Gas smokers are easy to use,less costly and environment friendly making them the most popular of all the types of smokers. But what do we consider when going to buy a gas smoker? We all consider a lot of factors when going to buy one but there are some things you cannot forget to look at from my consumer view-Here are five factors to consider when buying one:
Establish your budget
When buying a gas smoker the amount of money you are willing to spend will determine the type of gas smoker you will buy. You can get a gas smoker for a price range of under US $100 to a few thousands of dollars on the upper hand. But one must not forget that the price of the gas smoker will not influence the quality of food that will come out of it, it’s the skills and process that you use to cook that will determine quality of the food. When buying one next time consider establishing a budget to enable you shop for the best gas smoker within that price range.
Quantity of food you will be smoking
This is an important factor to consider because you cannot but a small smoker while you expect to be smoking food for a large number of people, its like buying a saloon car to be used as a school bus. When buying a smoker if you intend to be holding large parties or for commercial use such as cafe buy a larger smoker and when you intend to be roasting a whole turkey or for family dinner consider a vertical smoker as they are smaller and portable.
Extra features in the smoker
With the rapid development in technology, most smokers have additional features such as side burners, warming grates, thermometer to mention but a few All this extra features come at a price and guarantee convenience and more control of the gas smoker despite all its positives such additional features also come with the probability of having extra potential issues either way the positives out weigh the negatives in the end.
Size and Space available
The space you are willing to allocate your smoker will determine the size of the smoker you would be willing to buy.lf you do have a backyard or space in the garage a large smoker wouldn’t be of harm as it would also be of good use when having large gathering around for a party, family or a social event. On the other hand a smaller smoker would be great if space is of concern.
Warranty, quality and customer support
A good gas smoker is one of a high quality that is it is rust resistant strong and durable despite the quality coming at a cost why buy something that you would have to replace soon hence spending twice. Warranty and customer support are important too as it guarantees the quality of the smoker and enables you to get the best out of your smoker, easy maintenance and part replacement apart from the support when it comes to issues when using it.