Choosing the right smoker comes down to your individual needs. For instance, do you prefer simplicity over authenticity? Flavor over convenience? No matter your preferences, you'll find what you're looking for in an electric, propane, or charcoal model.
This type offers the simplest, most user-friendly design. All you have to do is plug it in and press a button. However, because it needs to be connected to an outlet at all times, it's not very portable. You'll find that while electric smokers cook food quickly, they do not provide the same rich, smokey flavor as other options.
Propane smokers are more portable than electric models because they don't require an outlet. They are more convenient than charcoal models and less messy to set up. Additionally, propane offers a more authentic smokehouse flavor than electric. Turning the machine on is as simple as pressing the ignition button, so even those with minimal experience can use this type of smoker.