The beginning of summer heralds outdoor cooking. In fact, according to a consumer survey, barbequing (even in autumn and winter) is favorite amongst many. It is the perfect time for families and friends to get together, be it at beaches or the backyard. There are, of course, many ways to go about having a barbeque.
Some people swear by grilling. Grilling is perfect for fast cooking with the lid open, for foods such as kebabs, steaks, hot dogs or even fish fillets.
This method is ideal for the very term ‘barbeque’, which means better be quick. Grilling is usually over direct heat. Therefore, it requires a significant amount of attention but little time.
If the idea is to have tons of fun and simple food that requires little time to make, grilling is the most suitable choice.
However, outdoor cooking has evolved quite a bit in recent years. So, we see that families enjoy marinated foods or large cuts of meat that require longer hours to cook.
Also, the very idea of a barbeque is to have a delicious and savory meal with the woody aroma that enhances the flavor.
For such a culinary experience, the best choice is an electric smoker. This is an indirect technique for cooking. It means that larger cuts of meat, that very often burn or are raw from within through grilling, can now be cooked evenly and with relative ease.
Electric smokers use in powered epoxy steel with an aluminum interior. There are adjustable racks to store food in large quantities, a hot plate and an advanced system that is easy to maintain and operate.
It is considered a healthier choice of cooking as well as smoking because there is no direct heat involved. Furthermore, there is no concept of overcooking or undercooking, as there are temperature panels provided that vary according to the meat that is being cooked.
They are safe to use around children and indoors as they do not emit harmful pollutants in the air. Also, they do not require oils and other fats that make the food nutritious and wholesome.
The greatest advantage is that electric smokers come with timers. Once these timers are set, they no longer need any attention. The food will cook within the time and temperature set.
The myth that electric smokers would use more electricity, thus, cost more is a thing of the past. It is commonly known that electric smokers do not use much electricity.
Constant storing of charcoal or wood is not needed either. That too saves on costs.
Besides, the recent technological additions that are made to electric smokers make them simple to use even for beginners.
The new and improved electric smokers come with a side wood chip loading system, front glass panels, digital control panels, an LED lighting system, a drip pan, and a water tank.
Then, there is the built-in meat probe, the turning on/off Bluetooth system, larger cooking space and increased mobility due to wheels.
So, if you’re looking to have gourmet-quality food, without having to check on your meals constantly then, electric smoker ought to be your pick.
The set and forget style of cooking is for people who love their barbeque, but also like to have fun outdoors rather than keeping a wary eye on their meals.