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Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Large with Stainless Door and Adjustable Shelves (SMV18S) Review

About Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault

Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch ​Smoke Vault Large with Stainless Door and Adjustable Shelves (SMV18S)​

This smoker product is used to smoke and cook the foods like the meats, ribs, chicken, sausages, turkey, fish, breads, pies, veggies and lot more things can be made in it. With this device one can lock the smoky and delicious flavors in the foods, can use different wooden chips like hickory, maple, plum, cherry, apple, oak, mesquite and many more types of woods with different flavors. Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Large with Stainless Door and Adjustable Shelves (SMV18S) is a simple and smart appliance can cook the foods and the meat in a low and slow heat with heavy gauge steel wood chip tray and uses an alternative heating element, and also uses a water pan to infuse the moisture into the foods.


Functions and Controls

This is a smoking and cooking product mainly used for making different types of foods and varieties of meat dishes like smoked chicken, ribs, roasted meat, beef or lamb, baked pie, whole turkey and lot more foods. Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault has many unique functions like fully adjustable heat control dials, three damper valves, a water pan, a wood tray, trays or racks and a stainless steel door. This stainless steel door has a temperature control system, has a thermometer will help the user control internal temperature vary from 1600 F to 4000 F while cooking the foods.


Features & specifications

  • It has two adjustable smoking racks and one jerky smoking tray
  • It has a water pan which holds water that helps the user to infuse the moisture and the flavor
  • A wood chip tray made with heavy steel gauge
  • A removable porcelain base tray for easy clean up
  • Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Large with Stainless Door and Adjustable Shelves (SMV18S) has three adjustable damper valves, one on each sides and one on the top of the device.
  • The door thermometer ranges from 50 to 400 degrees which is easy to read
  • It uses convenient matchless snap-ignition method to produce heat
  • It also includes cook book which has cooking tips, recipes and ideas
  • For maximum heat control it uses protected burner drum
  • Device Dimensions measures of 18” W x 16” D x 30” H
  • Total height with legs of the device is 44” inches
  • Door dimensions are 16” W x 28” H
  • Cooking racks or trays dimension is measures of 15” W x 14” D
  • Its maximum temperature readings is up to 400 degrees


  • It can be easily converted to natural gas unlike the residential gas smokers
  • This smoker product is simple to clean and maintain, the removable porcelain tray makes it simpler to clean, and a person will just need a clean cloth along with some warm water to clean this device.
  • Gas smokers are much more powerful, like this one than electric smokers which are expensive and prone to failures, and will give quicker response when the heat is adjusted by anyone
  • This product has three adjustable valves, one on top and one each sides, which ensures that the user can control the smoke and heat as he/she prefers to.
  • This smoker and grill product can be used to add different flavors in to the foods by adjusting the temperature controls, adding different types of wooden chips and by adjusting the time settings.
  • Camp Chef Smoker can also cook many different varieties foods like one food dish that can be a smoked pizza
  • As this smoker product is a little light weight, well designed, sturdy and is made using thin metals.
  • This product is so durable that it can last longer because it is made by using quality construction materials and techniques.



  • It requires an additional assembly to set it up in a place for prior usage and is not sent in ready to use condition, so one will have to assemble it then can use it for cooking purpose.
  • Like the other smokers that are available in the market is quit inaccurate and one will require an additional thermostat.
  • Its shipping and packaging can be poor when ordered online.


Our review

A person, who is thinking to buy a smoker product in reasonable rates, with some important features that are required to create new food dishes and a fully equipped product which can give comfort and facilitates with ease of work. Camp Chef Smoker 18-Inch Smoke Vault Large with Stainless Door and Adjustable Shelves (SMV18S) is just like that kind of thing which can be chosen by both the beginners and the professionals; it uses propane gas system to cook foods, and has lots of room inside it which helps in cooking huge amount of foods for people. It can be assembled very easily, has the best temperature control system, can cook many varieties of foods at a time, and is easy to clean and maintain. The users who have already used it say that after using it for many years it had never produced a bad meal while using it.

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