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Electric Smoker troubleshooting

The electric smoker is an eco- friendly unit which is used to smoke food in the presence of electricity; it can be used both indoors as well as outdoors. We found the best way to troubleshoot was to buy the best one possible, for reviews check cooking is not only considered to be interesting, but it also gives delicious food to eat and enjoy with everyone. Outdoor cooking becomes much easier with the introduction of an electric smoker in the market it cooks food without any extra efforts as they are easy to use and works well as these units are reliable and it saves time and money as well as it is not harmful to the atmosphere.

Ways to deal with common problems of an electric smoker:

  1. If an electric smoker does not start:

Check the power plug of an electric smoker if it is inserted correctly in the outlet. One has to make sure that all the connections of the unit are tightly plucked in.

  1. If the electric smoker is jammed or not burning properly:

There should be a case when some wooden chips may be trapped in the electric smoker, this will not allow the electric smoker to burn properly. One has to make sure to clean the electric smoker after using it so that no wooden chips are left in the smoker which helps the smoker to work properly. While cleaning the smoker one has to properly check to make sure that there is no presence of its biggest enemy i.e. rust, if it is found then scraping it with a good quality spatula or sandpaper is a good option.

  1. If the electric smoker is not smoking food properly:

One should provide enough time to allow the electric smoker to heat.  Preheating is a very important process because it allows smoking food in a proper way. Normal preheating temperature is 200-250 degrees; the temperature does not rise above this at the constant level. When the smoker is opened for putting the food inside, one should wait for some time to get the temperature back to get the peak heat. The smoker should be placed at a place where there is less wind flowing to have a constant temperature. Most of the time there is a complaint of unevenly cooked food in the electric smoker, this largely depends upon the amount of food inserted into the electric smoker, if the electric smoker is overburdened then obviously the food will not be properly cooked.


  • There is a need to unplug the power cord after every use and allow the electric smoker to cool down.
  • When the electric smoker unit is placed outdoors, it must be covered properly or if it is possible then it can be kept inside. This increases the lifespan of the electric smoker and allows it to function properly.
  • The electric smoker should not be submerged into water.
  • Apply cooking oil to the electric smoker as it helps in removing any residue left on it and it also helps in increasing the lifespan of the smoker. The electric smoker needs oiling every six months, but if it is used frequently then oiling should be done every three months.
  • One should not cover the trays and racks with aluminum oil.
  • A wet clean cloth should be used for the proper functioning of the electric smoker.
  • The electric smoker unit should be kept away from children.
  • Nowadays, various different kinds of electric smokers are available in the market, and each one of them comes with different instructions for operating it and for its proper maintenance, so one should properly read the instruction manual and follow the steps accordingly.


BBQ Cola Chicken Skewers – RECIPE

Food is my priority, I seriously love food and when it comes to BBQ you can literally see a smile on my face and food is the only thing that I smile for and that I smile at so I think you now know how much I love food .can we marry food? If we can’t why can’t we, food never ever breaks your heart whereas food is the magic which fixes all the broken hearts, don’t trust me?

Cool get your heart broken once and then look at all the amazing food available in the market or may be available in your refrigerator you would feel as if the food is calling you to give you a hug. I know all this because I recently got my heart broken, my brother ate my entire ice cream but then I saw that I have all the ingredients required for kabobs. Which kabobs am I talking about? I’m talking about coca-cola BBQ chicken kabobs. Want to know how they are made? If yes then just check out the ingredient list given below, see if you don’t have anything at home then go to the market and buy what so ever is missing come back and read all the instructions that I have mentioned below.

Ingredients for the coca-cola BBQ sauce-

1. Olive oil (2 tablespoons)
2. Diced jalapeno (01)
3. Garlic (03, minced cloves)
4. Ketchup (3 cups)
5. Chicken broth (¼ cup)
6. Orange juice (1/2 cup)
7. Coca-cola(1/4 cup)
8. Brown sugar(1/2cup)
9. Molasses (1/2 cup)
10. Liquid smoke (1 tablespoon)
11. Sea salt (1/2 teaspoon)
12. Paprika (1 teaspoon)

Ingredients for chicken kabobs-

1. Skinless breasts, 3 pounds
2. Salt
3. Pepper
4. Bamboo skewers

Directions for coca – cola BBQ sauce –

1. Take a medium size pan and place it over medium-low heat.
2. Pour some olive oil in the pan.
3. When you feel that the oil is properly cooked add minced garlic and jalapenos and cook them properly.
4. To check if the jalapeno and garlic are cooked properly note the color of the garlic it must be of light brown color.
5. Turn the stove off and add ketchup, orange juice, coca – cola and chicken broth in the pan.
6. Stir well
7. After a while add liquid smoke, paprika, salt and brown sugar.
8. Again stir it and leave it to get cool.

Directions for the kabobs-

1. Cut breasts into 2 big pieces.
2. Once sliced, thread the sliced breast pieces onto the skewers.
3. Preheat your grill over medium heat.
4. Grill your chicken for about 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Brush your self-made coca – cola BBQ sauce all over the chicken, make sure you do it properly.
6. Once ready to serve, put extra coca – cola BBQ sauce and some fries on the plate.

That’s all with the kabobs and with the red pepper sauce, I hope you enjoy the recipe and do make fries because fries help in enhancing the recipe. To all the food lovers coca-cola BBQ chicken kabobs, eat as much as you can and share your self-made if you wish and I think there is no harm in sharing.…

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Today we all are going to learn to make a beautiful appetizer that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients it only needs a few of them and still tastes delicious my mom once said being sober is better in a world full of people who are trying to be extraordinary this recipes reminds me of my mom’s this saying all she meant was that people who are trying to be extraordinary are common these days and people who stay sober they stand out just like this amazing appetizer recipe I swear to god you guys would love it if you guys love bacon and onions one question who in this would don’t like bacon and that too when combined with onions ?

If someone doesn’t like bacon then that person should be sent to mars or wait, are mars in trend? Never mind let’s come back to the recipe so all that we would need is.


Ingredients needed –

• Bacon

• Sweet Onions

• Pepper

• Hot sauce


That’s it, this is all you need for the smoked, beautiful, delicious, amazing appetizer, how cool is it on a scale of 10, it’s 12, isn’t it?

So the recipe goes like you need to cut the sweet, mild onions into ring of about ½ inch tall, this is the most and the only difficult part of this recipe while cutting the onions into rings you need to be careful or else the onion would actually fall apart your job is to cut them carefully so that they stay together for this recipe.

I would recommend you to use sriracha hot sauce as it is thick in nature , you need to brush the sauce on the sweet onions if basically adds flavor to the sweet onions next and the important step is to take a full slice of bacon and wrap it all around your sweet onion ring maybe you would need 3 bacon slices for some onions to make them round so don’t panic once you get done with the wrapping part you must use toothpicks to keep them tight and together.

At the time of grilling keep the degree of heat b/w 250 to 350 put your wrapped onions on the grill and let them smoke for about 90 minutes and keep changing the side occasionally turn you grill off when you be sure that your onion and bacon are as tender as they are supposed to from outside as well as from inside, cooking / smoking them is very important for the taste .

And that’s all you needed to go now you need to place them on a plate and take some mayo out of your refrigerator and eat you smoked bacon wrapped in onion rings , taste is all that matters later on , this amazing appetizer not only satisfy your taste buds but also your stomach what else does anyone in this world want this dish is all about fewer efforts and great food.

Enjoy your amazing appetizer and do write us about how your experience was till then!…

Charcoal Grill: Why Does Weber Lead the Market?

Weber is somewhat like tinker bell, it has all the magic it’s just expensive and I don’t see spending on something which is the best, I love Weber because it actually sells what it says and never cheats. Weber provides the best raw material to their workers and always keep a check on what is required and what is not, don’t worry weber values your money more than you. It’s just that it uses world’s best material for all your best buyers.

Weber is basically leading the market not only because they keep a check on what their customers are complaining about but because they actually look into the matter and find a solution to it and the solution be long term and not short term. weber is a brand since 40 years and in 40 years the company once received some complaints regarding their grills and not from one person but from 15 to 20 of their buyers were unhappy with the steel that they used because it was basically not holding heat properly so Weber did find a short-term solution to it in fact what it did was for the sake of long-term , company basically changed the entire iron and that’s how a company keeps leading.


Do you know the problem with other companies? If not I will let you know it, because it’s simple they simply don’t look into the matter, like if 10 people are complaining they are complaining about only their product and sometimes anyone can make faulty products. The don’t look into the matter the way weber does. If any company keeps such an attitude they can never lead, to lead you to need to be better than yourself, you need to keep improving ever minute ever second. It’s that simple.

For example, let me give you an imaginary child who is sick and when you take him to the doctor the doctor doesn’t listen to you and says oh don’t worry he’ll be fine and takes his fee and what about your child? See the point here? The company and the doctor need to do something about the complaints. Listing is a good thing, if you listen and work upon it, you win in life. Simple.

Another thing came to my mind just now, tell me when you participate in any competition what do you keep in mind? Do you wish to win or to enjoy? Who are all your competitors? Weber competes with itself and not with other brands. You need to be better than you were yesterday if you one day wish to lead the entire market. Wish to be a leader? Fair enough just do better than you did yesterday.

If I would ask you to go out in the neighborhood would you? For what? For a small survey. No, you don’t need pen or paper you just need to go out and ask 10 of your neighbors if they are using weber’s grill, I’m sure you would find at least 3 of them saying yes and that’s what weber magic is all about.

Weber is different the way this company treats its buyers are amazing and the material they use is expensive as well as durable apart from these 2 points I have a 3rd one, well weber is creative in terms of selling.

You wish to lead? Be better, no not better than your fellow competitor but from yourself and that’s what weber is about. weber has won the trust of its customers over 40 years and today the hard work is paying off.…

Electric Smoke – How to Find the Perfect Size for You

This tiny little world competitive everyone wants to be the best you would find competition in every street you go, you would see kids in school competing for the first position in class or you may visit any random office and see that people there are fighting with each other for some promotion or we can say in MacDonald’s the workers work very hard to get the best employee award , competition is everywhere and why are we only talking about human?


Let’s talk about smokers we have smokers competing with each other, don’t we? There are so many models and that too in so many sizes it’s like you need to go to the mall and search for the right pair of jeans if you size is medium you can’t fit in small size and same goes for the size of the smoker.

See size matters a lot when you go out for shopping for a smoker there are a lot of factors that you need to look up to when you buy anything like for an electric smoker you must buy the correct one you have to see the price, the dimensions, the ease of use, the construction and yes the size.

With size, the thing is that you need to see why you are buying an electric smoker you need to question yourself what are you going to smoke meat occasionally for you small lovely family or are you going to use it for some business all these things matter.

If you plan to smoke food just for your family and host a get together you must buy Masterbuilt’s 20070910 digital electric smoker which is like 30-inch it has enough space to keep your family happy and your guests to master builds this model offers the right size as its cooking area is 730 square inches and the amazing fact is that it offers you 4 chrome-coated racks and its length is amazing it is 20.4 inches with 19.9 inch width and its height is one of a hell thing and that is 33.3 inches this excellent choice weighs only 45.86 pounds there is one more option of the same brand MASTERBUILT.

The model is named as Masterbuilt 20070411 and is 30 inches now you would ask me what is the difference in the two and I would say master 20070411 has more space as compared to Bradley smokers original smoker the dimensions of Masterbuilt 20070411 is of 18.5 x 19.5 x 33 inches and it’s weight is 49.9 pounds yes it is heavier than Masterbuilt 20070910 apart from the 2 smokers that we have been talking about there is one more about which we must talk and the one about which we must talk is Bradley smokers original smoker , this smoker is a bit heavy as it’s total weight is 52.1 pounds, in total it has 572 square inches more to it , it’s designed with 4 removable racks and it has dimensions of 33.5×17.5×20.25 inches.

By something that you would love to keep and something that fits in your beautifully designed home.…