Masterbuilt MB20074719 Bluetooth Digital Electric Smoker Review
There is just something impressive about the gleam of commercial-grade 304 stainless steel. Masterbuilt certainly paid attention to this when they designed the Masterbuilt MB20074719 electric smoker. Though, it’s not just the copious use of stainless steel that helps this electric smoker stand apart from the competition.
The Masterbuilt MB20074719 comes with a digital control center that makes it easier than ever to dial in the exact temperature and smoke density you want for the food you are smoking. Then they took it a step further to make it Bluetooth compatible for wireless convenience. It also comes with a meat probe that gives you a clear understanding of the relationship between the meat and the heat of the smoke inside, without having to open the door.
The Masterbuilt MB20074719 has a side access wood chip tray and a firmly locking door with nearly air tight seals. This goes a long way toward maintaining a consistent internal temperature and smoke density. The wood chip tray is also very easy to pull out for quick reloads.
Inside, you will find four stainless steel racks. You can slide them out as needed to accommodate the dimensions of just about any size piece of meat. There’s even a subtle internal light that you can use to view the meat through the glass door after the sun has gone down.
Construction & Ease of Assembly
Masterbuilt knows that stainless steel has its own inherent selling power. So, they made a point to use it copiously. Though that’s not the limit of their dedication to material build quality in the Masterbuilt MB20074719. The digital controls, meat probe, locking door, side access wood chip tray, tight door seals, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity all speak to a high-quality electric smoker that will deliver a strong return on your investment.
When it comes to assembly, the Masterbuilt MB20074719 requires very little effort. You really just need to unbox it and put everything in place. It shouldn’t’ take a single person more than half an hour to get it ready for the first break-in smoking session.
The Masterbuilt MB20074719 is very easy to use stainless steel electric smoker. This starts with the digital control center and the Bluetooth wireless integration. You can trust this electric smoker to stay at the target temperature you set, and keep you up to date on how the meat is doing, without having to open the door.
This makes for more consistent smoke density, as well as better thermal efficiency all while going through fewer wood chips than you would with a competitor model. Not to mention the convenience of being able to monitor the electric smoker without being chained to it. Via a smartphone app, you can go into the kitchen to prepare side dishes or mingle with your guests to entertain.
If there is a complaint with the Masterbuilt MB20074719 it’s the lack of hooks or any other sort of attachment in the ceiling of the main smoking chamber. This can be remedied by placing the top rack in the highest slot, then tying any hanging meats with butcher’s twine. This will give you enough space to hand things like linked or ring sausage, or perhaps even a carefully hung cured pork belly.
Something else to note about the Masterbuilt MB20074719 is that it only weighs a little over 65 pounds. This is still in a reasonable range to carry with you on hunting, camping trips, or to a tailgating party.
With all four racks installed in the Masterbuilt MB20074719, you will have up to 725 square inches of smoking space. Though there’s limited height in this configuration. With two racks installed, you’d have enough vertical room to smoke a pair or Boston butt pork shoulders, while only using around 362 square inches of rack space.
The Bluetooth wireless connectivity and the digital control center are the two strongest special features of the Masterbuilt MB20074719. This lets you walk away from the smoker to work on side dishes or chat with guests, yet you can still check what’s going on inside the electric smoker at a moment’s glance from your smartphone.
Though the tight sealing door and the side pull-out wood chip tray are also special features that really add to the functionality of the Masterbuilt MB20074719 electric smoker. Not only do you get superior smoke density from the tight sealing door, but the pull out wood chip tray makes for easy reloading. This saves you from having to open the door at all until the food is fully cooked.
Ease to Clean
The Masterbuilt MB20074719 electric smoker is relatively easy to clean. The drippings tray does have a knack for sometimes letting excess juices escape, which can call for a little bit more elbow grease when cleaning the lower portion of the smoker cabinet.
When they are new, the four stainless steel grates are relatively non-stick. Though if you are too aggressive with scraping them down the scuffed texture can make them stickier with time. So, it’s best to use a nylon-bristled grill brush rather than a wire grill brush of steel wool.
The Masterbuilt MB20074719 only comes with a 1-year warranty, which is a little less than many of the closest competitors who offer 3 years of warranty coverage. Though there are some online vendors who offer affordable 3 or 4 year added protection plans.
If you love the look of stainless steel and chrome, and you want an electric smoker with wireless connectivity, then the Masterbuilt MB20074719 needs to be near the top of your list. It has the engineering and material build quality to deliver a strong return on your investment. Though it would have been nice to see more than just 1 year of warranty coverage.
- Stainless steel and chrome-plated construction
- Tight sealing door
- Digital control center
- Bluetooth wireless monitoring app
- Side pull out wood chip tray
- Grates can scruff easily making them sticky
- Only 1-year warranty coverage
- No hanger hooks for sausages