This is my first venture into smoking meat and so far the Cajun Injector Electric Smoker has been great! Plenty of room with the 3 shelves, the smoke is good to control and it even has a meat temperature probe built in! I did have one of the LED's go out, but after calling ***** ***** Corp, they promptly send me a replacement panel which was easily replaced! So far I am very happy with the unit! We have made beef jerky, pork jerky, chicken jerky, smoked sausage and more and everything turned out great with a nice smoke ring!
This smokers door does not seal correctly. We waited too long to return it, I guess because it took a while to figure out why the meat was taking so long to cook. So now, we have to plan on extra time to smoke. Wish I could get a new latch on the door or something.
Buyer beware. You may not have trouble, but if you do the COMPANY WILL NOT HELP YOU. THEY DON'T CARE IF IT WORKS OR NOT. I bought this for my husband for Father's Day and was immediately thrilled at it's almost high-tech appearance. You put the meat inside, insert a probe, and then program the temperature you want it to maintain. Put pellets in the slot every half hour or so, and enjoy a great, perfectly smoked product with minimal knowledge or effort. The first 4 uses were great... we were in awe of it's ease of use and enjoyed 4 wonderful dinners. That, however, was the end of the Cajun Injector. Upon set up for use #5, the digital screen gave an error message, the thermometer started reading in the 400 degree range when it hadn't even been turned on yet... and there was no way around it, the device's reliance on it's digital components was it's downfall. There is no way to even turn it on. I tried to contact the manufacturer and can't even get a live person to talk to. I've written them twice since the beginning of June with no response from them. Save your money and buy from a company who answers the phone.
This was a Christmas gift for a friend and he absolutely loves it my ONLY complaint was that it was delivered in the product box and it was for Christmas so my gift was given away quite early and that really broke my heart I wanted it to be a surprise been nice if they could have repackaged it or put it inside a comparable sized box to keep discretion, more especially when they leave it outside your door and the whole world can see what you have ordered. Anyway the smoker it self is great uses wood chips no problems with it that I know of so far he smokes with it at least three times a month since December.
the unit is cheaply made. the question is what do you expect for ***? the answer is a cajun injector. the door is bent. the chute isn't attached to the side wall. the rivets popped out of the metal. this suggests to me this box has been handled roughly. the packaging needs to be better. as for the smoker part it works. you have to shove the wood chips down the chute do to a poor design but it isn't that hard to do. if using pellets they may go down the chute with out a push. as for easy cleaning don't let anybody fool you. it is a chore. it wouldn't be any different if this was a *** unit. smoking meat makes a mess. the wheels are useless unless you are on concrete. would be nice if it had a delay start.
Came via carrier left outside in driveway in poor weather. Upset the wife was to supposed to be birthday gift and,was left in driveway for me to see before my birthday. Unit was crushed top left door,door was unattached, after re-bending it back , it has a awe full draft.( I know shipping issues) Now craftsmanship.a the plastic cover that covers the controls is bowed out at least an inch or more. So mine is crap craftsmanship and very drafty with the crushed door I would not recommend CAJUN or Overstocked shipping to anyone !!!
I bought this smoker as a Christmas gift after much research. The other smokers had multiple negative reviews, but I could locate none for this. It is made with high quality products. Since they have had it for only a week, it has only been used once, so I can't review long term. But during the trial run, the smoker worked perfectly, and the ribs were amazing! Very impressed.
Great smoker for weekend. My husband wanted to an easier smoker then the water smoker we have which requires constant monitoring. With this electric unit he doesn't have to sit out in the heat to watch it. We put it on our back porch and so far made delicious brisket and pork butt. Very happy with the results and we plan to smoke something just about every weekend. Just a note of caution - measure out the chips! My husband estimated the 1/4 c of chips instead of measuring them when we were seasoning the unit. He put in a few too many and they ignited with an alarming pop. The unit is fine and we called the company and they told us that if we had put in a little more it's possible the fire could have blown the door off (alarming!) The directions do tell you to measure the chips (a 1/4 cup of chips is a deceivingly tiny amount) but do not include any sort of warning about what could happen if you add a few too many. We've since used the unit with the correct amount of chips with wonderful results and are so far happy with the product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Appears to be good quality so far
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Easy to use with great results. Even my first brisket came out juicy and tender with wonderful flavor, and I've been told it is hard to get a good brisket . Chicken and turkey came out juicy and tender with great smoky flavor. Works great for fish and veggies too.
From a girl's point of view, this is the Easy Bake Oven on steroids! I love smoked food, but monitoring the heat and adding fuel for hours can be cumbersome. I plug this puppy in, load it up and let it go with minimal monitoring of temperature of food inside and smoker heat temp without opening the door. So far the ribs, pork and chicken have all come out great! Easy clean up. Chips load in from the outside nicely. I bought the cover that was made for this smoker *** Overstock didn't carry it. The outside stays cool so no danger of burning yourself. My only complaint is the wheels. They're too small to roll over grass. I end up just carrying it by the handle. A bit clumsy, but light enough for me (middle aged woman) to manage. A good alternative to the standard smoker because you can walk away from it for long periods and do other things...i.e. prepare the rest of the meal and misc. chores!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Well, black is black. ;o)
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good, medium to heavy weight shelves and trays, etc. Comes with oven mitts!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good