In as much as the smoker doesn’t have so many technical issues, some of the problems users face can be very frustrating, especially when you need them most. Your smoker can just stop working or may develop other faults because of several issues.
But the biggest enemy of electric smokers is rust. It can completely damage the smoker if not properly checked. When cleaning, look out for any level of rust inside or around the smoker. Use a wire brush or a nice sandpaper to remove any rust whenever you find any in the smoker. But preventive maintenance like regular cleaning is the best shot you have to completely get rid of rust in the smoker.
Some of the frustrations from users is not really because of any fault of the smoker. If you don’t follow the right cooking temperature, there’s no way your smoked meat will be as good as you want it. The electric smoker is one of the easiest smokers to use. Follow the recommended temperature or heating levels for the type of meat you are smoking and you will love the end result.
Some people have had complains about the paint peeling off when the smoker is slightly heated. In this case, it depends on the quality of the smoker. Premium quality electrical smokers have the best coatings. Their paints are very difficult to peel off even under extreme heat conditions. Any other awful situation that’s connected to the failure of any part of the smoker may be due to the quality of the smoker and nothing more. That’s why it’s important to select the best model whenever you’re ready to invest in a smoker or you can repair the old one as well.