Top 5 Bradley Electric Smokers Reviewed – 2020 Edition

So you either want to step into the world of smoking, or you are looking to replace your existing smoker - either way you are not sure if a Bradley Smoker is right for you. 

Don't worry! We've got you covered.

We have take the time to review the top 5 Bradley Smokers and have come up with this helpful guide.

We will go into detail on the actual smokers (their features, the good and bad bits, where you can buy them from, warranty details etc) then tell you a little about the company and sum it all up with a nice conclusion.

Each machine is different but Bradley Smokers have a great reputation for making super high quality products.

They are also one of the leading manufacturers when it comes to innovation and have some unique features not found on other smokers.

Top 5 Bradley Electric Smokers - Reviewed

Top Pick: Bradley Smoker BS916

After having looked at the different Bradley Smokers, this one really stands out. Even though they all come with great features, this one in particular caught our eye.

It is probably one of the most innovative smokers currently on the market.

The BS916 comes with an attached smoking box (you can clearly see this on the photo) that holds your wood chips.

This feature is very nice as it allows you to add your wood chips, adjust your settings and walk away without worrying about over/under cooking your food.

Once the smoker detects that it is running low on chips, it automatically drops the correct amount. Just below this there is a touchscreen display panel that literally allows you to control everything. 

As you can see from the photo, the touchscreen is super easy to use. It has been designed in a way that allows you to easily keep check of all the settings. It is also brightly lit so it perfect for using in both sunny and low light conditions.

To cook your food, you simply select the time and heat you like on the panel.

Once that time has passed then the smoker will automatically turn itself off - never burn your food again. You are also able to select exactly how much smoke you want to suit your taste.

Bradley Smoker BS916 Digital Bluetooth Compatible Smart Smoker - touch screen

A feature we loved about this Bradley Smoker is the Bluetooth connectivity.

As it is Bluetooth it will work with literally any other Bluetooth device, including your PC, tablet or smartphone. If you have an Apple or Android there is a dedicated Bradley app you can download which looks really nice.

Bradley Smoker BS916 Digital Bluetooth Compatible Smart Smoker - app

With the app you can check and adjust the settings while you are in Bluetooth range - most people are in range throughout the house if their Smoker is in the yard. The app will also alert you when your food is finished cooking - perfect if you are entertaining guests.

When it comes to design, the BS916 is very impressive. It has a stainless-steel interior and the door is constructed from commercial grade silicone. 

It is a very sturdy machine and it suitable for both home and professional settings (I have actually seen this machine being used commercially).

There are integrated probes inside the Smoker that detect and regulate the temperature. One of the key must's to making great smoked food is a consistent temperature, they these probes work very well.  

The secondary use of these probes it to let you know when your food is done (using the app you can be alerted). 

There are two heating elements inside this Bradley Smoker. The standard heating element is there to regulate the temperature and is controlled via the digital panel.

It sets and maintains the desired temperature ensuring that meats are cooked all the way through and to your liking.

The secondary element is connected to the automatic wood chip function and this regulates the desired amount of smoke. 


Overall this machine is amazing. 

It has some great features and we especially love the Bluetooth app which alerts you when your food is cooked. Even though you can find cheaper Smokers, we believe that the extra price is totally justifiable.

Runner Up: Bradley BTDS108P

The Bradley Digital 6-rack smoker is a beast. There's no getting away from its size - a massive 780 square inches of smoking space.

This smoker is perfect is you often entertain guests. As the name suggests there are six racks which can accommodate all your dishes and meats.

It is good to have this many racks so you can cook different foods on different levels based on how long they take without having to mess about. 

Probably the best feature of this Bradley is that is can accommodate cold smoking. If you don't know, cold smoking is the process of infusing your food with great tasting smoke but without actually cooking it.

It's great if you want to add a little flavor to store bought fish that is already cooked. This model can run for up to 8 hours on a cold smoke so you can be sure your food with come out deeply infused.

As with the BS916, there is a nice digital display panel on the side of the machine. It is really simple to use - it has 3 clearly marked buttons which let you turn the smoker on/off and adjust the temperature of both the heating and smoking element. A nice touch is that it displays the internal temperature and also how much time is remaining on the current cook.

Bradley BTDS108P Digital 6-Rack Smoker - racks
Bradley BTDS108P Digital 6-Rack Smoker - digital panel

There are two separate elements in this model - one is an oven burner and the other a smoke burner.

As the name suggests, the smoke burner will heat the wood chips and create the smoke that infuses your food. The oven burner heats the internals high enough to ensure that your food is fully cooked all the way through. 

As you would expect from a high end smoker, the built quality is second to none. Bradley use stainless-steel parts and components throughout. Not only does this give the machine a beautiful finish, but because it is used on the inside, it makes cleaning much easier.

You can remove most stuck on sauce and grease with ease and because it is steal, the smoke won't stick to the surface. This is an import feature because everyone knows cleaning your smoker can sometimes be a right pain.

As mentioned above, the interior cooking area is huge - 780 square inches. It's one of the biggest on the markets which means it can be used commercially. If you are cooking larger cuts of meat then you can remove one more of the racks to make space.

Overall this is a great machine. 

It is obviously pretty large so wouldn't really suit a small family. It would be great if you frequently host parties or if you have a large family that love BBQ'ing. I have also seen these machines in a commercial setting so if you are looking for a smoker for a business, you'll be hard pressed to find a better one for the same price. 

Alternatives: Bradley Smoker BS611 S Original

Today Bradley make lots of different Smokers, but when they first started they only had one model.

The Bradley Original Smoker is them paying homage to that first model. It was designed to mimic the look, feel and ease of use that made it such a huge success.

Because they have taken it back to basics, this model is great if you are just getting started smoking - it's really simple to use and it is on the lower end of the price scale.

You will notice that the design is similar to the other Bradley Smokers with the smoking box and control panel to the right of the actual unit.