The best smoker grills have good seals and thick chambers that keep in the heat and smoke. A properly sealed smoker will help keep cooking temperatures at the right setting during the entire cooking process. You can easily see the difference in thickness between the high quality models and the cheaper models. Smoking, grilling and barbecuing are outdoor favorites. All of your favorite outdoor activities will be more fun with good food, freshly prepared.
The best smoker grills come with accurate thermometers. Gas and electric models are sometimes equipped with thermostats to keep the cooking temperature constant. Any experienced grill master will tell you the importance of a consistent temperature during outdoor cooking. You will always need to check the internal temperature of meats before serving. The temperature on the grill thermometer is not an accurate gage for doneness or food safety.
The best smoker grills will come with a warranty. The warranty period should be at least long enough to judge the quality and durability of the model you select. Use the unit as frequently as possible when you first get it. Watch for excessive wear, parts that become loose or other quality issues that might become a problem over time. Quality grills and smokers can be a significant investment for many families. Having one that will last means more enjoyment for the long term.
Be sure to read the users manual carefully for the proper way to season your smoker or grill before use. Also read the safety information and guidelines carefully.