The Simple Smoker With Smartchef™ Technology

Model #15102042-A1

The Simple Smoker With Smartchef™ Technology

Model #15102042-A1

WAS: $299.99

Special Price $150.00

The Char-Broil® Simple Smoker with SmartChef™ Technology makes it easier than ever to make perfectly cooked smoked meals without being time consuming.

WAS: $299.99

Special Price $150.00


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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.) 30.6

General Information

  • Model Number 15102042-A1
The Simple Smoker With Smartchef™ Technology is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great smoker for medium smoking jobs I love this smoker. It is easy to use and the ability to custom set temp and time through the smartphone is great. It took a little time to get the smoker and the smartphone to sync, but once it did it works great. The only shortcoming is that you have to be able to connect to wifi. It might be good if it could connect through Bluetooth. It is easy and everything we have cooked was great.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features I received the smoker in December, and I have used this smoker 10 times now. The smoker works and cooks to perfection. The only problem that I ran into was it only runs off your phone, and you must have Internet. I live out in the country with terrible Internet options, so if I lose connection I can not cook with this smoker.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And yes, I paid for mine. I've used stick burners for years but as the family pared down in size, I wanted something smaller and less hands on to do some Que for the wife and myself. Purchased this off Amazon. Have used it a dozen times over the past 4-5 months now. Pros: 1) Rub some pork butts with your favorite rub that contains some sugar. Drop them in this smoker at 225-250 with 70% Apple and 30% Hickory chips (3 runs of chips). Probe them and smoke until they hit 200. Take them out and put them (unwrapped) into a holding place like a microwave, a cooler, or your oven. An hour or two later, some of the best pulled pork you'll ever experience. Great bark. Smoked nicely. Moist. I live in Tennessee, eat bbq all over the country, and have eaten at every bbq place in this town (Knoxville) that I am aware of. And hands down the pulled pork that comes out of this unit, doing what I outlined above, is better then any I have had in this city. 2) Chuck roast with course pepper and salt rubbed all over. Hickory chips. probe it and let it go to about 180-185. Take it out, wrap it in foil, put it back until it hits 200. Take it out and let it rest for an hour or so. Pull it (chop it, whatever you prefer) and throw it on some fresh rolls. That's just good food. Cons: 1) Couldn't get the unit set up properly with my Android phone so had to switch to an ipad. Then all went smoothly. But be aware that without some type of Apple product, I'm pretty sure I would have been frustrated enough to send this back. 2) It's a little small if you want to do larger pieces of meat. I like to rub my ribs and lay them flat and can't do it in this. No reasonable way to get a whole brisket in here. Fortunately I didn't buy it for larger pieces of meat so for my purpose, this is a 5 star unit for the product it turns out with so little effort. Whether you're new to smoking or an old timer like me, this unit will do great for you as long as you understand the limitations on size of meat. Get one!
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied User I've had this smoker for several months now. I've cooked brisket, ribs, meatloaf, and baked potatoes. I use it pretty much every weekend. I've used the internal temp settings, as well as the time settings. It consistently turns out a flavorful, moist product. This is a great, simple, fast way to get into smoking various meats.
Date published: 2016-05-24
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What is the lowest temperature the electric smoker will operate at? wondering if I can use it as a cold smoker for cheese or fish? can it smoke below 100F?

Asked by: amiejodell
The lowest temperature for this Simple Smoker is 125°F.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2017-05-31

how big is this smoker can it hold a full brisket or a 23 lb turkey

Asked by: bkorn
This Simple Smoker With SmartChef® WiFi-Enabled Technology measures 20.5"W x 20.9" x 26.6"H. It can cook up to a 16 pounds at a time. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2017-05-27

re. the Simple Smoker with SmartChef® WiFi-Enabled Technology : 1. is it electric? (plug into wall socket?) 2 do you have to use the Wi Fi technology for it to work or to time your cooking? can you use it without the Wi Fi feature (can you check it)

Asked by: voice
Yes. This Simple Smoker With SmartChef WiFi-Enabled Technology will need to be plugged into an outdoor 3 prong GFI outlet. This unit has 3 preset options available so that it can still be used when a Wi-Fi connection is not available. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2017-05-16

All of my family devices and computers connect to a single wifi modem/router which then accesses the Internet. If service is lost due to wires down, provider maintenance, etc, will it still work with the network or will it need service restored?

Asked by: Nightdiver
This Simple Smoker With SmartChef will need a WiFi connection to be able to be used with the app. However, if the WiFi connection is lost during the cook, the cook will continue until completed. When a WiFi connection is not available, this unit will also offer 3 preset options. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2017-06-13

Are the half racks the same size for the charbroil simple smoker with smartchef and the charbroil big easy

Asked by: Ryan36
We do not currently have Half Racks available for the Big Easy Oil-Less Turkey Fryer. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2017-04-24

What if I take the smoker to my cottage I have no Wifi there. I know there are three presets but what if i want to cook something not listed in the preset. Like  Baby back ribs?

Asked by: Andy1974
You can still cook other meats not available with the presets. However, you may need to monitor cooking time and internal temperature of the meat as the each preset is designed to cook to a certain internal temperature. Please give us a call at 1-800-241-7548 for more information.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2017-05-16

Good day! Tell me how much weight in the package Simple Smoker With SmartChef® Wi-Fi-Enabled Technology?

Asked by: Pavel
This Simple Smoker With SmartChef® WiFi-Enabled Technology will be packaged in a box that weighs 30.6 pounds.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2017-05-16

What is the largest Turkey that you can cook in a Char-Broil The Big Easy Infared Turkey Cooker?

Asked by: Mike Pressley
Model # 15102042-A1 can hold up to a 16lb turkey.
Answered by: Devon P
Date published: 2017-05-16
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