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Is an Electric Smoker actually better than a rocket oven if you are grid tied?

 
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I bought an Electric Smoker recently. It can smoke meat of course, but it can also dehydrate food, bake most things, steam things, roast things, and if you don't have a lot of wood laying about, and you do have electric service, it could be considered more efficient. It is also cheaper than a rocket oven at just $99.

So as to my question: Is an Electric Smoker actually better than a rocket oven if you are grid tied?
 
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It depends on many things... including:

Where is your electricity coming from? How does the polutant output compare to a rocket?

Do you enjoy dependence on systems that other people control, and doing without your XYZ when their systems are down?

You may be able to guess my opinion from those questions...
 
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