Smokers are a specialty item for slow cooking foods with unique and rich flavor. Smokers bathe food in waves of rich smoke to add an intense, succulent, and smoky flavor. Designed for long and slow cooking at low temperatures, smokers take patience, but ultimately lead to an amazingly authentic taste.
Best For: A barbeque naturalist that wants a true, authentic, natural, rich smoky flavor. Good for anyone who wants to get the process started and sit back and let the smoker do the work.
Disadvantages: Smokers aren't as versatile as the alternatives; their design is focused towards certain foods and loses effectiveness on others. Smoking food is also a time investment and is not as versatile as alternative grilling methods. Another disadvantage is that smoking can be accomplished on a gas or charcoal grill.