How to Operate the Big Chief Front Load Electric Smoker

How to Operate the Big Chief Front Load Electric Smoker

The Big Chief Front Load Electric Smoker is not that much complicated when it comes to its operation. There is, however, the need to familiarize with the steps involved in order to effectively use this smoker. Generally, operation of electric smokers is almost the same. The difference is brought about by individual smoker you are operating and differences in terms of features.

Big Chief avails electric smokers alongside other accessories that are absolutely necessary for it to function with completeness. There are a number of steps to be followed in order to successfully use this smoker. 


Here is the Basic on How to Operate the Big Chief Electric Smoker:

Big Chief Top Load Electric Smoker:

  • Step 1: Open the smoker and remove the rack and the components inside. The top lid of the smoker is easily removable thus you simply have to lift it up and place it aside. The rack is the major component within the Big Chief smoker. Even though the racks are made of stainless steel material that rarely breaks, it is important to handle it carefully. This helps to avoid any potential cracks.
  • Step 2: Assemble all your tools and components and get them ready for any type of food preparation you need to perform. Other components include drip pan, fuel pan, 3 handles, racks, wood chips, recipe book, and power cord. Each one of these accessories is meant for a specific function.

Big Chief Front Load Electric Smoker:

  • Step 1: Remove the side door of the smoker before you begin to assemble.
  • Step 2: Use the bolts and nuts that come with the handles to fix them onto the three parts of the smoker. Begin by fixing the handles on the top lid of the smoker. This should be followed by fixing the handles on the removed door, then the opposite side of the smoker.
  • Step 3: Return the grill rack inside the smoker and carefully arrange the grates on it. Ensure that each grill grate fits exactly in its position. It is recommended to begin arranging from bottom upwards to avoid accidents.
  • Step 4: Lock the smoker by returning the door. This time you can use the handle you have fixed to the door and close it comfortably.
  • Step 5: Connect the power chord to the source of power and to the power outlet of the smoker. Place the wood chip pan in its right position at the bottom of the cooking grates and place wood chips on it. Be sure to use the kind of wood chips that will result in your desired flavor and smell.
  • Step 6: Place your meat or any type of food you want to smoke on the cooking grates and ensure it is well arranged. Read how to smoke a whole chicken in an electric smoker.
  • Step 7: Turn on the power. The heating element will heat the wood chips which consequently results in smoke. The smoke will rise and over the food and smoke it until it attains your desired doneness level.
  • Step 8: For temperature regulation and other requirements in the course of cooking, read through the recipe book. This enables you to cook any type of food at the optimal temperature possible. "How calibrate a meat thermometer" this article will help you to control temperature.

Now you are clear about how to operate the Big Chief front load electric smoker. Lets enjoy your perfect grilling.

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Theresa Lori

Hi, I'm Theresa. My passion for grilling delicacy gradually built during the time I was living with my parents. My family members especially my mother was a great fan of grilled dishes to and from the love of food. I started preparing smoked food with my mom. This bonding helped me to know more and more about to smoke, grill what always I share on So, in two words you can call me a BBQ lover.

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