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Best Professional Smoker: 3 Options You Can’t Go Wrong With

by Outdoor Cooking Pros September 30, 2021

Best Professional Smoker

Why wait and train for years when you can buy a professional smoker to take off all the heavy lifting off your back and head.

Be warned: These smokers are pricey, but they’ll catch the attention of your entire neighborhood. 

Worth the risk? We thought so too. Let’s get right into helping you decide the most ideal professional smoker for your backyard! 

Top 3 Professional Smokers 2022

1. Best Overall:Weber SmokeFire Wood Fired Pellet Smoker 

Weber SmokeFire Wood Fired Pellet Smoker

Flavorizer bars -  a genius addition from Weber to their smokers. 

In a nutshell, flavorizer bars ENHANCE the consistency of heat distribution to your meat to prevent any hot or cold spots. That also means you won’t taste meat that was unevenly cooked even if you smoked large batches all at once! 

Worried about low capacity?  In the 21st century, that’s hardly an issue IF you know where to look. 

And speaking of searching, Weber’s hopper capacity reaches up to a 20-pound bag of pellets! 

So if you’re whipping up juicy, tender meats for tomorrow’s big bash Sunday gathering, you can smoke your meats all day long on Saturday without worry! 

And finally, the smart grilling feature allows you to: 

  • Adjust the temperature in the living room while your smoker cooks outside
  • Add an even smokier taste with a click of a button with theSmokeBoost feature
  • Get food doneness and readiness notifications instantly!

With these best professional smokers, it’s as if nothing is impossible to smoke. 


  • Excellent heat distribution and flavor
  • Easy cleaning
  • Large temperature range (200 - 600 degrees Fahrehneit) for versatile cooking options
  • Great app functionality
  • Trustworthy build and design


  • Expensive

2. Best Value:
Traeger Ironwood 650 

Traeger Ironwood 650

If you love to bake, sear, smoke, and roast using your smoker, Traeger is your go-to smoker. 

Now here’s where Trager’s app stands out: the glorious number of recipes. 

And here’s how easy it is to follow: 

  1. Choose the recipe.
  2. Follow the instructions through the app.
  3. Tap “Make Now” and the app “talks” to your smoker telling it what to do for a perfect recipe success! 

But what good is a recipe without quality flavor, right? Good thing Traeger uses100% all-natural hardwood pellets for an amazing wood-smoky flavor for EVERY meat you load. 

In case your guests arrive late, Traeger added the “Keep Warm” function so your meat stays freshly smoked and tender with that pink juicy center ring on the inside. 

Large outdoor party, anyone? Traeger’s the perfect machine to show off without looking like you’re trying too hard to boast a crowd. You can find more top Traeger grills here.


  • Amazing results and flavor
  • WiFi functionality 
  • Excellent recipes for an easy-to-follow smoking experience
  • Top-of-the-line quality and features
  • Easy to move around and clean


  • App sometimes has issues

3. Budget-Friendly:Dyna-Glo Signature Series Smoker

Dyna-Glo Signature Series Smoker

Why go for a professional smoker alone when you can have both a professional smoker and grill below $300? 

Worried that a cheap price tag might mean poor quality? 

Tell that to thechrome-plated cooking grates, heavy-gauge steel body, and the 1,371 users who all gave this 2-in-1 bad boy 5-star ratings. 

You could buy a smoker and a grill separately for a total of $1000, but what’s the point when you have a smoker-grill combo sitting in front of you and save up to $750! 

Being able to grill and smoke at the same time packs just enough capacity for a crowd gathering of friends, relatives, and even a few of your neighbors! 


  • Highly affordable
  • Great results; classic smokehouse flavor
  • Versatile culinary experience
  • Easy access for disposing ash and to access fuel


    • Heat retention is not as good; you need to load fist-sized wood pieces every 15 to 45 mins to keep the temperature steady 

Before Buying a Smoker... 

  1. Get a smoker with GREAT INSULATION[1]. Getting a smoker with heat and smoke retention isessential especially when you are cooking LOW and SLOW.
  1. Pellet types are perfect for beginners, gas & electric are best for long smoking sessions, and charcoal are for advanced smokers who know how to balance the right charcoal amount with the proper amount of air circulation. 

We have written instructions on using smoker grills here.


Of course, we love to smoke classics such as burgers, sausages, and bacon, but why stick to the classics when you can expand your food knowledge and palette by using a smoker?

We hope this guide from our cooking experts gave you everything you need to buy the best professional smoker!

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