The Bottom Line
- Solid construction with 304 stainless where it counts
- Efficient grease management system
- Easy to clean
- Easy to use
- Traditionalists might make fun of you
- 588 square inches of total cooking space
- 304 stainless steel top and interior. Other parts heavy duty black powder coated steel
- 500 watt electric heating element
- Easy access smoker box that typically uses large chuck wood blocks
- Mounted on 3-inch casters make it relatively easy to move
- Large capacity, removable, external drip pan
- Cold smoking available with optional cold smoking baffle
Guide Review - Cookshack Smokette SM008
Cookshack makes smokers for some of your favorite restaurants and this unit does what those larger, commercial units do, produces great barbecue without splitting logs or tending fire all day. Certainly many purists will tell you that it isn't real barbecue if it didn't come off a real fire, but no one will know the difference with this little smoker, after all the convenience of this unit is far greater than with most other kinds of smokers.
The Smokette is Cookshack's most popular smoker. While relatively small it is still large enough for most backyard cookouts and gives you the versatility to smoke almost anything. With the addition of the optional cold smoke baffle you can even cold smoke in this unit, giving you the ability to smoke sausage, jerky, cheese or fish.
The Smokette has a stainless steel interior and most parts are machine washable so you can easily keep this unit clean. Grease drains from the unit into an easily removable grease tray.
If you want great barbecue, but don't want to bother with wood or charcoal then this really is the perfect unit for you. While there are certainly less expensive units on the market, this one is built to last and Cookshack has one of the best reputations in the industry for service and support.
There are several companies making (or importing) similar smokers, but they lack the quality construction and functionality of this Cookshack smoker.