pan to make sure it doesn't go dry. If you're smoking something fatty like a boston butt, I would recommend tossing out the oil and ash that drips into the pan after 3 hours or so and add more water. Other than that it's set and forget.

    We don't have a much of a selection of wood where I live (mesquite is king) so it's great how easy it is get different woods to try and mix them like the pros do.

    The only reason it doesn't get five stars is because it doesn't get hotter than about 225 degrees. If it were able to get hotter it would have greater versatility, and you could roast a perfect chicken with crispy skin.

    Side note: Just as important as the smoker is the rub and sauce. The best cookbook for BBQ I've found is Peace, Love, & Barbecue: Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the Legends of Barbecue. It gives you the REAL award winning recipes, not the common "based on" recipes from some well-known BBQ pros. In addition, there are valuable hints on prepping and cooking that most other books don't give and a great guide that will help you develop your own signature rub. ...more info
  • Excellent smoker
    This smoker has lived up to the description. I gave it to my husband for Valentine's Day and he has smoked something almost everyday since. I did a lot of research before buying and this one has a great reputation. The only thing that didn't hold true was the statement that you can find the little biscuits locally. I haven't had any success finding them so far. But it's easy enough to order through Amazon....more info
  • Bradley Smoker
    I am please with the item but expected more smoke flavor. I will try other flavored chips.

    Cathy...more info