Worth the $ invested. My husband and nephew have produced some yummy food in this smoker. It's been 5 months and going and all of us are enjoying top notch smoked foods. Yes, a couple of bisquettes are wasted at the end of smoke cycle. However, if you search bubba pucks on the internet, in particular the Bradley Smoker forums, you will find all kinds of helpful items and tips for using the Bradley smoker to its fullest ability. Also, you will want to search out "frogmats". Yes, that is correct. They are heat resistant food safe mats to place on the racks for delicate foods such as fish and cheese. They are somewhat pricey... but so worth the money!!! I found the best prices for these at Sograte BBQ and Brew. The down side to this smoker? Hmmm - you might just tire of smoked products within the first month of ownership and use... because you will want to smoke EVERYTHING at once!!! We had smoked homemade sausage (many types and flavors), cheese, ribs, meatloaf (yummy) and even eggs. That was all within a few weeks of receiving the smoker. Also as a side note, if your wondering whether to buy the cold smoker attachment here is our experience with smoked cheese. During the cooler months of spring there was no problem smoking cheese with the Bradley smoker itself. However, now that the summer heat has kicked in we've found the cold smoker invaluable for smoking cheese. The cheese melts too quickly unless we use the cold smoker attachment. Which flavor bisquettes to use? We've really enjoyed Jim Beam, mesquite and hickory for pretty much anything. Maple for pork products and Apple and Cherry in particular for cheese.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sound construction.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Spot on.
So when I received my Bradley Digital Smoker, it quit working during the seasoning process. I called Bradley and they sent me a new screen. This didn't fix it. So they immediately sent me a new smoke generator complete and I have now smoked pulled pork and some ribs. It works great and I would buy another one without question. Bradley's customer service is second to none.
Ordered the Bradley 4 Rack Digital and I received it within a week but when I took it out of the Packing it was damaged on the bottom so the Electronic Digital Box wouldn't be flush with the smoker box itself. I contacted Rachelle at Overstock and she immediately had a replacement sent(Even though I think UPS was the cause of the damage) and I had a brand new Bradley in about 4 days time. Overstock personnel are the best and I will never have any worries about Customer Service with them. Very good people
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Well made product
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description
Right out of the box the smoke generator would through a trouble code and just start beeping and continually feed bisquettes. Called customer service and after just a few short minutes they emailed me detailed Pics on how to troubleshoot/check possible problems. Turns out it was a loose wire that wasn't pushed all the way into a plastic plug inside of smoke generator. Even with having this small issue I would recommend This unit to everyone I know...
- How accurate was the sizing? Correct sizing
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Really great quality, easy to use
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No right out of the box smoke generator would through a trouble code...
it was everything i expected super easy to use love it i cold smoked cheese turned out great second try.
- How accurate was the sizing? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. put together very well
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I wanted to get my husband a smoker for Christmas. I had no clue as to what brand to purchase. I had looked at several stores and tried to figure out exactly what to expect and what the employees feedback was to prior customer purchases. I then came home and researched different models and brands to check reviews and/or warranties. I choose a Bradley smoker with the digital thermometer based on warranties and some of the employee comments from the stores I visited. My husband was very excited on Christmas, but I still wasn't quite sure about the product. Until.......the taste test and cooking experience. This smoker has exceeded my expectations....he has smoked more meat and fish than I ever expected. Salmon is our ultimate favorite. I look forward to saying "honey what should we smoke tonight for supper" instead of "what do I need to cook tonight for supper". I will have to pat my back on this purchase with no regrets!!!!!
- How accurate was the sizing? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
One of the best smokers out there for the money. Temp is right on, I use an internal temp probe to keep everything on the up and up so the food produced is perfect every time.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Awesome
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It's so nice, better than I thought it would be
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This thing is so great for smoked salmon. It is pretty easy to use. We don't like to leave the house when it is on because every now and again a puck gets stuck and then you don't get the flavoring. Neighbors from all over come when we turn this on because it smells soooo good. We buy ceder planks at the grocery store and they are generally too long, but we just cut them down, no big deal. It is easy to keep and my husband can carry it on his own, if we need to move it around the yard. If you like smoked meat, this makes it about as easy as it gets.
I brought this smoker for my husband to replace his older Bradley smoker which he loves but was needing some minor work (it's 12 years old). My husband loves the digital controls of this smoker, however, his only complaint in using this twice in 2 weeks, is that the timer only allows it to go to like 9 hrs. If you truly smoke brisket etc. you know that you have to smoke for 18-22 hrs - so all he did was reset the timer. He is going to take the digital control unit off and not leave it attached to the unit while it's in our outdoor kitchen area to prolong the life of it and not expose to the elements (even though it was covered) Happy BBQ'ing!