Simple Smoker with SmartChef® WiFi-Enabled Technology

Model #15102042-A1

Simple Smoker with SmartChef® WiFi-Enabled Technology

Model #15102042-A1

The Simple 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 Simple Smoker 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 - insert the meat thermometer

    Place the thermometer in the center of your food

    Step 2 - place food in smoker

    Put the meat into the smoker & add wood chips

    Step 3 - SmartChef Phone App

    Connect to the Char-Broil SmartChef® app

    Step 4 - Relax while cooking

    Focus on the party, the big game or just relax worry free

  • Versatile Cooking

    Simple yet flexible and adaptable. Smoke a Brisket low and slow or roast a turkey with high heat, the choice is yours.

  • 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 food is almost ready
    • Your food is done
    • Your wood chips should be checked

  • 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.) 20.5
  • Assembled Depth (in.) 20.9
  • Assembled Height (in.) 26.6
  • Weight (lbs.) 30.6000

General Information

  • Model Number 15102042-A1
Simple Smoker with SmartChef™ Technology is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Smoker with SmartChef Technology Love this product. It was nice to download the app and receive notifications via my smartphone, letting me know that the meat was almost ready. You simply put your meat on the smoker, tell the app what you are cooking and then you go about your day! We added the Cherry Wood chips as well and the flavor was fantastic.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SIMPLE smoker I was originally going to rate this smoker as a 3, but then I remembered it's name, "Simple Smoker with SmartChef Technology." Two Thanksgivings ago, I tried smoking a Turkey on my Charbroil gas grill and was so pleased with the result that I wanted to get a dedicated smoker and learn how to do it right. I did a little research and was set to ask for a barrel smoker for Christmas when I saw Charbroil's announcement for an electric smoker that worked with WiFi and an iPhone. It boasted a "library of recipes" and the simplicity of electricity. As I was new to smoking and this smoker looked simple, I asked for it instead of my first option. I have to admit that I've had some struggles (as you can no doubt see from my posts in the Questions section.) But, I've been able to get answers to most of them. I've been frustrated with the size as from time to time, the things I wanted to smoke didn't always fit well in this smoker. I wanted to smoke some recipes that I found on Charbroil's site (i.e. Creamy Smoked Mac and Cheese, and Smoked Corn on the Cob) but couldn't figure out how to setup the smoker as it requires using the temperature probe. My final frustration was with the iPhone app. The recipes I find there are well done, but extremely limited. There are only two each for Beef, Chicken, Pork, and Turkey. One of the Chicken recipes is listed as "Friend Whole Chicken" even though, once you look at the recipe you see it is actually for SMOKED chicken. There's only one Turkey recipe and it too is listed as "Fried Whole Turkey" and my problem with that recipe was that the smallest setting it had was for a 10b turkey and my first smoke was two Turkey breasts; one 8 lb and one 6 lb breast. Again, the recipe, once I looked at the details was actually for a smoked, rather than fried, turkey. I realize that from reading this review so far, you might think I don't like my smoker and may be wondering why I rated it 4 out of 5 stars… That's because, as I thought about writing this review, I realized three things: I was new to smoking, the product is relatively new, and the product is called a SIMPLE smoker. I have already learned a lot about smoking in the three months I've had this smoker. I've been able to find workarounds for smoking items that require time rather than temperature. I've been told that the company which develops the iPhone app is working on updates, including one that will allow us to smoke by time and not internal temperature. And, I wanted SIMPLE, especially as I entered this world of smoking. I've successfully smoked two turkey breasts, pulled pork, baby back ribs, pork tenderloin, tri-tip, ribeye steaks, a sirloin tip roast, and bacon-wrapped stuffed chicken thighs. All of these were incredibly tasty. I've also been (mostly) successful at smoking things like: corn on the cob (regular and bacon-wrapped), macaroni and cheese, and au gratin potatoes. IF they ever add the ability to smoke by time rather than internal temperature (with the attached probe) and add recipes to the app (letting us add them as users would be a great idea…) then I would happily change my rating from 4 to 5 stars. I am pleased enough with this product, and like smoking so much that there is a good chance that next Christmas I may be asking for the Digital Electric Smoker with SmartChef Technology as I would love the added flexibility and increased size that smoker should provide.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplicity at it's best! Being that our family had never owned a smoker before, I was nervous it would be difficult or operate and I wasn't sure if the flavor would be too heavy of a smokey flavor and overwhelm the meat. Wow were we wrong! We smoked turkey recently and the flavor came out perfectly balanced- not too smokey but just smokey enough. The meat was tender and pulled right off the bone. Yum! As far as ease of use, the device is so so Simple. Once we download the Charbroiled app, we went about our day and were alerted of the turkey's progress as it cooked. I felt secure knowing we would not burn or over smoke the meat-a great feature for busy families! I can't wait to try salmon next.
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Required App is Horrible I can't truly rate the smoker itself. It is not functioning properly due to the app required to run it. And it won't run without the app. Please read the reviews about this app on the App Store. I hope Char-Broil can fix this, it would be a great smoker if the app worked. Again, read the reviews on the App Store!
Date published: 2016-09-25
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I have herd amazing things about this product and am ready to buy! Wondering though if the smoker can stay outside, on an uncovered patio. I know it has a cover but because it's electric, can I still keep it on the patio?

Asked by: Apbatlanta
Yes, this unit can stay outside as long as you keep it dry and out of the elements. Be sure to check out the Big Easy Smoker Roaster Cover to help protect this unit. This is model # 8575194 and it is available on our site.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2016-10-03

I've had this smoker for 3 months. Loved it until now. It won't produce smoke except on chicken setting. Need advice on fixing this issue. No change in smoking chips. 

Asked by: Edrie
We're very sorry to hear this. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and we will be able to investigate this. We want you to enjoy using your Simple Smoker.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-09-06

What cover do you recommend for this smoker? I haven't seen one made specifically for this unit.

Asked by: BWill
We recommend the Big Easy Smoker Roaster Cover. This is model # 8575194 and it is available on our site.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-08-16

I just purchased a simple smoker and need to download the app. mentioned . Where do I find this app?  Thanks

Asked by: Jim52
Congrats on your new Simple Smoker! This will be in the App Store.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2016-08-05
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