Bradley Smoker - Original

The Pros and Cons

Bradley Smoker Original
Bradley Smoker Original. Amazon

The Bottom Line

Of the "Lazy-Q" electric smoker appliances this has been on of the best. This refrigerator style smoker is thermostatically controlled and can both hot and cold smoke. You truly get a wide range of smoking abilities out of this unit. Smoke is created by burning wood disks that are added to the unit by a controlled mechanism. You get as much or as little smoke as you want and you don't have to tend to any fire.

In fact once it's set you can leave it until you are ready to eat.


  • Highly versatile cooking appliance
  • Completely self-contained unit
  • Smokes (hot and cold), roasts and dries


  • Uses Bradley flavor bisquettes you have to buy from them


  • 2288 cubic inches of smoking space
  • 500 watt cooking element and 125 watt smoker element
  • Four adjustable racks
  • Runs for 8 hours without human intervention
  • Can hot and cold smoke as well as roast and dry foods.

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Guide Review - Bradley Smoker - Original

The Bradley Smoker is a refrigerator shaped smoking appliance. It is electrically powered, thermostatically controlled and uses hard wood "bisquettes" to produce smoke. You can load this unit up with whatever you want to smoke, load the bisquette dispenser, turn it on and eight hours later you'll have barbecue, or smoked fish, or practically anything. While this might not sound like authentic barbecue, this unit is designed to get you about as close as you can without having to tend a fire and set vents.

This is the perfect appliance for someone who just doesn't have the time, patience or space to do it the old fashioned way.

In addition to making barbecue, you can use your Bradley Smoker to cold smoke fish, like smoked salmon. You can even use it as a food dryer to make great jerky or dried fruit. You'll need to clean it out well, especially after the fish, but the stainless steel interior makes that pretty easy.