Masterbuilt 20070910 Review: Is it Worth Your Money?

Masterbuilt 20070910 30-Inch Black Electric Digital Smoker, Top Controller



Lightweight, portable, large smoking area, price


Short cable, 90 day warranty


Well priced electric smoker with large cooking area.

Our Rating



If you're looking for one of the highest rated electric smokers, then no doubt you've come across the Masterbuilt range.

They are reasonably priced and highly regarded by other fire food chefs.

In this review, we are going to be taking a look at the 20070910 model.

This smoker is in the first generation of the Masterbuilt range. Masterbuilt discontinued the 2nd generation due to high volumes of issues and they have since released 3rd generation models (or gen 2.5 depending on who you ask).

However, they still sell this version because it's well liked and very reliable.

If you're not looking to pay extra for Bluetooth technology and other fancy gizmos then the 1st gen works just fine. But before you buy you want to know; Does it offer value for money? is it easy to use? How good is the temperature control?

The black Masterbuilt 20070910 with its powder-coated steel outer body comes with an integrated push button control panel.

It has a blue LED display that makes it easy for you to read the temperature settings and cooking time even in direct sunlight. Worth mentioning is it that it measures 20.4 inches in length, 19.9 inches in width, and 33.3 inches in height. So it doesn’t really occupy a lot of space.

Masterbuilt Electric Grill

It has a blue LED display that makes it easy for you to read the temperature settings and cooking time even in direct sunlight.

Worth mentioning is it that it measures 20.4 inches in length, 19.9 inches in width, and 33.3 inches in height. So it doesn’t really occupy a lot of space.

Key Features Of The Masterbuilt 20070910

  • It weighs 45.86 lbs. so it’s not too difficult to move.
  • It comes with 4 racks with chrome-coating, on which you can place your cuts of meat. The total cooking space you have available adds up to 730 square inches.
  • It has a thermostat which can maintain the heat consistent throughout the hours of cooking, with temperatures ranging from 100 degrees to 275 degrees. This range is fine for smoking pretty much every kind of meat.
  • It also features a digital timer that can let you cook your meat for up to 24 hours. It also has an automatic shut off so that you can just program the Masterbuilt 20070910 to cook and smoke your meat for a specified number of hours.
  • It offers a removable drip pan, and the drip-catching system makes the cleanup a lot easier. The water pan is removable as well.
  • The steel body provides full foam insulation so that the smoking process is consistent.

With 4 interior racks and a total available space of 730 square inches, you have ample space to put in your cuts of meat.

You can fill the side loader with your preferred wood chips so you won’t have to keep opening the door.

An electric smoker is different to a charcoal or pellet smoker. This smoker uses electricity to slowly heat your fuel and release the smoke.

You can use the intuitive push button digital control so that you can pick a temperature from 100 degrees to 275 degrees F.

Smoking Meat With Masterbuilt

The heat is controlled by a thermostat, so the heat is consistent.

You can then set the 24-hour timer to a specified number of hours, and after that the Masterbuilt 20070910 can automatically shut itself off so your meat isn’t overcooked.

You can add vinegar, juice, or any beverage you want to the removable water pan. This can add some moisture and also add another layer of flavor to your meat. You can also use the adjustable air damper to reduce the smoke level so you can have a milder flavor.

If you are looking for inspiration, be sure to check out our meat smoking guide to discover the different ways you can use the smoker to cook your meat. 

At the bottom of the smoker, you’ll find the removable drip tray which catches the drippings. The drippings can be added to your sauce or gravy, and the drip tray makes cleanup so much easier.

When it comes to insulation it is area where Masterbuilt shine. In numerous smoking sessions it keeps the temperature consistent. And the Masterbuilt 20070910 offers much better insulation than other smokers with thin metal walls.

Here, the walls are quite substantial, and they’re about ⅝ up to ¾ of an inch thick.

The insulating material is quite effective, so that even if the outside is winter cold it won’t affect what’s happening inside the smoker.

Masterbuilt Smoker

The smoke simply doesn’t leak at all, as the door features a tight rubber seal around it.

The vent is located in the top right of the unit. Whilst this may raise some eyebrows, the vent location doesn’t cause any uneven heating problems at all.

In fact, the heating is pretty even throughout. The excellent insulation means that you won’t end up with raw spots at one end and overcooked meat on the other side.

Its design is already quite efficient, and it minimizes the need for constant cleanup.

The drippings can go to water pan or drip tray. The pan at the bottom is slanted with a drip hole so the drippings can be diverted to a tray on the outside. You can also line the various removable trays with aluminum foil to make the cleanup easier.

According to the manual, you shouldn’t use detergent to clean the Masterbuilt 20070910. You can instead use a water-vinegar mix with one part of white vinegar to two parts of water. You can also use this solution to clean the window although for this even plain water can do the job.

All the metal parts that are removable can be cleaned in the dishwasher. You can also wet a towel to wipe the dirt from the tight seal around the door.

Any Negatives?

There are few complaints for this smoker but we managed to picked a few.

First one is that cable that comes with device is rather short, so it can be a hustle if you are smoking meat outside. 

Another thing is that it comes with an only 90-day warranty, so extending the warranty is not a bad idea.

And the last thing that some customers had a problem with is internal thermostat connection that sometimes malfunctions and gives false temperature readings.

Our Final Word On The Masterbuilt 20070910

Customers have pointed out various features that have earned the Masterbuilt 20070910 a very high rating across numerous review sites.

It is very easy to use, you can smoke ample amounts of meat, and the customer support is astounding. The cleanup is easy too.

Price is also decent in comparison with other smokers on the market so it's a big plus for this smoker.

If you are new to smoking and want to try it out without breaking the bank then this smoker is a great first choice.

 It has enough space for you to smoke modest amounts of meat on a regular basis. It's reasonable priced, works well and makes it easy to cook delicious fire food. 

Watch the Masterbuilt CEO video below which shows just how awesome is this device…

Here's A Short FAQ

Is the Built in digital temperature display accurate?

Will it smoke at low temperatures?

How even is the temperature kept during cooking?

Is it okay to use both pellets and wood chips?

Is there enough space in the smoker for lots of  food?

What’s the warranty info?

Is it easy to assemble the unit?

Can you use this smoker for cold smoking?

How much smoke does the Masterbuilt 20070910 emit?

How does it compare to other Masterbuilt models?

About the Author William Clay

William Clay is a BBQ enthusiast dedicated to sharing his grilling (and overall cooking) expertise with FireFoodChef's readers.

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