Model #17202004-A1

Designed for those who love the classic, rich flavor of smoked foods but want a more modern, hassle-free smoking option. This Char-Broil® smoker features a handy remote, viewing window and internal light. Smoke ribs, chicken, turkey and pork butt with ease.

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Chrome Plated Wire
General Information
Assembly Required


  1. Combustion by-products produced when using this product contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
  2. This product can expose you to lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Ratings & Reviews
DELUXE DIGITAL ELECTRIC SMOKER is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 109.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even I can barbeque I bought this item a while back--and the first time I used it, I made chicken that was almost as good as the pitmaster (he even said so). Everything I have made since then has been lovely. Because I can use it, and he doesn't have to babysit the charcoal Char-broil for hours, it means that I can have barbecued chicken (or pulled pork, or brisket, or any of the other things that take so long that he loses interest) whenever I want. While I do wish that it would be redesigned so that parts could be put in the dishwasher (it is a nuisance to clean), and I do wish that it wouldn't turn itself off so often (meaning that I have to periodically turn it off and back on to keep it from switching to "warm"), the ease and perfection of the food outweighs all the nuisance value.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this smoker! I was looking to get more enjoyment out of life and decided that smoking meats was the way to do it. I was right. This smoker is convenient and offers consistently amazing results. From spare ribs and Boston butt to turkey legs and even smoked peanuts, this beauty does it all. Simply pick your wood chips of choice, preheat, set it and forget it! A few hours later you'll be in flavor heaven.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Consistent temperature! I bought it in the summer and have used it about 6 times. I love the way the food has turned out! The price was reasonable for the quality and sturdiness of the unit. The instructions are easy to follow, and the temperature stays even, regardless of the weather. When I had an issue with a component, and also a few questions, customer service was outstanding! The only thing I would change would be external access to replenish the wood chips, so you don't have to open the door and let the temperature drop. Otherwise, I am very happy with the purchase!
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever! This has been the best experience I and my family could have ever imagined when it comes to smoking food at our home.Since we purchased it several months ago, Every weekend we smoke dinner for us and family and friends. We have learned so much about what and how to smoke food the smoker creates a perfect meal each and every time! We have utilized the Char Broil on line recipes menu and it has been spot on! Now I am not by no means a bbq or smoker expert but this product sure makes me look fantastic! Not only do we have on since we have had company over a few of them have also purchased the same exact model we have! Looking forward to the up coming holidays as we plan on going all out with our digital electric smoker! Thank you Char Broil!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy Money well spent. And so easy to operate. My meats come out just as good, and most of the time better, than my other conventional smoker.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a piece of junk I bought this broiler a year ago. t he WIFI option was very painful and not user friendly however I was able to use it manually. Today I plugged it in and after about 15 minutes it started tripping the GFI breaker. Tried several time and nothing. I spent close to $300 on this unit for one use! Very disspointing!
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Seamed like a good idea, but I was wrong. I wrote a review when I first bought this piece of junk, but I've yet to see it published. I don't think this one will be either, but I'm trying to warn as many people as possible. I've had this boat anchor for 2 1/2 years and I try to use it every few months and I all I get is mad. They made some changes to the software so you can bypass the preheat so that saves about an hour, but you may go to check on it and it's off. Just a waste of money. When I first wrote to Char-Broil, I just wanted my money back. They know this a pile of junk, but all I got was, "we are sorry your unhappy", and now I get e-mail solicitations from them trying to sell me something else. Until I get a total refund, I will never buy anything that says Char-Broil on it, not even a brush.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from AVOID AT ALL COST! This thing is garbage. Arrived with screws missing or loose. Shuts of randomly - so no overnight smokes - and constant risk of ruined food. I had this thing for 5 days, used on 3 smokes and had issues each time. The probe is also highly inaccurate. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-08-21
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Questions & Answers

My smoker is only 1 year old, but it is not heating up today. The pre-heat phase was shown on the digital control, but no heat. Can I expect the heating element to be bad?

Asked by: tliette125
My one year old smoker is doing the same thing. I removed the lower access panel on the rear and the terminal is rotted (corroded) off of the heating element. You can either buy a new element and repair the wiring or if your a little handy, you can clean up the element and solder on a new terminal. I'm not sure if the solder will melt from the heat of the element, but that's what I'm doing first. I'm not real happy about my 1 year old smoker having an issues like this, but I leave it outside year round, so kinda my own fault.
Answered by: Backstraps
Date published: 2019-06-30

I’ve had this smoker for less than a year, I recent attempted to use it and it tripped the breakers . I reset  the breakers and changed location from outside to the garage both outlet plug directly into the socket, it tripped the breakers again. Help

Asked by: Anonymous
We're very sorry to hear of the frustrations. We value you as a Char-Broil customer and want you to enjoy using your smoker. Please follow this link ( or give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and we will be able to best investigate and assist with this.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2019-06-26

I just got my new Digital Smoker, 17202004-A1. Its reaching cooking temp, I smell the wood but no actual smoke is being produced.. Am I doing something wrong? I am using dry wood chips.

Asked by: Greg L
This Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker is well insulated so not much smoke will escape from it. Please follow this link ( or give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and we will be able to investigate.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2019-06-10

what is the low end sustainable operating temperature of the DELUXE DIGITAL ELECTRIC SMOKER ? Can you do jerky at 170-degrees?

Asked by: archer 71
This Digital Electric Smoker is able to reach temperatures between 100°F and 275°F. Give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2019-05-27

wlhen grilling more than one item (chickens)how do i adjust the temp

Asked by: son of sam
The up and down buttons on the control panel will allow you to adjust the temperature and time of your cook. Please take a look at the product guide included for details.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2019-05-16

I am considering purchasing one of your electric smokers. Can the unit be enclosed in an outdoor kitchen setting? I would like to include it next to my grill. Are there minimum clearance requirements?

Asked by: Life Is Good
Please take a look at model # 463246619. This Digital Electric Smoker Module can be used with our Medallion Series Modular Outdoor Kitchen models. Give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 and we will be able to provide details on all of our Digital Electric Smokers.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2019-04-15

How do you get the glue off of the front door after removing the sticker. A very frustrating start to my new smoker. Poor design!

Asked by: CDBERL
Use the sticker itself. Just press it it the glue and pull it off. Repeat until all the glue is off.
Answered by: Archanut
Date published: 2019-05-17

hi, i want to buy this smoker to use it abroad, does it work on 220Volts? do i need a special adaptor? also is it big enough to smoke a whole brisket?

Asked by: wass
This Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker is definitely large enough to cook a brisket. However, it is only rated for 120 V. An adapter is not available. For a Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker rated for 220 V please take a look at model # 140 722. Visit for details on this smoker.
Answered by: DustinR
Date published: 2018-12-18
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