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Char-Broil Simple Smoker review: Better than any barbecue (but the app sucks)

It doesn’t entirely live up to its promise to take the guesswork out of smoking your food, but the results are delectable nonetheless.

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At a Glance
  • Char-Broil Simple Smoker with SmartChef Technology

    PCWorld Rating
    $152.55 MSRP $300.00
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    on Amazon

    The Simple Smoker does a great job and would have earned an even higher score if its app wasn't so poorly executed.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating
    $152.55 MSRP $300.00
    View
    on Amazon

    The Simple Smoker does a great job and would have earned an even higher score if its app wasn't so poorly executed.

    Pros

    • Prepares exceptionally tasty meals
    • Requires very little monitoring or user intervention
    • Sends alert to your smartphone when your food is cooked

    Cons

    • Absolutely terrible smartphone app
    • Far too few recipes, and none at all for fish or vegetables
    • Difficult to clean

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