7 months ago

Masterbuilt 20078715 (Are Masterbuilt Still The Industry Leader?)

There is a great deal of trust in Masterbuilt in the industry. They are well known and have been around for decades.

We tried the Masterbuilt 20078715 and believe it is one of the top-notch electric smokers currently available. It delivers quality flavors as well as a sturdy build.

The Masterbuilt 20078715 has everything we needed to create those delicious smoky flavors without demanding too much effort us. The LCD screen was easy to use, we just put in our settings and we could forget about it until it was done. We love BBQ but hate standing around tending it all day. 

Masterbuilt 20078715

We also noticed that the high-quality build meant we didn’t have to spend as much time maintaining and cleaning (another task we don’t enjoy).

Take in our thoughts of the Masterbuilt 30 inch Electric Smoker below and let this review help you decide if this is the right smoker for you.

Masterbuilt 20078715
 Our Set & Forget Pick

Key Features

The Masterbuilt 20078715 is unlike a lot of the regular electric smokers that are currently on the market. The Masterbuilt has loaded it with a lot of top-notch features. Find just some of the most noteworthy ones below:

LCD Screen for Controlling Precise Temperatures
The simply to master control panel is one of our favorite features. You can conveniently use it from 100 to 275 degrees F with the thermostat temperature control

The internal temperature controller will cooked our  food to perfection and alerted us when to when it was finished. No more second guessing ourselves.

Spacious Cooking Space
Masterbuilt 20078715 has over 721 square inches of cooking space. This space is spread across four cooking racks. Having the racks makes it easy cook different food separately. We found we were able to feed upwards of 10 people with this smoker.

Wood Chip Loading System
We found that it was simple to add chips or wood chunks to the Masterbuilt 30 inch Electric Smoker . It had a smooth operating side box located and on the outside of the unit. Having access to the box from the outside meant we didn’t lose ant precious heat or smoke when we filled it up.

Front Access Drip Pan
One of the top priorities when picking a smoker is the cleaning and maintenance demands. This unit has the ingenious design in which the drip pan directs grease and oil to a drainage area. This area has an attached pot which can be removed and cleaned in a flash.

Strong and Sturdy Construction
The body of the unit is constructed from very high-quality heat-resistant materials. We found that in even in strong winds and low temperatures this unit still performed well.

What I Liked

  • check
    High-quality materials used
  • check
    Setup and Forget function
  • check
    Ingeniously designed for both the novice and advanced users.
  • check
    Maintained temperature with ease
  • check
    721 square inches of the cooking area, you can cook for a large number of people.

What I Didn't Like

  • This unit doesn’t come with wheels. As it around 50 pounds, we did need someone to help us move it around.
  • The LCD screen will monitor the internal temperature of smoker it can make improve your smoking if you also grab a meat probe. This unit doesn’t come with one

Ease of Use

With The LED controls and precise temperature management of this unit, it makes this the top pick for someone who loves the smokey flavors but doesn't have the time for a traditional smoker.

Without a complicated setup and usage requirements we were quickly be cooking with this unit.

We found due to this ease, we were using the unit more and more rather than let it collect dust in the shed.

Cleaning and Maintenance 

Keeping the Masterbuilt 20078715 clean meant we barely had any maintenance to do. The unit comes with good instructions on how to clean the unit. We have listed some of our top tips below;

All you need to do to clean out the wood chip holder is give it a brush after each use.

The cooking racks can be put in the dishwasher, just don’t use any caustic chemicals and ensure they are dry before you put them back.

The outside and inside areas only need a quick and simple wipe with a damp cloth.

Make sure you check the seals on the doors after each use

Warranty Details

This unit is cover under warranty and is guaranteed to be free from any material or workmanship defects for a period of 90 days after the original retail purchase.

Note: Any paint finishing and rust are not covered under this warranty.

Do You Get Value For Money?

With top-quality construction and set and forget function, we think Masterbuilt has managed to deliver high value for money with this smoker.

It has many features that other smokers in this price range don’t have. It certainly delivers you your money’s worth in the form of excellently smoked flavors.

Final Thoughts

With any Masterbuilt product, you know you're getting a top quality product. This unit is no exception. It perfect for cooking for your 10 + people or just the family.

This electric smoker can deliver the smokey flavors as well as let us go about our day not worrying about it. Not only that, there is no worrying about propane tanks or flames. This unit is one the best electric smokers you can currently get your mitts on.

If you want a user-friendly smoker that is easy to use, high quality and does not have too many complicated setup and usage requirements, then this is for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an advantage of having a window
You tend to lose heat with a windowed unit. The unit has to work harder to maintain the temperature

How many watts this unit has?
1200 Watts.

How high does the temperature go?
The max temperature is 275.

​What are some of the best things to smoke in this?
​I would recommend my smoked bacon jerky recipe, it is bloody delicious!

How many lbs will it smoke
We have done a maximum of 30-50 pounds at once.

​Would you recommend this smoker for brisket?
​100% I think this smoker would be perfect for brisket. I would check out my guide to smoking brisket in an electric smoker first thought!

Can I use wood chips & wood chunks?
You can use both in this smoker.

​Would this be suitable for one or two people?
​This is quite a big smoker, I would recommend having a look at my review of the best small electric smokers. ​Also the Old Smoky Smoker would be ​perfect for for one - two people!

More Recommended Products

Rate this post


You will more often than not find me tinkering around in my backyard. I will have one hand tightly gripped around a can of beer and the other hand tightly gripped around my spatula. Not so long ago (almost 8 years now) I got obsessed with Grilling, smoking and BBQ-ing. I can't get enough of it.. and neither can my family!

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below

Leave a Reply: