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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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I have a electric smoker...I use my electric smoker for grilling..I bought my smoker from internet . I don't use rocket oven..So I have no idea about it..
 
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there is nothing quite like properly smoked food. when I lived in the burbs and did a lot of fishing  had one of those electric things. I pulled out the electric and opted for charcoal and soaked wood chips after using it just a couple times to smoke mullet, trout, ribs ect.. now no longer in an urban area that I have access to lots of hickory trees smoking is done with real wood on a fairly regular basis. I only do hot smoking have not ever done any cold smoking maybe that's something other can offer info about.
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