Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef® WiFi-Enabled Technology

Model #15202043-A1

Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef® WiFi-Enabled Technology

Model #15202043-A1
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The Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef® WiFi-Enabled Technology makes it easier than ever to make perfectly cooked smoked meals without being time consuming. From the SmartChef® app, you can control your SmartChef® WiFi-enabled smoker from anywhere on your connected network and recieve real-time cooking updates straight to your phone. With three intuitive cooking modes and an easy setup process, the SmartChef® WiFi-enabled smoker is the next level in outdoor cooking experience.


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Product Features

  • What Is SmartChef® Technology?

    SmartChef® technology enables you to consistently create superior tasting food and enjoy an effortless smoking routine. The Wi-Fi connected Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef® Technology gives you more convenience and freedom than ever before.

    • Get real time cooking info anytime, anywhere and experience cooking freedom
    • Get notifications at key cooking times and never worry
    • A library of recipes at your fingertips for endless inspiration
    Step 1 -Choose a recipe or set temperature

    Use The SmartChef app to set up your meal. Choose from our pre-programmed recipes or set your own temperatures.

    Step 2 - Add chips to smoke box

    Add chips to the smoker box and press start on your smoker to run a chip burn. This will get the chips smoking before you add the meat

    Step 3 - press preset button once the chip burn is finished

    Once the chip burn is complete, you will be notified to add the meat. Press the preset button on your smoker to start cooking and SmartChef app will do the rest!

    Step 4 - connect to smartchef app to monitor food

    The SmartChef app lets you monitor your food at anytime and will notify you when your meal is perfectly cooked. Time to relax!

  • Longer Smoke Times

    The smoker box is larger than most other vertical electric smokers.

    • 4 cups of wood chip capacity
    • 8X longer smoking time

  • Multiple Cooking Modes

    For your convenience, select from three different cooking modes.

    • Guided recipes
    • Custom cooking parameters
    • Preloaded preset recipes

  • How Does SmartChef® Technology Work?

        Unlike bluetooth smokers, you're no longer tethered to your cooker. SmartChef® technology utilizes The Cloud to wirelessly exchange information between your smoker and your smart device, allowing users to monitor their smoker from anywhere with a data connection.
    • First, your smart device sends info through “The Cloud" to your smoker
    • Then the smoker sends info back through "The Cloud” to your smart device so you can see cooking status from anywhere
    SmartChef® products operate on a 2.4 GHz network, offering a strong signal with solid object penetration. Users with a dual band access point (2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz) will need to reference their router manual to ensure it is broadcasting in 2.4 GHz. SmartChef® technology supports WPA and WPA2 personal encryptions; WEP encryption is not supported. Learn more about getting started. Compatible with:
    • iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 6+, 6s+. iOS 8 and newer.
    • Android 4.4 (KitKat) and newer. Optimized for Samsung Galaxy s5.

  • Alerts

    Receive notifications at key cooking times. No need to worry about overcooking or continuously checking on your food. Be alerted when:

    • Your smoker is online
    • Your smoker is done preheating
    • Your food is almost ready
    • Your food is done

  • Real Time Data

    Wi-Fi Enabled means you're able to get real time information on your smart device anywhere there is a data connection.

    • Internal meat temperature
    • Estimated cook time and done time
    • Chamber temperature


Dimensions & Weight

  • Assembled Width (in.) 18.11
  • Assembled Depth (in.) 16.54
  • Assembled Height (in.) 32.52
  • Weight (lbs.) 50.0000

General Information

  • Model Number 15202043-A1
Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef™ Technology is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Big Mistake this was a big mistake keeps jumping off line and router in the room next to patio takes over an Hr to preheat and in manual mode wont tell you to insert meat I started at 2:30 its 4:40 had to redo wifi start from scratch so much for pork tenderloin this weekend they need to fix the app and wifi on unit
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never Keeps Set Cabin Temperature This thing has not been fully tested. The major issue is the cabin temperature never keeps the set temperature. No matter what I set the cabin temperature, it always heats to 300 degrees. I bought 3 of these from different stores thinking I may of gotten a bad batch. I tested each by putting several temperature gauges inside the unit and each time the unit heats to 300 degrees. I also had customer service send me new unit temperature sensors to replace (hoping the unit one was broke) and still the same thing. Very frustrating!!!! Has anyone every gotten the cabin temperature to keep the set temperature?? Has anyone verifies this with temperature gauges inside the unit?? It's funny how the unit never tells you what the cabin temperature is. It only tells you the set temperature. That doesn't surprise me one bit.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple & easy I used the item today to smoke a 5lb chicken for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was simple and easy to use, and the chicken turned out great.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This Sucks and Char broil is no help... Let me start and say this is my first smoker purchase. It seemed idiot proof "I was wrong" I brought it home set it up bought some salmon, prepared meat did brine... Followed steps to connect to internet installed app... All that was simple. Then proceeded to season that went well, I set it manually to cook the fish (there presets according to all the recipes cooked the fish to hot) it started the chip burn cycle and then cut off, I did it again and again the unit lost the signal and cut off. So I call Char-Broil (now this is where it gets weird) The guys from char-broil asks how far from wifi signal I say about 20' he tells me you should have line of site to smoker and to move the wifi outside I say I'm not doing that. He tells me move the unit inside near wifi. Now I am really confused and very much aggravated I realized that this is going to be no help. I took the unit back. They have not worked out the bugs on this and I do not recommend buying this.
Date published: 2016-06-05
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Can I set any desired temp from the app? For example, can I set the temp to 165?

Asked by: preacher man
Yes. This Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef will have a "Manual Cook" option in the app that will allow you to set the unit anywhere from 100 - 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-12-07


Asked by: HERBIE01
they "claim" that you can but this is simply not true. It will NOT function as a "pure manual" smoker. It still requires that you run a "pre-heat" cycle.
Answered by: DrNorm4
Date published: 2016-11-24

is the model 15202043-A1 only run with Wi-Fi or can you manually run it. Thanks.

Asked by: emiljj
Model # 15202043-A1 has 3 preset options to be able to use it without Wi-Fi. We also have this style unit that does not use Wi-Fi. It is model # 14202004-A1 and it is available on our website.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-11-22

Is there a way to bypass the wood chip cycle?

Asked by: Marqui
No. On model # 15202043-A1 you will need to complete the preheating cycle before cooking. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-11-11
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