You love to prepare charcoal-grill steak, but sometimes you also wish to smoke some ribs. So, what should you do? Purchasing a dedicated smoker as well as a grill might solve your problem, but we have a better solution for you.
Well, if you are looking for a combination of these two, then the Char-Griller E1224 Smokin Pro is the right model for you. You can use the traditional side firebox of this model for smoking and using the large cooking surface area of this efficient smoker, you can prepare food for up to 6 individuals at the same time.
It is a versatile and high-quality model that is manufactured from steel, and to make it more efficient, the company has applied black powder coating on its exterior, which is heat resistant and prevents the body of this grill.
This high-quality product has a lot of useful features, including a built-in temperature gauge, two wheels which help to move this heavyweight product, a storage shelf, removable charcoal drawers, and a large cooking surface area.
The company has made this high-quality model from very durable thick grade steel. Furthermore, this is protected by a black powder coating which is heat resistant and adds to the strength and durability of this product. A nonstick coating has been applied to its cast-iron grates while the double bottom of the product adds to its durability.
Since the grates are made of iron, you should always keep in mind that you will have to clean them thoroughly. Using a ball steel wool or a rough brush will help you with this. However, you must keep in mind that the hinges on the lid of the Smokin Pro’s smoker box are not entirely water-resistant. If it is not properly covered during heavy rains, it could lead to internal rust problems.
It is recommended that you keep an aluminum foil pan in the Smokin Pro’s smoke chamber which will help prevent water drops from accessing the steel and causing rust issues. Discussing the assembly of this model, the only issue is its heavyweight and you might need the help of one or two individuals to hold the barrel body while you assembling. Usually, it takes up to two hours to completely assemble the E1224 Smokin Pro model.
The large size of this model indicates that it comes with a large cooking surface area, and you will be able to prepare food for several people at the same time. Using the offset smoker box, you can grill hot dogs while also roasting two chickens on the Smokin Pro’s primary cooking chamber. The Smokin Pro model offers a total cooking surface area of 830 sq. inches.
On the main grill, it has a cooking surface area of 580 sq. inches while the firebox offers a 250 sq. in. cooking surface area. This grilling surface area available on the primary chamber is large enough to hold up to 25 patties, or you can also prepare four whole chickens on this surface at the same time. Furthermore, you can adjust the height of the grate in three different settings.
If you have set the height of the grates to the lowest setting, they become close to the charcoal, and you can use this setting to cook food that requires high temperatures to be completely cooked. On the other hand, the highest setting is used for things that require extra time to be entirely cooked.
Now, if you want to use it as a smoker, you will only have to fire up the smoker of this model, and shut down all the dampers on the primary chambers of the Smokin Pro model.
The infrared thermometer of this model will help you to measure the temperature range. If you want to quickly clean up all the ash, the pull-out charcoal drawer will help you, and you will be able to easily clean up the ash without getting your hands dirty.
One of the most noteworthy aspects of this model is that it is available at a very reasonable price. Furthermore, the grill body as well as the lid comes with a complete 5-year warranty, while the other parts such as the charcoal drawer come with only a 1-year warranty.
Since the weight of this product is 146 lbs, it might be difficult for one individual to more it. Lastly, the dimensions of this large grill are 62 x 29 x 50 inches.
So, is the E1224 Smokin Pro a worthy addition for you? We would say that if someone has enough space available to accommodate this heavyweight model which comes with a large cooking surface area, then the answer is yes.
Overall, the construction of this product is solid and it features a side firebox which larger as compared to most of the models offered by other competitors. Lastly, this is an ideal product for those people who are interested in grilling as well as smoking.